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What to do If It Rains on Your Elopement Day

Planning an elopement in the great outdoors means embracing the beauty of nature, but it also means being prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Rain on your elopement day can add a unique and beautiful element to your adventure, as long as you’re prepared. Here’s how to make the most of a rainy elopement day.

Be Prepared with the Right Gear

Make sure you and your partner have the right gear to stay comfortable:

- Waterproof Shoes: Invest in a good pair of waterproof boots or shoes to keep your feet dry.

- Umbrellas:  We always bring clear umbrellas for our couples. They can be great props for photos and keep you relatively dry.

- Rain Jackets: Lightweight, waterproof rain jackets that match your outfits can keep you warm and dry without taking away from your look.

- Waterproof Makeup: Use waterproof makeup products to ensure your look stays fresh despite the weather.

Have a Backup Plan

While the spirit of adventure is a big part of an outdoor elopement, having a backup plan can ease your mind:

Alternative Locations: We will scout a few sheltered locations nearby where you can take photos or even hold the ceremony if needed. Often, forested or wooded areas provide natural shelter from the weather.

Flexible Schedule: We will come up with a Plan B timeline that allows some flexibility in the schedule to wait out the heaviest rain or move to a different time of day when the weather might be clearer.

Make the Most of the Elements

Rain can add a unique, dramatic flair to your photos.  Let go and have fun! Dancing or playing in the rain can lead to genuine, joyful moments that make for incredible photos.

Stay Positive and Enjoy the Moment

The key to a successful elopement, rain or shine, is your attitude. Stay positive and focus on the love you’re celebrating. Rain can be seen as a blessing, bringing good luck and new beginnings. Remember, the most important part of your elopement is your commitment to each other.

Embrace the Adventure

Rain can actually make your elopement day even more memorable and romantic. Think of the rain as an extra layer of beauty and a symbol of your commitment to weather any storm together. Plus, photos in the rain can be absolutely stunning, with reflections, droplets, and dramatic skies adding a magical touch.

Rain on your elopement day doesn’t have to be a downer. With a little preparation and a positive mindset, it can add an unexpected and beautiful element to your adventure. Embrace the rain, make memories, and know that your love story is just as magical no matter the weather.

Need more tips or ready to plan your own adventure elopement?

Contact us today, and let’s create an unforgettable experience together, rain or shine!

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