Our first Helpful tips series starter is going to be all about weather!
Since June in Edmonton (or most of summer really) is always up in the air of what will actually come on your wedding day in regards to rain or shine, we have a little advice for you when it comes to the weather. Don’t go crazy! This is probably the one thing you cannot and never will be able to control. If you’re like me (and slightly insane) you may have checked 10 years back into the farmers almanac to see what the likelihood of rain (maybe even snow) is on your wedding day, but it can still rain on your wedding day. It can also be +35 for your beautiful outdoor ceremony. So what are you to do?
Weather is so unpredictable it’s not worth it to stress out. Even a perfectly planned date can get a little rain in the morning, changing photo locations and outdoor ceremony venues. If you’re worried about that ceremony location, make sure to have a back up. If you’re worried about photos not turning out because of the rain, there are backups for that too! That’s why we’re there for you on the wedding day, we know lots of tips and tricks to get around the rain and still get stunning photos of you!
When planning an outdoor ceremony, be sure to take extra care in backups and times. Direct sunlight in the middle of July takes up about 85% of the day and you won’t look as pretty as you think when that sunbeam is cutting off half your face or your guests blinking so much they can’t see the ceremony. Talk to your vendors about perhaps renting a tent, then rain or shine you are covered. We can help you plan your ceremony time to at tee too!. There are specific times of the day it would be best to have your ceremony outside in the summer and if you’re looking for that beautiful evening glow, well then after 7 or 8pm on a gorgeous summer day would be best (And look great!)
If you are thinking about the likelihood of rain on the day and taking away photo time, we cannot stress enough don’t take away those 1 or 2 hours we have for fun photos of you two and your bridal party. A lot of the fun from the day comes out of that time and gives you a chance to just hang out. Plus, some of the best photos for your walls are from that those few hours. If we think we are going to need some rain backups, we will call you up the week before and let you know. Sometimes booking an indoor location is impossible a week before but other places like city hall and even the Citadel may be able to accommodate us for some morning photos. Rain or shine we can use the space so money isn’t wasted and you end up with some very different and dry photos! If we can’t find an indoor location, well we will dance all week in the hopes rain won’t pour, because a little light drizzle never hurt anyone. Stock up on cute umbrellas for you and your maids so we aren’t ruining the beautiful hair you all have and we know a few covered areas which will be just fine in the rain too!
The more flexible you allow yourself to be, the more you will enjoy your wedding day. And if it doesn’t go just as planned, know that you are still going to be married to the love of your life, rain or shine!
Did it rain on your wedding day? Have any other helpful hints on how to deal with the pesky Edmonton weather? Leave comments for the beautiful brides to be reading this! I’m sure they (and we) would love to know what you think too!