ll the planning in the world won’t help you if Mother Nature decides to deliver some nasty weather and you don’t have a backup plan. Make sure you have a backup plan that includes booking an indoor location for your photos and/or ceremony. One of the advantages of hiring us is that we have a beautiful loft space that our clients have used for their formals. It’s not a huge space but it’s big enough to accommodate groups of up to 12-14.
If you’re planning an outdoor ceremony, speak to the venue coordinator to see what they suggest as a backup location. In terms of other indoor locations for formal photographs, we’re happy to recommend some great locations but it is your responsibility to secure an indoor location. Many of the best indoor locations require you to pay a fee and they often book up pretty far in advance so make sure you secure your backup location as early as possible. If you’re working with a wedding planner, they can also suggest some venues for you as well.
If the weather isn’t too bad, our gear can stand up to the cold and a bit of moisture provided you’re up for it. Wear appropriate footwear, bring along some nice umbrellas, and be prepared for your dress to get a little dirty. If you’re planning a winter wedding, make sure you & your bridal party dress appropriately. Warm boots, cute scarves, fur wraps, and matching mittens can make it more comfortable for everyone to stand out in the cold and they can look super cute in photographs.
At the end of the day, if the weather was less than perfect, all you can do is just embrace the weather and make the best of the situation. As long as you’re having fun and are surrounded by friends and family, the photographs of your day will reflect that.