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What happens if it rains on your wedding day. a guide to wedding day disasters.

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The question of whether it will rain on your wedding day undoubtedly gets asked by every couple, and the answer usually from a well meaning mum or aunt is that it’s good luck.

It may be good luck, but that doesn’t answer what you need to do in case it rains.

This is even more detrimental if you are planning an outdoor ceremony and what about the photography.

Well the short answer to this and any other disasters that may happen on your special day is.

Things are not always going to go to plan, but just know that everything will turn out ok in the end. and it will.

I have worked on many weddings over the years and what strikes me the most is that no wedding, however meticulously planned ever goes exactly the way it’s suppose too. And like rain on your wedding day, it is most usually out of your control.

What i’ve noticed working on many weddings over the years is that no matter the problem. everyone comes together to make it work.

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Wedding in the rain

That includes all the vendors, the photographer and video, and the venue itself.

They have all seen enough weddings and most have ready made back-up plans ready to go in just that emergency.

If it does rain on your wedding day, The venue will have a back-up plan of having an indoor wedding somewhere on the premises.

The photographer should have checked the weather beforehand and put umbrellas in the car just in case.

And in case you are worried about the quality of images you’ll be able to get on the day. Rain makes for some of the most stunning wedding photography that i’ve seen.

You get these wonderful compositions of stormy backgrounds with droplets foreshadowing the focus of you as a couple in your stunning attire that you can’t just recreate.

This can even be enhanced with some simple props like umbrellas and boots for some fun.

So the key message to take away from this video is that, stuff happens precisely when you don’t need it too. But don’t let that get in the way of having the best day ever. People, your family, friends and even the people you hire are genuinely invested in making it the best day you could experience and it will offer solutions if something does happen.

You just need to go with it.

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Where to start when planning a wedding.

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So you just got engaged, they put a ring on it. and you’ve posted the picture of the ring to announce to friends and family.

So what’s next.

Well the first question you need to answer is when do you want to get married.

The answer might also have to do with what type of wedding you want, and really that is a binary choice between Sun or Snow.

The typical engagement for couples is usually 18 months and that is exactly when you should at least start planning for the big day.

Vendors can book out certain dates 18 – 12 months in advance, so it is important to start the process as early as possible.

Once you’ve looked at enough wedding inspiration and you’ve settled for a style whether it be Rustic, Bohemian or White. You need to settle on an overall budget to work with.

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No-one likes to discuss money, but you need to have those conversations with your spouse and family members to lock down exactly what they can kick in for your big day.

The average cost for a wedding can range between $30,000 to around $70,000.

Remember you are not selling tickets to an event despite how fantastic it might be so i would advise not expecting cash endowments from guests to fund your wedding.

It is the surest way to loose friends and you will find that your guest list will shrink

considerably. What you should do next is to figure out who your wedding party is going to be. People will be wanting to know after you announce your engagement.

And then work out a basic guest list database with columns for contact details, RSVP’s, gifts, etc.

The cost per guest at a wedding venue can range between $40 to around $600 and the easiest way to cut costs is to limit your guest list.

Once those details are sorted the single most important thing to lock down next is thenvenue.

Are you going to have the ceremony and reception all in one place or separately taking into account travel times between the two.

Make appointments to tour different venues and make sure they have availability for your wedding date.

Essentially, once those details are locked down you can fit most things around it. There is still a lot to do such as organising photographers, video, flowers, Dress, officiant etc. But you’ve essentially nailed down when – the wedding will be, who is invited and where it’s going to be.

It’s a good place to start.

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