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UKbride Member Request 4 Apr 2019

Wedding photos not taken on the day

I'm at the very early stages of wedding planning but I'm a very laid back bride to be so far. One of my very few (and I mean few!) Wedding-must-haves is a wedding photo with my new husband in my favourite place (where I've always imagined my wedding photo was going to be taken since I was a little girl). The only very slight problem is that that location is outdoors and obviously you can not predict British weather! Lol. I'm more than happy to take an umbrella and brace the rain for it, but in the event of truly horrid weather (which is a possibility as its going to be a spring wedding) maybe it will have to be taken on a different day, as it really does mean that much to me! Have any of you had any sort of experience in calling photographers back to take photos on a different day? Will the photo mean just as much if it's taken a few days later? Here's to hoping it will at least be decent enough to take one outdoor photo lol xxx

21 Comments
Jenny Hirsh
Jenny Hirsh 5 Apr 2019

I'm having my photos done outside too, if it rains I'm getting in that with anyone that'll join me. Least I know who's up for a good time next time I plan anything 😂😂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I'm sure you'll get one bit of ok weather during the day. Just be ready to dash for it x

Casey-Leigh Bowden
Casey-Leigh Bowden 5 Apr 2019

Some photographers I've looked into give a rainy day guarantee. Which means if it's raining on the day they arrange another day to take outdoor photos free of charge xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

What about getting a pre - wedding shoot in that place? And then weather permitting get one on the day as a contrast? And if the weather is pants, then you get a chance to get glammed up in your dress all over again - I got married under storm Bryan! In 2017! In a lovely hotel with gorgeous scenery, it was just a game of wait for a batch of rain / hail / storm to pass ... run out .. have pillows... run back in etc! 🤣

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

ALSO! If you have always dreamed of that particular spot, it will deffo still mean as much if it is taken on a different day! It’s your dream! Grab it with both hands whenever there is an opportunity! X

Karolina Kozak
Karolina Kozak 5 Apr 2019

I have the same idea but I have also not arranged it yet. My wedding is in October this year and the photo needs to be taken in a deer park as I absolutely adore deers. Unfortunately said Park is nowhere near our wedding venue so there’s no way we are going to have time to do it on the day. I was just thinking of putting my dress back on the next day and asking my dad to take that special picture for us as he has a decent enough camera and he’s quite good at taking photos. I think photographer might work our quite expensive just for one photo as you’d still have to pay for his time to travel there etc.

Monica Dudley
Monica Dudley 5 Apr 2019

Mention it to your photographer when you meet! I imagine if you’re flexible as to when they’d be able to find time for it between bookings

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I wasn’t completely happy with the photos from our wedding so I booked another photographer and got all the main wedding party to dress up again 6 weeks later. We had our reception in our garden so it was easy for us to replicate the day.

Lucy Fulton
Lucy Fulton 5 Apr 2019

Mention it to your photographer, I have some stipulations I want and my photographer is more than happy to oblige. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Do it. Whatever the weather, it's your day you will make it shine even if its pouring down. Imagine telling the story of that photo to generations to come.

Christine Hennessy
Christine Hennessy 5 Apr 2019

Embrace it however it comes on your wedding day. It will be so special whatever the weather! We’re getting married in 4 weeks 😱 and we’re taking a detour on the way from the church to the reception to one of our local parks. It’s quite a dense, covered area and is often damp so I’m hoping it won’t be too bad 😊 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

On my wedding day (middle of July!!) it POURED with rain and actually the photos we got are lovely despite the rain!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Hey, we got married outside in September in the uk.... yes we must be mad! I stressed so much on the run up to the wedding cos I bought a long dress and we were getting married literally in a garden in the grass and I could just imagine the state of my beautiful dress if it decided to piddle down..... as the day grew closer I decided to stop stressing and whatever will be will be! We were super lucky on the day and it was dry, but the amazing gardens we got married in were huge and we didn’t get any of the pics I thought we would around the place because we were just enjoying the day so much. Our photographer offered to meet us there again at another point to do a photo shoot around the gardens because she knew I wanted pics that I didn’t get! Therefore I can imagine your photographer would be happy to do it! We haven’t actually done it, I think now I would feel a bit silly getting my wedding dress on and going back there! 🤣
Anyway my advice would be to speak to your photographer as I’m certain they will do it but remember it will come at a cost, maybe ask for a quote and save that much aside just incase it need the extra photo shoot! Congrats on the engagement and enjoy wedding planning! Xxxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Our wedding is 3 weeks today when we met photographer I mentioned April showers and he said Spring is normally good because if it does rain there's likely to be a dry spell at some point too. He also said if it was really torrential during the hours we've booked him and then dry later, he'd pop back for us to get those extra pics. I think most wedding photographer's enjoy capturing things that matter to the couple and will accommodate (though some at perhaps greater cost than others!)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Rain on the day I got married and people reluctant to come out of church but you know what 51years on I still cherish my less than perfect photos as they show a young couple in love and very happy with each other.

Kim Sanderson
Kim Sanderson 5 Apr 2019

Embrace the weather!!! Take the brollys with you, maybe a funky rainbow design?? There's nothing wrong with a bit of British rain :) xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Take the photo on the wedding day no matter what the weather. If it's nice it'll be a lovely photo, if the weather's bad, it'll be a memory/story to tell in the future. I can't see it having the same meaning being taken on a different day!

Emily Coleman
Emily Coleman 6 Apr 2019

Embrace the weather,

However imagine putting on that beautiful dress a few days later to capture that perfect moment it would still be very special. Only thing I can't imagine your photographer would be up for it.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

I'd embrace it and get some wellies and a white umbrella. Sunshine then your normal shoes x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

Where are you situated? I’m a photographer

Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 7 Apr 2019

Got photographers work with all kinds of weather and know how to get good photos. Wait and see what the photographer takes first.

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