I remember the nightmares I had leading up to my wedding in 2009. What if no one shows up? What if I don’t fit into my wedding dress? And – probably one of the most common dreams: what if it rains on my wedding day?

Here’s the thing: on the grand scale of all the things that can go wrong on your wedding day, rain isn’t something that you should be super worried about. I know, I know. How can I advise you to not be worried about rain on your wedding day?

First thing’s first: let’s talk about Maui weather:

We have 13 micro-ecosystems here on Maui. That means if it’s raining on one part of the island, it doesn’t mean it’s raining on the other part.

If you’re getting married in Wailea or Lahaina, chances are slim that you’ll encounter rain on your wedding day. Does it happen? Yes. But not often.

If you’re tying the knot in Haiku, Northwest Maui (Kapalua), or Hana, it’s much more likely that you’ll encounter rain. Of course, this is a seasonal problem too.

Our rainy months are November-March (winter months) and it tends to be quite dry the rest of the year (save the occasional hurricane-season-rainstorm).

Here’s the thing:

I’m about to tell you a secret. And it’s a good one, so lean in and listen up:

It’s going to be OK.

What happens if it rains at your Maui wedding?

Then you may get these images.

Sprinkles after your I-Dos

Seriously though, a perfectly timed sprinkle can cool your guests and add for some extra awesome elements to your wedding day! Rain is considered a blessing, so having some showers on your wedding day is actually good luck!


Awesome umbrella shots

Grab the nearest umbrella, cuddle up underneath, and let’s make some magic!

Rainy day wedding portraits


Feeling more daring? Let’s ditch the umbrella and go for it!

Whether it’s sprinkling or pouring – maybe just go for it! We can make some seriously fun and dramatic portraits using the rain!

what if it rains on my wedding day

couple kissing in the rain in maui


Lastly: no rain, no rainbows!

Guys – sometimes we really luck out. When the sun is out and it’s raining, we often get a rainbow! Few things are more Hawaii than a rainbow.


And because I gotta plug it: hire yourself a photographer that is prepared for any situation and can shoot in all conditions!

I hope this helps ease your mind about planning your Hawaii wedding and the possibility of rain!

Let’s chat more about your wedding and how to plan for the best day ever!

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