If you’re about to get married, you’ve probably got a very clear picture of what your perfect wedding day will look like.

It could be a humble venue filled with your closest friends and family; it could be an open church with hundreds of extended guests. You might be thinking of the amazing wedding catering after the ceremony, or you could just be daydreaming about the honeymoon.

Like many brides and grooms, you’re probably a lover of the smaller things in life, such as hand-drawn seating cards, or colour-matching tablecloths.

And then there’s the weather. We haven’t talked about that yet.

That’s because nobody wants to talk about the weather when it comes to weddings. Ever.

Though we absolutely love to talk about the weather here in the UK, it becomes something of a curse to discuss it before the big day.

Like many things in life, the weather is something we have no control over. And when it comes to weddings, the less control we have over something, the more apprehensive and stressful it all becomes.

Your ideal wedding will be different from the next couple’s. What unites the betrothed,  of course, is pining for a bit of sun. Gorgeous, dry weather improves our mood, and there’s nothing like nice weather to top off an already-perfect day that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

But it’s not the end of the world if it does rain – the unexpected often make the best memories.

The show must go on, as they say, and those pictures won’t take themselves.

So if your forecast is looking less than ideal, Tim Whiting Photography has the best tips for getting those snaps when the heavens open.