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They’ve been evacuating all around us today.
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@littlegreenleaf: Where do you live? They evacuated the beaches near me and are shutting down all traffic beginning 11 pm tonight in my town! At this point I don’t know what to think of this storm. . . I feel nervous, antsy, scared, anxious, and calm all at the same time. lol
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@madteaparty: I don’t live here anymore but the wedding is in Long Island, NY. I just feel like such an idiot for not getting wedding insurance. I thought about and was like, it’s not gonna snow, what else could really possibly go wrong? :l
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@littlegreenleaf: good luck with everything!!!!!
I’m upstate but definately worried. Our bestman lives in DC and has to travel up on Thursday. FI’s brother/groomsman lives in Jersey city and was evacuated and he works at NY Presb. hospital and doesn’t know if he’ll make it and FI’s daughter lives in richmond VA and is suppossed to be flying up Thurs as well and who knows if the airlines will be running on time at that point. So thats 3 people IN the weeding that we don’t know about making it.
Plus we have several family members in the NJ/Wash DC/NYC area that are suppossed to be traveling up.
i really hope everyone stays safe, thats my main concern, but I want everyone to make it for the wedding too! God damn hurricane. I NEVER thought I’d be worrying about a hurricane, snow maybe but definately not this!!
Post # 6
Good luck and stay safe! I will be thinking about you all that have weddings this weekend!
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I’m freaking out. First, November is supposed to be the driest month in Cancun yet on the weather forecast it now says chance of rain 10%. Then, half of our wedding including my family is all in Boston/New York/DC and if their flights get delayed, then there will hardly be anyone at my wedding. I’m ready to cry. I’ve been planning this for a year and now it’s all about to be ruined.
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@Sugarpug2012: Yeah, I’m pretty bummed myself. Good luck.
Post # 9
Same boat… I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it clears out with enough time that people can travel safely. Def a bummer though.
Post # 10
So flipping scary! Ironically by the time Saturday comes there’s a zero percent chance of rain in the area we’re getting married, but I’m concerned about lingering power outages- they’re getting hit pretty hard right now. Plus we have people traveling from the north, where the storm might not be done yet… I guess in retrospect it’s a good thing we don’t fly out till Thursday, since by then air travel intoBaltimore should be ok. The uncertainty of all of this is crazy, I’m just so thankful we’re not in a coastal town, I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed for all the bees who are.
Post # 11
I am definitely freaking out. we have no power and Mystic is underwater oh did I mention I’m getting married in Mystic! I’m worried about the outages and people getting to my wedding since 90% of my guests are from out of state 🙁
Post # 12
Update for us- the power never turned off in the part of MD the wedding will be in. Looks like we’ve gotten super lucky, especially considering some of the terrible flooding in other areas. Here’s hoping as many people as possible find out their fears were for nothing.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Thinking of all of you girls and hoping/praying for the best!! Stay safe!
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@littlegreenleaf: How did everything turn out? Hope all is well.
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@HappyBride827: I think all in all everything turned out fine. I’m definitely having some post-wedding blues, which I guess means that it was a bit of a success and fun enough for me to be nostalgic about it already. A few things went wrong though…I apologize in advance for the long list.
- The vendors tried to get in touch with me the week of by email and since we didn’t have electric I couldn’t do that. They ended up calling me and I called some of them, but the service in our area was almost completely lacking so communication was very difficult. That and most of that week my cell phone had low battery. I could only charge it in my mom’s car every now and then.
- I tried to communicate with my bridesmaids but they were not receiving any of my text messages so they were very confused about the wedding schedule.
- Since we had no cold water, I had to go to my uncle’s in Queens to shower.
- Our caterer’s phone line was dead and the morning before the wedding I got the call that they hadn’t gotten power back yet. After that we immediately looked for and booked another caterer. I was bummed out because our first caterer’s food was so good and I’m a big foodie so I was sad about that. The 2nd caterer’s food was ok at best—I didn’t love it.
- Gas was so hard to get that week. We had 20 cancelled rsvps that week due to cancelled flights, no gas, etc. We ended up having no readers, no ring bearer and flower girl, and most of husband’s family didn’t show up. We had a table and a half reserved for them and not one person from their family showed up.
- We are still a little annoyed at said family because while some of them were affected, others weren’t. Their homes were fine and they said the day before that they would still attend, only for them to text Mother-In-Law the day of that they wouldn’t be able to make it after all. I understood the gas situation, but why couldn’t they tell us earlier?
- It was also a blow to us because when we put up some pictures of the wedding, no one in that family commented to congratulate us or send their regrets. Meanwhile, they were at another family member’s wedding this past weekend and it was out of state. Our wedding was in the same county as where these cousins live so that part really baffled me. I was also really hurt because I DIY’d so many things. I sewed the ring bearer pillow by hand–for nothing. I wrote out escort cards in calligraphy by dim candlelight for that whole family for no reason…I don’t know.
- Because of this cancellation, Mother-In-Law was acting extremely unpleasant. She yelled at a few people (husband and my aunt) and refused to help the day of. I knew she was on the way to the venue and asked if she could pick up a pizza for my bridesmaids who were starving and setting up. She said that I could just call to get a pizza delivered, knowing that everyone has low battery and that most places probably weren’t delivering because of the gas shortage.
- Mother-In-Law had a hotel with working electricity and hot water not far from where I was staying and not once offered to let me use her bathroom. That really pissed my mom off.
- I canceled my hair appointment the day of because of the gas shortage and instead went to one of my bridesmaid homes where they had a generator and everyone else was doing their hair. I was happy to be able to spend that time with them.
- While we were doing our hair the officiant said he was low on gas and having a hard time getting some. I was about to flip out. He eventually got on a line and got it taken care of. I was disgruntled that we never had the ceremony rehearsal we were supposed to have.
- Not related to the storm at all but my dad, mom, and aunt kept calling me fat the week of the wedding and the week before. And the day before, my mom decided to tell me not to change my name for several reasons (one of them being that she can’t stand to be associated with my husband’s family. Yes they’re that bad, but COME ON) and mmy aunt kept telling me not to get married because I’m too young. It was hurtful and I chose to jut ignore it.
- We couldn’t find a cab to take us to our hotel because of the gas problem and almost cancelled our reservation but then we were able to get a last minute ride withour uncle because the hotel was on the way back to his home 🙂
- My family and friends were extremely helpful and there were some great moments. Overall I was happy with how everything came together.