Post # 1
Yes I know it’s not the end of the world, and yes I know that in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that big a deal, and yes I know at the end of the day the most important thing is that we’ll be married, and yes I know that rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck…but I think if I have one more person tell me those things, I’m seriously going to lose my mind.
We’re 6 days out from our wedding, and up until yesterday afternoon, the forecast looked perfect, and all of the sites I had checked were in agreement – sunny and 62-65 degrees…pretty much a perfect fall day. Now, since last night, most of the forecasts have switched to say cloudy, rainy, and in the mid to upper 50s…for our outdoor wedding…yeah.
We’ve put so much time into planning the decor and everything for our ceremony, and I’m not going to lie – I would be really upset if we couldn’t do the wedding outside as we’ve planned all along. I would also be really upset if my dress/hair/makeup, etc. were ruined on account of the weather. And I would also be upset if we couldn’t get outdoor pictures…we’re going to have these pictures for the rest of our lives, and I don’t want to feel like we couldn’t get the pictures we wanted (after paying a lot of money for a photographer!) on account of the weather. I also get terrible migraines from rainy weather and storm fronts, and am not thrilled with the idea of feeling like crap on my wedding day because of a rainy cold front coming through. Wedding planning has been a lot of fun for the most part, but I’m ready to just be married by now…so I can stop endlessly worrying about the weather, and the 18,000 other details that I want to go right…
I know a lot can change with the weather in 6 days, but it’s just really frustrating that forecasters really don’t know what the weather is going to do until like 24-48 hours ahead of time…
Post # 3
Well if you know there is a potential for rain, why not go buy some big (bright or colored) umbrellas?! It rained on my friend’s wedding when it wasn’t supposed to, but their photographer had an umbrella and they got a lot of cute and amazing shots under it.
No matter what you’ll look great along with your wedding. And just keep reminding yourself that as long as you and your FI end up married, then you wedding was PERFECT! Good luck!!
Post # 4
The forecast for my wedding said thunderstorms up until 2 days before the wedding. On the day of the wedding it was a gorgeous day. I felt the same way as you and got so sad that it wouldn’t be the day I always imagined, but in the end it all worked out. I hope the weather changes and everything works out for you!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I know I’m probably being ridiculous about this, but I’m a complete control freak…we’ve planned everything else for the wedding, and it completely frustrates me that I can’t do anything about the weather and if it rains on our wedding day. I seriously hate rainy days anyway, and am always kind of grouchy when it rains (largely because of the migraines), so that plays into me not wanting it to rain that day…I’m just a sunny weather kind of girl I guess!
I’m also PMS-ing right now, so I know that doesn’t help…so I’m worried about getting migraines from that, as well as the weather…I really just want to feel well on our wedding day, and I’ll be sad if I end up with a killer migraine and can’t fully enjoy the day I’ve dreamed about for my entire life 🙁
Post # 6
I had an outdoor wedding, and I do understand your concerns. A couple of things:
* Just as the forecast has recently shifted, it MAY shift again, even just a day or two before your big day. I wouldn’t stress about it at this point or try to resign yourself to the fact that it probably will rain. It may not. You do need to have contingency plans if it does, but that doesn’t mean that it will.
* Is a large tent on the grounds of your venue available and/or permissable, and, if so, is this something you would consider instead of having to move the ceremony indoors if the weather is inclement?
* I attended an outdoor wedding where the ceremony could not be held in the area that was planned but instead had to take place under a tent. However, the sun did end up coming out after the ceremony, and, despite the weather, the couple was able to have pictures taken on the grounds of the venue.
None of these things likely will make you feel any better. However, I just wanted to mention them.
Post # 7
A friend of mine got married last month and it rained on their outdoor wedding. When they saw the clouds coming before the ceremony started, they just moved the arch to the reception area (which was on a big patio sort of thing, so it was still outside but it was covered) and everyone sat at their reception tables except for the bride and grooms families. Luckily the rain wasn’t too heavy and it let up in time for their pictures, so they still took some of them outside. I know it’s not the most ideal setting, but it’s a thought. 🙂
Post # 8
Your post made me laugh alot. Not your situation but because I’m the same personality when I’m stressed or upset. It’s like, “yes I am a realistic, grounded human but if one more person tells me x,y,z- I’m going to jail!” (this is me everytime someone tells me to enjoy my engagement…)
Lets hope the weather shifts!!
Post # 9
@piacavoleKt: Hahaha thank you for giving me a laugh :-). It’s nice to know I’m not the only one! I’m completely type-A, I worry about everything, and I’m a control freak – all of the forecasts could say sunny and perfect the day before our wedding, and I would still worry that they are wrong and that it would rain, and that there would be a freak hurricane that would just ‘appear’ out of nowhere and ruin the day! Haha.
I won’t tell you to enjoy your engagement, but I will tell you that our has been fun, but also stressful – we’re looking forward to just being married, and getting our life back to normal again haha 🙂
Post # 10
@kelly101212: I’m also having an outdoor wedding and it’s in September, the tail end of Hurricane season around here. It’s a year out and I’ve already started constructing back-up plans that aren’t as good as being outdoor.
It’s a stressful time and I’m glad to hear you found fun and joy in it despite that. It’s going to be so cool when you’re married and you never have to say “what if the rain destroys my burlap overlay,” again.
Post # 11
I was the same too! And it DID rain in our wedding day.
I was upset yes because of all the planning and decor we did for the outdoor but it was still the best day ever. I knew getting married in September there was a chance of rain and cold, and yes it was actually very cold too! Our pictures that were taken outdoors when the rain stopped you could see how tense I was because it was that cold lol. Grrrrrrrrr!
I know how you feel girl
Post # 12
Do hope that wedding day forecast is incorrect and if it rais I know ytoure still gonna be a very beautiful bride and have some lovely photos with your groom
Post # 13
It said we had a 30-40% chance of rain for our wedding every day until about 2 days out. We had 75 degree weather and sunny skies. Don’t give up hope! The weather can change quickly!
Post # 14
It rained on my wedding day. At the time, I knew there was nothing I could do but try to make a bad situation better, so I headed to good ole Wal-mart the morning of the wedding and bought as many clear umbrellas as I could find. I also bought a huge black and gray one. Later, we had our ceremony inside and took some pics outside. My hair kinda fell (shoulda gotten an up-do), but it was worth getting the outdoor pics.
I am still kinda bummed to be honest. I was planning on getting married under a HUGE tree with an American flag behind it. My DH had been deployed for must of our dating time so I thought it would be nice, but oh well….there were so many other emotions going on that the rain only took up an hour of worry in the morning.
Post # 15
Oh no date twin! I know just how you feel. Yesterday it said sunny here too, this morning it said 20% chance of rain, and I am about to check it again.
Post # 16
My wedding is two days after yours and I totally feel your pain!!!! The forecast keeps getting worse 🙁 I bought a giant, clear umbrella for pictures, so I guess there’s that, but it would be really unfortunate since my dress is knee-length and has skinny straps. So we shall see!!! I was so upset today because if I’d chosen this sunday it would have been 75 degrees and blue skies. >.< I hope the weather clears up!!!