(Closed) Freaking out over wedding weather

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s okay to be upset, I think!  My friend and fellow bride-to-be constantly refer to it as an Us vs. Mother Nature showdown.  I think there are ways to work around inclement weather, though.  For example, I know some couples who chose to do firstlook photos so they could do it while the weather was still good.  Good or bad weather, just remember it’s still your wedding day!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

In the days leading up to our wedding day, the weatherman was either my best friend or worst enemy, depending on the forecast. Some days he said thunderstorms, some days he said sunny and gorgeous… it wore me out! I was constantly stalking the weather, which was ridiculous because it was something I absolutely could not control. But gosh darn it, our wedding was outside, and I would have cried my eyes out if it was raining and we had to put our back-up plan into action.

So I completely understand. Luckily, it turned out gorgeous for us, so maybe the same will happen for you. And honestly, even if it does rain it probably won’t be all day long (I hope!), so you could have time to do photos. I’ll cross my fingers for you!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@charmedbride: Where do you get 15-day forcasts? I WANT ONE!! We have the same date. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s not selfish of you to be stressing out over the weather, but honestly, what can you do about it? I would look for or ask your photographer if they have any neat umbrellas, which would look awesome for your portraits IF it rains. Having a back-up plan will help your stress. Be prepared for rain, and you know what? It probably won’t rain!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

Hey there!

I am in your shoes right now. I made the mistake of looking at a 15 day forecast and it’s saying a thunderstorm in the morning. I know my venue and any sign of rain and my ceremony will be inside. I’m trying not to think about it yet as this is definitely something we can’t control. At the same time, the weather folks have been wrong this past week, so you never know.

When will the decision be made for your rain alternative?

@Miss Snowflake – I found one at Accuweather.com

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I can relate charmedbride. It’s monsoon season here in northern arizona so the weather is very unpredictable… We’re planning an outdoor wedding as well (on saturday!) and there is no way of knowing what will happen. Do you have a indoor backup plan?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I totally understand, I’m having an outdoor wedding too with GORGEOUS photo opps.  I’m already stressing out about the rain and my wedding’s not for 10 months! The problem with the weather is, you can’t do nothin’ about it….but it’s still way way early for the weather to be accurately forecasted so hopefully it will be wrong!!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and pray for sun!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I totally know how you feel! This summer’s weather has been especially crazy. I have “weather anxiety” as it is and worrying about it on my wedding day is going to send me over the edge. So, I just keep telling myself that this is something I absolutely have no control over and will be the one thing that I’ll have to let go. Worst comes to worst, we’ll re-do pictures on a nicer day. I hope you’ll get good weather though, fingers crossed!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Don’t worry ladies! It poured my entire wedidng weekend. It poured for the rehearsal dinner. It poured for the ceremony. It poured for the photos. It poured for the reception. It poured for the brunch. It poured on our way to the airport. It rained so much all the highways flooded and some of our guests couldn’t even get home! It was a 20-year record rainfall. And it didn’t ruin anything. It was humid, there were puddles in the reception hall and the roof was leaking. And everyone still came and partied and nobody complained and we got wonderful photos and it was the best day of my life. Do I wish it hadn’t rained? Heck yes! But we didn’t let it ruin the day.

Don’t worry about the rain! Your vendors will do what they can to help and all your guests will be extra kind to you and at the end of the day everyone will say what a gracious and composed bride you were.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

charmedbride, I think we are stalking the same weather! I am also getting married in Michigan on 8/8. I too will be majorly disappointed with rain, but have actually been planning for the worst and trying to prepare myself since the weather this year has been so crazy. maybe if we both buy umbrellas it won’t rain 😉

seriously though it is WAY too early to be accurate so don’t let it wear you out emotionally – and actually this past week’s New York Times featured wedding was apparently super rainy but they ended up with this great double rainbow picture.(scroll down a bit.)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Masschusetts has had terrible rain all summer.  I am so afraid for my September wedding!  I will be freaking out when the time comes.  I wish you the best!!!

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