Post # 1
We are planning our wedding for Feb 19th, 2011, in Vancouver. It seems that is the ONLY weekend that works for us at this point. Long story. It pretty much has to be that weekend. Anyway, I used to live in Vancouver. There were many things I loved about it, but my least favorite thing, was the rain. I am somewhat of a seasonally affected person, and the rain just makes me feel… Blah.
How are you handling the possibility (in my case-likelihood) that is may be raining on that very important day? I am really hesitant, about booking my wedding, based on the almost guarantee that it will rain. I hate the rain, and so does my FI!
Any bees have a similar issue and if so, what are your thoughts?!
Thanks so much!!
Post # 3
Can you have an indoor wedding? That way the worst that can happen is you’ll need an umbrella and some wellies. I’m more worried about a blizzard hitting for my January wedding!
Post # 4
Haha.. Blizzard! That could happen to me too! Now I’m really scared! JK.. Our wedding is indoors but I still just hate that dismal sky! 🙁
Post # 5
We have a tent for just that reason and a semi-backup photography plan in case we need to take photos in doors.
It poured during my cousin’s wedding and aside from having to relocate photos and ge an umbrella escort to the car, everything was fine. Since the wedding was indoors it really didn’t change anything! Their reception was not in a place where the view mattered so it was easy to forget about the rain once you were inside.
Post # 6
We had our wedding this past may – it was a church wedding and the reception was indoors (because I hate bugs and stuff lol). The two weekends before our wedding were hot and sunny – just beautiful. The saturday I woke up for my wedding it was so so windy, cold and then it began to rain lol. honestly – it didnt bother me. It stopped raining for bit after I was all ready so i got a few picures outside on my parents front porch which was a little protected from the wind. After our ceremony it had stopped raining so my wedding party and i all braved the cold cold wind to get a few pictures outside – it started to snow lol. Honestly though, those are my favourite pictures – they are gorgeous!! Trust me if you really want your day to be special then you have to let it be special. I decided when I woke up and saw the rain that nothing was going to stop me from having fun – and nothing did!!! You only get one day and it goes very fast. I was just happy to be with my husband and family – dont worry about the weather – unless you are having an outdoor wedding – have a plan B. Another bride getting married the same day as me had her tent blow away – but they did find another venue to continue their party. Good luck! Remember have fun – its going to be abeautiful day with your family and friends and your new husband!
Post # 7
There is absolutely nothing you can do about it, so don’t worry about it. Shelbs is right–the most stunning wedding pictures I’ve seen are those taken on rainy days.
Post # 8
It terrifies me! We’ve planned an outdoor ceremony in a garden in Spring and given good it would be fabulous, gorgeous amazing! However, it IS November and Spring in our area is always a bit shifty. My bestie got married in November last year and it rained on her wedding day. She had an outdoor ceremony and we were just lucky that the rain stopped for the ceremony and the photos – then it BUCKETED down! I’m really hoping that we have nice weather because our back up option is a tent and it’s just not as good as a lovely garden… but fingers crossed! I’ve refused to let my mum buy umbrellas (positive thinking!) cos I’m choosing to believe we’ll have perfect weather – BUT if the forecast says it’ll be wet I’ll suck it up and get brollies.
Post # 9
i agree with georgia bee, you cant control it so dont worry about it…youll probably be so wrapped up in everything else the rain wont bother you since it wont ruin any of your plans.
Post # 10
You know, I was totally freaking out about the rain. And the morning of my wedding, there was a thunder/lightning storm and a torrential downpour. And by the time the mornign actually came, i basically didn’t care. “Eff it. I’m getting married. I don’t give a flying F about the weather” haha. And it POURED during my friend’s wedding a month later. And it rained during another friend’s wedding a month after THAT. Umbrellas were brought out, photos were done inside, and it cleared up in patches for us to dash outside. Bottoms of bridesmaid dresses were soaked, but whatever. I think weather is something you THINK will be a huge freak out deal, but when the day rolls around, you really could care less. Maybe. Some people will still freak out, haha. I had an outdoor wedding.
Post # 11
Well it actually started to rain the day of my sister’s wedding (in the morning up until the afternoon). She had it set for outside, but since the rain ruined that for her, she had to change it to indoors. She basically handled it like a pro. She didn’t complain one bit, which was really surprising to me, because she’s definitely the type of person that likes things her way. But she was great. I was amazed at her attitude toward it.
So even though it rains, it’s good to know that your wedding will be indoors, and that you’ll be marrying the man of your dreams. Screw the weather. Don’t let it put a damper on YOUR day. <3 I hope you get a beautiful day on the day of your wedding.
Post # 12
@LukesGirl: Thanks for your comments! That DAMPER on the wedding day was a cute one!
Thanks to everyone else for posting. I just needed a little reassurance that it wasn’t THAT big of a deal and that I wasn’t the only one worrying about it. It is great to hear so many good wedding stories, where it rained and everything went well anyway!
I feel a lot better and confident enough to book it! I just keep putting it off, thinking by some miracle, we can have it on a guaranteed rain-free day. Which is not going to happen. I’m gonna go for it, and if it rains… well, then it rains!
Thanks so much!
Post # 13
@NatDawn:awesome attitude weddingbee! you go girl!
Post # 14
I adore the idea because I love rain and think it’s lucky. Then again, we’re getting married indoors (it’s November in the Midwest, haha).
Post # 15
I’ve always heard that rain on your wedding day means good luck for your marriage!
Post # 16
Maybe your attitude toward rain will change if you experience such a joyous day in the rain? My FI had a super romantic morning and sun rise plan the morning he proposed but it rained. He asked me in the drizzle on a cliff near the ocean – it was absolutely beautiful and I love a little rain now – not a lot of course.
The wedding planner is probably very accustomed to dealing with rain on wedding days – it will go off beautifully even if it rains.