Post # 1
My wedding is in 5 days (Sunday). We live in Cut Off, LA just north of Grand Isle. Been through plenty of hurricanes but this one is really stressing me out. We originally planned a wedding in Georgia as a destination wedding but we changed our location to fmil’s house after negative attitudes towards the destination wedding.
I’m most nervous about power being restored quickly enough after the storm. Will my caterer still have power to cook, will my baker still be able to bake my cake, and will our officiate return from evacuating in time to marry us?!
My family has been really supportive in suggesting back up plans if power is not restored or if fmil’s house is damaged. But, then what I’ve been planning for a year now is out the door.
On the bright side, no work until hurricane is over and I am taking vacation time starting Friday so I may not return back to work until after returning from honeymoon.
Also, this will make a good story to share with our kids one day. I’m just a nervous wreck and typing this up makes me feel a little better. Praying for the storm to pass as quickly as possible and everyone’s safety.
Post # 3
TO – leblk452: Ah dear, my thoughts are with you (( HUGS ))
And I have *fingers crossed* (lol toes too) that the storm will pass thru quickly and doesn’t bring you a lot of grief or trouble (actually for anyone in its path)
Keep us posted, as I am sure I am not the only Bee here on WBee concerned and wanting to know how things turn out.
Post # 4
@leblk452: If the power isn’t restored maybe your caterer will have some alternative methods to cook. (gas, generator, etc.) if no lights then there are romantic solutions to that…candles! I guess as a southern girl myself I’d be the most worried about AC. But really, the hurricane is not looking to be too bad, so I’m sending prayers your way that everything turns out perfect!!
**i would saydon’t stress….but hey we are both adults and we both know that when it comes to a hurricane and your wedding that is just possible 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks! I’ll try to keep an update as i still have internet.
The winds have been picking up and rain has been off and on. Friends south of me have already lost power. We have a curfew of 7pm tonight so I’m sure that it won’t be long until we really start feeling the effects.
We just heard a loud boom as if a power transformer blew up, but we still have power and so do all of our neighbors so must be pretty far from us.
Post # 6
Made it through the 1st half of storm! The eye has finally reached us. We lost power about 7:30 pm. The storm became quite stationary and stayed over longer than expected. We have not surveyed the damage yet, but I know 11,000 customers in my parish are out of power. Also we own a small rent house on our property, and before the sun went down we noticed the carport completely torn off of it. Glad to know our tenant isn’t staying there through the storm. From what I read, our parish received a direct hit of the storm and lost most power. Good news in that is we may receive relief first. That was a long 12 hours, going to sleep now while it’s calm. Will be nice to get some daylight for second half of storm at least.