Post # 1
Watching the news… tropical storm ERNESTO decided it would be nice to freak me the f out about our wedding/honeymoon! I had sufficiently pushed this fear from my mind until this newscast reminded me.
Anyone else freaked out that somehow a hurricane will ruin either their wedding or honeymoon? By the time it gets to W. NC, it’ll be just a shit ton of rain, but it could definitely ruin our honeymoon since it’s out in the Antilles which is where hurricanes are born. Fun.
Post # 3
Not a hurricane, but because we live in San Francisco I have a fear of an earthquake for sure….so I’m right there with ya!
Post # 4
That is why i won’t honeymooning anywhere in the eastern carribbean. They are more likely to get hit!
Post # 5
I feel for you Southern Gals planning a Wedding in August, September and October, it would really suck to have a torential downpour, or other crazy stuff like tornado warnings, power outages, highwinds, or having to evacuate on your BIG Day !!
As for the Caribbean Honeymooners (or those headed off to Mexico and points southwest). It is certainly a BIGGER risk to take than having a landbased US Holiday. Personally I wouldn’t go to the Caribbean during Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 thru November 30th), or to Mexico (August thru November).
BUT if one was set on a Caribbean Holiday, then I’d be choosing a cruise. The ships are great at being to avoid these suckers, and sure you might not get to all the islands you booked for, but the cruise lines usually make up for it by choosing other ones, or comping things to those aboard.
@LaurenKK: *fingers crossed* that both your Wedding & Honeymoon in September go off without any weather issues !!
Post # 6
Half my guests are coming up from Florida! Hurricane = cancelled flights = 🙁
Post # 7
Yay perfect, I’m honeymooning right smack-dab in the target zone (Caribbean). This has been the #1 thing I’ve been afraid of but FI insisted in taking a cruise down the Caribbean. Let’s just pray that nothing happens to any of us honeymooning in risky areas
Post # 8
@MusiqueEstVie: Honest you’ll be fine. A cruise a lot different than going to a specific island and being a “sitting duck”… when you see Honeymooners crying on the evening news because Mother Nature ruined their plans, it is ALWAYS folks on an island that had a direct hit… and they had no alternative but to stay… so they had to live thru the worst of it. And it certainly can suck. A cruise and the ship will go elsewhere (so be aware of that… big Hurricane in the Eastern, they’ll head west to Mexico etc). Still a good time just the same.
Post # 9
I just talked with my FI about this and we decided that it won’t be so bad. Where we’re going the hurricanes are just forming over the lesser Antilles so they won’t be more than really bad thunderstorms moving faster than usual and in the wrong direction. They’ll also only last about a day. And we love thunderstorms! So now my only major concern is a dead hurricane chillin over the wedding and raining for days.
@fishbone: Oh nooo!! Hopefully there won’t be any around that time!!
@sfblondebee: Yea I guess that’s the west coast equivalent!
Post # 10
@This Time Round: Agreed. Definitely a huge benefit to cruising which, I kind of wish we had done haha.
We are going to Antigua from Sept 4-11th. Hoping we don’t get hit with anything. We knew it was a risk but oh well, we are taking out chances. Hopefully if this storm moves on before us, maybe there will be a nice little gap for us to honeymoon, and then it can storm after us haha.
Post # 11
@MrsSawyer: No, it can’t storm after you because then we’ll be around there!! ;P
Post # 12
There was a big hurricane on the day of our engagement party last August…torrential rain, wind, branches everywhere, etc. so we’re hoping that was our “bad weather” event and that the wedding will be beautiful! I’m hoping to get married on the rooftop garden of our venue. Honestly, I haven’t been nervous about the weather until the other night, when, for the first time, I was genuinely nervous that it may rain.
We purposely chose between Hawaii and Aruba because both of those places are largely outside of the hurricane path. Ultimately, we decided on Aruba for shorter flight times and because it’s slightly cheaper. It’s so far south that *hopefully* we won’t have a weather issue. And even if we do, we will be there for 11 days!
Post # 13
We are honeymooning in the western Caribbean (cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Haiti and Grand Caymans). I’m worried, but I know the cruise lines are good about these things so I think we’ll be okay.
Post # 14
I have been watching wunderground.com and accuweather all week for my own outdoor wedding (on the west coast) and keep seeing the hurricane warnings and ALWAYS think of the brides on this site. 🙁
Post # 15
@LaurenKK: LOL ok.. after both of us 🙂
Post # 16
@Miss Orchard: we chose Aruba as well, also to avoid the hurricane pathway. May I ask where you and FI decided to stay?