Post # 1
My wedding is this Saturday. I have been so good about not getting caught up in worrying about weather forecasts but it is like, physically impossible to NOT watch the forecast the week of the wedding.
The forecast was never that good, but the chances of rain were less likely. Now it is 60-80% (depending on which weather site – checking all of them, THAT’S HOW BAD I AM RIGHT NOW) for thunderstorms. We wanted to do our ceremony outside by the lake and have fun activities during the day since our venue is a summer camp. Perfect weather is forecast the day before and after. But Saturday is supposed to be stormy 🙁 We have a back up plan, blah blah blah…. 🙁
I have tried to be reasonable and rational, but I just can’t. I am crying. I know I’m being silly and it is out of my control. I understand the weather is not on the long list of things that “actually” matter for a wedding day. But I am very sad. 🙁
Post # 2
kitkat1234: It won’t be so bad! It just won’t be what you expected with the outdoor games and such, but it could be so much better! Maybe you’ll be hanging out in one of the lodges with a fireplace going. Cozy!
And you can keep the raindrops:
And think of all the awesome rainy photos!
Post # 3
kitkat1234: First of all, I am sorry to hear you are feeling sad and stressed about this 🙁 It’s definitely not anything you can control, but I can understand how disappointing it is to have your vision of the day have to change because of the stupid weather!! It is perfectly okay to feel bad about it and cry and be disappointed…get it out now, so when the wedding day is here, you can enjoy yourself!
Second, I’ve been to a couple weddings that happened on rainy days. During one wedding, we were all seated and it actually started raining during the ceremony! It was a little crazy, and they carried on with it, some people got up and ran away but a lot of us sat there. They had a short ceremony, so they finished it up and it ended and the reception was indoors anyway. It actually made the wedding more unique and we still talk and laugh about all getting soaked in the rain. Not to say you will have the ceremony outside in the lightning and thunder, but something to consider, maybe this will work out in a unique way and make your day stand out differently than you expect! I wish you the best, I hope that whatever happens, you are able to enjoy yourself and have fun and things are better than you could have imagined!
Post # 4
playdohpants: Your photos are freaking awesome!!! Thanks for posting!!!
Post # 5
playdohpants: Your photos are absolutely beautiful. And I literally started crying again when I saw you SAVED THE RAIN because that is so sweet. And it is such a beautiful idea!!!
DrD711: Thank you for your supportive words. The rain will definitely make things more interesting! I have seen a lot of rainbows this summer actually, especially after big rainstorms. Maybe we’ll get lucky and get a rainbow.
I am thinking I might also just be very emotional in general today…many of my family members have been here in Maine all week. We are going to the camp to start setting up today. So my wedding weekend pretty much starts today.
Post # 6
kitkat1234: Have you looked at the hourly? It may not be online until tomorrow… but it could be clear during your ceremony!
Post # 7
kitkat1234: It’s 3 different brides in those photos. Sorry you’re sad, but it is the chance you take when you plan stuff for outdoors. Unless you live in CA where it doesn’t rain all summer, usually.
Post # 8
kitkat1234: I completely understand and feel your pain. I went through exactly the same emotions and posted a thread about it before my wedding. We also had an outdoor venue so I understand worrying that your plans will be spoilt.
3 days before our wedding we were forecast for heavy rain all day too. We were lucky that the rain ended up coming over on Friday night instead, so it rained until about 11am on our day and then it was mostly dry with the odd shower.
Fingers crossed you will have the same good luck. However, if it does rain, try to focus on what the day is about and all the people who are there to celebrate it with you. A wise bee commented on my thread that I couldn’t change the weather but I could control how I responded to it. You can get some amazing pictures in the rain too!
Make sure you have umbrellas! Hope it all works out.
Post # 9
kitkat1234: Don’t be sad! Firstly you don’t know for sure yet you won’t get sun, the weather can always suprise us, but even if you dont some of the best weddings I have seen on blogs have had rain. Rain on a wedding day can be romantic, and give you some great photo oppertunities not to mention its supposed to be lucky . Either way you’re marrying the man you love so try and focus on that
Post # 10
Loving the rain photos. And love the idea of keeping the rain drops water. Kinda makes me want a rain wedding. Lol. Even though I’m married already.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
kitkat1234: I totally know how you feel – I was super stressed about this the week before my wedding. The weather ended up blowing through for a few minutes, but I was having SO MUCH FUN and feeling on cloud 9 that I hardly noticed.
Hopefully it’ll just be a few bursts, and the rest of the day will have gorgeous dramatic clouds! And overcast skies make for better photos, so there’s that. And either way you’ll end up married to your love, and your loved ones will be so psyched to be there for that, so it’ll all be awesome : )
Post # 12
I watched the radar all morning of our wedding. It was thunderstorming, lighting, tornado sirens, the whole thing. First look had to be moved, picture locations changed last minute, etc. But as soon as I walked out to our first look, it completely stopped. It was sunny, no rain, etc. It stopped raining for an hour and a half, the entire time we did wedding party pictures until we got on the bus to the ceremony, when it started raining again. It rained during the ceremony (inside) and tornado sirens went off in the school next door, but after the ceremony it cleared up for our bubble exit and there was a double rainbow, it was beautiful. It stopped raining by the evening and people mingled outside. Overall the rain was the smallest part of our day. All you care about is being married and being there with your friends and family. There isn;t anything you can do so just go with the flow and enjoy the day!
Post # 13
Steph77: I didn’t have an outdoor wedding, but all my photos were. I woke up to rain and overcats skies. By the time I was done getting my hair done, the rain lifted, but the skies were still overcast. Perfect for photographing outside, and it was so nice and cool for everyone in their tuxes and dresses.
A fried just had a wedding a few weekends ago, and rain was no projected in the forecast. She had everything planned outside and had to quickly move to plan B. It still looked gorgeous, and they got some amazing rainy balcony pics.
Post # 14
My sister’s wedding was 15 years ago. It was raining and we had to run from the back door of the chapel to the front door of the chapel to walk down the aisle. I remember almost nothing else about that day, but I remember the moments running through the rain with my sister and the flower girl. Maybe the rain will be memorable on your big day!
Post # 15
kitkat1234: DrD711: Oh sorry! Those aren’t my photos haha (I WISH!) They were just from pinterest. But I love the idea of saving the rain too!!