(Closed) September = HURRICANE SEASON!?!? Freaking out here at 4 a.m.

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Step one: Calm down! Breathe! 

Freaking out won’t help anything 🙂 as I keep reminding myself when I have panic moments. 

Step two: Find your venue contract. 

You may not be native to SC, but your venue is. And that means that they go through this every year. They almost certainly have hurricane insurance. Your contract may even have a clause for what happens should your wedding be cancelled due to hurricane. If it doesn’t, shoot your venue coordinator an email (so you’ll have their response in writing) and ask about their policy. 

If they do not, for some reason, cover that kind of thing (I’d honestly be surprised, what with liability being what it is in the States these days), you could consider looking into wedding insurance. 

Step three: Pour yourself a glass of wine. And get some sleep!

Post # 4
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I couldn’t have put it better, daydream.  BBAmy, I would second the insurance, not just for your venue, but the entire affair.  Chances are there will be no hurricane on or just before the exact date of your wedding, just make sure you protect yourself with insurance and alternative plans.  A hurricane near your wedding date could potentially impede travel for you & your out of town guests but so could a snow storm. 

This is a detail that is completely out of your hands but it may help you relax when you remember that the past few hurricane seasons have been very mild; especially last year… so rest easy 🙂

Best of luck (rooting for clear skies for you)!

Post # 5
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Hurricane seaons is LONG — something like June – November.  You really can’t put your life (and wedding) on hold for six months.  And think about allllllllll the other brides getting married along the coast during those six months.  Of course it’s natural to worry about the weather on your wedding day as every bride does that.  But you can’t obsess over the hurricane thing.  I would get some insurance and a  Plan B – preferrably indoors – and then move along with your wedding plans and don’t let yourself get too anxious about something that you have zero control over!!!!

Post # 6
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Hello date twin! If it makes you feel better we’re having a beach reception in RI. While, we’re further north, RI has been hit hard by hurricanes in the past (including one on my birthday). So, we picked our date and are keeping our fingers crossed. WE’r also honeymooning in the Carribean to push our luck even further. Really, what are you going to do? I guess our venue will be closed if there’s a hurricane (or it gets hit earlier in the season) but we can’t know that far enough in advance so we won’t deal with the what ifs. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you too!

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

So glad to hear your venue has a good plan in place. 🙂

You might want to double check with your other vendors whether their contracts allow you to push the date back without penalties as well – hopefully they will!

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