Post # 1
It’s March 1 and the ground is covered in snow. Please don’t think you can wait until 2 weeks before your wedding and purchase insurance that accounts for weather. Unfortunately, you cannot. I’ve had other things to deal with, and haven’t had the time or cash–I thought you could purchase it up to the date, but this is apparently not the case.
Now I have to worry about my wedding being snowed or iced out, without any way to protect against it.
Damn you, procrastination. Damn you, polar vortex!
Late March and later brides, don’t make the same mistake I did! 🙁
Post # 3
Argh! I got married last year, and there was a foot of snow that day…all week before it was 55 or 60. Sigh! I felt at that point, the show was going on regardless! WE had a few folks not be able to come, and some scrambling the day of to shovel and sprinkle salt, but it turned out fine. The pictures, btw, turn out fabulous! 😉
Post # 4
I’m sure you’ll be fine! This is the last big storm of the year, and the weather will be gorgeous from here out. You just have to be positive.
FWIW, I was married on the same weekend as you last year – it was drizzling and 40, which was a welcome change from the giant snowstorm the week before that dropped a foot of snow. It ended up being 50 or 60 degrees during the week and melted all the snow.
Post # 4
EffieTrinket: I’m confused, are you worried about a blizzard? Or can you actually buy insurance for there being snow on the ground in winter?
Sorry that it sounds like you won’t have the weather you wanted! That does suck, but if it’s the latter I didn’t realize it was something that could be insured!
Post # 5
AB Bride: Basically, you can buy insurance so that if the weather is so bad that half of your guests or more are not able to make it, or (i think) any of the major people in the wedding, you get enough money back for a mulligan. Buying it was on my list forever, but I had forgotten about it until we wound up with three inches of snow on top of sleet. I think “bad enough” weather probably varies a lot from place to place. I bet someone in Montana wouldn’t bat an eye at this weather, but here it basically shuts everything down completely.
Post # 6
EffieTrinket: That makes more sense. Similar to a bridge being washed out by rain so you can’t get to your venue vs. some showers during an outdoor wedding.
Hopefully the snow dumping in your area is done! The snow will be around on the grass here for quite a while yet.
Post # 7
EffieTrinket: I hope the weather turns around for you! You’re inside during everything, right?