Wedding Snow Storm?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t stress!  Just make sure your guests know to leave plenty of time for commuting with snow.  People will make it work, as long as the storm doesn’t keep them from getting there! 

Snow pictures are gorgeous, by the way! 

Post # 5
349 posts
Helper bee

One of my close friends actually got married during a blizzard in 2010! There was already 8 inches down by the time we were done with hair in the morning.

Part of it was a bummer because only about half her guests made it, but the good news was that all the most important people really were able to make it to either the ceremony or the reception (and quite a few made both!).

It also made for some really great memories – it was a Catholic wedding, so at least there was a big gap before the reception. That gave us time to layer on our sweatpants and boots and get out there and help shovel and dig out cars (which sounds kind of awful, but was actually a really fun sense of camraderie with all your favorite people). I was driving a little corolla at the time, and it took 9 of us pushing the car (I had the groom drive so I could help push!) to get it out and around the corner to a better plowed road, but it felt like such a victory! We carpooled with those who didn’t want to dig out or didn’t feel safe driving.

So while I wouldn’t wish a blizzard on anyone (I think they ended up with 15 inches that day), the bride and groom had the right attitude (were happy because their preist made it and they got married – the only thing that actually had to happen that day!) and I think it helped the rest of us stay cheerful.

Post # 6
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@coffeeloverbee:  I don’t have any advice, really, but just wanted to say that your loved ones and friends will try their darndest to make it. I know, being from Rochester NY, it takes a lot of snow to stop people from getting to somewhere they’re determined to be. Your wedding will be gorgeous. 🙂

Post # 7
46 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

@coffeeloverbee:  My wedding is January 25th. My friends have asked me what we will do if there is a storm. I always say Snow or not. We only need me, the groom, the minister and a witness. I WILL be getting married on January 25th! Lol.

Post # 8
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@coffeeloverbee:  We’re getting married in January, which is probably where there are the most snow storms in my area. Just like I can’t prevent a big thunderstorm for a summer wedding, I can’t do anything for a snow storm. I take it my guests will plan accordingly, if they need to get to my town a day earlier to avoid being on the road when the snow storm hits ; or leave home the morning of the wedding and not be late for the event. 


Post # 10
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@coffeeloverbee:  We had a huge winter storm the day AFTER our wedding.  The biggest consequence for our wedding was that people that would have spent the night and had breakfast with us the next morning cancelled their hotel stay and went home the night of the wedidng meaning they left earlier and the morning after brunch was more intimate.

If I were you call the vendors, make sure they make preparations to still be ON time, let family/friends know that are coming from out of town so that they can be aware, etc.  There’s only so much you can do!

If nothing else, you might get a few beautiful pictures in the middle of a blizzard 🙂

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