Post # 1
Why oh why did I allow myself to check? We are finally within margin for the 10 day forecast and as of now there is a 30-40% chance of thunderstorms, although one website says no rain. This wouldn’t be a big deal if we were inside but our ceremony and cocktail hour are outdoors and we have some other fun elements during the reception (in a tent) that involve being outside. How do I not let this rain on my parade (literally)? Was anyone else obsessed with the forecast and how did you talk yourself off the ledge?
Post # 2
sweetness09 : the weather forecast doesn’t matter until a day or 2 before the day. Unless there’s a hurricane or something like that. How to talk yourself off the ledge? Well, you just have to accept that there is nothing you can do about the weather and know that you’re not the only one who has gone through this. If the day before your wedding it says it’s definitely going to rain you just have to fake a smile and realize that it won’t be the end of the world. Get some umbrellas and know that you can get some awesome pictures in the rain.
Post # 3
I think I’d rather have rain/thunderstorms than the 105 being projected for me…at least we were planning on everything being indoors.
Post # 4
10 days out means nothing. Mine changed pretty much every day up until the day of the wedding. Also, 30% is not that high- very likely it won’t rain. When you are closer to the day, check noaa.gov. It is the most accurate and you can check hour by hour percentages.
Post # 5
When doing anything outdoors there is *always* the possibiltiy of bad weather. We just made sure that the venue had a good rain backup option. We even nixed venues we absolutely loved because it had a crappy rain backup. Weather is not anything I can change, so I didn’t bother obessing or worrying about it.
Post # 6
Let me tell you something that you probably don’t want to hear. It might rain. I planned our wedding imagining the beautiful outdoor site that made us choose our venue. But guess what? An hour before the ceremony, it poured and it showed no signs of stopping. The venue coordinator gently told me that we had to do plan B. I was devastated, but kept it to myself as I wasn’t going to start drama an hour before I got married.
The ceremony started, and I got married. It was beautiful. Even though it wasn’t outside as planned, guests told us it was the best wedding they’d been to! We had so much fun and I quickly forgot about it.
Long story short, if you are in it for the marriage and not the wedding, it will be great no matter what 🙂
Post # 7
Seriously, don’t let yourself look! Start checking when it gets closer. That being said, the night before our wedding all the weather stations said 90% chance of heavy rain. Yet we had a beautiful, sunny outdoor ceremony, and all of our photos were taken outside. We had one shower during dinner and that was it. Have a rain plan, but just know that the forecast can change pretty much right up until your wedding starts. You can’t control the weather, but if you plan for either option, things will go fine no matter what happens!
Post # 8
hokie2wildcat : oh man that’s hot! Where are you getting married?
mrsrtobee : This is actually nice to hear. I’ve just envisioned this beautiful crisp September day so it’s hard to picture what it would look like with rain. But it’s reassuring that everything still went well and the rain wasn’t a huge factor!
pecanpie : this is great to hear as well! Weather is so tricky!
Thanks for for all the additional advice too. It’s so hard not to panic when you see rain but I shouldn’t put stock in it until a couple days before.
Post # 9
sweetness09 : Phoenix, so it’s going to be hot no matter what, but I was hoping it would at least be under 100 (the pipe dream was under 90 but I know that’s asking a lot).
Post # 10
We got married in the UK so we expected rain. The forecast was a heatwave for the week before then sudden heavy rain all weekend for my wedding. The best thing to do is prepare for rain- buy some white umbrellas, some coloured raincoats for you and the bridal party to get some funny pictures in, and check with the venue for any back up options. Search online for wedding photos in the rain and they are amazing- so dramatic and beautiful! We actually had a cloudy wedding day as the rain stopped before the ceremony but its best to be prepared for all weathers as forecasts arent that accurate until the day before. Your day will be amazing- besides rain on your wedding day is good luck in so many cultures!
Post # 11
So, this video is about winter weather in Canada but it works for your situation too!
Look, it might rain, but it will be the most beautiful day of your life anyway!
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2016 - Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE
sweetness09 : I will tell you that up until the rehearsal dinner was done the night before, they were predicting 80% chance of thunderstorms for the wedding day. I was basically sobbing getting my nails done as we only had outside picture locations. Woke up that morning and it was a gorgeous day. You never know what’s going to happen, and either way it will be the best day of your life!!
Post # 13
I’ve been checking the forecast a few times a day since July…. Which I know I know I know is too far out (we’re 9/18!) and it’s driving me crazy. Has gone from sunny to cloudy to yep, severe thunderstorms! I know I can’t start freaking till next week but we have an outdoor ceremony too so I FEEL YA! Hopefully you will get a better projection in a few days!
Post # 14
Do you have a rain plan?
You’ll just drive yourself crazy if you keep checking. I’d not let myself check until maybe 2 days before. Then, start to talk yourseld round to using the rain plan if you think you’ll need it.