(Closed) Agghhh…Hurricane Sandy is Messing Up My Elopement

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Hey a girl’s gotta vent. That doesn’t make you a bad person. But you’re right in that in the grand scheme of this natural disaster, you are one lucky lady. Any options in the works for a Plan B?

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would recommend you look for a cute pair of rainboots that will look great in photos.. Wear thick socks to keep your feet warm… If you refuse to change plan  A then consider changing the date…

 

If you are ok with a plan B then consider incorporating the weather change in your elopment.  An elopment is usually spur of the moment thing.. So go with the theme of a crazy weather day.. Wear the rain boots, consider  a location where you can light a fire to keep warm. Take photos with your husband to be sharing his coat with you.. It will all work out perfectly! I freaked about a random heat wave we had the week before our wedding and then the day of the weather was perfect.. Just focus on the POSITIVE …

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sorry you’re dealing with this. Hurricane Sandy aside, this is always a risk with outdoor weddings. I’m kind of amazed when people have enough faith to plan an outdoor wedding (or outdoor anything really) without a Plan B they like. I’m way too much of a skeptic for that. It probably also has to do with living in an area where the weather regularly turns on a dime though.

Post # 6
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@NAvery:  +1!

Post # 7
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1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We almost eloped this today instead of last Tuesday.  Boy am I glad we changed our minds.  Whew!!

You could wear a stole (I got a faux fur one from ebay just to be on the save side) or wrap/pashmina and a pair of nice gloves.  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I live near Asheville, and the good news is it is supposed to be SUNNY ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry too much about the river being too high. A creek runs through my front yard and when it rains it gets higher but usually goes down pretty quickly once the rain ends. Hopefully the sun will make it seem a little warmer. I’m sure it will be a lovely day for you and Fiance. Best wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I need more info on these flat rocks in the middle of the river – have any pics of them in low river levels? It just seems like asking for trouble climbing down an embankment in a wedding dress, even in good weather, but I probably am not picturing them right.

I’ll tell you this – I had a friend who had an outdoor wedding planned and had to change it a week out due to rain predicted. Moving it indoors was the BIGGEST BLESSING to that wedding you could have ever imagined. She didn’t really see it that way, but it was about to be a disaster if it had been outside (even if the weather had cooperated). Moving it indoors made it so much smoother.

I wish you the best!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@cerenatee:  I was wondering about you yesterday!  We are still on for our Saturday elopment in a local park (Philly suburbs).  Fiance is going to drive over there tomrorow and make sure it’s accessible and not a total mess of downed trees and such.  They’re saying we will hopefully have power back by tomorrow night…  otherwise we may be showering and getting ready at a friend’s house vs. our own.  Hopefully the salon I use has power by Sat!  LOL

It’s going to be sunny but only upper 40’s/low 50’s here… and very very muddy.  I figured I would wear a fleece and just stuff it into a bag before we start taking pictures.  And to walk around the park taking pictures I’m taking a pair of slip on sneakers that I can walk in and then carry my heels until we get to the picture spots.  I figure if we get a few candid pix of me with sneakers and a fleece over my dress then so be it…  it’s part of the memory and 20 years from now we can say “this was taken a few days after a major hurricane”.

Feel free to message me if you need to vent some more!  I’m with ya!  Yell

Post # 11
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4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Find a cute umbrella and rainboots for the pictures! Google pictures of weddings in the rain…some folks made good on a bad situation!

Post # 13
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Beautiful rocks!!!!!   I’m so excited for you!!

We got power back last night (hurrah!!) and I called my salon just now and confirmed THEY have power and my appt for Sat morning for hair/makeup.  Next task is to locate a nice restaurant somewhat close to our area that has power. 

I think the only thing I am nervous for at this point is same as you, pictures.  I am at my highest ever weight right now and not very “sure” of myself.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think a cardigan would be really pretty.  Asheville is so beautiful and I’m sure you’ll only add to it’s beauty.  Good luck and have fun!!!  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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