Anyone else obsessively checking the weather?

posted 3 years ago in October 2014
Post # 2
267 posts
Helper bee

I did this! The weather was glorious for a fortnight before my wedding day and for some reason they forecast rain on the day itself. I was so upset but luckily we had chosen a venue that worked indoors and out so I tried not to worry. It did rain for us! Not torrential but enough to warrant umbrellas…. those umbrella pictures are some of our favourites! The weather will pass you by unnoticed. Other people will tell you this and you may think it’s just kind words but I can honestly say you will not care. You can’t change it after all, you will have an amazing day however Mother Nature decides to play!

Post # 3
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’ve been checking too. Of course I’m only having engagement pics done lol. I think I just obsessively check the weather any time there’s something going on. Rain means good luck! But I totally wouldn’t want to deal with it. That’s why I couldn’t have an outdoor ceremony I would just freak out to much lol



good luck! Try the Internet for weather! 

Post # 4
1650 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

yup and it’s calling for rain….I want to cry…even though ceremony and reception are inside. Just a bummer.

Post # 6
42 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Um, yes! Beautiful every day BUT Saturday near me, of course! But like a PP said, I hope we can get some amazing rain photos!!

Post # 7
959 posts
Busy bee

Our wedding isn’t until August but I know I’ll be doing this.. I do it with everything, even if I’m just going on a night out with friends I’ll be checking the weather constantly days in advance, and even worse if I’m going on a holiday! I’ll be a nightmare with the wedding, probably start checking over a month in advance which is silly as like you say it changes every 5 minutes so really there’s no point in looking until the nifht before!

Anyway I hope the weather is lovely for you xx

Post # 8
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My day is just a few days shy of the 10 day forcast… part of me doesn’t want to look AT ALL. but i know people will just tell me anyway (my mom, bm’s etc.) so I mind as well.  I know it’s going to turn into an obsession though- eek!

I think we all need to remind ourselves not to get too caught up in the things we can’t control!  At least- this is what I keep telling myself over and over again…  I hope you have a beautiful day (whether it’s beautifully sunny or beautifully rainy!)

Post # 9
2034 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

laceydoilies:  Yes! I really want to get married outside, so I’ve been stalking the long-range weather forecast for weeks. So far, looks like it might be chilly, but no rain. That could all change, though! It’s giving me wrinkles.

Post # 10
4900 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I will be for the next 17 days. Our October weather is seriously hit or miss. I have written down the highs and any precip. received for the last 6 years… and I’m hoping the odds are in my favor!

2013, it was 48 with a trace of rain. 2012 was 60 with almost an inch of rain. 2011 was 57 with no rain, 2010 was 51 with no rain, 2009 was 44 with no rain, and 2008 was 53 with no rain.

I’m hoping for a sunny day, with a high in the 50’s. Our ceremony is outside, and will remain outside unless it’s REALLY cold or raining. However, trends have shown that Fridays are better weather days then Saturdays – so that might be good. Maybe.

Last year, I closed on my selling my home on October 18 (a Friday) and it was a great sunny day. My wedding is the 17th, so we’ll see based on the temp listed above for the day before that last year.

Post # 11
50 posts
Worker bee


I am doing this too. I’m in lafayette Louisiana and it says 50% for Thursday and Friday. I was upset that it’s going to rain at all but now i’ve accepted it not like i can control it now i hope it just doesn’t pour as were walking in and out are trying to do pictures


Post # 12
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I keep checking the long-range forecast. The entire week is at least managing sunny intervals with slight cloud.

My date is the only day that week it’s presently due to rain.

Post # 13
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m also getting married this Friday & looks like possible showers, cloudy and high of 54. Was bummed but it is a fall wedding so kind of expected. Hoping to keep things dry for our late-afternoon outdoor ceremony.

Post # 14
8586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah, i’ve been checking, although my wedding isn’t until the end of the month. The beginning of october is looking great here – we are having an outdoor ceremony and my officiant keeps emailing me about there being a “problem because her chin gets cold and it’s hard for her to speak if it’s cold out”. I get it, it’ll probably be chilly but I don’t think it’ll be that cold.. the record low for October 31st was 68 degrees during the day.

I plan to purchase really large umbrellas [60″] just in case.

Post # 15
25 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yessss… I realllllly want an outdoor wedding. It’s the only part of the wedding I really cared about besides getting married to my love. I looked back at historical data for years and picked the day that had the least history of rain. (Nerd-alert.) Also, I’ve been checking the month forecast for weeks and ALL OF OCTOBER has been gorgeous EXCEPT for our wedding day and the day before. This morning I checked and now the ENTIRE WEEK is rainy. I know it’s pointless to worry about it at this point because it’s all speculation, but man, I could use some peace of mind! I’m certain that it won’t really matter to me on the actual day, but I’ll still be a little disappointed. (Our indoor option isn’t nearly as beautiful as the outdoor option.)

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