Post # 1
So my wedding is this weekend and there’s a tropical storm in the gulf headed my way. Could upgrade to a hurricane by the weekend. I always have the worst luck in life. It’s been beautiful sunny this entire month….until this weekend. The ceremony and reception are both inside so that’s not an issue. It will just be hard getting everywhere in my huge dress. No outside pictures. If the storm gets too bad a lot of our guests (esp. the older ones) may not come. Welcome to my pity party. 🙁
Post # 3
You can’t change the weather, but you can change how you feel! Try to look on the bright side of things. There is always the chance it won’t develop into a hurricane! YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!!! You planned to be inside, so you’ve already got a contingency plan for rain. What happens if the power goes out?
Can you have pictures taken on a later date of just you and your husband, outside?
Post # 4
You will always have an awesome wedding story to tell.
Post # 5
Planning a wedding in Florida in the middle of the year is the pits, in’t it? DH and I originally planned to get married at Disney World on August 26, 2008. We cancelled it in January of that year, but that week didn’t turn out at all the way we thought it would. We were not married, Darling Husband lost his job, and Tropical Storm Fay rolled through. I’m glad we didn’t have the wedding, because it was supposed to be outdoors, and the whole damn thing would’ve been ruined. Looking back, and outdoor wedding in Orlando in August was a stupid idea to begin with.
Post # 6
Aw, I’m so sorry! I hate FL this time of year! I had to cancel my weekend vacation to the beach because of this same lovely tropical storm you just mentioned…I feel your pain!
It will be ok though….just enjoy your day and make sure you get a big umbrella! 🙂 I would also definitely schedule pictures after the wedding for the outside shots….get your hair and make-up done again (or do it yourself…or maybe have a friend help you out if money is an issue), have your hubby throw on his suit and you won’t regret it!
Post # 7
Isn’t it supposed to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day? So a tropical storm should pour out enough luck to last a lifetime. 🙂
Post # 8
We got married (in Massachusetts) the weekend of Hurricane Irene. I was stressing, too, and was watching the weather report obsessively, but it came down to just being totally out of our control. The weather took a turn for the worse as the wedding was wrapping up (and we were in a covered but open pavilion), and some guests did have to leave early if they were driving in the path of the storm.
Overall? It was fine. Exciting, even. We have some great pictures of crazy storm clouds behind us – we were able to do some pictures before the rain got crazy. Even if it had been awful weather during the wedding, it still would have been OK. People on the East Coast are used to bad weather! And, as others have said, there is no risk of anyone forgetting our wedding.
We did have a very damp honeymoon in Vermont. The lack of power was even sort-of romantic. There’s always a silver lining (in this case, literally).
Post # 9
My wedding is in 3 weeks on Sanibel Island. I feel your pain!! I’ve been tracking Debby and hopefully it will disperse!!! Sending good thoughts!!!
Post # 10
Thanks everyone!! I’ve been praying hard and it looks like Debby has begun to veer the other direction from me! I’m excited (but still holding my breath). Now I just have to look out for summer storms. For everyone else still feeling the pain from Debby, here’s hoping she disperses by this weekend!!
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