(Closed) Had to postpone wedding due to natural disaster!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I don’t think your mil is right. Your hands were kind of tied and I would have done the exact same thing in your situation. I would talk to your mil and friend about how you would like to have the same experiences since it was an emergency situation that made you change your original plans. The new day should still be special and have the same meaning as your original one and should not be looked down upon as less.

My best friend is getting married TOMORROW in Hawaii. When she comes back, we are hosting a bridal shower for her and having her bachelorette. There was no time to do either before she left for her vacation that turned into a wedding. She will be havinga reception in June to celebrate. Even though we are having both wedding related activities after she is already married I still wanted her to have the experiences. Better late than never, right?


Post # 4
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh this is so sad, I feel for you.  I do not see any reason why you can not have your wedding exactly how it was suposed to be!  Everyone will understand, and I really don’t think people will care if you’re technically already married….surely they will understand the situation and come.  Good Luck to you sweetie….glad you and your family are safe!! 

Post # 5
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am SO sorry for your wedding! My heart breaks for Alabama, it literally breaks. I’m hoping to go up there sometime this week to help out. I cannot imagine planning for so long, and having a time that you thought was going to be so happy turn out so heartwrenching. I am glad that you got to go on your honeymoon at least! And I’m VERY glad that your family & friends are ok.

I hope your wedding turns out to be everything you ever imagined! 

Post # 6
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am so sorry you had to go through that! But I am glad to hear you all are safe.


I dont see why you cant have a celebration post vows…We are having 2 upcoming receptions and we’ve already done the ceremony..we just havent moved in together and we want to celebrate our marriage with everyone and decided to do it once we move in together.

Ive seen people also have receptions minus the vows if they have family overseas for example and they had their wedding ceremony abroad and then come home to celebrate with friends etc.

Post # 7
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh my goodness, I don’t blame you for being so upset! That is absolutly terrible! At least it sounds like things will work themselves out!

Post # 8
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Catholic church followed by a botanical conservatory

Oh my goodness… this is awful! I hope you and your fiance don’t listen to Mother-In-Law. You got married, but it wasn’t really a wedding celebrating your love with friends and family. Don’t let her rob you of something you couldn’t plan (tornados!!)

In 10 years wouldn’t you rather remember your special day with your man instead of cancelling some “vow renewal”. Tell your Mother-In-Law you are young and you still have lots of time to plan vow renewals later. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Post # 9
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

April 27th was the WORST day. It was all so scary! ๐Ÿ™

I’m so sorry about your wedding, but I’m happy that you & your family are safe! I think you are justified in wanting to have your July 22nd ceremony just like the April one would have been!

War Eagle, by the way! …I can’t believe I just said that- I’m a bama fan, but AU has helped Tuscaloosa so much in tornado relief so under this circumstance I’ll say it for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think it’s amazing all of your vendors are ok to postpone! That’s great! I would just have it like normal but later. I’m sorry your family isn’t as supportive but just be firm and tell them you want to move forward like nothing happened and have the wedding you always dreamed of and ask them to treat you like a bride to be. Ever if they would do it differently doesn’t mean YOU have to. Good luck I hope the new date goes without a hitch ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’d have your husband to tell his mom to back off! Congratulations! -Have a wonderful wedding day/reception of your dreams in July!

Post # 12
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Any update on the situation??  Hope things smoothed out for you!

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