Post # 1
How did you guys stay sane? I’ve checked the weather at least 50 times and were still 10days out. It keeps going from rain to sun to clouds! Our venue has a view so this is super important! How did you guys cope?
Post # 2
stunnerrunner : Following this thread because we have our wedding on August 31 next year (last day of winter in Aus), and I am TERRIFIED WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF IT’S AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY OMG!
Post # 3
lol, but it’s only a forecast though, you won’t know until the day comes
Post # 4
The whole premise of our elopement (now turned small wedding…) was to do it in a really beautiful place and to just be outside and enjoy the scenery. Downside: Basically a 99% chance of rain on any given day, and unusually chilly for the time of year.
So yep, obsessively checking, although the forecasts are usually wrong for that area anyway and weather changes at least three times a day. Have to just accept that we’ll get wet.
Post # 5
Do not stress. My brother did this and it took up so much time and caused stree. And there was nothing to be done. As it happened, they had the first day of rain in about 3 months. It was heavy, I had to change I got so wet. But they had a great time nonetheless.
Post # 6
It’s really hard not to focus on it, haha. I live in the PNW and we chose to get married on this day because it’s way less likely to rain – which it does all year round! Ugh!
Post # 7
stunnerrunner : STOP CHECKING THE WEATHER!!!! It drove me nuts! The whole week of our wedding it was predicting turrential downpours all day. I finally stopped checking. I woke up on our wedding day to rain. Grabbed my rainboots and headed to the salon. It rained all morning, through our first look, and sprinkled during pictures. We moved our ceremony inside (plan B) and the clouds cleared just as the ceremony began.
No matter what, youre getting married!!! Dont worry about rain, its good luck!
Post # 8
stunnerrunner : my husband will tell you that i didn’t cope. I went insane, drove him insane, and anytime anyone asked about our wedding in the week and a half leading up to it, i inevitably mentioned the weather. I was full on bridal-crazy obssessed over the damn forecast (we also had an outdoor ceremony in the mountains with a view of the whole valley – and that view is what we were paying $$$$ for). It was super stressful.
Remember that you’re totally powerless to do anything about it one way or the other. Even if you KNOW the forecast, it won’t change it. And you can’t know it anyway.
Post # 9
I got nothing. I was obsessive about the weather for two weeks before my wedding. The weather turned out beautiful, but we went ahead and rented and had a tent installed for the area of our venue that we were going to have the ceremony, just to ease my mind. We lucked out with the weather – the following evening, there was a huuuge thunderstorm with lots of wind.
Post # 10
Just stop looking. It had predicted rain the entire week before my wedding. It was beautiful during our getting ready and first look. The sky didn’t open up until our reception started, so it wasn’t a problem. You have so many other things to worry about, stressing about something out of your control is not worth your time.
Post # 11
Find a solid plan B and rest assured that you’ve done everything you could to have options 🙂
Post # 12
Make peace with it as it is the one thing you have zero control over. I had an outdoor ceremony planned and the rain held out- until 10 minutes before I was to set out down the isle. The guests all had to be shuffled in. Luckily, our venue and coordinator was amazing and prepared for anything and everything, and a lovely indoor space was set up and ready to go. The weather was the one thing I didn’t get worked up over at all because it was totally out of my hands (I occationally checked the weather in the 2 weeks leading up, but it honestly changed so much I was able to not give it much concern- bc you really never know)
Post # 13
This is about to be me. I’m 17 days out and last year it rained on our wedding day though historically it is dry. Just have a backup plan in case it rains!
Post # 14
Just let it go!
Stop checking the weather, make sure you have a strong contingency plan so your guests will be comfortable, and remember that the important thing is that you’re getting married surrounded by all your favourite people (and maybe some duds that you’re unfortunately related to).
Post # 15
The weather on our wedding day changed every hour, not even kidding, it started raining when it said it wasn’t supposed to. Then every hour it was supposed to stop at, it didn’t, and kept moving back an hour. We were going to do an outdoor ceremony but then moved it indoors and seriously like 10 minutes after that it stopped raining. Be prepared for anything.