(Closed) Isn't it Ironic? Rainy Wedding Blues :(

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

ClaudiaKishi:  Wallow away, get it all out. It’s a good plan. It’s hard having worked hour butt off for so long trying to create the perfect day- and choosing venues specifically for their ceremony space, to only have that possibility washed away. With everything you’ve shown us, the indoor space is going to gorgeous!! I would day your two courses of action are: 1. Call in your Maid/Matron of Honor and crafty friends and see if there’s anything they can do to think of or help rig up the possible indoor area to jazz it up. Twinkle lights and tulle? A cool backdrop of ribbons and lace? Or, 2. Let it go. Mourn and wallow, and let it go. Re focus on the most important thing- marrying your partner- and know that everyone will be focused on the joy you exude on the day. 

Post # 4
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Aww, that totally sucks! I really hope you are able to get some cool, dramatic sky wedding pictures on your wedding day. (At least it won’t be appendicitis again?)

Post # 5
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

ClaudiaKishi:  I have no advice but I will be sending positive vibes and hoping the rain stays away, that being said, I have seen some of the most impressive wedding pictures on here when it has been raining.

Post # 6
376 posts
Helper bee

ClaudiaKishi:  aww man i’m so sorry! we are having an outdoor ceremony, too, (in april–the rainiest month of the year–what was i thinking) so i completely understand how upsetting that must be.

is a tent an option? if not, you will still have a beautiful wedding inside if it comes to that. i think it was mscoral whose recap said it only rained for about 30 minutes on her wedding day — the 30 minutes that their ceremony outside took place.  it may help to read about her experience since she still had a fabulous wedding.  in the mean time, sending huge amounts of good vibes for beautiful weather this weekend…congratulations!! it’s almost here!!

Post # 7
321 posts
Helper bee

Oh nooooo, that sucks! I know some Bees will say “it will be beautiful regardless”, which it will!!! but it sucks having to re-adjust the ONE THING you had in mind on such short notice! In French there is a saying “mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux” which means “rainy wedding, happy marriage”.

Happy wedding!

Post # 8
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Sending “beautiful weather” vibes your way!!!  At least you have the indoor backup plan for the ceremony.  I am having an outdoor ceremony as well, and I am worried because I’m in the “it only happens to me” club too!  I also have the indoor ceremony space backup plan.  You will have a wonderful, rain-free ceremony outdoors this weekend, I can feel it!  Congrats and best of luck!

Post # 9
2509 posts
Sugar bee

ClaudiaKishi:  My ceremony wasn’t outdoors but my reception was. In May. The whole week it said it was going to rain Saturday. It ended up raining a little on Friday and Sunday but Saturday was 73 and sunny! It was perfect! Try not to let the weather reports get you down. It’s likely a little off.

Post # 10
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

ClaudiaKishi:  It does suck and I totally get why you’re disappointed (or, at this point, worried) But, unfortunately, you can’t control the weather… it will do what it does. My advice would be to just embrace the rain (IF it rains) and take in the beauty that is not-so-perfect weather. 

Get a couple nice umbrellas and cute boots and go with it! Here’s some inspiration for you…


Post # 11
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Been there!! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/did-it-pour-on-your-wedding-day/

Get what you need for rain – boots for bridal party, umbrellas, whatever. Keep tags so you can return them if you don’t use them.

it was drizzly most of our wedding day. I wanted to use the outside patio for dancing but the DJ wouldn’t set up out there because of the weather ($150 down the drain for italian lights!!! ugghh!). But it was fine!! Everyone crammed inside the reception area and had a great time. It was raining for our exit but people still went outside to wish us well. My wedding Day didn’t exactly match my vision but it was still fun and memorable and i still ended up marrying an awesome dude. Have fun and enjoy it!!

this was my FB post from my wedding morning in April:

Post # 12
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Also, I JUST got your title. Who would have thought? It figures.

Post # 13
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Bummer. I know you’ve been putting a lot into planning so you earned that cry session. At least you know about the rain ahead of time so you can rework your plans. Get some rain gear and check out rainy day photos so you can make the most of the weather. I know it seems disastrous now but I bet you’ll have an amazing day!

Post # 14
5948 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Aw, I’ll wish for sunny skies BUT I bet once your’re up there (wherever) saying your vows, you won’t even care that you are possibly inside. It’s all about the I do!! AND there are lots of cute rainy wedding pix out there! I like the rubber boots idea. I can totally picture all the gals in brightly colored boots for a photo op!

Post # 15
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

That sucks! I concur with your plan, wallow and get it all out. Get some clear umbrellas so you can take pictures kissing in the rain under them. Curse irony and Alanis. 

But one thing I know is no one will be looking at the weather because you are going to be drop dead gorgeous! 


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