(Closed) Married bees: what was the weather like on your wedding day?

posted 6 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@windcriesamy: I was married in NC in May. The morning was partly cloudy, but it started to become gray and overcast around 4pm.  But by dinner time (6:30) it was sunny again. Overall temp was absolutely perfect it was between 70-75 degrees that day. So it was overcast and gray for our outdoor ceremony, but it did not rain.  All-in-all Mother Nature was very good to us. 🙂

Post # 4
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I stressed about the weather for our entire 16 month engagement because we had no indoor rain plan (we had a tented rain plan, just not an indoor one), and we got very lucky.  It was 77 degrees and sunny – absolute perfection.  That was in Virginia in September.

Post # 5
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I always thought I would hate if it rains on my day but now some of the prettiest pics I see are in the rain! 

Post # 6
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh man. We purposely selected a venue to have an indoor ceremony and reception as we wanted a Seattle proper location for our April wedding. And as you know…Seattle = RainApril = Rain

We just assumed it’d be dumping buckets on our wedding day.

But wouldn’t you freaking believe it, I woke up on my wedding day to sunshine bursting through my window, and the most beautiful spring day you could imagine in Seattle! It was totally unexpected, but we certainly weren’t complaining.


(TOTALLY the opposite of our friend’s Kentucky summer wedding. Throughout our entire vacation there it was 90-100 degrees every day with cloudless skies, so they of course booked an outdoor venue at a winery. Rented a horse-drawn carriage for the bride and everything. But literally, LITERALLY 30 minutes before the ceremony, it began dumping rain so hard it hurt to be outside, and the wind was blowing so hard it was sideways and leaking into the barn/indoor reception space. The sky was BLACK. Talk about a disaster!!!!)

Post # 7
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It was July 1st in San Diego so it could have been hot and sunny or cloudy and cool.  It ended up being just about 70 with enough clouds that made our pictures turn out beautifully.  Our photographer was so happy with the weather. 

The day before it was bright and sunny and nearly 85. Much too hot for our guests and for wearing a big dress.  In all the pictures from our rehearsal, at least one person is squinting.

Post # 8
2269 posts
Buzzing bee

I am not married, but I went to a wedding in August and it was POURING. It was raining so hard. The wedding dinner took place under a big tent an dit didn’t rain during the dinner. It started pouring while everyone was in the barn (where the reception was held). That didn’t matter since we were inside. We left at midnight and got drenched during the walk to our car (literally to the skin) and that was annoying but otherwise, the rain didn’t affect anything.

Post # 9
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not a sunny type of person. I much prefer an overcast and rain. For my wedding day, I was hoping for cloudy skies and 70 degrees. Instead, I got sunny and 56 degrees with some wind gusts here and there. October is pretty unpredictable, so I prepared myself for this. In the end, it was a bit too cold for my liking (for an outdoor wedding), but the day was more than I could have asked for and I am forever thankful for this.

Post # 10
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We planned an outdoor wedding in Northern MI in September. I figured I couldn’t control the weather so tried not to stress too bad and hope for the best. The weekend before our wedding was 70s, sunny, perfect. Our wedding day…40s and rain. 🙁 We ended up having to have the wedding in a little pavilion. It was REALLY cold! We took our pictures at Lake Superior and some of the pics, one of my poor bridesmaids just looks frozen. Thankfully the rain stopped right away in the morning and we had about a minute of rain right when we got to the beach, so even though it was cold, at least it didn’t rain all day. 

Gosh just thinking back…I can remember how freaking cold I was taking pics! Thankfully my dad gave me his jacket to take inbetween shots, but I’m still sad I didn’t get the true outdoor wedding I wanted. Oh well, what can ya do?! 

Post # 11
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

F-ing hot.  Like 40C/100F in our usually temperate area.  The forecast called for rain five days out, so I went to Wal-Mart and bought every umbrella they had in stock because we were having and outdoor ceremony.  Turns out we didn’t need any of them, and they luckily have a good return policy.


Post # 12
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We got married at the end of August. It was probably the hottest day of the summer. All sunshine, not a drop of rain. It was perfect aside from the fact that it was so hot and in my tulle ballgown I was overheated lol

Post # 13
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For 4 years it rained the entire week of our wedding date. The day before our actual wedding it was 60 and rainy. The day of it was 72 and sunny, it was BEAUTIFUL! I thought for sure we’d have rain, I actually didn’t plan on anything other than rain!

Post # 14
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

In January, summer in New Zealand we had a beautiful day! The weather was actually very nice for the whole 2 weeks before and after the wedding. Any couple who got married this year was lucky. They had a great summer. NZ summer is not hot at all so it’s very pleasant and perfect. Although, a bit windy so my veil ended up being annoying.


Post # 15
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It was cold, but sunny. We got married in February in the mountains, so we knew it would be cold. It was actually a great day weather wise. The day before was breezy and never got above 40 degrees, and the day after was freezing and extremely windy. We got very lucky.

Post # 16
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

It was cold (high of 47), but warmer than the average temperature. It actually snowed the morning of the wedding, but there was no accumulation. It was warm enough to get outdoor photos!

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