(Closed) Married Bees who had rain on their wedding day…

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 4
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It didn’t rain on my wedding day, but it did on my cousin’s! They had a little gazebo/arch thing that kept them from getting rained on, and they had umbrellas available for the guests. You have a back-up plan, so don’t stress! There’s really nothing you can do; it will all work out.

Post # 5
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It was a monsoon at my sister’s wedding.  No joke.  Some of the roads were closed because they were flooded.  But her hairstylist knows what hairstylist knows and made it where her hair would not get frizzy and stay perfect.  And we all huddled under the gazebo. And it stopped raining as soon as my sister and her husband kissed.  It was awesome. And made for some really neat pictures.  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I woke up to a heavy rainfall warning on my wedding day.  It POURED this morning and stopped while we were in the church.   Our hairstylist was great, she made a point to spray our hair well and none of our hair got frizzy at all. 

We had a backup plan and it actually turned out better than I think Plan A would have.  The lighting was gorgeous, and we got our pictures done in a covered bridge. 

I had to decide that morning that I would take what came to me.  I knew I couldn’t control it, and embrace it.   While I wish it had been sunny, it really wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought.  In fact, we all commented on how little impact it had, since the day was really perfect.

I have an online album and will send you the link if you’re interested in seeing how it looked. 

Post # 7
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Sorry to hear that the weather doesnt look great, but you still have almost a week, so it might change. I put  a post about how it not only rained during my outside ceremony, but a severe thunderstorm passed by the minute our ceremony started. I had a tent as a backup plan and the rain actually made the ceremony better, it just became a part of our crazy wedding day story. If you dont, thunderstorms pass by pretty quickly (it ended right after our ceremony was over) so just be flexible with timing if you dont have a tent. Best of luck!

Post # 8
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just got married yesterday and it rained!  I just embraced it though.  There are some things you can’t control so you just have to work with it.  Don’t worry, everything will turn out great! 

Post # 9
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It POURED on my wedding day! Luckily everything was indoors, but overall it made for a great memory. My husband and I still joke about it. Be happy that you have a back up plan, and just enjoy your big day! The entire day felt so surreal, I don’t think the rain made it even less special. I bet more than anything you will just be so happy and in the moment that the rain won’t ruin the day for you and your Fiance. More importantly – don’t let it! 

Post # 10
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

FYI, cloudy days make for the best pictures, so says my photography buff Fiance πŸ˜› Apparently it diffuses the light so everybody looks good? I just keep reminding myself about this whenever I get nervous about rain at our wedding πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 11
5092 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually posted in tears the night before my wedding because of the forecast. The way I dealt with it was by letting myself just be sad and mourn for the ceremony I couldn’t have. Then, by the next day, I was at peace about it, looking forward to getting married in front of the fireplace instead of outside on the lawn.

About an hour before the ceremony, the rain stopped, the event coordinator had time to set everything up outside, and we had our outdoor ceremony (with mats put down to protect my dress from the wet grass).  There was enough time for an outdoor cocktail hour, then it started raining again. Everyone came inside, ate and drank and had a lovely time. It was perfect.

My advice is whatever happens, let yourself feel what you’re going to feel. I think that’s better than fighting it.  That way you can get it out, accept that that’s how it’s going to be, and move on with the wedding.

Post # 13
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

You can get some great pictures,tho, and be sure to have a backup plan to dry your dress!

Post # 14
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

A week out, the forecasts said that it was supposed to be absolutely beautiful our wedding day–32 degrees and sunny (which in December in central Illinois, is about what you can ask for). The rest of the week, I watched the forecast grow progressively worse–from rain to flurries to an inch of snow. The day of, we woke up to drizzle, by the time we were getting ready, it was thunderstorming (in December!). It backed off to a drizzle when it was time to head out and was freezing rain at the end of the ceremony. (Needless to say, the pictures I had planned outside were scratched). By the end of the reception, a full on blizzard had started. Literally everyonone’s flights out were cancled (except one lucky groomsman). It took people 6 hours to go what should have taken 2.5. 

How did we handle it? We were thankful that everyone made it in safe. We got REALLY creative with taking pictures. We quintupled the number of hairpins (maybe not quite). We realized it was one thing we couldn’t control. As lame as it sounds, that is the one thing that made it okay for me. I can’t control it. Does it suck? Yup. Would it have been better sans blizzard? It made a good story, but probably. Would I have liked outdoor pictures with nice trees and arcitecture? Sure. 

Then again, I went to a friend’s wedding this summer. It was scheduled to be beautiful, but rained all day. About an hour before her ceremony, the weather cleared,the sun came out and the temperatures cooled off. She had her amazing outdoor ceremony, forecasts be damned. 

Well. This turned out much longer than I intended. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it totally, absolutely, incredibly sucks right now.  However, the more you worry about it, the worse it will become. 1) The forecast may change. 2) You were smart enough to have a back up plan. If you need somewhere to channel energy, maybe make this plan a bit firmer. Make a list of who does what the same as you would for the outdoor ceremony. Then, if the day is rainy, you are set to at least make it as smooth as possible. 

If it does rain, remember to relax and enjoy the day. There is absolutely nothing more you can do.

Post # 15
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Okay, our wedding was in late August along the coast- meaning there was a GREAT chance for rain on the day of the wedding. In fact, the night before, our rehearsal dinner ( a low country boil outdoors under tents) was absolutely rained out. Not a drizzle, a 100% downpour 20 minutes into the dinner that sent us all inside. I really would have preferred it not get rained out, since so much effort went into landscaping and setting up the tents and tables and chairs, but what are you gonna do? Anyway, it did not rain on our actual wedding day, though as I was waiting outside in the limo before the ceremony, someone brought my dad and I an umbrella because it looked like rain would start any minute. It didn’t rain and we made it inside just fine without getting wet. But then our photographer was rushed trying to get pictures before the rain started. Again, the rain never came and miraculously moved around us and we didn’t get a single drop that day, just a few clouds, then lots of sunshine. BUT… and this is the point I’m getting to… on your wedding day, a chance of a few showers won’t bother you in the least. I was so happy, I didn’t mind at all that there might be rain. I just figured I’d walk into the chapel under an umbrella, get what pictures I could outside, and then get the rest in the chapel if it started to rain. What happens will happen when it comes to weather, and if everything is as it should be, you’ll be so deliriously happy on the day of your wedding that a little bit of rain couldn’t possibly get you down. I know it’s stressful now. But on the day of, you might be surprised how little you’ll actually care.

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