Post # 1
Well, the title says it all really. I know that there’s absolutely nothing I can do…the weather will do whatever it feels like! We are 15 days away from the wedding, with 90% of my and FI’s family due to fly in from out of state and internationally. The storm is still so far out that there’s no way to know where it will go, if it will strengthen or weaken once it hits the Caribbean.
I am trying so hard not to freak out. I’ve just spent so much time and SO much $ on this one day, and I don’t know what I’d do if suddenly there was an evacuation or I had vendors cancel. I guess I’m just looking for some encouraging words and maybe some advice on how to keep calm!
Post # 2
I completely feel you. I fly out early next week to Jamaica and my wedding is next Saturday, outdoors. I’m trying hard to be calm as well and pray for clear skies. Failing that, we’ll have to utilize the rain plan. Which while is not ideal, is still an option. Do you have a rain plan just incase? What about wedding insurance?
Post # 3
I had my wedding the weekend after sandy hit (three days later). My parents flew in from Europe and yes everything was extremely stressful but worked out fine in the end! The venue was hit and they replaced some things but it was open on our day and ran on its emergency energy (we had power outages everywhere else). None of my vendors canceled, but some guests told us that they had to wait 2 hours in line to get gas to come to our wedding. I also had to pick up my dress in NYC by subway because the streets were closed for most traffic. It’s really a very long story-the point is that even with all that happening our wedding was fine and no vendors nor the venue canceled. I hope you won’t have to go through this though!
Post # 4
Both my ceremony and reception are indoors (did NOT want to deal with September heat and humidity in Louisiana), but my biggest fear is that no one ends up coming 🙁 We are already only having 70ish guests, and I just keep picturing a totally empty reception ball room lol. We do not have wedding insurance, but I did get a call back from our wedding venue coordinator after I left a hilarious and frantic voicemail for her. She was so calm and reassured me that we’d be ok…all of their power lines are underground and they have never lost power.
I will be saying lots of prayers/sending good thoughts for you!!
Holy. Moly. This story gives me hope! I’m so glad your wedding was still wonderful.
Post # 5
I know I was stressed around the time of my wedding but jeeeeez I can’t even begin to imagine how scary this must be for you! I really hope everything turns out okay 🙂
Post # 6
Fortunately, Danny is a very small storm and is about to meet a lot of hostile atmospheric conditions that threaten its survival….so there is that. ☺ Having gone through two hurricanes myself, a small 90mph storm is relatively minor.
Post # 7
I live on the coast and in an area that gets hit about once a year with a hurricane. I too fretted about my outdoor September wedding but I lucked out. You probably will too! Try not to worry. It will be what it will be and you can make changes at the last moment if needed.