(Closed) Possible Rain :(

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I think it sounds like you’ve got a back up plan and a positive attitude (lots of brides have neither lol). You’re getting married, make the best of it. Your guests won’t care about the lovely garden vs the slightly drab hall. They’re there to celebrate your love and have a fun time.Β 

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Everything will be perfect – rain or shine!Β 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Rain is good luck. You also have a good outlook so that is the half of it. πŸ™‚ My wedding day called for 80% chance of rain all day up until 10pm the night before, also with a outdoor wedding. I became very excited about cute rain pics and also just rain in general because I love rain, and I knew that as long as I was calm and cool about it everyone else would be! The day of it rained a baby bit in the morning, was cloudy and overcast alllll day but the sun would pop out for a couple minutes here and there and didn’t rain again until right before our exit! Keep being positive πŸ™‚

It made super cute photos… 

EDIT: I was trying to see it said it was supposed to rain all day the day of then at 10pm the night before it changed to about half the day, then the day of it barely rained. πŸ™‚ 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have to say, I was in the same boat last month. Our wedding was outdoors but we had back up plans. I kept checking the weather and on the wedding day it said it would rain and the day before there would be a thunderstorm, the forecast changed to something better or worse every day which drove me crazy. So instead of just being excited and happy, I was feeling anxious, and worried the week before. I knew I was being irrational but added with stress I couldn’t help it.

During rehearsal it did rain but we didn’t mind (better to rain as much as possible the day before than the day of) the forecast for the wedding suddenly changed to no rain and I felt a little less nervous. The wedding day came and NO RAIN, in fact the weather was sunny and perfect in the morning. It rained a little during makeup, still about 2 hours before the 1st look, I was worried again but the rain stopped quickly, it just stayed a little cloudy. The ceremony came along and the clouds began to go away. As soon as I walked down with my dad, the sun began to brightly shine through, it was perfect timing. Here’s a photo a friend took after the ceremony (Can’t wait for the professional ones but I love this photo so much):

So my point is that I made myself nervous at an already stressful time when I shouldn’t have. It should’ve been an exciting happy time but I drove myself crazy refreshing the wunderground page constantly. I was happy and excited too, but I brought myself more stress than I had to. And even if it rained, as soon as the wedding day came nothing else mattered except marrying my best friend. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

The weather app reports seem pretty positive. Even weather network only says 40% chance. And if there is a little bit of rain, some of the cutest photos I’ve seen have been umbrella pictures! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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jinnyjean24 :Β  there are a lot of things to worry about! And most don’t make sense when you look back. Before I saw a rain forecast I saw something about WIND SPEEDS. I started researching how different wind speeds feel and bought veil weights that I never used. What you said last reminded me how worried I was for no reason, and you’re definitely not alone in that. Anyway have a great wedding! No matter what happens weather-wise (or mosquito-wise), it will be an awesome and happy day.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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jinnyjean24 :  we did have a tent! it didn’t have walls or anything though and everyone was pretty comfortable, i think because i wasn’t bothered by it- no one else was! also, if you are having drinks at your wedding get a few drinks in people and they’ll barely notice the rain! haha 

during our exit we ended up just moving the tables out of the way and doing it under the tent (we did a sparkler send off) so no one had to stand in the rain but everyone followed us to the car and stood in the rain and helped us! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Lots of people consider rain a sign of good luck! The people that don’t are the people who don’t have a back-up indoor option πŸ˜›

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Just embrace the rain! It rained almost the whole day and was chilly on my wedding day! We only planned an outdoor ceremony and the rain luckily held out for the ceremony! Our reception was inside and guests didn’t seem to notice it was even raining. I was sad our guests couldn’t enjoy the venue grounds more but it was still an amazing day! 

 

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

We got married in October and it freaking POURED for most of the day. Here is the very first photo from our professional getting ready shots, from inside our hotel room:

Our plan had been to be married outdoors, but we had many rentals that had to be cancelled and we had to make the call the day before. While I was so disappointed by the change of plan, it was a huge relief to just make the decision and go for it. We were very lucky that the chair rental company was amazing and gave us a full refund; the outdoor venue even gave us a full refund. We texted everyone the evening before: “They say rain is good luck on your wedding day, so we must be extra blessed! Because of Mother Nature you will now go directly to (The Restaurant) for our ceremony. We can’t wait to see you!”

Luckily, our backup option was a lovely covered patio off of the restaurant. It was cramped, but it was dry, and I still think beautiful:

There was a break in the rain and we did get some outdoor shots though it totally ruined my hair. Here you can see the water on H’s shoulders:

 

Your day will be perfect if you just accept that you can’t change the weather and embrace the changes. It made all the difference for me! Good luck!

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