Post # 1
I picked my venue with my fingers crossed that it wouldn’t rain. The place even told me, don’t pick us if you can’t handle it if it rains (more or less). The ceremony is scheduled to be in front of a beautiful flower garden. Our place cards were to be on a clothesline on a white picket fence. Cocktail hour is scheduled to be among grove trees strung with lights high up in the trees. It is an outdoor venue, with a barn for the reception. However it is a place meant for people to wander the grounds. The bathroom is a full minute walk from the barn. The forecast predicts that showers will be starting Sunday afternoon (my ceremony is at 4:30), I don’t know what will become of the wedding. I am so disappointed. We will have to get married in the barn (which will be set up for dinner), and cocktail hour will be in a tent in the field, which means people will still have to deal with a potentially muddy walk to the tent and back. So maybe it won’t rain on Sunday, maybe the forecast is wrong. But if it’s right I have to put on a happy face and accept what I cannot control. People will not experience my wedding the way I had envisioned. Has this happened to anyone else?
Post # 3
aww, you poor thing! I planned my wedding assuming it would be raining cats and dogs like it did the prior year, making a lot of aesthetic sacrifices. Of course it didn’t rain after all my preparation!
Post # 4
wowo so sorry to hear this. just pray hard that it doesnt rain. i love the idea of outdoor weddings plus u get great photos outdoors but the unpredictable weather made me decide to stick to indoors. hopefully everything will go well for you though
Post # 5
It has been scorching hot here and before my wedding I looked up the forecast and the one…and only day it showed rain was on my wedding day. I had an inside wedding but all the photos were planned for outside and I didnt have back up….i cried.
It didnt rain, and it was so bloody hot people sweated through there shirts 🙂
Keep you chin up…crazier things have happened!!
Post # 6
Weather can change in the next 2-3 days, and who knows! Maybe it doesn’t rain at all. 🙂 I’m always the glass is half full kind of person. And if it does rain on the day of, I hope that you’re so distracted by all the excitement around you that you don’t really care about the change of plans. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for no rain!
Post # 7
Keeping my fingers crossed that it won’t rain for you. The weather isn’t always right! Most of the time they are wrong! No worries! Somehow it work out one way or another-don’t fret!
Post # 8
yep, keep your fingers crossed. 5 days before my wedding they were predicting 22 and cloudy. On the actual day it was 38 and not a cloud in sight!
Post # 9
I am in exactly the same boat. Ceremony at 4 on Sunday. I’m hoping for the best for both of us.
Post # 10
Oh sweetie, it’ll be okay! My wedding was also outdoors and the forecast predicted rain for days beforehand–it DID rain, pretty much all day, which is why my pictures involve umbrellas (and are super cute!), but right as we were finishing pictures and going to get ready for the ceremony…it stopped. The clouds parted, the sun came out, and the rest of the evening was beautiful. So even though the forecast said it was going to rain. all. day. we got the break we needed! We made all sorts of provisions for the rain, and I wasn’t stoked about any of them, but we didn’t need them. Just be super prepared, and what will be will be. At the end of the day you’ll be married, even if you’re wet and muddy. And rain makes GORGEOUS pictures. Good luck!
Post # 11
My photographer told me that unless it absolutely pours, you should do it outside anyway. Hand out umbrellas, and carry one yourself.
I ahve seen many adorable photos done with umbrellas. So unless you really have a downpour, go with it!
Post # 12
Besides, if it does rain it is lucky! My mom said it makes the knot tighter 🙂
Post # 13
I wish you lots of good luck! I too am planning an outdoor ceremony. Its a big risk for having outdoor beauty for a wedding. But you have to understand the risk and be ok with it when you plan it for outside. Life is a gamble. And I hope you win big on your big day!
Post # 14
Thanks for the supportive words. They just upped it to a 60% chance of rain, and throughout the day, especially in the afternoon. I am just moving forward and contacting DJ, caterer, coordinator about our new set-up. There’s really nothing else I can do. I went and bought a bunch of huge umbrellas and am going to talk to the photographer about rain shots. Have to put on a happy face.
Post # 15
I had rain/thunderstorms forecast the entire week before my wedding up until the day before. I was a mess and it turned out sunny and clear. Don’t lose hope 🙂
Post # 16
Keep your spirits up! Everything will work out either way. We got married outside in June, and the forecast predicted thunderstorms starting late afternoon. Our ceremony was to begin at 5:30. We did pictures beforehand, and when we left our hotel, the radar showed a big stretch of storm clouds coming our way. They never hit us, and we found out the whole storm diverted south. We had a few sprinkles late in the evening, but otherwise it was perfect.
I worked myself up the entire week before thinking everything was going to be ruined, and it wasn’t worth the stress Even if it had rained, I realized the day of that I didn’t care – I was getting MARRIED! Don’t get too worried about the forecast ahead of time, because it can always change. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!