Post # 1
I am the girl who decided to have an outdoor wedding. I was the girl who threw caution to the wind and decided to follow the dream.
While we have a backup (the reception hall) it’s not exactly a *great* backup plan- If it happens this way, guests will be seated at their tables during the “I Dos”, and there really won’t be anywhere to get photos if it rains, because, well, all the photos are planned for outside.
Sooo…. weather is an issue.
I’m now 9 days out, and my wedding day *just* hit the 10 day weather forecast today. This morning it was looking good- 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
But by this evening, it was looking terrible- 78 degrees and isolated T-storms, with that nasty little stormy icon haunting 7 of the 10 days in the forecast.
Now, don’t get me wrong, bees…. I have it on good authority (a close friend who happens to be a meteorologist) that I shouldn’t even bother with the forecast until Sunday.
But. I. Can’t. Help. It.
I have to look. I can’t help myself.
So, here I am, begging Mother Nature to take pity on me and give me a pretty wedding day.
Anybody else in the same boat? Any wedding weather horror stories out there?
Post # 3
Yes. I am in the EXACT same boat!! It’s stressful. I never even wanted to have an outdoor wedding ceremony EVER until I started researching wedding stuff and saw how beautiful an outdoor ceremony can be compared to an indoor thing.
Post # 4
For the record, this morning the 14-day trend said it was going to be cloudy on my wedding day. But now it says thunderstorms. Bah.
Post # 5
AW, dont worry… my wedding day said rain for a week and now its saying sunny skies. It will definately change!
Post # 6
If it makes you feel any better, a week out from our outdoor wedding the wedding weather forecaster on weather.com advised that we get ready to use our rain-plan. It was cold and rainy all that week until it cleared up the day before the wedding. Despite forecasts of rain and storms, our wedding day was 72 without a cloud in the sky. All I can advise is to hope for the best but prepare for (and come to terms with) the worst.
Post # 7
@ChantelleyLace: Yeah… I’ve always seen myself getting married outside.
I’ve never been much of a church go-er… it just never really felt right to me, for some reason. I’ve been to church (esp. as a child), and I think there are some good concepts, but at heart I consider myself agnostic…. be a good person, and that’s that.
I also have childhood memories of using the flowers from one of our trees as a little bouquet and playing “bride”, and watching “Secret Garden” one too many times…
For now I’m going to just keep praying, and preparing for the worst, just in case!
Post # 8
I just want to praise you girls for going for the outdoor wedding! I found the site I wanted, but the fear got to me, yes a year out, and I went with a hall instead. I’m hoping not to regret this decision. and have been having my fingers crossed for no rain on fridays, saturdays, and sundays, since I got engaged. at least for long enough ours for ceremony’s and pics. good blessings going your way ladies!
Post # 9
@hollaatmad: Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you!
I actually have an acquaintance who is getting married at the same venue the day after us (but different location on the grounds) and since she and I found out we were getting married at the same venue a day apart, we’ve been keeping tabs on each other’s weddings as we went along.
Now we’re both praying for each other’s weddings not to get rained out!! (That being said, I think both of us would admit that if one wedding *had* to get rained out, we would hope it wasn’t our own!)
So, here’s praying for everybody’s outdoor weddings for the next few weekends!
Post # 10
It rained on my wedding day (even though it had been clear and perfect a week beforehand) and at first I was kinda bummed, but all of our guests said it made everything so much cozier and romantic. And the photos were beautiful! My photographer did a fabulous job and we even got a few shots outside in the moments the rain stopped. One of the best pics of the day was me and my BMs outside with our umbrellas. (Here are some pics if you want to see).
The bottom line is, I hope it doesn’t rain because its not what you want, but it will still be wonderful no matter what. I promise!
Post # 11
@Ginger123: Those are gorgeous photos! I love your flowers, by the way, and that little chapel is to die for!
Unfortunately, our reception hall isn’t nearly as beautiful as your little chapel, at least for a ceremony. That’s the main part that has me bummed….. if it rains, instead of slowly meandering down a garden path before getting married in the middle of a garden, I’ll be coming down a teeny staircase and then getting married in the middle of the dance floor.
Just doesn’t have the same feel for me…. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it could happen, but I really would prefer the wedding in my head!