(Closed) rain rain go away! help!

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Try to stay calm! 11 days into the future is way too much for the weather folks to accurately predict the weather. Things can change in an instant. Just try to stay positive…I know this is hard.

Post # 4
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

11 days out are still kinda early, honestly the forecast changes everyday..

best bet is to come up w/ a rain plan, for example making sure your helpers know how to move stuff around if it’s really going to rain the later part of the day.  not to be dampen your spirit, but being prepared actually eases your mind off, and there might not be rain at all anyways 🙂

cheer up


Post # 5
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

luckily, the weather forecast people seem to ALWAYS be wrong…especially out here =)

Post # 6
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

First, breathe.  🙂  You’ve still got 11 days, and a lot can change in that time.  Try to finalize your rain plan so it’s something you know you’ll be happy with, and then stop looking at th weather reports!  At least until a few days before.  I had an entirely outdoor wedding as well, and I was panicked the whole time leading up to it, because it had rained basically every weekend for months.  I was convinced that the pattern would continue.  Sure enough, there was rain in the forecast for the whole weekend.  I had a rain plan that wasn’t perfect, but it was fine, and we just went forward and hoped for the best.  The day of the rehearsal, the clouds rolled in JUST as we were finishing up, so we got hit with a few sprinkles, but that was it.  The day of the wedding, it rained pretty much all day.  We got some GORGEOUS photos because rain makes for the best light.  I have some adorable umbrella shots, that are seriously some of my favorites.  Then, as we were finishing photos and heading back to freshen up, the clouds parted, sun came out, and the weather was perfect for the rest of the day. 

All of this is to say, it might not rain at all, but if it does, it’ll still be okay!  We loved every minute of our rainy weekend!  Just make sure you have lots of umbrellas, and have an army of people with towels in case the seats get wet before guests have to sit in them!  Good luck and have a beautiful wedding!

Post # 7
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I agree that it’ll probably change by then! Our forecast here said partly cloudy, and it’s pouring here today!

Post # 8
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

11 days is a long time and the forecast WILL change!

But from the other side of things. It poured on my wedding day and I had to use my crappy rain plan…. and my day was still fantastic!!!!!! A little more stressful than originally planned as we changed our ceremony location an hour before the ceremony, we were really hoping for an outdoor ceremony LOL, but still AMAZING!!!!

I have my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 9
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Time is on your side so you can prepare now. Buy some matching clear plastic umbrellas for the bridal party. It absolutely poured on my wedding day and the clear umbrellas SAVED my photos! We also bought huge black golf umbrellas for the men to carry, and each of those kept about 4 people dry.

Also, go online now and find some adorable white or blue rainboots. They will look very cute in photos!

Finally, don’t get too upset. My wedding day had a 22-year record rainfall that even closed some highways due to flooding…and my day was still awesome. My photographer even took a beautiful photo of the sparkly glass beads on my dress next to some sparkling raindrops on a window, and it looks like abstract art. I LOVE that he was able to make lemons into lemonaid!

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