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Post # 2
8283 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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youremyfavorite2016 :  there are quite a few posts like this and the advice generally is there is nothing you can do so stop stressing and it may make for fab photos. Maybe try searching, a remember a few of the photos were just stunning!!! 

Post # 3
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I feel your pain! They have predicted thunder showers in our area.  I cried a bit at my computer yesterday and am really trying to let it go.  I told myself I won’t check again until tomorrow, hoping the forcast changes for you!

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee

 This happened to me! I ended up shopping for a really pretty umbrella, and getting same-day shipping so that it would arrive in time for the wedding! Something like this:


Leegoal Ladies Umbrella Lace Parasol Folding Umbrella Sun Shade Anti-uv (grey)

Post # 5
299 posts
Helper bee

I’m sorry, I know what you are going through right now! Try to stay positive. It was supposed to rain all 3 days of our wedding weekend (welcome boat cruise on Friday, wedding Saturday, brunch on the lawn Sunday) and never rained a drop! 

Not sure where you are checking the forecast, but when I was in the midst of my weather panic I read that weather.com has a rain bias and predicts rain far more often than it actually does rain. Noaa.gov is the most accurate.

If it does end up raining, I agree with PP that rain does produce some awesome pictures. Congrats on getting married this weekend!

Post # 6
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

My thoughts are–if it’s raining day before your wedding, but not on your wedding day, wouldn’t the ground still be wet and muddy? 

Post # 7
2944 posts
Sugar bee

Yep…it rained on our wedding day.

It came down hard as we were getting ready at our hotel suites and DH was asking my sister if I was crying LOL…because that’s what I said I would do…but then it stopped.

 On the way to the photo site, it started pouring again then stopped and right when we got there, rained again! surprised

Sooo…we lost about an hour trying to wait it out and ended up at one of our backup sites for photos.  That was when it stopped raining for good and we were able to get some pretty good shots.

I kind of liked the overcast as I sometimes find the sunnier pictures a bit too bright.

What I did was accept what I couldn’t change and just went with it.  Because of the weather, I didn’t get the lush, enchanted forest pictures I so wanted, I had to do 2 hair changes and the hem of my dress was a hot muddied mess.

But the day was perfect.  I married my best friend, got to have my dream wedding, and had the people I loved the most…friends and family to celebrate with me! smile


Post # 8
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

There is NOTHING you can do about the weather. Don’t stress because your wedding day will still come and go and at the end of the day, you will be MARRIED regardless if the sun is shining or it is storming. There are so many other things that you can control and stress about, but the weather shouldn’t be one of them.

I got married on September 13, 2014 and in NY it’s normally picture perfect around that time… we picked our venue because it had an amazing ceremony space in the gardens near an infinity pool and they had bars and lounge furniture. It was just gorgeous. I also looked at the weather here and there and for 2 weeks before my wedding it was picture perfect, not a cloud in the sky and upper 70s to low 80s. As we got closer to the day the forecast for the day of my wedding kept getting colder and the chance of rain kept getting higher. Well, fast forward to the day of: we got 2 inches of rain and it was 56 degrees. It was a complete monsoon and our ceremony had to be held inside. Our cocktail hour was still in the tents outside. Would I have loved to have the wedding as I had envisioned it? Sure, but that wasn’t my reality. I could have been upset about it or I could have partied my ass off and still realized I would be married either way. I chose to say “fuck it” and then just deal with it and it was the best, stress free day ever. The sun was out the day before and the day after, but it rained on my wedding day and I still loved every single second of it anyway.

Your day will be beautiful regardless. You have the plan in place so you follow it if you need to. That is all you can do.

Post # 9
6798 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It went just fine, really. We were kind of cold and had to push our timeline back a bit. But we got some great gloomy sky photos which are my favorites really.  I very much wish we’d done some fun rain shots with umbrellas and the like. Best advice: embrace the crappy weather and have a blast

Post # 10
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Saint Domingue

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youremyfavorite2016 :  we planned most of our engagement to get married under a giant oak tree that looks like the Tree of Life.  We had an indoor back up plan, but not an outdoor back up plan.  We didn’t expect 2.74″‘of rain the day before the wedding and torrential rains the day of to flood out (seriously) our ceremony site.  

We ended up getting married outside (with our friends madly wiping down chairs after a group of storms passed through) at the foot of a beautiful bridge and between pretty trees with a lagoon full of lily pads in the end and it was wonderful.  Our photographer got photos of us with the massive oak we had planned to get married beneath. 

As I was having my photo taken outside prior to the ceremony 30mph winds kicked up and the skies opened up. I was bummed.  Our reception site has a covered patio.  My photographer took tons of photos under the patio and showed them to me.  It looks as though I’m standing outside.  She’s magical!  

Don’t worry.  Whatever happens it will be perfect and beautiful!  

Post # 11
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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youremyfavorite2016 :  get an awesome umbrella and embrace the weather. You’ll have an amazing day anyway! 💙

Post # 12
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

It was supposed to downpour the day of our commitment ceremony and, in a moment of complete Bridezilla-ness that Im not very proud of, I had the ultimate meltdown when my husband suggested postponing it to the next day. Luckily, we compromised amd decided to have the ceremony an hour earlier than we planned and managed to beat the rain by about 45 minutes. 

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