(Closed) What would you have done?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would have sent somebody to the dollar store to buy as many umbrellas as possible and delayed the ceremony by half an hour…or I would have moved inside.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@mamadingdong: I would not have sat in the rain.  Etiquette does not mean that you are a door mat.  I would have excused myself and waited in an area where I would not be getting soaked. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Rain back up was the frist question we had for our venues.  As a bride, I wouldnt even want my ceremony out in the rain?  Did the bride/groom, and wedding party have cover?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@SandyDollHair: I was just thinking the same thing! We had an outdoor wedding and bought enough umbrellas for every two people to share one in case it rained. It turned out to be fifty bucks we didn’t end up needing to spend, but I’m glad we had the back-up plan in case it had come to that.

@mamadingdong: Sorry you had such a crappy experience; that sucks!! I agree it was kind of weird. If they had enough money to hire a wedding planner, they should have had enough money to have some sort of “Plan B.”

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would have walked inside during the ceremony. Not like you could hear it anyway. I think that was pretty inconsiderate of them. You should always have a backup plan if you are doing an outdoor wedding

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That is so so terrible. As a guest I would not have stayed out there in the rain. It’s one thing if it was just drizzling and quite another if it is pouring! How incredibly inconsiderate to ask people to stay there for you.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There should have been a backup plan! Most brides don’t even have a wedding planner but they know that if they are having an outdoor wedding that there has to be a backup plan in case of inclimate weather, she had a wedding planner and neither one of them could come up with a backup plan? I’m sorry but there is really no excuse for that! I would have just left and went inside before I got that wet. Were the bride and groom also drenched? They should have either waited half and hour to an hour to see if the rain would let up or moved it into the indoor room they had the dinner in. I think it was fine that the wedding planner asked everyone to sit down quickly in an attempt to get the ceremony finished before the rain but just letting you sit there and get soaked…..

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We all sat outside, in the pouring rain for 30 min

seriously?  i would have walked inside like a normal person – you are a better person than i could be and i would love to see a pic of the bride and groom standing in the rain saying their vows

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What happened at the reception afterwards? Was everyone just drenched and cold?  Was it even fun?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@mamadingdong: you are a much more patient person that I am. I would have went where there is shelter. I don’t know where you live, but here when it rains, it thunders. And by thunders, I mean there is lots of lightning and loud booms haha. I wouldn’t risk my life (and health) to sit out in the rain. That is selfish of them to not have thought about rain IMO. An outside wedding is a craps shoot, and they should have had a backup plan. You are a far better friend that I my dear.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@mamadingdong: sorry my humor doesnt translate well – i wasnt questioning your mental health but i really cannot imagine all these people sitting out in the rain. i wouldnt suck that up at all and like i already posted, you are a better person than i am for sitting it out

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Even if I stayed out in the rain for the ceremony I would definitely have left immediately afterwards to get into some comfortable clothes. Whether I came back or not would probably depend on how much I usually liked the couple getting married.

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