(Closed) When do you take the weather seriously?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: When should you start paying attention to the forecast for your wedding?
    Two Days Out : (16 votes)
    64 %
    A week away : (6 votes)
    24 %
    As soon as a forecast is available : (1 votes)
    4 %
    The Day Of : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I personally wouldn’t start taking it seriously until 3 days out or so, but it depends on the region (S. California weather is notoriously fickle, for example).

    Now for me, “Plan B” meant buying a couple of nice umbrellas–which we did long before we had a more accurate picture of the weather because of shipping time and stuff. But your Plan B might have a lot more moving parts and fees involved, so it depends on what makes sense logistically and financially for you.

    Post # 5
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    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    In your case, all I would do would be to put together a step-by-step rain contingency plan on paper–so will you have to move chairs and will you need astroturf or some other kind of covering in case it gets muddy out and who is going to move and place everything? Will you need heaters? Should you buy a few extra golf umbrellas to help escort older people? It’ll be darker–would you like more candles? Maybe you want a pair of special bridal rain boots! That sort of thing.

    Do this earlier rather than later only because if there are things that you need to reserve or buy, you might need some time for that. But otherwise, it’ll probably just give your mom a lot more piece of mind to hammer out exactly what “Plan B” is so you feel prepared.

    Post # 6
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    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m four days out and the forecast is still changing. At a week out it was changing multiple times a day. Tell your mum not to panic yet. I don’t think forecasts can even come close to being accurate until about 2-3 days out.

    Post # 7
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I started checking about a week before, but the forecast changed (of course) every day that week. About 4-5 days before, sunny. Then, two days before the wedding the forecast was calling for possible rain showers. The day before the forecast called for a lesser chance of rain showers. We had NO rain at all.  I don’t think the forecasts are accurate until a few days before, but even then you could be surprised! Just have your back-up plan ready.

    Post # 8
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think you start watching it at 1 week out… particularly temperature is usually somewhat predictable at that distance. And if it looks like it is going to be bad start prepping plan B, but don’t execute yet. At 1-2 days out if the weather is going to be bad be ready for plan B, and make a final decision (if possible) on the morning of. 

    Post # 9
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    lol just noticed you’re in Ohio… you do know what they say about the weather here right? 

     

    If you don’t like the weather in Ohio… wait a half hour. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Dont take it seriously until the DAY OF. My forecast said 30% chance of scattered showers on my wedding day. That morning I woke up at 6 AM and it POURED from 6 AM to 4 PM. Around 2:30 while getting my hair done I was thinking I was going to have to go to plan B. However, I was the one to make the final call and I was so glad I said that we were going to wait until 5 to make the decision because at 4 it magically cleared up!! We ended up having a gorgeous sunny early evening ceremony and I am so glad I waited until the last minute to make the decision!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yeah, just wanted to update to say that I am now with @PitBulLover and agree that you can’t trust the weather until you look out the window on the day of! I’m now three days out and the forecast has completely changed since yesterday (seriously meterologists, wtf?!), so now I’m just going to believe it when I see it!

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