Post # 1
I’m worried. My wedding is in the South this Saturday, but a VERY large portion of my guests are flying in from New York. Sandy has caused significant damage there and all flights Monday and TUesday were cancelled.
Most of my guests are flying in on Friday…but still…i’m really worrried about their flights! Anyone have any idea how the situation will pan out? (not that i think you’re psychics or anything…)
Post # 3
PHL is reopening tonight. I’m sure the NYC airports will be up & running by Friday! Try not to stress too much!
Post # 4
@summerxq: Is there a chance that the venue will allow you to move your date a bit? Act of god and all tht?
Post # 5
No I definitely don’t think the venue will let me move my wedding…plus, everyone has already booked hotels and everything, so it would be a huge headache to change the wedding date….I’m just really hoping that the airports will be fine by Friday :(:(:(
Post # 6
If they have booked flights later this week then they will be fine.
The only people affected, in terms of flights, are those that had their flights already cancelled. They will need to find open seats on the planes and there are limited numbers of those.
I wouldnt stress.
Post # 7
Thanks guys. I’m trying not to stress, but I keep getting calls from people asking, “are people going to be able to fly in for your wedding?? Will things be okay??” They’re only concerned, but it’s freaking me out a bit!
Post # 8
Well, New York’s LaGuardia is under water… so I don’t think that things will be getting back to normal there anytime soon !!
PHOTO Credit – Frank Giannola
Post # 9
I’m sorry you’re going through this, but really, all you can say is, “this is out of our hands, we’ll just have to see what happens as the situation develops.” When people ask you about whether guests will be able to make it, the best thing to say is, “We hope so, but that’s not something we can control, or predict.”
Post # 10
@This Time Round: Judging by the wheels it’s just a few inches high – granted it’s a loooot of water. But you’d be surprised how fast water can receed. It tends to leave a lot of damage behind when it gets into buildings but I don’t imagine it would be able to destroy the tarmac. It’s nice and flat and open and hopefully it will drain quickly.
Post # 11
Depending on the airline, your guests may be able to route from an alternate airport, like if your guest is booked out of LaGuardia, they may be able to reroute out of Philly. It’s less than 90 minutes by train between the two. While I’d hope all the airports will be open by Friday, I wouldn’t count on it, or count on a full service. Ask your guests to have their desirede re-routing ready when they call the airline (go o the airline website and make a dummy booking first to see what flights have open seats) but do not delay; flights are going to be very full, and reticketing needs to happen quickly. Don’t wait till the last minute.
Also, please refrain from using the phrase “ruin my wedding” in front of folks from this area, as some have lost jobs, homes, and tens of thousands of dollars in the storm. Your wedding is very important to them, but their homes and their communities are more important to them. It’s heartbreaking. Be understanding of those who rsvp’ed yes but end up unable to attend.
Post # 12
I feel you. Our wedding is on Friday in South Carolina and both of our families had flights canceled for tomorrow. They decided to drive instead. You just have to say it’s out of your hands. I am sorry this is happening to us! It really sucks!
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Best of luck at your wedding.
Post # 15
EEK! My Fiance and I are flying in to that area this friday to visit his family. We’re flying into Newark though, so hopefully they’ll be able to rearrange people’s flights if necessary. I’m not sure if they’ve got power back (we still have a few friends without), but maybe you can try contacting your guests first to see how they’re doing and where they sit. With any luck, they’ll be able to make it down for your wedding.
Post # 16
I’m watching the NYC situation too, my cousin is getting married in midtown on Saturday! Hope power and everything is restored by then!