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Weather Schmeather

Mandy, on May 14, 2019 at 9:50 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 25
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90% chance of severe storms this Saturday (wedding day). Also, I'm in tornado alley. Also, there was a severe tornado about 2 weeks ago 4 miles from my venue. It's raining as I type this. I'm trying to stay positive but I really wanted to have an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. Looks like I'm going to have to move it all indoors and probably not get any outdoor pictures at this rate..and guests may not come if the weather is bad. *sigh* I haven't really given much thought to an indoor ceremony at the venue because that means setting it up, then flipping it for the reception.

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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Try and stay positive, it will be a beautiful day no matter what and rain is good luck! Try not to dwell on it or stress over it. I know that is easier said than done but it sounds like you are trying to stay positive which is good. Even if it does rain maybe you will get some time in between where you can snap some outdoors pictures. It will all work out and you are going to have an amazing day!

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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
    Mandy ·
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    Yes, I'm trying to stay positive. I'm hoping the rain holds off until a little later in the evening.. Even if we have to do the ceremony indoors, I'd still like some outdoor pictures.

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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
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    Definitely. You could also buy those cute clear umbrellas for a few shots, I think those are so adorable! I will be thinking of you and praying you get some time to get some outdoor shots. The weather is so unpredictable, you could definitely get some clear skies!

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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
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    I second clear umbrella photos. Those always look cute!

    Your caterer will be able to turn the space around from ceremony to reception, while your guests are at cocktail hour. They do this all the time. Also, our venue said that if it’s raining & we’re not able to take outdoors photos, we can come with our photographer on any other day (when they don’t have weddings) & do an outdoor photo shoot. I know it’s not ideal because you have to get ready all over again & get your photographer, but I would consider it if the weather is really bad all day.

    Also there is still some time until Saturday, weather changes all the time, so 🤞
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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
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    I'm hoping the weather pushes off a bit. We don't have a caterer so they won't be there to flip the room. Our photographer is about two hours away and I couldn't even get her to go check out the venue ahead of time so ugh. I'm just watching the weather like a hawk right now (like it's going to do me any good).

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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva ·
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    Lol... I understand, I’ll be probably doing the same for our wedding in September 😆
    The chances it rains all day are usually small, so I think you’ll catch at least couple of dry hours.
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  • Grace
    Expert June 2019
    Grace ·
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    Can you look at photos from other weddings at that venue and see how other people have set it up for rain? I’m sure someone else has gotten married there on a rainy day! We did this and I actually kinda like the rain set up just as well as doing it outside. Maybe it won’t be as bad as ya think if it’s inside
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  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
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    Good luck! Hoping for some clear skies or at least breaks in the weather and a late rain instead! Smiley heart

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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
    Mandy ·
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    The venue is barely a year old and they didn't start having weddings there until last summer (after the rainy season). I've tried, but there's not a massive amount of pictures from other weddings on their page to see how they have set up. I keep going back hoping there are though! In the end it will be fine, I'm just stressing out at this point with everyone messaging me asking questions.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Praying the weather will clear up so you can have your outdoor wedding.

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  • Tara
    Expert June 2019
    Tara ·
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    How is your photographer in the rain? I only ask because if you do not mind getting wet, I have seen awesome pictures that were taken in the rain! Just offering something to make the most of the crappy situation!

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  • Becca
    Expert July 2019
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    Lucky for you, any forecast more than 3 days out has less confidence, although using a 90% right now is pretty gutsy. PS, I am a weather forecaster so I am prob going to over analyze haha. I would set up a plan, but only start really thinking about it on Thursday. In addition, make sure you are getting your weather from a reliable source (aka... not your phone). There are several popular applications that aren't overly reliable because they do not have a group of forecasters specifically looking at your area who know it well. Good luck and if you have any questions, feel free to dm me!

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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
    Mandy ·
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    I'm sure they would do fine but I dont want a wet dress for the reception.
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    Good luck!
    If you're in tornado alley, that shouldn't keep your guests away. I assume y'all just sit outside during a tornado too like we do.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP May 2021
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    Mandy, your wedding will be beautiful, no matter the weather. You have planned to the Nth degree. I live in tornado alley, too. We had 77 last month. So excited your wedding day is finally here. Will pray the rain stops so you can have your outside ceremony. xoxo
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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
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    That's what I've been telling them. Just wear rain boots .. we can move our chairs outside and watch the nader!

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  • Kiana
    Dedicated June 2019
    Kiana ·
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    I’m hoping for a bit of rain so I can get some cute clear umbrella photos! Your day is still going to be amazing! ❤️
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  • Soon2Bmrsp
    VIP May 2019
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    Hey DATE TWIN, my wedding is all indoors but I wanted to have pictures outdoors..I just checked the weather and it's now supposed to be cloudy on Saturday so hopefully that forecast stays the same

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  • H.
    Beginner August 2019
    H. ·
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    Hi! What weather websites do you recommend? I’m worried it’s going to rain on my wedding day next week Smiley sad thanks!
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  • Becca
    Expert July 2019
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    Haha no worries! The National Weather Service (if you're in the US) definitely has the most accurate forecasts. All info is free as you pay for it with your tax money. You can even pinpoint your venue on the map and get an hourly forecast when you're 2 days away! On my wedding day I woke up to rain. Looked at the hourly forecast and it said it would stop at 11. It literally stopped at 11am! They live in your area too whereas other companies like ones with apps are stationed in one city yet forecast for the whole country.
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