Carol
Super September 2018

When do you start trusting the Forecast?

Carol, on August 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM Posted in Planning 0 63
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Hi all- 22 days to go! I鈥檓 constantly checking the weather because for a week now it鈥檚 been saying it will storm on my wedding day!!! 馃槹馃槺馃槹馃槺

I know 3 weeks out is a bit far to actually trust this but y鈥檃ll.... ITS FREAKING ME OUT!!!

We ALWAYS wanted an outside wedding, and even have a back up outdoor venue if our first choice is flooded due to rain. Neither location has an indoor option (state park and moms farm) so our back up in the event of rain is the upstairs of the church our reception is in. I really don鈥檛 want to use this as I鈥檓 a bitttt superstitious because my parents got married in the same church and now are divorced unfortunately.

anyways.

When did your your brides start freaking out over the weather? when should I officially freak out???

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  • Mrs. J
    Expert October 2018
    Mrs. J
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    I would think it could change. I wouldn't roll with it until the week of.

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  • Munchkin9218
    Master September 2018
    Munchkin9218
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    Not even checking it yet. Forecasts can change by the hour, so I won't be really looking until probably about a week before

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  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie
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    Weather apps and such are completely unpredictable (and often each source, whether it be the local news, the Weather network, or an app says something different). You will drive yourself crazy worrying about it. Personally, I'm not planning to check the weather for the wedding day until 2-3 days before and even then you can't really trust it until you look out the window the morning of your wedding.

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  • Jill
    Expert August 2018
    Jill
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    My day is two days away and I STILL don't trust the forecast! The way these weatherman are, you really can't believe the forecast until the exact moment. I swear, it's the only job you can be wrong everyday and not be fired! Lol.
    Wishing you good weather!
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  • Sarah
    Master June 2016
    Sarah
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    The morning of our wedding the forecast said 90% for scattered thunderstorms throughout the afternoon. It showered out for 5 minutes as we were getting ready to leave our reception- no thunderstorm.
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  • B
    Devoted September 2018
    Bri
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    I wouldn't trust the forecast until the day of. But I live in Michigan and it's always unpredictable. I just checked mine and it said 68 and no chance of rain and I'm still over a month away. I hope it doesn't change.

    Good luck, I hope you get to have the outdoor wedding you want!
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  • Carol
    Super September 2018
    Carol
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    Okay thanks ladies- so Ill believe it when Its 2-3 days before to decide if we need to move it indoor.


    I mostly dont want that... and if its a high possibility I want to still look for a place perhaps not the church...

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  • Munchkin9218
    Master September 2018
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    I would secure a back up location now rather than waiting until what the forecast says. Better to have it and not need it than to be scrambling to find one and getting the information to your guests the week of.

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  • Q
    Dedicated September 2018
    QueenOfTheFall86
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    I鈥檝e been doing the same thing. We are Sept 8th so I can do the extended forecast. First it said 86 and humid. Now it says 60% chance of thunderstorm 馃う馃徏鈥嶁檧锔
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    I definitely wouldn't worry this far in advance, the weather is so unpredictable, especially this time of year as the weather begins to start changing. I'd probably start checking the week of the wedding and taking that a little more seriously.

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  • Mrs.Bee
    Super August 2018
    Mrs.Bee
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    Make a plan B, asap, especially if you don't want to be optionless. I have been checking the weather daily for mine (hoping it will get cooler) In my opinion though, don't worry about having to move inside if it rains. You ARE NOT your mom and dad and that has no bearing on how your marriage will go. Good luck and congratulations on your special day!
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  • Christine
    Expert September 2018
    Christine
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    I'm not worried about the weather. I'll start worrying two or three days are for my wedding day. If you are worried I'll start just looking at a backup plan
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  • Casey
    VIP December 2018
    Casey
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    In addition to PP comments, definitely check weather.gov (the government weather site) as opposed to your local forecast. Local forecasts will always over-predict bad weather like rain and snow, as they don't want to under-predict it and then have angry locals yelling a them for not telling them it was going to rain. I've always found the government weather site to be accurate. That being said, rain is hard to predict.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD
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    It depends where you live, and how much weather changes. I live in Denver and our wedding is in the summer, so we really can't trust it until under a week out!

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  • M
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    It was supposed to be stormy here today, starting at noon. Then the start time was continually pushed back all morning. Now the prediction is for no rain at all. I'm glad I decided to water the lawn! There really is no way of knowing until it's time on that day, particularly in the summer.
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  • C
    Super October 2018
    Cassandra
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    Oh gosh, weather has changed by the day! Some days it will say 100% chance of rain, and the following day it will say 0%.

    here are the facts, you can鈥檛 change the weather, so why put stress on yourself?

    If you can, plan a backup. Otherwise Pinterest fun ways you can use rain for an outdoor ceremony.

    Another thing, rain is suppose to be good luck. Try to have fun with this, don鈥檛 stress!!
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  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    Do not look at it. Ever. Not even the day before.

    The weather ALWAYS changes. I literally was just on vacation and I checked the forecast the day before and it said it was supposed to rain every day the entire week. We literally did not see a single drop of rain the entire trip. Sometimes the winds change and its a 100% chance of rain, but the storm blows around your location and you see none of it. Sometimes it says rain all day and it rains for a half hour. Alternately, sometimes it says 0% chance of rain and it ends up raining!

    Checking the forecast at all will do nothing but stress you out! You have no control over the weather. Even if you check the night before and it says it鈥檚 predicting rain, what will that change? Would you not get married? Wait until the actual day of to see what the weather is like. If you ignore the forecast and just wait and see on the day, here are the 2 possibilities that will happen: (1) it doesn鈥檛 rain, and you would have stressed yourself out for no reason (2) it does rain, and you make the best of it. Checking it will have no influence over the outcome, other than that you will be more stressed either way.


    Figure out a backup plan now. Like I said, it could even say 0% of rain and still end up raining. You should figure out a backup option regardless of what the forecast says, and then stop thinking about it entirely until you wake up and look out the window on the morning of your wedding.

    Rain or shine, you鈥檙e marrying the love of your life. There鈥檚 so many controllable things to stress about in the weeks leading up to your wedding... don鈥檛 waste your energy stressing about things you can鈥檛 control!

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  • Jenna
    Beginner July 2018
    Jenna
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    I wouldn't worry about it until the week before otherwise it'll just cause unnecessary stress. Although the week leading up to my wedding it said rain and storms from 10am-5pm which was all our photos and ceremony... it ended up being gorgeous and hot outside.. so you never know! We had our venue set up the chairs for the outdoor area and also the back up area and so we could just go with the flow the morning of the wedding. I'll be wishing you good weather on your wedding day!!

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  • B
    Expert September 2018
    Brittany
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    I never even thought to start looking before 10 days! Mine is 9/15 and shows morning showers and partly cloudy during the day - which I kinda hope happens - mine is indoors though just photos during the lightest part of the day lol it says a high of 77 degrees too which I hope is true!! Last year it was 95 degrees that day and I told my FH that is not what we signed up for in September in Minnesota!

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  • Henri
    Beginner September 2018
    Henri
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    My backup plans is a small canopy tent and raincoats. You can buy the one-use plastic ones at Amazon for about $1 per.

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