Carol
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When do you start trusting the Forecast?

Carol, on August 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM

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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...
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???

62 Comments

  • TheGriers18
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    TheGriers18
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    I get married Sept 8th and I'm praying my cycle dont come on and it dont rain!! 22 days to go.. let me check the forecast now in Ga.. lol
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  • Candice
    Devoted September 2018
    Candice
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    Looks like thunderstorms for us in 2 weeks, but we knew we were planning a wedding during hurricane season, so we planned it all indoors Smiley smile
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  • Kristen
    VIP August 2018
    Kristen
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    Don't check the weather yet! I'm getting married Saturday and I didn't start checking the weather til Monday and every day I've checked it since has been DIFFERENT. Seriously first it said 60-% chance of rain, the next day 20%. One day PM showers, the next day AM showers.

    So I've given up checking until Saturday morning - our venue has a backup indoor space for the ceremony etc so thankfully I don't need to worry either way.

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  • R
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Rebecca
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    Our wedding is in 2 weeks and the forecast has been staying mainly consistent - 85' and mostly cloudy. I've seen our venue (a glass atrium college hall) on overcast days and I've been there in the brilliant sunshine, it's beautiful no matter the weather. For now we're slated to have our cocktail hour in the private courtyard out back (a little luxury for a city wedding) and I'll be a smidge sad if we have to move it, but we do have a backup plan to move the cocktail hour to another room and it will be fine however the weather pans out. I wish all you ladies and gents sunshine and cloudless skies on your wedding day and if not, just remember the reason for the event and the fact that you're marrying the person that brings sunshine to most of your days Smiley xd because we all know no one is perfect Smiley smile


    Happy wedding month!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie
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    Personally I would say - don't look at the weather forecast (or stress out about it) any earlier than 1 week before your wedding! You'll just drive yourself crazy! Smiley tongue

    However, the weather can still change drastically in that last week! My husband started freaking out about the weather the Monday before our wedding and giving me daily updates... which really stressed me out - but it did prepare me emotionally for the downpour that was our wedding day. I'd had all week to come to terms with the fact that it'd be raining! 馃導锔

    On a serious logistics note - definitely pay really close attention the last 1-2 days before your wedding if there are any changes to your plans that need to be made.

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  • K
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Kristi
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    I wouldn't freak out yet, it's too far out. I would say a couple days before would be more accurate forecast. We're having a private ceremony on a mountain on the 7th and I don't exactly have a rain plan, but I think there's a pavilion there where we can escape.

    I think we just need to roll with it. We can't control the weather, so we just gotta try to adapt the best we can. Own it and make it ours. Dance in the rain....lol, eff it, it's our wedding day!

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  • Andrea
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Andrea
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    Girl, im praying on clear skies too, mine is September 1st


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  • J
    Savvy April 2019
    Jaimee
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    I run marathons and I鈥檝e learned not to even look at long range forecasts. Weather forecasts are rarely accurate more than 3-4 days out. You might go ahead and research back up plans but I would not pull the trigger until a few days before. Good luck!
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  • Michelle
    Beginner September 2018
    Michelle
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    We're getting married outdoors on my parent's property and my concern is more for the unbearable heat than anything else (superstitions say that rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck!). The venue is in the interior of British Columbia and has recently seen temperatures hitting the low 100s (that's more than 40*C for my fellow Canadians!), so I've been watching the long-range forecast as well as yearly averages - those all bode well in my favour for a balmy 24*C (mid 70s) and partial cloud cover which is great for photos and general guest comfort.

    I'm first to obsess and stress out about stuff like this, so I do have a backup plan in case it fully rains but at the end of the day, as long as you're able to marry your partner and celebrate your love, the rest will happen as it's meant to be. You have your backup plan, and definitely give yourself time to adjust as you get closer depending on the weather, but then go with the flow - there's only so much you can do.

    I've been told that all those details we lose our minds over aren't worth it in the long run, and that we need to make the most of the time up to the wedding, and the day itself. These are things we can't control (as an A-type personality I struggle with that daily Smiley tongue ) and giving ourselves grey hairs over it takes away from the most important thing - the day you marry the one you love Smiley heart

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  • Michella
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Michella
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    Mine is 4 weeks out so it鈥檚 not showing me anything yet but I hope it鈥檚 sunny on my wedding day for picture purposes
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  • I
    Devoted September 2018
    Ivonette
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    I don鈥檛 check weather because it changes all the time. Less stress for me. Plus everything is indoors. One secret someone told me was to wear water shoes under my dress in case it rain lol. So am ready for my feet incase it does rain. Everything else is out of my control.
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  • April
    Super November 2018
    April
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    I am 2 1/2 months out and I am freaking out about the weather. And I think your location will change when you can depend on the forecast. Where I live, I can't trust the forecast until a few days before because that is how quickly it changes here. So think about that. If your weather is that unpredictable then try and take comfort in that it could change. And I would say don't stress until you are within the 10 day window because that is typically when it becomes more accurate.

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  • MrsSnez
    Super October 2018
    MrsSnez
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    At most I'd check the week of. FH's cousin got married the end of July and the bride and I both made the mistake of checking the weather as soon as it showed (about 3 weeks out) it said high 80s and storms. It ended up being absolutely perfect... Sunny, 77 and not humid! Know when you need to make the decision to switch and check maybe the day before that. Or you'll go crazy.
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  • Shannon
    Expert October 2017
    Shannon
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    You are going to drive yourself crazy looking at the weather forecast this early. Trust me I know I did the same thing. My wedding was outside in a park and we really didn't have a back up plan. The weather forecast called for rain all week the day before it changed to rain in the morning. The day of our wedding it didn't rain at all. It was the most amazing fall day. It was around 70 degrees and partly cloudy.
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  • C
    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi
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    Can you change the weather? NOPE. Stop checking it until a few days before.
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  • No
    Devoted September 2018
    No
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    I actually haven't looked until I saw this post haha. It shows 80 degrees, but with 15 days left that could change. Our weather here is pretty consistent...we don't really have seasons. I hope it doesn't rain for you, but if it does it'll be wonderful none the less.

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  • Heather
    VIP January 2019
    Heather
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    Never. Lol. Don't freak out over something you cannot control. Always have a backup plan. I don't even trust the forecast for my daily activities. I hope you have the day of your dreams and the weather cooperates no matter what the forecast says!
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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO
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    Is it wrong to say I don't trust it until I look outside? Smiley winking

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  • R
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Renia Rene
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    My reception will be outdoors so that is the only part that concerns me. We are in the process of developing a contingency plan if the weather isn't cooperative. The wedding ceremony will be in a chapel though.


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  • Allison
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Allison
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    It better not rain Sept 8!!!!
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