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

  • J
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    jssyhunter
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    What I wanna know is how the heck you checked that! Lol! Weather always changes in Colorado so I鈥檓 not sure it would help worrying about it until the week of. Unnecessary stress! Smiley smile Enjoy your next couple of weeks!
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  • J
    Dedicated August 2018
    Jaimee
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    We鈥檙e 8 days out and the forecast is different on each site I check.

    So I guess I鈥檒l wait til the end of next week to really trust it.
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  • Tara
    Master September 2018
    Tara
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    Really only like 2-3 days prior
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  • Tpatb
    Master August 2019
    Tpatb
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    This ! It was supposed to rain all day for our engagement pics. We canceled & then our photographer called us the morning of bc the forecast completely changed the day of. We took pics outside & it didn鈥檛 even rain until later that night.
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  • Selena
    Savvy September 2018
    Selena
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    I have 28 days till mine and I am freaking out about it but rain isn't a word we r aloud to use bc we r having an outside wedding too between two trees but then we have a back up plan t ok if it does
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  • Chris
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Chris
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    Don鈥檛 freak out about something out of your control.It is supposedly good luck for it to rain on your wedding day.

    Have you back up plan ready to go and trust everything meant to be will be. I hope this helps.

    And... last time I checked it鈥檚 supposed to rain on my day as well. So, I am a believer of my own advice. It will be just fine.

    Overcast makes for the best photos too! 馃
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  • A
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Allison
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    You could get a canopy/ tent to stand under in case of rain.
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  • Chelsea
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Chelsea
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    My fianc茅 works for the State of Michigan. His boss told him during plow season - 鈥渁ny kind of storm predicted over a week is more than likely false. Any type of weather over 3 days - is a guess.鈥 Apparently he had to go to school for some kind of meteorology before becoming a manager for what he does lol

    Don鈥檛 fret just yet!
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  • Lexi
    Dedicated September 2018
    Lexi
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    Omg girl I feel you! Mine's 9/2/18 and I've been checking the weather as much as possible. My venue has an ok option for if it storms, but the reason we went with this venue is because of the grounds! I hope it doesn't storm (although they say a bit of rain is luck). If it does, lets hope it's after everyone is inside eating

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  • starsinwaves
    VIP November 2018
    starsinwaves
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    Yesterday it said it was going to be sunny today, so I planned to lay out for the afternoon. It鈥檚 completely cloudy and hazy.
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  • Tiffany Rose
    Dedicated August 2018
    Tiffany Rose
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    I'm freaking out too girl! My ceremony and reception is outdoors in 8 days!! I just started looking at the weather yesterday and so far is shows thunderstorms on my wedding day 馃槶
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  • Bianca
    Dedicated May 2018
    Bianca
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    I live in Florida and currently it is the season where it rains just about every afternoon so you never really know if it will rain and/or how long the rain will last. We got married the end of May and didn't make the decision on to go through with the outdoor ceremony or move it inside until 2pm and it was a 4:30pm ceremony. Weather is so unpredictable and it's tough when the map shows it will rain in your area in two hours but then it never rains. I'm very glad my husband made the call to keep the ceremony outside as I would have been very upset if we didn't take the risk.

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  • Kendra
    Dedicated November 2019
    Kendra
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    Don't trust the weather till the week of. Keep checking daily through the week but try not to sweat it right now. Whether forecasters get paid to be wrong 50% of the time. Also if you can try getting the app accuweather it is one of the most accurate ones I've found to date.
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  • HJKvr
    Expert September 2018
    HJKvr
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    We are date twins! Probably depends on where you are but I'd say just try to not think about it. It's not like you can do anything either way. Just have a backup plan!

    Right now the forecast for me looks great but I don't trust it. LOL. My ceremony site is under a huge oak tree so obviously I'm hoping it doesn't rain. But if it does, we do have a less thrilling but also beautiful plan b.

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  • Bibi
    Dedicated June 2018
    Bibi
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    Mine kept saying it would rain even a day before the wedding. I figured if it did oh well, rain is good luck and prosperity 馃し鈥嶁檧锔 All I did was buy a nice sweater in case I got cold because my dress was backless. Fortunately for me it was actually bright and sunny during photo time and by the time it actually rained (around 2am) the wedding was over lol
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  • Emily
    Devoted August 2018
    Emily
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    Hey Carol,
    i got married 8.18.18 and it kept saying it was going to rain.. and unfortunately it did. It poured pretty much the entire time and my guests got wet (we still had a huge turn out) but my ball gown dress got soaking wet and I had to change because it was so heavy it kept pulling down in the front.
    Even though it poured and everyone got wet during the ceremony, it was still beautiful and we still had a great time.
    So if it does rain, that鈥檚 okay. People probably won鈥檛 stay as long, but it will still be a wonderful day for you.

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  • MP1013
    Dedicated October 2018
    MP1013
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    We live in New England where the weather can change literally hour to hour. I am NOT looking at the forecast at all, our first look and pictures are all outside (we do have a back up but I REALLY want the outdoor shots) and I feel like I know myself and I will stress way too much if I look. Good luck!!!

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  • Natalie
    Devoted June 2019
    Natalie
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    Oh god, I'm not ready for the weather! Our ceremony is outside as well and I've always pictured it outside and only outside. I keep saying Mother Nature I only need like 2 hours of good weather, don't fail me!!

    We have an indoor backup location near the reception area but I really don't like it and hope we don't have to go that route.

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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove
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    I live in Alabama and the weather is so unpredictable here I wouldn't stress too much over it. Maybe look the week prior but as many others have said the weather changes hour by hour. Best wishes!

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  • Mrs. Mecking
    Expert August 2018
    Mrs. Mecking
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    Tomorrow we will be a week away from getting married. We live and are getting married in Tampa, FL. We check the weather here and there but haven't started to freak out (we are in the heart of hurricane season). We plan to take pretty much all of our wedding photos outside since we are getting married at the courthouse. As of right now there is a 60% chance to PM Thunderstorms so hopefully we'll be done with photos by then. If not then I guess we'll be singing in the rain.

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