Wedding weather anxiety: Even if you don’t plan on having an outdoor wedding, it can be very real, occasionally leading to sleepless nights and near-obsessive behavior when checking the forecasts. “Will it rain on my big day? Is two months out too far to accurately predict the rain? Should I pray to the weather Gods?” At your best, perhaps you take the ‘what-will-be-will-be’ attitude, but perhaps you find yourself checking the the weather forecast on your phone just a little too frequently.
There’s no sense in fretting over what’s out of our hands, but a little mental preparation can go a long way towards feeling good about what you cannot change. Take it from us, we have seen quite a few weddings since we started SpeechBooth in 2014 and great weddings do not need great weather. However, incase you do find that your big day has some surprising showers; here are a few suggestions to keep your sanity and enjoy the day regardless of a few drops.
Enjoy the coziness.
If the breathtaking views and rose garden are inaccessible during the showers, the guests will still be happy to enjoy the party and so should you. If the guests need to stay huddled under the tent, don’t fret. The music, the bar, the food and each other’s company are really what its all about and will ensure happiness for all. It’s not all about the vistas and peacock gardens. When people come together for a fun celebration, they find joy from each other, not the surrounding vistas.
“Regardless of rain or shine, the fun and magic of a wedding exists inside its unique story.”
Don’t fret about the guests.
This is your day. The last thing your guests want is to have you worried whether they’re having a good time or not. Even if Uncle Peter wasn’t able to play bocce on the sand dunes, he’ll be just fine. It’s ok that your friend Jill from Iowa can’t put her toes in the ocean during the reception. Their attendance is to show you love for your union, not to feel like they are a Sandals resort commercial.
You never know, there could be a rainbow at the end.
Many of us have been to a wedding or two that have endured some stormy weather. Yet, we all come away with stories of shining moments born from the unpredictability of Mother Nature. The groomsmen might have engineered some sort of slip and slide. Maybe the bride’s grandmother danced barefoot in the puddles? Or perhaps the conga line danced right out from under the tent into the thunderstorm. It’s all part of the fun.
Every week we receive new wedding stories told through the speeches of happy guests in spite of the weather conditions. Regardless of rain or shine, the fun and magic of a wedding exists inside its unique story. Plus, it would be just a little boring if the entire day went perfectly to plan! So enjoy whatever your day brings and let your story be told, remembered, and cherished for years to come.