What To Do When Weather Threatens Your Big Day

When a storm threatens your big day, the best thing you can do is think ahead and be prepared. We would hate to see a storm ruin your big day! So we created a list of what to do if you find yourself in this situation.

1. Assess the storm. Be informed of the weather from a credible source like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Assess how severe the storm is, what recommendations are given (ex: carry chains, stay indoors, ect), and if vendors and guests can safely get to the wedding. There might not be a blizzard the day of your wedding, butyou should make sure the roads are cleared and safe to drive on.

2. Vendors. Talk to your vendors and see if they would be willing to work during the storm. Depending on how severe it might be and what their job is, it might work for them or not.

3. Backup Plan. If the storm is something that will interrupt your wedding, create a backup plan. Choose a new date and make sure it works for your vendors and bridal party. Send out an email to all guests and vendors confirming the new date. This decision should be made at least 48 hours in advance so that guest don’t have to make unnecessary travel and you can refunds from vendors.

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4. Communication. If you are confident in your wedding date, you should still send out a mass email to your guests explaining the situation. No need to cause concern, just let them know what to expect while they are traveling. If the weather is something that can affect power, make sure you have a generator on site.

5. Don’t let stress overcome you. It’s heartbreaking to cancel your wedding, but don’t let it get you down too much. Take stress off by getting help from your planner, vendors, and loved ones. Think of alternatives, like performing a small, local ceremony on your wedding date and move the reception to a clear day. There’s always a silver lining!