Hello hive! I apologize for my recent silence – it’s not that I’ve ceased to exist, but well, my wedding is in NINE DAYS and I am fah-REAKING out. I’m sure everyone experiences the irony where work is slow for 8 months and then BAM it picks up like CRAZY the two weeks before the wedding? Well, I’m in the midst of it now, but I’m blowing off that craziness next week to get ready for the wedding, so hopefully that means I’ll have more time to post.

I just had to throw in this brief post right now because something big has occured, and I couldn’t think of a better place to vent. What could be so big?? Well, the ten day forecast is now out to include May 31st:


All in all, it doesn’t look awful, right? But can somebody please get rid of that icky little 10% down there? Maybe we could trade Thursday and Saturday? I know, deep down, that weather is chaotic, so why is this making the knot in my stomach tighten?

Does anyone else check the weather neurotically? How many of you had accurate 10-day forecasts??


Mrs. Bubblegum

Exeter, NH
Wedding Date:
May 2008
Early Wedding Present
Wii Will Get Fit.
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    LaborDayBride 136 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:30 pm

    i just checked the farmer’s almanac for my late august wedding!!! i think i beat you! haha! i am actually afraid to talk about the weather on our wedding day for fear that I jinx it.

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    MsAnge 124 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:32 pm

    I was watching the ten day forecast constantly for my engagement pictures. The photographer was traveling to us, so if it rained we couldn’t just go in the studio as a back up option. Thankfull, my ten day forecast was completely wrong. Until about 2 days before pictures they were forecast 40-70% chance of rain. Then it plummeted to 10% and luckily we had a beautiful sunny day for our pictures.

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    kmichelle98 2 posts, Wannabee @ 2:35 pm

    I was doing the same thing leading up to my wedding! All week, they were predicting 60% chance of rain! Saturday morning, I woke up to find it had stomed the night before and was still drizzling. But, by 11am, even though the forcast still called for showers off and on ALL day, it cleared up, the sun came out and it was beautiful!

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    SameSaturday2009, Guest @ 2:36 pm

    I am getting married on the same weekend as you, but next year – and according to this “weather history” site I checked a few months ago (I forget where I found the website), it’s only rained once on that Saturday in the past 10 or 15 years! So the odds are in your favor. :-)

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    onion 711 posts, Busy bee @ 2:39 pm

    don’t worry too much! get a cute umbrella JUST incase (that way it can’t rain) and just enjoy. my forcast called for rain even up to 2 days before the wedding. i got sunshine and high 70’s — a PERFECT indian summer day in early september. the day after the wedding? raining and about 20 degrees colder — SOOO lucky! i’ll keep you in my thoughts and hooray for your wedding being almost here.

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    SoontobeAmandaB 17 posts, Newbee @ 2:53 pm

    I’m getting married next Saturday too, and I was checking Accuweather because they give a 15 day forecast. Here in NC, it changes every other day, so I’m trying my best not to worry about it until a couple days before the wedding. I have been feeling quite psycho however, with checking the weather all the time. Keep your fingers crossed!

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    Becca Cook, Guest @ 3:00 pm

    I stalked the weather for 15 days before my wedding. My first forecast said chances of clouds and sun… and then it proceeded to change 5 different times until we got down to the last 4 days (the most accurate to forecast) and it turned out that it rained the day before and then later that night. I was sweating in my dress from the humidity!

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    october2008bride 31 posts, Newbee @ 3:02 pm

    Don’t worry! Just think of it as 90% chance of sun!

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    missrae 120 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:03 pm

    dude – i have been scouring the farmers almanac, checking local universities’ meterology departments general forecasts for 2008, ridiculous — OUR WEDDING IS IN NOVEMBER

    i know i’m jinxing myself too!!!

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    mrsbic 96 posts, Worker bee @ 3:12 pm

    don’t stress over 10% we had a 60% chance of rain with partly cloudy skies (this was in March of this year) and it turned out to be the warmest day of the year yet (72 degrees, slight breeze in the evening, not a cloud in sight)! haven’t you ever heard that the weather man is always wrong? i think the 10-day forecast is too! :)

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    ayu 17 posts, Newbee @ 3:12 pm

    I read a news article in the Times that said anything over 3 days out is pretty inaccurate…

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    alissa, Guest @ 3:15 pm

    No worries! My dad is a pilot and always says that weather forecasts aren’t truly accurate until 12-18 hours out. Even the day before it can change! (unless there’s a big storm heading your way, of course)! Weather forecasts that forecast further out that 24 hours are all based on past trends anyway. So don’t fret! I’m sure it will be beautiful!

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    nejireta 140 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:22 pm

    As a photographer I just wanted to say that overcast, cloudy days are the best days to shoot outside. The clouds make for a huge softbox making the lighting perfect and dramatic.
    As Mrs. Onion says, bring a cute umbrella!!

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    V 482 posts, Helper bee @ 3:29 pm

    in my experience…tracking wheather for friends and outside happenings…the days run into each other…chances are if there’s a sunny break..your day might be cloudy but it might not rain. Not bad.

    good luck.

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    LaborDayBride 136 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:04 pm

    So where should we get these cute rain-kryptonite umbrellas? :)

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    dreambml, Guest @ 5:14 pm

    I didn’t even have accurate DAY-OF weather reports. It was supposed to downpour all day. I didn’t look outside all day because I had no backup plan for our photos. But our photographer showed up at about 2, 6 pm ceremony. the sun came out for our pictures only! once we were safely inside the venue for the night, it poured most of the night! The morning had been cloudy and rainy, the forecast all week said rain, rain, rain and it ended up being sunny! Just get umbrellas in advance to be safe.

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    emiliana, Guest @ 8:02 pm

    I’m getting married on the 31st too! I’ve been checking the weather all week and it is pretty inconsistent until you get closer to the date. I have the opposite problem though, I’m crossing my fingers that it doesn’t go over 100 degrees :)

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    KatyStardust 90 posts, Worker bee @ 8:09 pm

    First off, YAY you’re getting married on my BIRTHDAY! Good date choice. 😉

    Secondly, 10% precip could mean a slight sprinkle at 2 AM or 11:59 PM. It shouldn’t be too much water, but get umbrellas just in case. And remember, in the Hindu tradition, they say that rain on your wedding day is actually a sign of luck – it brings with it a strong marriage.

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    lovebug 712 posts, Busy bee @ 8:49 pm

    Bubblegum!! That’s actually fantastic weather! Photographers LOVE slightly cloudy or overcast weather, because too much sunlight makes for shadows and squinty people.

    Don’t stress! It’s not going to rain. It’s going to be perfect – not too hot, and there won’t be glare from too much sun.

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    ghotieyes 5 posts, Newbee @ 12:12 am

    I was compulsively checking the weather forecast for my wedding day too. It started out as 65 and Sunny — Perfect! Then it proceeded to change every single day to partly cloudy, then mostly cloudy, then rain, then showers, then back to cloudy again. Needless to say, I was pretty anxious, but being in New England, I knew even if the forecast says as high as 40% chance of rain, there’s still a good chance that we get nothing. In the end I got a mostly cloudy 55°F day with a few breaks in the clouds when I left my house and for the ceremony. Like Mrs. Lovebug said, it was great lighting for photos!

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    babagrlshell 426 posts, Helper bee @ 1:56 am

    I’m usually a bit optimistic when I give advice, but today I’m just going to give a fat dose of reality.
    I totally avoided the forecast the week prior to the wedding when mine said on the 10 day that it was a 40% chance of rain… I just kept saying, it DOES not RAIN in FLORIDA in APRIL!!!! Only March and May! Well dear MOH/ older sister and now hubby kept track. My refusal to look for a backup plan created the confusion on the wedding day with the rental company refusing to set up the chairs for the beach wedding, and then hiding the PA system (still don’t know wtf was up with that) under a table in the reception hall.
    Needless to say, people were waiting on me running 45 minutes late because I did not factor in time for hair malfunctions due to the fact I refused to admit there would be rain.
    Just make a backup plan- just in case.

    And FYI, although I was sooo against everyone standing around us for the wedding in a gazebo (still don’t know how 70 people fit under there!), it was actually very lovely and quite romantic.

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    Christine, Guest @ 2:22 am

    As a wedding photographer, I check it neurotically all the time – before e-sessions, before weddings, everything. I’m in Houston though – where it will be 82 degrees at 9am tomorrow morning, and the humidity is so high the “feels like” temperature is 89! It is going to be a muggy, muggy day!

    10% is small, and it is 5 days out – don’t stress over it too much! No matter what the weather does, your day is going to be fantastic!

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    Kristina, Guest @ 9:32 pm

    I hope you have a gorgeous day – rain or not. And if it helps – just remember that a lot of photographers think pictures look so much better when it’s cloudy. Take the time now to get an adorable umbrella and try not to worry!

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