The Issue of Fire

About a month ago, I woke up out of a dead sleep, startled at what my mind had thought of unconsciously. To make sure I didn’t forget by morning, I ran to my desk in the dark, scribbled the word onto a blank piece of paper, and fell back into bed. The next morning when I went to turn my computer on, I saw the word that had woken me up 6 hours earlier- FIRE.

Panic started to creep its way back into my nerves. We are having our wedding in an area known for wildfires. Why didn’t that cross my mind before? What would we do if that happened? What would our guests do? And what about my grandparents- would they be ok? A million questions started racing through my mind- and once again- different venues started popping into my mind just in case. NO, NO, NO! Not venues again! Anything but venues.

To convince myself I was fretting for no reason, I “Googled” fires in that region… and oh that didn’t help. Because almost all the fires listed occurred in the month of October. October?!! No!! And if that wasn’t enough- they came with pictures like this to make me feel better.

My family and friends have since eased my worries. There’s nothing I can do about it, so there’s no use worrying… even though I still want to sometimes. But I’m not changing venues. I’m not reordering our invites with different information. And I’m going to marry my man up in the mountains dangit! :)

Have any of you had to worry about “mother nature”/ errr arsonists for your wedding?

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Corona/Big Bear
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October 2015
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  1. cherrypie Member
    cherrypie 1059 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:01 pm

    Yep. Glacier is often under siege by wildfires or smoke… we just have to keep our fingers crossed!

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    dreambml 485 posts, Helper bee @ 8:09 pm

    My cousin got married the week of the huge fires in San Diego last year. At 2 am the police were banging on their door telling them to leave everything, the Monday before the wedding. They were in a hotel for the week. Coming from MA we had no idea if we’d be able to get out there, and our hotel wasn’t sure if they’d be able to open. The fire went halfway through their backyard and stopped before hitting their house. The neighbors house was gone.
    Some things were done, they were missing some stuff, some things never got done. The only thing that matters is that they did get out safe. They were able to be married. It reminds you that the only thing that matters is your lives and everyone around you’s lives. Yeah, the planning going down the drain sucks, but who cares? They were lucky to still have a home to go to. So, while I am sure you will be fine and you shouldn’t worry, don’t forget the important things!

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    danigirlygirl, Guest @ 2:29 pm

    I’m completely understand how you feel! My wedding site is close to the Big Sur Basin fire, and The Indians fire! Luckily one has been controlled, the other is supposed to be out by the end of this month, but I’m really concerned about the smoke in the air! You can see how bad it is, and everything is outside at my wedding! My wedding is in September, so hopefully in a month the air clears up! I don’t want a gray smoky day!

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    lucy, Guest @ 2:41 pm

    i hope i had nothing to do with your worries!!! i didn’t want to add more stress to the stress that you’re having to endure with wedding planning. But we were able to push through without even having to cancel our wedding..and it may have turned out 10 times better than what i had envisioned (i know that sounds odd). the only thing that matters on your wedding day is that you get married. :) ..that’s what my hubby told me continuously the whole time.

    Big Bear is a WONDERFUL wedding location!!! And your wedding will be BEAUTIFUL!! :)

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