I had to work really hard to find an extended forecast for Brockville. I’m pretty sure that the one I found may not even be from any kind of reputable source (and I know that there’s really no way anyone can predict weather that far in advance).
Still, I found a 30 day forecast! I waited not-so-patiently for our wedding day to show up”¦and here we were, the day it rolled over:
Clouds breaking for some sun, high of 20*C (68*F)—not too bad!
Except now it’s saying a 55% chance of rain, and a high of 17*C. So I’m back to not-so-patiently waiting for the Weather Network to roll out its own extended forecast, and you better believe I’ll be stalking Environment Canada when we get close enough to the date.
Bad weather has been my number one wedding fear all along, and I think Mr. Dragon’s, too. When it was just up to the 19th showing on the calendar I said the word “thunderstorm” to him and he responded with “I actually feel physically ill.” I’ve decided to not show him any other forecasts until we’re a few days away (not that he can’t look it up himself, but I don’t think he’ll remember to do that!).
The thing is that our wedding—the ceremony and reception—is outdoors. Yes, we have a tent, but we’d like to avoid freezing cold, wet guests!
Unfortunately, there’s not really an option for a rain plan, aside from moving the ceremony itself into the tent—one of my coworkers recently tried to insist that we should have a back-up venue and I just laughed, because we’d have to book a whole new space, redeliver our rentals, and waste all that tent money just in case of rain. Not happening. Then he told everyone a horror story about a wedding he went to where the bride and groom had water flowing in under their tent and that type of thing”¦thanks, co-worker. That really helped.
I guess I have a new obsession between now and then, but I’m coming to the realization that I literally can’t do anything about it, so”¦it’s just a waiting game.
What kind of weather did you have on your wedding day? Were you a forecast-tracker?
- Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Mother of the Bride's residence