Sunny Days, Chasing the Clouds Away

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:

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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?

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Mrs. Dragon

Location:
Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012

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    csgruver 58 posts, Worker bee @ 11:51 am

    First of all, where did you find a 30 day forecast!?!

    Try not to worry about it too much, there is a really high chance that the weather will have changed some since then, usually storms end up happening earlier! My wedding and reception are both outdoors as well, and I would die if I had to end up getting married under the tent instead of overlooking the gorgeous vineyard- but what happens happens… I told my mom just to make sure to pour me a good drink if it does rain though- and maybe get me some cute rain boots if all else fails.

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    future mrs Q 303 posts, Helper bee @ 12:03 pm

    Ah, I hope you have a wonderfully sunny wedding day! If it makes you feel better, I used to play music at people’s weddings, so I’ve been to quite a few of them, and only once did a tent not cut it due to rain. Even in that case, the situation could have been saved had the tent had sides to it- the rain came in sideways, and the DJ had to keep moving his equipment to keep it dry- not cool. But a tent with sides should work.

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    csgruver 58 posts, Worker bee @ 12:03 pm

    @csgruver: never mind I found it, it’s nice to see, but I am still not unnerved about it… you really never know until the day of!

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    Flower Fairy 73 posts, Worker bee @ 12:10 pm

    Good luck! I hope it all works out. On a different note, though, this is a different type of extended forecast (not so detailed), but it might help you out. I just searched Brockville, Canada (pretty sure that’s where you’re talking about) on weather.com and here’s the month’s forecast. When it gets closer you can get more detail, but try not to worry about it too much. http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/CAXX0677

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    kbiceling 298 posts, Helper bee @ 12:18 pm

    Rent some cute umbrellas. That way you’ll be prepared and it won’t rain after all! :)

    There is a place called Bella Umbrella which rents awesome umbrellas and ships them to you.

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 12:19 pm

    @csgruver: Good ol’ accuweather. ;)
    @future mrs Q: Yeah, if it does rain, I think we’ll be fine… I’m not sure why he was so insistent, hah! I’m almost extra-hoping we have awesome weather so I can come home and say I told you so. :P
    @Flower Fairy: Still have to wait for it to roll over onto the 22nd! Looks like it’s a 10-day forecast. I’ll check it out again in the future, though!

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    epalmisano829 453 posts, Helper bee @ 12:28 pm

    The extended forcast for my wedding day said thunderstorms up until the Tuesday before. We had two beautiful days in HHI for my beach ceremony. Don’t worry too much about it until the week of. There is nothing you can do… and people will smile and have a good time anyway.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:16 pm

    I try not to think about the weather cause we have absolutely no back-up plan. It never rains here, especially in december, but if for some crazy reason it does, the wedding will be pretty much ruined.

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    LissaBeans 340 posts, Helper bee @ 1:19 pm

    Popping in order to say “YAY, Sesame Street!”

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    LissaBeans 340 posts, Helper bee @ 1:20 pm

    Rather, I’m popping in, in order to say YAY!

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 1:25 pm

    @epalmisano829: That kind of sentiment is WAY better than “OMG RAIN WILL RUIN EVERYTHING.” Thank you!!
    @Miss Toadstool: Doing a no-rain dance for both of us!
    @LissaBeans: Hah, Mr. D and I were listening to TV theme songs right before I wrote this. :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 1:26 pm

    @LissaBeans: Except I just Googled and apparently it’s ” Sweepin’ the clouds away.” Blogger fail.

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    josina 687 posts, Busy bee @ 1:39 pm

    My back-up plan was not very good; but luckily we had sun! The forecast said scattered thunderstorms up until a couple days before, I watched like a hawk but was ‘confident’ that it wouldn’t rain and it didn’t until 9 that night, which was fine since our reception was indoors. Could’ve done without the 90 degree temps and humidity though. :) Sending sunny thoughts your way!

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 1:46 pm

    Miss Dragon, I looked up Environment Canada’s Historical Data for your Wedding Date (closest on-going “Date Of” records are for Ottawa, about 1 Hour to the North)… and you’ll be happy to know that the “averages” bode well for you and your Big Day.

    Environment Canada – Climate Data Almanac (Ottawa – September 20th) = http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climateData/almanac_e.html?timeframe=4&Prov=XX&StationID=4337&Year=2008&Month=9&Day=20

    I too am wishing you a sunny a warm day !!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:01 pm

    At least you know that the weather report is going to change between now and your wedding date! I’ll be sending warm ad sunny weather vibes your way until then :D

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    coyote 1537 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:14 pm

    I am crossing my fingers and toes for you Dragon!!

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 7:08 am

    @Josina: Thank you!! :)
    @This Time Round: I hope our year matches up!
    @Mrs. Pony: Haha, thanks!
    @Mrs. Coyote: Thanks, Coyote!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:51 am

    Don’t fret yet!! I did the *same* thing, except tried my best to wait until the 10 day mark. And let me tell you, it changed drastically from one to the next! First it was sunny and 80, then 60% thunderstorms and 75, then partly cloudy and 85.. I kid you not, it varied that much by day. In the end, it was all sun and a great temperature.. so don’t lose hope yet!!!

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