Hi all - This forum rocks, I have gotten so many great ideas for our wedding from it, I'm thankful to everyone for posting!! We are getting married in 10 days in Playa Del Carmen at the Royal. I'm freaking out right now- forecast is nothing but rain and there's a tropical depression that has the potential to turn into a hurricane, but at the least its going to bring way more wind and rain than normal. I realize that its not about the weather, its about the wedding and us getting married, but we have 34 friends and family who have all invested money to travel so far to see us get married and I can't help feeling so guilty that their beach vacation is not going to consist of the beach at all! Then on monday my FI's grandma passed away and yesterday my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I'm feeling very sad and defeated and finding it hard to focus on any of the last minute small details that I was so excited about before. At least if we were going to have good weather we could look forward to the escape from the reality of my mom's cancer and celebrate my FI's grandma's life, and we still will, but its just not looking good for having anything about this wedding happen the way I always pictured and have been planning! I am still waiting to hear from my TA who's waiting to hear from Zulma our WC about what our backup plan is for rain...we were supposed to be getting married on the beach with the reception on the sunset terrace.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:18 PM
Octbride, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your FI's grandfather AND your mother's diagnosis. I can understand why you are so upset and sad now. Of course looking at the weather forecast is not helping. The weather changes so quickly and I'm sure you'll have at least a couple of good days and if not, well you'll have a lot of time to spend with your friends and family and have some great stories to share when you get back.
Most importantly, focus now on the special moment you will be sharing not only with your FI but with your friends and family. This is a life changing event and folks want to share it with you - that's exciting. Focus on the little details - other than the weather - and have your mom help. Are there any little DIY projects you can work on together? Can you talk about the ceremony script? Anything that keeps the focus on why you are all going in the first place.
I know it's easy to say these things from where I sit but I want you to know that I am wishing you the happiest, most blessed time being surrounded by the people who love and cherish you & your FI the most.
Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:34 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss.. That must be hard to have such a sad time right before you celebrate your own marriage. I can't even imagine.
As for the weather, I hope this is somewhat comforting -- there was a bride in another forum thread who was just down there for a site visit. She said before she went, the forecast had said rain everyday of her week trip. But she only encountered small morning showers and just one day of full rain. She said that in talking with locals and staff down there, that a full day of rain is pretty rare, even in hurricane season. It's more likely to have a shower or downpour here and there, and then the sun comes out, and you still have plenty of pool or beach time.
I know you might feel guilty if your guests have a rainy trip, but I think everyone understands that YOU cannot control the weather. What happens happens. Plus they are there to celebrate and spend time with you and FI -- that's the main purpose of the trip. The fact that it's a warm beachy location is just a major bonus. If nothing else, it might just mean more time hanging out together at a bar inside!!
Wishing you all the best!
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