Don't Rain on my Wedding Sandy

Photo by Good Morning America Story, Rainy Wedding Couple

Supposedly it is good luck if it rains on your wedding day. Many East Coast brides may disagree after Superstorm Sandy crashed the party, halting their walk down the aisle. A reporter for the ABC network shared a story on Good Morning America about couples who managed to save their special day with only a few alterations.

Over 4,000 couples’ with pending nuptials were foiled by the destruction left by Sandy, but one Manhattan bride is determined to exchange vows despite her inability to get in contact with a few of her vendors, their reserved hotel without power, bridal attire and groom’s wedding band stuck at both the alterations and jewelry shops. Luckily, her color was black so she told her bridesmaids just to wear any black dress they owned. This crafty bride also told ABC she would makeshift a wedding band out of tin foil if she had to.

Although she has some quick responses, she and her fiancé are unsure of what is to come of their special day.

A well-known wedding planning website took charge and created a Facebook page to help brides, devastated by Superstorm Sandy, connect with vendors as a way to salvage their wedding plans. Our Manhattan bride was among those who posted a plea on the page.

Right away, the online community chimed in to help whether it is a vendor supplying space or a past bride donating her dress. I find that gestures like these during times of crises are so beautiful because I also work at a wedding planning website and see these interactions everyday.

Forever TV helps local brides connect to local vendors through the power of video! We create commercials for each of the vendors on our site to help brides connect on an intimate level with a vendor before actually meeting them. The power of online wedding planning is so strong especially during natural disasters such as Sandy or even blizzards like we have experienced here in the Minnesota where we are based.

Even though Sandy takes the cake, here are THREE TIPS to remember during ANY wedding disaster:

1. Re-read all the contracts you have with vendors (sometimes there are natural disaster clauses that can help protect you)

2. Be honest and open with vendors about your situation

3. Be flexible about changing the date.

Also remember that if you are a bride in need, Forever Bride is always happy to help out!!

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