A bride was reduced to tears upon realising that her dream Christmas wedding could be ruined by heavy snow.
The woman, from Yorkshire, is set to set married to her fiancé on Saturday, December 17. They have invited 150 guests to be with them on their big day – some of which are travelling over 100 miles across the country.
From today, for the rest of the week, wintry conditions and freezing fog patches are expected near the Yorkshire coast. She is now fearing that guests won’t be able to attend – as well as her make up artists and photographer.
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The mum took to Mums Net to ask for advice. Under name @Coldadice2, she took to the popular forum page to ask for “emergency” help. She said: “I’m meant to get married next Saturday and I live in a hilly part of Yorkshire. The forecast is for heavy snow. I can’t believe we can be so unlucky.
“I’m anticipating that there might be problem with the registrar, photographer, makeup and hair, band all getting there. And if there end up being any guests. What practically can I do to try and salvage the day?”
The bride-to-be said that she didn’t expect it to snow this early on in the year, and would have thought the cooler conditions would arrive in January or February next year, YorkshireLive reports. She added: “I honestly can’t believe we have been so unlucky. It’s absolutely s**t. I’m literally sitting here in floods of tears. I have been refreshing the forecast and it’s getting worse and worse!”
“My hair will look s**t but I’m more worried about my skin as I have bad acne and was relying on the makeup to cover it. I feel like cancelling now but we’ve paid everything. Hair will be a disaster but hopefully someone will help me.”
The worried bride expressed she has thought about every avenue to save the day. She added: “I think 99 per cent of our guests will travel on Friday so I guess that means they might be more likely to come to the wedding Saturday, as the alternative will be sitting in hotel rooms. I have warm clothes as I knew it would be cold. I thought we would be incredibly unlucky to have snow! I’m going to make sure I have a back up playlist I think for the evening in case the band and DJ can’t make it. Perhaps I will go to a makeup counter at the weekend and get some good products to try in case I end up doing my own makeup.”
She added: “I already have some white wellies for myself as I thought it would be muddy so that’s covered.” The bride-to-be was inundated with responses with people giving advice, telling her to go ahead regardless, and others telling her it is “predictable” that it was going to snow in Decemeber.
Sharing their thoughts on Facebook, Dee Godleman said: “Just take the day as it goes and make it yours! Nothing can happen that can spoil the day if you remain open minded about it – in fact I think it could add to the magic of it.”
Hannah Beddoe added: “Hopefully the venue has a four wheel drive and they can run suppliers up. Although we live on the Cumbrian/Yorkshire border and I’m not sure I’ve seen anything about snow that’ll make it impassable.”
Roberta Russell said: “It’s mid December in the hills???? Not sure I’d call that unlucky….predictable maybe ??? Hope everything works out.” Kimberly Summerville said: “I got married in the snow in February 2019, if anything it made it so much more magical. We lost a few guests due to bad driving conditions which was a shame. Make sure you have some welly’s for taking pictures, snow and heels is hard work.”
Rachael West said: “Get insurance, once weather warnings are issued there won’t be any available for you. I’m a meteorologist, I also got married in the beast from the east.” Sarah Wren wrote: “Yorkshire – hills – December- did none of that ring alarm bells in terms of weather ?!”