Caroline Slaten, a bride from New York City, was married in the picturesque mountain town of Dahlonega, Ga. Severe weather and tornados threatened much of the surrounding area beginning in the wee hours of her wedding day.
"The weather was so bad that several of our guests had to turn their cars around and go home," said Caroline. "Then, when we were getting ready in the bridal suite, which was a small house in the middle of a vineyard, the tornado sirens went off."
Just before the ceremony, the skies miraculously cleared. "The sun came out, the birds started chirping, the vineyard got all foggy and misty, and a gigantic rainbow came out," said Caroline. "I could not have planned it better. It was so magical."
If, like Caroline, you're presented with a major storm on your wedding day, safety should be your No. 1 concern. Take shelter and, if necessary, postpone the ceremony until it's safe to proceed. If a major disaster occurs, it might be smarter (if more disappointing) to postpone the entire event. At the very least, don't hold a grudge against any guests who opt out of attending!