Come on Irene! | Savannah Wedding and Elopement Planner
As Irene continues on her destructive path toward the east coast. The talk in the grocery stores has moved too quickly from the sweet stories about the first days of school to the much harder details of evacuation plans.
If you’ve ever lived on the coast you know the drill. The days of uncertainty while the storm slowly makes up it’s mind where to land. There are lots of decisions to be made and at the top of the list is the choice to leave or stay. If you’re going to leave, when are you going to hit I-16? I always hedge my bets, stocking up at home while packing my car to leave, but it’s risky. In a short span of time a 4 hour drive can turn into an excruciating 10 hours, the highways like parking lots. Most of my friends have their plans in place, hotel and kennel reservations have been made, they’ll pull the trigger Thursday at the latest. Some are convinced that she’s headed north and we don’t need to worry, but even the most optomistic know that hurricanes are unreliable and sometimes change their minds at the last minute.
If it were all about me I would have left this morning for a mini vacation in Atlanta. Shoe shopping and room service, wouldn’t that be lovely! Just kidding, I could never leave my brides and grooms in a lurch like that and to say that I have a few couples who are slightly concerned about their elopements this weekend, would be putting it mildly. The last few days have been filled with phone calls, emails, worried voices and a few tears. They’ve been so looking forward to this weekend and now that it’s almost here it seems very unfair of Mother Nature to threaten their moment. For them it’s not a matter of leaving, but arriving, starting their new life together.
All I can do to sooth them is to make choices available when it’s time. I haven’t had much success in convincing them to reschedule, so I have been working like crazy to get their “un-evacuation” plans in place and we’ll see what Thursday brings.
Wish us luck!
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