Planning A Wedding In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy? What You Need To Know

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Sometimes no matter how much you plan, the unexpected may thwart your wedding plans. Take for example the historically massive and destructive hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast from Virginia to Connecticut on Monday and Tuesday. If Sandy (a.k.a Frankenstorm 2012) threw a wrench in your wedding plans, we’ve got you covered.

> Read Our Need-To-Know Tips

Get it all here — from what to do if your venue has been affected to how to spread the weather-related wedding news to family and friends.

> Hurricane Sandy Wedding Facebook Group

We want to connect vendors and brides planning November 2012 weddings who may be affected by the storm so we’ve asked wedding venues and vendors to post their availability over the next several weeks. That way, if you’re in a pinch and need to replace a venue or vendor, you may be able to find it right there.

> Search #HurricaneWedding

This is an easy one. If you’re looking for up-to-the-second coverage and news on hurricane weddings, check Twitter. We’ll be tweeting any hurricane wedding-related updates!

> Talk With Other Brides Going Through The Same Thing

Chime in, share your findings and get tips from other brides in your area. Click on any of the links below to connect with other brides in your area.

New York City Brides

Long Island Brides

New Jersey Brides

South New Jersey Brides

Connecticut Brides

November 2012 Wedding Brides

Any other ideas or ways to help one another? Post it in the comments below.

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  • Jerri Nance Chicago Pianist
    11/01/12 at 10:34

    Thank you to The Knot for helping couples in the wake of hurricane Sandy! I wish I lived closer and could help! Best wishes to all the brides and grooms on their special day!
    Jerri Nance Chicago Area Pianist

  • 11/02/12 at 01:15

    Good luck to all the newlyweds making their vows in the wake of a disaster!

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  • Heather Skarbek
    11/04/12 at 05:01

    Just married! 11.3.2012 in Middlesex county NJ at the Cranbury Inn. Our venue did not have power and was run by a generator. Almost all of our vendors worked by candle light in their own homes without power. Our DJ did not have power in his own home, and our favor person lost her house. My dress and my mothers dress were not able to get final alterations since the dress shop did not have power. One of my bridesmaids had to wear a dress from her closet since her tailor did not have power and we could not get in touch with them. My parents, who arranged to have guests and pre-wedding preparations in their home have not had power since Sunday.
    We are so thankful and lucky. This week has been a time filled with stress but more than that, hope. The residents of NJ and NY who worked together to make our wedding possible we cannot thank enough.
    I spent this morning in bed with my husband watching the news. We saw brides getting married on Staten Island and one bride who had to travel over a thousand miles on a bus to make her wedding happen. These brides deserve all the happiness in the world. Best wishes to Sandy Brides!! True love weathers any storm.
    – Heather Skarbek

  • 11/04/12 at 05:28

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