It's wildfire season here in California. You may have heard about a few that are raging right now in the high desert north of Los Angeles. We're getting married smack dab in the middle of wildfire season in an area that's most prone to uncontrollable wildfires - the mountains. I never even thought about this when we were booking our venue. We're having an unusually mild summer this year, which normally translates into less wildfires. I've been keeping my fingers crossed that we'd stay wildfire free this year, but that wish has obviously not been granted. So now, on top of all the other things I have to think about over the next two months, I'll have wildfires in the back of my mind too. I know that statistically the chances of my venue burning down or a fire impeding our ability to get up to the mountains are slim, but that's not the only concern. The smoke and ash from wildfires in nearby areas could put a serious hamper on our outdoor ceremony and reception.
My fear is completely based in reality. The particular area of the mountains where we are getting married was hit with a massive wildfire back in 2003. This fire actually came down the mountains and was stopped just a few blocks from my FILs house.
Do you have any fears about disasters impacting your wedding?