Thursday, August 09, 2007

It's a Free Ride When You've Already Paid

Sigh. So, the Weather Channel has this googah where you can enter in your wedding date and location and it will give you a veritable shitload of information about what kind of weather you can expect on your wedding day. I'm talking stats from the last 20 years, wind directions hour by hour, air quality reports. You could probably hire a guy to go stand in the exact wedding spot, lick his finger and stick it in the air and file hourly reports to you via walkie-talkie and not get as much information as these Weather Channel people like to give you. So, what I'm trying to say here is: I've been a little obsessed. I can't help it. If I'm not going to spend all my time agonizing over peach sorbet versus salmon colored bridesmaids dresses on theKnot then by-God, I'd really like to know about what I can expect in terms of dew points. I have checked this website every day for the last 173 days.

Did I mention we're having the ceremony outside? no? I should have probably brought that up earlier. Yep, outside. The reasoning being--this farmhouse where we're getting married is really small. Almost Made for Gnomes. Which is pretty ironic when you consider every member of Sam's family is well over six feet tall including his mom, but I digress. In short (heh)-- while it fits the Sam family and myself, the house is too small to have a wedding/reception inside, so we're having it all out on the lawn. A picnic wedding which relies heavily on the outdoor beauty of the farm and all it's lush green grass for picnicking and badminton and horseshoes and bocce. (You can't bocce inside the house, know why? Too tiny).

I felt good about the outdoor wedding--knowing how pretty it will all be and for a long time there, the Weather Channel was right behind me. Did you know that it hasn't rained in Renssalaer County on August 18th in the last 6 years? That the entire week leading up to August 18th is going to be gorgeous and lovely and 75 degrees? And then on August 18th it's going to rain like holy hell. Just got the 10 day forecast in.

No less than 6 people have already told me that rain is lucky for your wedding day (I'm thinking the Weather Channel is behind that one) and my personal favorite: "It'll be like starting your new life all fresh and clean!" Dude, we're getting married. We're not going to SHAMPOO in it.

I know in the end it doesn't really matter. We'll make it work and I can't control the weather. Ultimately, we'll be married at the end of it, no matter whether the sun is shining or not... Just don't mention that lucky rainy wedding day thing to me til I've had some drinkies or til next week sometime. I'm still kinda taking it hard.

1 comment:

Steph said...

Don't worry about it; everything will work out. I had my wedding outside in December (a pretty safe bet in Austin, right?) It was 70 the day before and 75 the day after. At my wedding, however, a freak cold front came through and it got below freezing. Thank god we had a bonfire. But in the end, we were married, and it was beautiful, and now, 3.5 years later, everyone still remembers my wedding. :)

Maybe this isn't much help right now, but I guess I'm trying to say that if it rains, you'll have a great story!