Friday, June 20, 2014

It's Like Rain On Your (Almost) Wedding Day

People keep asking me if I'm nervous. I keep saying that I'm not. And then I say, "Maybe tomorrow." But then I wake up the next day and I'm still not nervous.

All but one person has asked if I'm nervous. And that one, he asked if I was excited. And I told him that I am, but everyone thinks I should be nervous.

Nerves get you nothing but gray hair. Nerves don't fix flight times and nerves don't make more food if you run out. Nerves get you nowhere, so I'm not nervous.

Plus, in the morning, I'm marrying my very best friend in the whole world and then we're having a party with our family and friends.

Nothing to get nervous over.

rain on your wedding day

Except maybe some rain.

rain on your wedding day

I went to Walmart to run a quick errand and came out to a monsoon. That's an exaggeration, but it sure didn't feel like it to me, who went out without an umbrella.

I waited under the awning with a few other customers before I finally just decided to go for it and walk to my car. I would have loved to run, but I was in flip flops (ones that actually caused me to slip -- not fall -- when I walked into Walmart and I didn't want to take any chances. Broken leg the day before the wedding is not on my To Do list).

I told myself it's just like taking a shower with your clothes on. And I started my stroll.

rain on your wedding day

It's nothing like a shower. My showers are hot and refreshing. This was cold. Really cold. Like "hold my arms tightly against my chest and freeze if I move them" cold.

The drive home is usually six minutes, max, and it took me a solid half hour. I couldn't see the road, couldn't see any cars around me at all (although headlights often gave them away), and I contemplated pulling over. But spending part of my last single night pulled over on the side of the road waiting for the rain to stop also wasn't on my To Do list.

rain on your wedding day

I got home and the rain hadn't let up. So I got out of the car and walked up four flights of steps getting pelted with cold rain. Then I took this photo (and realized that I have a "rain" face).

And I envisioned rain on my wedding day. I thought about my shoes from David's Bridal that are dyed and not waterproof. I thought about all the beach photos I want to take that might not be perfect. And then I  remembered the post I wrote last week, the one that says you can't worry about the weather.

Being nervous that my weather app shows nothing but rain as far as I can see tomorrow won't change the forecast. Stressing won't change the fact that is saying that at 2pm, when I am set to walk down the aisle, it will be 90, it will feel like 100, and there's a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Because you know, that also means there's a 50% chance there won't be any.
I like my odds.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Were you worried about rain on your wedding day?


  1. No stressing. Bad weather or not we are going to have an amazing time AND like you said, your marrying your best friend today! !!!

  2. We're thinking of you here in So Cal! Have a wonderful day, I hope the rain lets up for you!