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I know that at this point, more rain in my home state is bad. No debating, it's just hands-down bad for everyone: many of the rivers and lakes are at flood levels, stretched out into the floodplains to block off roads and chase people out of their homes, and who knows how many poor crops in our agricultural state have been washed away or how many cattle have drowned.

It usually stops raining sometime in June, and then there is nothing until September and October. Aside from the occassional cold front, June through August is usually exceptionally dry. Consequentially, I know people who think that we still haven't seen the first of summer just because it's still raining.

But I can't help it. It still makes me happy. I love the rain. I like the sound, the look, the feel, and today and yesterday I even got lovely thunder and lightning. Today's rain is COLD. I had to run indoors to my sweater after the cold water hit me. I know that technically, this rain is bad, but I still hear it thunder and get at least mildly excited about it.

For most of my memory, Oklahoma has been in drought. Last year a farmer buddy of mine lost almost all of his cotton to drought. It seems like we always have either not enough, or like now: too much.

Boy and I planned to get married outside. While I personally mind neither the rain nor the heat that is probable for our chosen wedding date, I'm beginning to wonder if I should be more considerate towards our guests and hold it indoors. :( My mother can't stand the heat (having had a heat stroke when I was younger), and not many people enjoy sitting in the rain.

Well. It's something to think about.
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Date:July 10th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
While I'm sure people would appreciate your consideration of their comfort, it will be YOUR wedding. If it would be special for you to have it outside, then have it outside. You might have fewer people than expected if the weather is wet, and they might complain a bit if the weather is hot, but if they love you, they'll still come.

I'll stand up for you if it's pouring buckets or if the ground is so dry that it's cracking beneath my feet. So that's at least one witness. You only need one more.
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Date:July 11th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
You, my dear, are a sweetie.
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Date:July 10th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
You might want to think about having multiple options. I am not sure when you are planning to have the wedding, but whenever it is, the weather could be a factor.

I like rain as much as anyone, but it could cause problems having a wedding in a downpour. On the other hand, summer heat is bad, but summer SUPER-HEAT is terrible.

It is your wedding, so figure out your & the boy's tolerance levels & then have a back up plan is my advice.

Take care.
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Date:July 10th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
You can still have it outdoors, and rent a large pavilion to provide shade or shelter as needed for those who need it. It's not much more expensive than renting tables and chairs are - and if you rent them all from the same company, you can often get a discount.

Speaking as one who just threw together a wedding for Beaners (which is this Saturday).
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Date:July 11th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that thought. It's a good one.
Date:July 12th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Because of your beloved rain, the outdoor screening of "Rocky IV" was cancelled and today the outdoor screening of "Pulp Fiction" and "Rocky Horror Picture Show" was cancelled, meaning I don't get to meet a new pal who was going to go to it with me.

In short... eff the rain and the clouds they rode in on!
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