Post # 1
Okay I KNOW my wedding is now only 4 months away – too late by most standards to mail out an STD – but I am mailing out my last three Save the Date cards today. I worked really hard on them back in April, packed them into the envelopes, stamped… and they sat here on our counter for all this time. We went through a couple of OMG type moments involving finances, including one “let’s call the whole thing off” talk and one “let’s reduce our guest list by 50%” talk. Well, we ended up deciding to do the entire wedding as originally planned – so now that we are 100% sure, they are in the MAIL!
Maybe it’s because I have not picked up my dress yet, but this is my first ‘HOLY MOLY WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!’ moment!
YAY! (As I wrote yay, I realized that my entire post could have just been YAY! I’m hyper today or something!)
And, allow me to show off my embossing skills 🙂
Post # 3
YAY! That is exciting. Sometimes I have private like “ohmigosh this man and I are going to spend the rest of our lives together” moments, but I haven’t had a wedding one yet. Your embossing skills are pretty awesome, too. Yay only 4 months for you!
Post # 4
It’s funny, I was on cloud 9 the day we got engaged and couldn’t stop smiling – and after those first few days of telling people, wearing my ring, being excited – I crashed HARD. I kept thinking – when am I going to FEEL LIKE A BRIDE!? Nothing felt real, trying on dresses felt phony, and I was very much like wow, am I ALWAYS going to feel this ‘who cares’ about things? The answer? NOPE!
(why thank you for complimenting my skilllllllllls Amaryllis!)
Post # 5
Those are pretty. You got skills. Congrats…now it sinks in “YEAH”.
Post # 6
I love the word skills. So hilarious to me, it never gets old…
Post # 7
I’m totally cracking up right now because I had the EXACT SAME thing happen this week! I had them designed, return-address-stamped, received the magnets AND even put them all in and addressed them but the second I had those pesky wedding-ring stamps in my hands it didn’t feel “real“. I mean really REAL. I emailed a Bee I have become friends with (and who happened to be the one who designed our STD’s!) and asked her if I was insane for having a freak-out over the stamps. It really does just make it so much more real. So thank goodness someone else feels the same way!!! 😀
Post # 8
OMG You just described my week (including the “Oh well, I’m gonna send my Save-The-Date Cards late”). We’re still in the holy moly are we sure we wanna spend this much money stage but I think I see the light at the end of (this) tunnel. Congrats on getting them out!
Post # 9
@Miss Brown Bear: That is exactly why ours sat on the counter for that long. It was me who held off on sending them actually – I can’t tell you how many times my Fiance picked them up and said WHY ARE THESE STILL HERE! YOU GOT COLD FEET OR SOMETHING!? I was having the hardest time admitting that we really were going to pay THISMUCHOMGOSHWHATAMIGETTINGMYSELFINTO for the wedding. Then, I booked our honeymoon and bought the plane tickets… and said to hell with it, these babies are out the door!
@KansasPrincess11: You made me laugh with your reply. I actually feel weird around here because my engagement has not been all real deal, I’m getting married, I’m OHSOINLOVE, fairy tale princess engagement. Nothing has felt real. I mean, we own our house, been together for years – when I am going to feel like a bride already??? But, I had that moment and I’ve had a few other here and there. I guess maybe it is because I don’t live and breathe wedding (even though I hang out on WB all the time!)
Post # 10
@chrystalynn11: We’re in the same situation! We bought our house 2 years ago, we’ve been together for 4, have two dogs, joint accounts, the whoooole she-bang. Even at our engagement I was excited but not like some of the stories I read on here, I didn’t cry, I didn’t scream–I knew it was coming, shoot we got the ring together (there’s NO way I’d trust him to pick it out, haha!). My wedding dress shopping was anything but exciting, I got it 6 months before I got the ring (with permission, of course!) because I worked at a bridal shop, it closed and I knew what I wanted. So really it’s just kind of been one foot in front of the other. I’m thinking maybe at my first fitting I’ll feel that “bride” feeling (God I hope so…).
Reading that I sound like a bad bride, as though I’m not excited to marry him but truly I am, I’ve just not had that “bridal” feeling. *sigh.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
omg that is so pretty! Enjoy your OMG! moment!
Post # 12
Oh thats such a pretty stamp. Very noice.
Post # 13
WOO-HOOOO!!!! Congrats!! Enjoy this “yes! we’re getting married!” moment.
Sure, most standards might say that’s too late to send STD’s, but if I were one of the guests got a STD card now I wouldn’t think negatively of it, I’d understand planning weddings and the whole process is busy and stressful and complicated.
Post # 15
YAY!! And nicely done I might add. I’m glad that you decided to go on as planned, and I hope that you find a job soon. Good luck with saving your pennies on things. Borrow what you can, diy, and look for great bargains and all will be well. 🙂