Post # 1
This is the first and last rant before the wedding I hope 🙂 I found myself caught up in the pits of wedding planning – seating arrangements, invites, does this match this, how will this photograph blah blah blah.. When did I become THIS bride! Originally, I wanted a carefree wedding with sundresses, shirts and slacks.. now I’m worried about themes!! INSANITY!
Tonight at some point sitting and watching tv with my FI and talking about our big day and how it’s taking FOREVER to get here… I had a reality check! All I need is my honey, an officiant, and my gorgeous dress 😉
I think I got too caught up in other’s reactions to “OH you are doing what?” or “I’ve never seen that before” “You aren’t going to cover the chairs….GASP!” “I’ve never been to a reception with opening seating before” BLAH BLAH BLAH Thankfully, we have time to go back to the basics and ensure that we have the wedding WE envisioned and to heck with others and their opinions of our day!
Any other brides have this moment during the process?
Post # 3
I had a 6 month engagement, so I experienced my freakouts on an accelerated time table, but I had this moment. I was stressed about having to plan and pay for a wedding, and I kept saying I just wanted to elope and not have to worry about it, but I remembered how much I wanted to share this day with people who were important to us, so I vowed to just focus on keeping our wedding FUN. I stopped caring so much how it looked, how things went together, and what people would think, and focused on making sure me and my DH would have a great time, and so would our guests.
I can’t remember which Bee posted about this on the blog, but she said her matra was “don’t let the details become bigger than the purpose”. I really took that to heart.
And if this photo on the bus from the reception to the hotel with our guests is any indication, we had a lot of fun at our wedding:
Post # 4
I LOVE this and thanks for the support and encouraging words! I have definitely said “we should just elope” more times than I thought I would, but on the day I know it will ALLL be worth it! This picture is actually how we want to feel! lol
Post # 5
Thanks for posting this! I’m usually a laid-back somewhat sane person but lately I’ve been freaking over how much there is to do and I’m terrified I’m forgetting things! I’m also relying on others, not to much just like, “hey, FIL’s none of your people RSVP’d so ask them if they are coming and … no responses thus far. I also am having a friend who is a graphic designer do all the paper stuff and she hasn’t done any of it yet except for the invites. I originally wanted a lunchtime wedding with burgers and potato salad and such and now it’s grown in to a big two-headed monster! *breathe*
@Msterrapin- I love your dress and awesome picture.
Post # 6
I definitely have had this feeling now several times, been engaged now for over a year. The first time was when I couldn’t sleep one night because I was thinking about all of the pictures the photographer was going to take and stressing that they would not come out good, she would loose the memory card, pictures would get deleted, etc. I called my fiance, in the middle of the night, who, half asleep, reminded me that it doesn’t matter, none of it matters in the long run, all that matters is that we are in love and are going to be getting married. After a good cry, which I swore I would never be one of those brides, I felt so much better. He was right, as long as we love each other, all that matters is the commitment we are making to each other on that day…and that we have an awesome time.
That was like 3 months ago and now I just found myself driving home from work thinking about our favors and making sure we have the right tags on them that say the right thing, etc…IT DOESN’T MATTER…No one will even remember it and I probably won’t even see it the whole night. It feels good to put things in perspective sometimes.