Post # 1
I’m about 2 weeks away from the wedding and i keep reading posts about brides feeling extremely happy/excited/nervous. I havent really felt much yet. I am very in love with my FI and i am very happy we will be husband and wife and i cant wait for us to be a team. I daydream all the time about things like waking up to him every morning and getting a puppy together and moving in with my best friend. I also cant wait to overcome the daily challenges of married life. But as for the wedding day…. IM feeling pretty indifferent. We had a pretty short engagement by modern standards- less than 8 months. And we dont live together so maybe thats why im more focused on and looking forward to living with him.
How long did it take for you to get that “rush” every ones always talking about? Did you feel it as soon as you got engaged? 2 months away? A week? A day? Or maybe not until you were walking down the aisle? Im a little worried itll never come. Thanks!!
Post # 2
Mango817: I’m 6 weeks out and kind of in a daze lol. Feeling all the things you stated, but it’s clouded by budgets, decision making, house hunting, bills, lists, etc. I’ve had a lot of “getting there” moments (buying my dress, sending the invites, bridal shower, etc) but I don’t think it’ll actually HIT me hit me until the night before into that morning! Don’t worry about it too much 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
Mango817: last night. I’m now 8 days out (October 4).
It’s like the little idea generator in my head went into warp speed and is on crack. I can’t focus, my brain is fried, for each thing I take off my list I add 3 more.
8 more days of this madness and then it’s all over – thank god
Post # 4
Not until I was about to walk down the aisle. My hair dresser said she’d never seen a getting ready morning group so relaxed. I seriously did not realize it was really happening until I was parked in front of the church doors on my dad’s arm.
It was awesome I was so worried I’d be stressed or nervous but I wasn’t, it was a really busy week but it was also fun! We had lots of out of town guests to entertain so i think that helped distract me.
Post # 5
burlapnlace – i know what you mean! We’ve been so busy, between changing jobs, sick family members and family drama, buying and fixing a house, and FI finishing his last semester of school, i feel like i havent gotten a chance to do much “feeling”, and wedding plans have taken a backseat to everything else.
Lday1983 – haha! Cant wait to feel like im on crack, good luck and hope it all works out!
Post # 6
Mango817: I didn’t feel nervous until I got into the bridal suite to get ready the morning of the wedding. Even then I was pretty OK until I got into my dress an hour before. My mouth was really dry, and it was just surreal; we walked to the ceremony venue and it was like iI wasn’t there (one of my bridesmaids said she felt like she was floating and it was exactly like that).
But yeah, no nerves at all until that point.
Post # 7
I didn’t get anxious until I was sitting in the bridal suite right before I walked down the aisle. I started boo hooing bc I didn’t want to have all the attention on me. I was very laid back during planning, so I never got really excited or nervous before that.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
Im 8 days away, and I feel the constant urge to throw up. I don’t know if it’s nerves or excitement or maybe both. It’s unexplainable.
Post # 9
3 weeks today for me! I am getting the nerves now, but know as long as the major stuff gets done before then – it’ll be OK. My main concern is timing of everything.
My rush was really within the last month, honestly. It’s all fallen together, but I still have a few things I’d like to ensure get done within the next week before we start meeting with vendors and finalizing that stuff. I took the week of my wedding off, so that will help too with finishing up things that I haven’t had time to do otehrwise. And, they’re things that if they don’t get done – that’s fine.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
anhelms: I’m 8 days away too and feel the same way!
Post # 11
i am 8 weeks out and am starting to feel it. Mostly because we are trying to do everything at once (bought a house, buy a car, plan a wedding) and I have procrastinated with all the DIY/decor, but when I stop and think about the life changing event that is about to take place, I have major anxiety. I love my FI, he is my best friend. But it is still a decision that will change your life forever. I know for a fact I will be balling my eyes out the morning of, full blown panic attack. Not because I will be feeling regret, just because it will hit me and it will feel so overwhelming.
Post # 12
Wow, i just stopped to really imagine about what itll feel like the morning of the wedding and i think i might also feel that anxious/nauseous feeling. It is definitely overwhelming knowing that you are making what is in most cases the biggest decision of your life And that the finaly moment of tying the knot is approaching…like that feeling you get on one of those rollercoasters that start really fast and you’re anticipating that moment
Post # 13
I see a lot of October 4th in here! I’m on the 5th…..just 9 days away.
I am……..overwhelmed with so much to do. Between work and appointments and last minute arraignments and confirmations and more work…….I don’t think I’ve had the time to really sit down and get nervous.
I feel it from time to time, but I’m not in crazy nerves mode just yet.
Im naturally a very nervous person though so I know whe it hits me, it is going to be bad.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
dancindavinci: We tried to simplify EVERYTHING! No unity ceremony, or bouquet toss, or garter toss. BBQ, baked beans, and potato salad, and southern dessert bar, that we’re doing ourselves. No dj. Using a reciever, ipod, and speakers. Im still not sure what I feel right now. It’s surreal.
Post # 15
Mango817: the rehearsal was the first time I started to really freak out. it was 2 days before the wedding. i tried to put on my game face but everyone knew i was freaking out inside.my dad and i practiced walking down the isle and he practically had to hold me up at the rehearsal… when my dad and i were waiting to talk into the ceremony space (for the actual wedding) I had to make the people who were opening the doors for us to go in stop so i could take a deep breath and try and calm myself. I have never ever held onto my fathers arm so tight.