Post # 1
Now I know this may be silly to some of you guys and maybe some of you can relate, but did the wedding feel so far away that it didn’t seem concievable?
I’ve been engaged for a year now, and the wedding is next June, so I’m pretty much starting the planning. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done a lot of work already, but I got to take my time and pace myself because I had all this time.
The wedding feels so far away still that it doesn’t seem real yet. I can kind of picture it, but it feels so distant. I think I am just so excited to just get to the day , that the time feels like it’s going at a snails pace. I can’t picture my family and friends flying in and staying with me. I can’t picture my shower or rehearsal. Nothing, It feels like an illusion.
The only thing I have dreamed of is the moment I’m walking down the aisle ( which all in all, is the most important part)
I guess part of it is that I do have a little anxiety about how it’s all going to happen and I guess I’m focusing on things that could go wrong. So I think I kinda feel like I need to rush to prevent anything bad from happening.
Such as :My FH works offshore and is gone for weeks at a time. I do worry for him because it is not the safest job to be at, and they have to take choppers to and from the rig since they are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There was an accident 4 years ago, only 1 survivor so it makes me nervous.
So I guess there is just a ton of mixed emotions. Obviously I know I have to stop focusing on the negative and just focus on what is important and just keep planning for happiness, not disaster.
Did anyone else feel the same? About it being so far away that it just didn’t seem conceivable?
Post # 3
I’m getting married next April and it seems like a life time away!!! We’ve pretty much done everything because things get booked up so far in advance in the UK. i’ve got my dress too but it really feels like we have ages to go!!
Some days it feels close and others it doesnt!
everyone says it will fly by but it doesnt seem like it!!
on the other hand we have been engaged for 10 months now and that has flown by so I guess that time has gone quick but I still dont feel a step closer!
I just want it to happen now!!
But ENJOY this time being engaged. You will only be a Fiancee once 🙂
Post # 4
I totally understand what you mean. I have already been engagged for 8 months, and still have more than a year until the wedding. It really doesn’t feel real yeat and I haven’t really had a “wow I’m getting married moment”. On the other hand, it is nice to have all this time. We’ve done some big things and put a couple deposits down, but it’s been nice to take our time. But it still feels like an intangible event that will never happen haha.
Post # 5
Oh thank goodness, I am not alone! lol I feel like all my friends around me are getting married faster than I am. I’m not jealous by any means, I’m just impatient! lol
I’ve paid a bunch of deposits too and have my dress.
I just want the day here already! and for it to go smoothly 😛
Post # 6
You’re getting married almost 2 months before I am! 😛
Yes I should enjoy the time being engaged and planning, but ya know I just wanna swish around in my dress and experience what all brides get to. I’m not used to so much attention so it’s going to be weird ! lol
I hope it does fly by.
I found July to be extremely slow 😛
Post # 7
@brooke25: DH and I were engaged for almost 3 years. Yeah, the wedding seemed forever away at first, but there’s so much stuff to do that you stay occupied! That, and life passes quickly on its own anyway. We wound up eloping so we actually got married before our actual “wedding”, so had we waited we would have wound up being engaged for three and a half years.
Enjoy this time! Being a Bride to be is such a fun thing to tell people and there is SO much to do! Believe me, you want every minute that you can get. 🙂
Post # 8
is it weird that I can’t wait to be super busy with wedding stuff?
Since FH works offshore (3weeks on and 3 Off) I have a lot of alone time lol
Post # 9
@brooke25: One word? PINTEREST! And CraftGawker. 🙂
Post # 10
@brooke25: I’m getting married in 8 weeks and it still feels like forever away!! We’ve been engaged for a year now – 14 months by the time the wedding comes around, i had most things planned about 9 months out so i’ve just been waiting for the last 7 or so months with not much to do. I think I will start getting busy in the month or weeks leading up – with things i’ve forgotten about!
Also on the working offshore thing, my dad has worked in oil rigs my entire life – 20 something years and he’s never come close to being involved in an accident – he just accepted a new job in Saudi Arabia and will start after our wedding – don’t stress, it’s somethign completely out of your control, but try and focus on it being such a slim chance that anything might happen that it’s not even worth worrying about 🙂
Post # 11
HAHA. I spend Hours on Pinterest!
Never heard of Craftgawker though. I have a feeling you have found something else to occupy my time lol
Thanks dolly 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
We’ve been engaged for almost a year and a half now, and it sneaks up on you SO FAST. One minute I was saying “oh, it’s not until NEXT August” and the next I was like “it’s in a couple months” to now “it’s less than 2 weeks away!” It felt like it was forever away for so long I nearly didn’t get my dress with enough time. And we kept sending things late, like the STDs went out about a month later than intended, and the invites went out a couple weeks later than planned.
Now it is crazy it’s almost here, I really felt like this month would never arrive, like we’d be in engaged limbo forever!
Post # 13
You have been waiting! lol But you’re day is coming so soon!! 🙂 How exciting!
I’ve been really trying to pace my self so I always have something to do.
With his offshore schedule, a lot is left to me which is fine, but it’s hard sometimes when you really need their opinion on something.
Glad to hear about your dad 🙂 That makes me feel more secure. I really try not to worry and safety is a big thing to the oil companies.
There was a crash here in Newfoundland in 2009, and all but one Died. Scary stuff. However, they have taken more precautions when flying now and take no chances, so that makes me feel better. I just want him safe and sound 🙂 I’m sure you know the feeling.
Post # 14
I feel the same way! I have basically everything booked and planned but I just can’t see it. It feels like it’s just a dream that isn’t really going to happen. I’m thinking the beginning of next year it will start feeling real! Hopefully!
Post # 15
I feel the same way. I think when January hits, it’ll feel a little more real!
You’re getting married 20 days before I am! 😀
Post # 16
@brooke25: Enjoy this time.. when you look back, you won’t believe how fast it went!