Post # 1
We went to look at our venue the other day and the owner was explaining how I could do my enterance with my dad (he was with us) and how my Fiance would see me and I got all choked up and realized I was screwed. I am going to be an ugly crying mess. I mean viewing a venue had me holding back tears so what’s my actual wedding day going to do to me? Good thing Fiance loves me regardless lol. What about you? Did you cry?
Post # 3
I didn’t cry at all… I was so calm it was scary! I kept asking everyone if it is was ok that I wasn’t nervous at all, everyone just laughed at me lol I cried like a big baby at my sisters rehersal and wedding just three weeks before so I think I was all cried out! lol
Post # 4
I was a ball of nerves the day before and broke down crying when I was saying goodbye to Fiance after the rehearsal dinner. I’m glad I broke down then as even though I was nervous all morning I didn’t cry and all my nerves went away when my mom got me to the end of the aisle.
Post # 5
i cried during out first look, walking down the aisle, saying my vows, during our first dance, and during my MOH’s speech! oh and i think i cried when i was getting my nails done at the beginning of day and my photog walked in to snap the first pic….luckily that pic didn’t make it onto the CD of pics and i don’t wonder why!
Post # 6
In the end, Darling Husband cried like a baby, and I kept calm. I got a tiny bit choked up on my vows, but nobody noticed.
Everytime I even THOUGHT about the ceremony my eyes used to fill with tears. The whole time I met with the minister I was trying not to cry, and at the rehearsal I got choked up as well.
Honestly, you never know what will happen!! I think Darling Husband crying made me so happy it kept me smiling and calm. I remember walking down the aisle I could see him crying, and at the alter all I wanted to do was wipe the tear (and stray eyelash) from his cheek.
Post # 7
I cried so much leading up to the day, but it was ugly snot-sobbing half the time and I was so worried that I was going to be like that when it mattered. On our wedding day, I started to cry the instant my music started, but it was one tear at a time straight down the cheek and apparently everyone thought it was sweet. I cried off and on like that through the ceremony. No snot though! I think the emotional stress of uncertainty before the day is part of what makes the before-tears so intense.
Don’t worry, I think everyone is more outta-control with the emotions before the big day comes than when everything is as it’s going to be and your only job is to get hitched already!
Post # 8
I’m a crier -ASPCA commercials, proposals, babies, anything. But the day of my wedding I was just so EXCITED that I didn’t cry! I could have on the aisle walk, but I made it through. And we both choked up on the vows but smiled one another through it 🙂 It was soooo out of character for me to not cry, but you never know until that day, I guess!
Post # 9
I’m exactly the same as @indibee: and @MrsNerdy: I’m usually ridiculously emotional, I cry at everyone else’s weddings, and TV shows, and ads… and the list goes on. but on my day I was so excited yet completely calm, and I didn’t shed a tear.
My never-cry-at-anything husband, on the other hand, couldn’t even say his vows on the first attempt (I had to take over and do mine first) and then struggled through the second attempt. I think seeing him so emotional made me stronger, and I kinda thought “well nobody wants to watch two people just crying at each other!!”.
I would NEVER have predicted that I wouldn’t cry – I’d get emotional at every step of the planning process, and I was a crying mess the next day saying thanks to people who had helped to make the day special.
Post # 10
Lord. I ugly cried and it was…ugly.
I was trying so hard not to cry while walking down the aisle that first I almost passed out, and then by the time I got to the end of the aisle, I had this disgusting look on my face:
People thought I was giggling the whole processional because I had this weird laughy/cry-y look on my face. NOT CUTE.
I got my act together for most of the ceremony, and then got all choked up again during our vows.
Post # 11
I almost cried walking up the aisle–the photos are not pretty. But once I got up to the front I was OK for the rest of the day. I’m laughing in a lot of our photos after the ceremony (and even one during the ceremony when Darling Husband flubbed his lines) so I guess my emotions just went in the other direction.
Post # 12
I was so calm it was scary the whole day leading up to the ceremony! I am usually a big crier and had been a crier all throughout planning. Then the day of — nothing! I (and everyone around me) was shocked!
When I got to the beginning of the aisle I got choked up when I saw a family friend crying but held it together. I cracked again a little during our vows but that was it!
Post # 13
My Fiance and I like to tease each other about who will be the first to cry…I think there is a 50/50 chance I will either cry the whole day, or be so happy and excited that I don’t cry at all. We shall see! 😉
Post # 14
Oh yea. I had my first crying episode when I was about to get in my dress. I was surrounded by all of my favorite women who were SO excited for me and I lost it. I was fine all day and then the waterworks started. My mom started crying, followed by my aunt and grandmother. Good thing we were all wearing waterproof mascara! After that I was fine until my ex step dad and I started our walk. I was totally overcome with emotional and started bawling like an idiot. Thankfully my walk was pretty long so by the time I got to the guests the ugly cry had stopped. I was fine for most of our ceremony up until the very end of my vows when I lost it. My cousin, our officiant, was crying. I could hear my girls sobbing behind me. My mother had been bawling like a baby the entire time. I look behind Darling Husband and some of his Groomsmen are starting to get emotional and Darling Husband totally had a tear in his eye (though he’ll deny it). Even with all of that, I still held it together much better than I thought I would. I was convinced I would “ugly cry” the entire time.
ETA: Oh, and I totally cried during my MOH’s speech, too.
Post # 15
@indibee: Those ASPCA commercials are terrible and make me want to bawl my eyes out too!!
I will probably get all teary at the ceremony as well, which will then make Fiance tear up, haha.
Post # 16
I was fine, literally up to just before the walk down the aisle, when my Maid/Matron of Honor said “Oh, no! I forgot kleenex! I’m going to cry! Oh, damn, I’m crying” and set me off. It was completely funny, and of course, I spent the entire ceremony sniffling. Everytime I would get myself under control, something else would get me going. I’m told that no one else noticed besides Darling Husband and the priest, but still…