Post # 1
So I spent about 4 months waiting, like full on obsessing over wedding rings and adding things to my private pinterest account, even started some DIYs before the proposal. As much as I wanted him to ask me, I enjoyed the waiting period. It was fun thinking about and sneaking around about wedding details. But I got engaged and was thrilled.
Now we are 13 days away from the wedding and everything is in over drive and I’m kinda sad. I’m so excited to marry my fiance but the engagement is almost over, I know I’m going to miss this when we are married. The excitement and fun of preparing the wedding (albeit sometimes frustrating, much like waiting).
Am I the only one sad to see the engagement phase come to an end? I get to look forward to the newlywed phase but I still feel sad knowing the engagement phase is coming to an end, as much as I disliked the attention, it has been fun looking at bridal magazines, having a reason to pin all kinds of wedding ideas, taking engagement pictures etc.
But in 13 days we will be married and I’m most excited about that 🙂
Post # 3
@kris325: That feeling hit DH before it hit me. We were in the middle of Thailand on our honeymoon when DH suddenly blurted out “I miss our wedding!” Haha i thought that was pretty cute. I was so exhausted from all of the planning that it took me a little longer, but it did eventually hit me after we got home from our honeymoon. Looking at all the FB photos friends/family posted from our wedding, and then getting our photos from our photographers really helped a lot in the interim. Then after that? I became even worse of a WBholic, and am now living vicariously through everyone planning here!
Happy almost wedding day! 🙂
Post # 4
@kris325: How long was your engagement? I had a 17 month engagement and I can’t WAIT to be married- I loved wedding planning at the beginning but after 17 months I am beyond done. So so done!
Post # 5
Yes! I am seriously having post wedding blues. Our engagement was 9 months and while I Hated planning, I now miss it. The engagement period is exciting and people are so interested in details, now that its over it is sad! But enjoy your big day!
Post # 6
@caits615: April 21st was when we got engaged. So about 12 months of engagement minus one day. Perhaps it would be easier to move into the wedding and being married if I hadn’t had so many medical issues just a week after the engagement that effected me until around October. I feel kind of cheated by that, I missed out on a lot because of my health. Darn health issues!
I’m glad I’m not alone, I’m so excited for the wedding but I already miss dress shopping, I miss my bridal shower, picking out all the details, going over all the planning. Maybe we will renew our vows every 5 years so I can keep planning 🙂
Post # 7
we have been engaged for 2 years now, and the wedding isn’t for another year and 2 months, so I can’t wait to be out of the engagement stage !!! I like wedding planning, but I’m over it now, now I just want to start house planning and baby planning !!! (: AND finally being about to call FI my HUSBAND, that’s going to be my favorite part of getting married. (:
Post # 8
I totally missed our engagement/wedding once it was over. And I missed it for a while. Especially because we don’t have plans to TTC anytime soon (and we’ve been married for two years!) so I didn’t have another “project” to divert my attention to. But even still, the feeling fades, I promise!
Post # 9
Whilst at the moment I just cant wait for time to fly I know when it’s all over I’m not going to know what to do with myself! Decorating and having babies probably (or dogs anyway, children scare me)
I love a project and I’ve thrown myself into DIYing, the only bit I’m dreading is doing the day invites and the Orders of service because of the repetition. (so I’m doing odds and ends so I don’t have to do it all at once!)
Post # 10
Planning this wedding is so stressful and so expensive… but I was a psych student, I know well that anticipation of something awesome can be as good as the event itself as far as overall pleasure goes. Looking forward to something is really super excellent for your mental health. 🙂 A year-long engagement is a lot of time to get those good anticipation feels in high gear. Combine that with the fact that I have an excuse to be doing a lot of online shopping which I loooooooooove… engagement is fun and I’ll be sad and broke when it’s over. 🙁
I’m so not gonna stop pinning and stuff though… maybe I’ll be able to help people on here. And hey… there’s always the vow renewal… ;D
Post # 11
I’ve been married almost 10 months and I really miss it. It was so much fun to hang out with my mom and plan and decide on what decorations and songs would b best. I REALLY miss the anticipation of it the most. The weeks and months leading up to my wedding were so much fun! And because we arent planning on having children for a few more years yet, I have nothing to focus on haha. So I have a younger sister whos boyfriend is almost ready to propose and a ton of cousins engaged so I talk wedding talk with them and it makes the pang of not being engaged anymore a bit easier to bear! I love being married and all, but I miss the excitement of my upcoming wedding.