Post # 1
so i ordered my dress the other day and i totally got super flustered in the boutique, so much that i couldnt even fill out my paperwork correctly, my heart was racing, i was sweating, and i couldnt even think straight or talk right! which is really out of character for me! i thought i was prepared to make the purchase but as i was trying on the dress for the last time all i could think was ‘shit just got REAL right now!!’
being engaged for a year now has had me feeling like theres so much time left, or oh theres a buncha months left to worry about that. and ive not been able to really feel like a bride yet. now with 8 months (exactly) to go, i still feel like its so far off that its not even real. i want it to sink in really soon, so that i can actually FEEL what it is like to be planning my wedding and getting ready to marry the man of my dreams!
seeing our actual names on our save the dates and dropping those babies in the mail were both ‘real’ moments, as well as ordering my dress.
Post # 3
I had that moment at various times along the way (but I’m prone to anxiety attacks – whether they be excited or terrifying): sending dave the dates, taking my dress home, seeing the invitations printed, sending the invitations, when the first RSVP came in.
Now, 16 days away I think that I’m in total shock and it still doesn’t feel real. I feel like it’ll never really hit me until the day AFTER the wedding.
Post # 4
I’m not sure I’ll have a “shit just got real” moment until I’m walking down the aisle. But we did pick out our wedding bands last weekend and that was the most exciting thing so far! (he even wore his on the car ride home lol)
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: aww how awesome!! I can’t wait to pick out my band, I think that will make it feel real too. can’t wait for that.
Post # 6
@nolabee39: omg ur sooo close! Lol I’m never gonna get to my wedding date, its just never gonna get here. I’m with u, I think it won’t hit me til I have to start signing a different name. Getting rsvps back might add some excitement tho, like u mentioned. Stay calm over the next couple of weeks!!
Post # 7
I acually dont think it is really going to hit me until the day of the wedding. I know Im gonna be a weck on that day because I think thats when its really gonna hit me that this is real! its happening! Im getting everything done and it seems so normal for me. I guess its because I have been planning since I was a little girl haha yes I was one of those people. But Im still waiting for me O SNAP I’M GETTING MARRIED moment
Post # 8
I had my first ‘This is real’ moment a few days ago when I ordered our save the dates and invitations. I felt a little panicked for about 2 seconds and then was filled with so much happiness!! I was surprised because I have already bought a dress and thought that moment would have come then.
Post # 9
Had mine this past weekend when we went to a wedding at the church where we are going to be married at. The whole “that’s going to be us up there” thought got me.
Post # 10
When we ordered my dress and put the 50% deposit down, it felt real for the first time.
Post # 11
Already bought a dress, booked venue, ordered invites… but we are now gathering friends’ mailing addresses to send out the STDs and once people started replying to us it has felt more “real” than it has to date!!
Post # 12
Our wedding is less than 2 months away, and it STILL doesn’t feel “real” yet!
People ask questions, and I answer them, but it’s all like a dream! It doesn’t feel like it’s really happening!
Post # 13
Early this month, since we are getting married in a Catholic church, we had to do our Pre-Cana class. For part of the class, we went over to the church, and they didn’t tell us what we were doing, until 1 minute before-hand, and each of the brides practiced walking up the aisle to her groom, then we practiced saying our vows 🙂 I almost sobbed in front of a bunch of strangers.
And yesterday, we got our first round of RSVPs back and people are starting to sign the guest book on our wedding website. It’s definitely starting to get to that “HOly crap.” moment. I can’t wait!!! 🙂
Post # 14
We just had our first meeting with our pastor this past weekend. it hit me, that Oh man…Ish just Got Real LOL It’s so exciting and I had an overwhelming feeling of joy. Also, Once The invitation get here and I mail them out, I’m sure I”ll have another It just got real moment 🙂
Post # 15
I think when I tried on my first wedding dress and stood in front of the mirror. It was a ‘Holy sh*t, this is really happening!’ moment. I couldn’t believe I was actually trying on bridal gowns, something I had dreamed about ever since I was a little girl.
Oh, and when we put down the deposit for our venue and we ‘officially’ got our date. It was a huge relief, but kind of surreal since my FI and I knew it was official!
Post # 16
It’s 7 months left now and i feel like there is sooo much to do and so little time. My girlfriend just got back from vacation and i swear she got back a week ago but in reality it’s been two weeks. Feels like the time is flying so fast !
It got real for me when I purchased the dress for sure… and that feels like it happened couple of weeks ago when in reality happened two months ago LOL