Post # 1
With all the planning that goes into weddings, I ALWAYS hear from friends who’ve gotten married that the day goes by so incredibly fast, it feels like just an hour or two. Is that true for those of you who have already tied the knot? It makes me wonder how fast mine will go–the ceremony starts at 5 and the reception ends at midnight–so 7 hours might feel like 1?!
My good friend spent a year planning her wedding and said it’s too bad it goes by so fast because you put so much into it and then bam it’s done! I’m just curious how you all felt about your wedding. Anyone wish it was longer or were you so exhausted that you were looking forward to the end of the evening?
Post # 3
I planned my wedding for more than two years, and the whole day was gone in the blink of an eye. It’s crazy how fast it goes. I wish that I’d had more time to just enjoy the day. It taught me that you don’t plan your wedding day for you so much as you plan it for your guests. So many of the little things that I planned I didn’t even notice. Don’t get me wrong — it was an amazing day. But it went so quickly that afterward, it almost didn’t feel real. It felt like a dream!
Post # 4
We were engaged 6 months.. so it felt like it flew to the wedding… Our wedding was so quick.. I am 12 days a Mrs. and I dont think its really sunk in yet… I loved every minute of it and I will not forget it but it went by like a breeze.. quick. Unfortunately our photographer forget to get pics of a lot of little things.. good thing that one of my bridesmaids did.. I agree with gemstone.. felt like a dream.
Post # 5
Super quick. I enjoyed it, but I barely remember any of it.
Post # 6
There are moments and certain things that I remember crystal clear – our first look, riding in the limo to the reception, certain things during the ceremony, my annoyance at my bouquet, Mother-In-Law, my mom – but most of it is a blur.
I do wish that I had focused more on being happy and had told annoying people to stop being annoying!
Post # 7
I can see why people look so forward to getting their pictures back!
Post # 8
I actually remember all of mine! I didn’t think it went quickly at all.
Post # 9
There were certain parts of the day that felt long and certain parts that felt so short. We woke up relatively early as I had to have my hair starting at around 10:30 so I could be ready for a 1:00 first look. I remember being so nervous and jittery to see him, we hadn’t seen each other for a week before the wedding and I remember my heart feeling like it was about to pound out of my chest. I also remember having a good time in the bridal room with my sister and one of my bridesmaids and I kind of didn’t want that part of the day to end. After I saw him it was pretty much icing from there. We spent the afternoon taking pictures until about 4:00 when more of the family started showing up. That part of the day didn’t fly by or go slowly, it just kind of felt like normal time. I remember saying things like, “Can we just get this show on the road already? I’m ready to be married now.” Once the actual wedding began the first part of the festivities went quickly (but that was only for an hour). The ceremony did feel long and then the reception also had its moments where it felt a little long (ironically we stuck to a strict time schedule so nothing was actually taking a long time, I’d just been in a corset since 1 PM lol). I think what made the biggest difference is that I had so many people telling me to live in the moment and remember how I felt at each moment in the day, etc. and I remembered that advice. So parts of the day did fly by but then other moments really did feel like real time.
Post # 10
We only had a 9 month engagement and about 2 hours into the reception, I remember saying “Holy crap, all that work and it’s already almost done? Now what??” It goes by so freaking fast. I did get to enjoy every minute of it though! Getting the pictures back was so exciting because I was like oh yeah, I remember doing that now!
Post # 11
I had a perfect, slow wedding day. I never felt rushed or that I missed parts of it. We had a super small wedding, which helps but an amazing planner was the cherry on top. She handled everything and I enjoyed every minute of my day.
Post # 12
it went by so quickly. it was a full day but once the ceremony finished, it was all a blur. cocktail hour seemed so short (it was 1.5 hrs) and dinner was enjoyable but so quick. next thing i knew, it was last call at the bar.
Post # 13
Definately flew by. (our 1st year anniversary was on Monday). I kept thinking on monday man a year ago I was doing this or this… instead of sitting at my desk working. LOL right now I keep thinking man a year ago now I was on my honeymoon.
Post # 14
I agree with mypinkshoes…the beginning of the day (hair, make-up, photos) went by normally, but the ceremony, cocktail hour, and ESPECIALLY the reception went by so fast! My advice is to spend time with the people you care the most about (your husband, family, very close friends) because if you try to spend time with everyone, you may miss the whole party! Everyone knows that the bride has a lot on her plate and people really don’t mind if you don’t make it to their table/talk with them individually.
Post # 15
WAYYYY too fast!!! I honestly dont even know where the time went!! We (DH and I) only danced to our first dance song and that was it!! I feel like everyone like jetted out. It was an afternoon wedding. But I dunno — I feel like it went Far too fast!!
Post # 16
Much too fast! There is so much build up to that one day and then it is over and you find yourself trying to take a million bobby pins out of your hair. Sorry, it has been 3 months and I’ve got some of the wedding blues…