Post # 1
Ok bees, it’s official. I am no longer planning a big party.
I just called my alterations lady to reconfirm my dates (as I’ve posted about, I lost everything in the great ‘MrsFutureG is an idiot’ mass delete of 2013 where I lost ALL of my wedding planning) and it hit me…
I am getting fitted in barely a month.
That means that this dress hanging in my closet is actually supposed to go on me?
That means when I get the dress put on, I’ll be a little over a month out.
That means that the past 16 months was actually working towards something, not just spending money for fun.
That means there are only 93 days left until this all comes together, people will be travelling to see us and I will be the center of attention (ACK!)
Things are starting to zoom and while I am ready and ahead of schedule, I AM NOT READY!
Obviously, that also means my partner of the past 8 1/2 years will become my husband, but that part isn’t freaking me out (thank goodness).
Is anyone else having a “holy crap, this is actually happening SOON” moment? I don’t know about you guys, but we began planning in April of last year. That was 500+ days out and over a year and a half away. To think that I am in the final stretch is mind boggling.
Post # 3
We started planning in May of last year so about the same amount of time as you, and i’m getting married two weeks after you. It hits me when we have family or friends call us letting us know they’re booking their flights. It gives me butterflies when people remind me that it’s three months away. My first dress fitting was last weekend and we scheduled my second dress fitting, then third and pick up, one appointment in August, September, & October. That’s nothing!!
Ny envelopes are addressed and i’m going to assemble my invitations tomorrow, and send them out August 1st give or take.
My Ketubah (Jewish marriage license) came in from Israel yesterday and it looks beautiful and it also freaked me out because we’re so close to signing that bad boy!
My shower/bachelorette weekend is happing in exactly one month, which BLOWS MY MIND, and I can’t wait to see all my girls come in for a really fun and relaxing weekend. It’s gonna feel really real then.
Eek, thanks for making me so excited!!
Post # 4
@MrsFutureG: We got engaged last April so I feel you! I feel so behind and can’t stand all the wedding emails I’m getting from the Knot and other things. They just stress me out. I feel like I get one thing off my to do list and three more add on! Just realized the other day we have to feed our bridal party and the people that are there getting ready since photos will start early in the morning. Lol… all these hidden cost that are in NO wedding budget spreadsheet…
Post # 5
I did! We started planning this April 2013 and someone reminded me we only have XX days left. I’m at the point where I feel that whatever happens will happen.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Twin Oaks Garden House
I will be in your shoes. we are getting married June 2014 and Ive sta.rted planning since April 2012. Its been a long engagement so ive gotten a lot done so far
Post # 7
@MrsFutureG: Yes! I keep having moments where I’m like HOLY CRAP this is really happening!
I brought my 2 dresses to the seamstress I’m using this past Wednesday, and when she had me all pinned in I looked stunning and was just mesmerized by my image as a bride. Since there was a time when I truly believed I would never get married, I felt like I had been slapped in the face with “OMG you are a bride!!!” Also, having the lovely older ladies fawning over my dress choices was really fun, and at one point I looked out the window and saw a little 10 year old and her teen sister just staring at me and smiling. It was so cute!
And, my Shower is tomorrow! That’s right. Tomorrow. I can’t belive it’s happening. 18 months ago this wasn’t even real. Now, it’s time to get down to business as there are only 2.5 months left and oh so much to do.
My invites will be ready to send by Monday, so I feel better abotu that. I was really worried I wouldn’t get them ready in time.
Anyway, It’s great to see I’m not alone in this feeling,a dn that we are all getting ramped up now.
Post # 8
@lilyprincess11: I read somewhere that if the emails are stressing you out, UNSUBSCRIBE! Definitely great advice. As for the food and hidden fees, oh god, I hadn’t thought abotu that. We’re going to be dollarnaires because that is all I can afford!
@MizzStark1026: I would love to see your ketubah. I come from a very religious Jewish family but I am an atheist. One of the few things I’m going to miss at our wedding is a beautiful ketubah.
@CARA1978: Holy crap. Good luck! I’ve got everything under control and I’m well ahead of schedule for everything, but that is ONLY because I gave myself so much time (and because I am a crazy person). Doing all of that in 6 months? EEK!
@SoontobeMrsFisette: It won’t fully hit you until a few months before. And then you’ll have moments of clarity every once in a while. And then suddenly, BAM. This is REALLY HAPPENING.
@SillyStacey: That’s so adorable! I can’t wait to try my dress on. I don’t have dress regret but I also just don’t feel like a bride and this is all kind of happening to someone else. Just knowing the first fitting date is coming and that I will be wearing MY dress for more than 5 minutes as it gets prepared for my wedding is mind boggling. I know what you mean on the shower, omg! Mine is the 27th and my mind keeps flip flopping between “why is it so much earlier than the wedding?” and “holy crap, that’s under 3 months out!” My invites are going out that same week and then a few weeks later is my bachelorette party. It’s like watching something roll down a hill, this is all picking up speed!
As I explained to my fiance with this feeling, “It’s just big. Not scary, not something I’m regretting or not ready for, it is just a massive realization.”
Post # 9
@MrsFutureG: LOL! When we got engaged, we didn’t want to wait a year. Our wedding will be pretty small so that helps. We have all of the larger things out of the way, but the small details is the killer.
Post # 10
@CARA1978: Fair enough. I was ready to go in 6 months too, truth be told. I took to planning like a fish to water. Our problem was that we are paying for this ourselves, so we determined the time it would take to get the budget we wanted would be about 16 months of saving.
Not very romantic, I’ll give you that! Practical though.
Post # 11
Yep, things are definitely getting real! Invites are almost ready to send out, my to-do list is getting pretty short, and my bridal showers are coming up in a few weeks. Eeeeeep!
Post # 12
@MrsFutureG: We’re paying 110% of it ourselves too. Honestly, our budjet is very small <$4000 and we’re not doing showers, etc. It will be pretty old-school in that way, LOL.
Post # 13
99 days for us. Just about everything is organized now, just a lot of the boring stuff. I’ve been planning since Feb 2013. I just want it to be the day off now. Only thing I am still worrying about is getting my arms more toned in time!!! I’m also dreading the week before as we have to do all the last minute things in a short time because we don’t arrive in the country where the wedding is being held until then.
Post # 14
U just summed up my entire life of the last year and a half in about three paragraphs. Same exact story except my FI have been together 5 years, not 8.5 🙂 but STILL!! I feel u!
Post # 15
@MrsFutureG: Oh I understand. It got really real, really quick! We’ve been planning since 12/12, so it will be cool to finally see how everything shakes out. I’m nervous cause I’m a type A personality and I want things to go extremely well, but I’m also supper giddy because I’m marrying the most amazing guy ever! Such a potpourri of emotions!
I’ve done almost everything though, except I need a veil…FAST. I also need to plan out our rehearsal dinner.
Did I mention that FH and I are paying for this ourselves and we have 400 guests?!? I’m super religious, so I’ve been praying the whole way and that’s what has kept my nerves down…the facials help too, lol.
89 days to go! Yeah!!!
Post # 16
I totally understand! Started with 681 days, started planning right after we got engaged in Dec 2011, and now only 95 days to go. It is absolutely mind blowing how soon it is going to happen. For me….the scariest part is being the center of attention. But otherwise I am really excited, because on July 20th we are sending invites, and on July 26th I get to finally start alterations and get my dress, which is pretty big, to actually fit me. I can barely remember what it looks like cause its so big now :/ Then hair and makeup trial on August 20th. All so real now!
Also, I just recently the past few nights have been having dreams (or should I say nightmares) about the wedding. Either the hair and makeup doesn’t show, or the flowers don’t show up. I just find it interesting that I’m dreaming about it now lol.