Post # 1
How ya feeling July brides?
10 months ago-Excited. Picking out dresses, places, picking stuff out.
9-3 months ago-STRESSED!!! FSIL hates everything, felt she was being forced to be in wedding, didn’t want to be a guest though, blah blah blah. Went on for 6 months. FI’s aunt trying to make us pick out our own gift, but not liking anything we pick out.
2-1 month ago-Cry baby, all the way. Wanted to get married, but didn’t want to have a wedding, felt like I was doing everything. Felt like nothing was done. (two opposing thoughts lol)
Recently-Got majority of stuff done, so I feel less stressed and more excited for the wedding. Recently dealing with some FMIL issues–she has been getting worse in terms of being able to let her little boy go which is putting sort of a strain on my relationship with her. She’s frequently mopey when I am around.
I get married July 6, so 16 days from now. I never realised the wide array of emotions I would go through since September. How are other July brides fairing?!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I’ve been pretty fortunate– I’m 31 days out and I haven’t had much stress hit me yet– I went though a brief moment about money about a month ago, no so much that we couldn’t afford something we wanted, but mostly just sticker shocked at how much it was ending up costing!!!
But overall, I feel good– I think we will have the wedding we’re both envisioning without having to pay for it the rest of our lives.
Post # 4
Haha feeling the FMIL thing too – my FI’s sister got married two years ago so I know how she acts when one of her children get married – she goes into full freakout mode and goes crazy about everything. She freaks out and gets upset so much whenever we do anything wedding related at my FI’s house that we decided to talk wedding stuff only at my house. I’m pretty excited – was ready to get married 2 years ago, so it can’t come soon enough!
Like you I have everything done… waiting waiting waiting
Post # 5
@juliette.eliza: Weddings are expensive! Holy! Especially on the west and east coast. I’m in the midwest, and when I came on the Bee boards I was shocked at how expensive they are. I have nothing to complain about here.
@danicalifornia: Suprisingly, it is FMIL that brings up wedding. I just say “yup” and move on because I now if I go into anything with her she will start being a baby. It’s bewteen losing her baby boy and FI and I not asking her to be out wedding photog. She did our engagement pics, but she has to be in the wedding ones! Not only that but I asked her to photog my bridal shower and because of her mood she took 14 pictures–5 of those were of the gift she got for FI and I.
Post # 6
I WAS a July bride until March! I do wonder how it would feel like to be in your shoes right now!
Post # 7
Anxiously awaiting the day with excitement! We’ve been planning since Nov. 2010 so I’m very ready for it to be here! 17 days 🙂
Post # 8
I keep bursting out in tears.. I am so used to my little life I’ve had for 30+ years that it’s starting to really hit me. I think a lot has to do with separation anxiety from my family. I didn’t want to move in with my FI before the wedding.
This past week all I can think about is working on my tan and not having tan lines, not chipping a nail, hitting the gym, making sure I don’t have gray hairs on my wedding, worrying about how my one contact doesn’t feel strong enough even though the doctor said it didn’t change, and cleaning out everything I own here!
Ok now I need a drink..
Post # 9
30 days out and mostly pretty calm. I have a lot of stuff to do, and some bridesmaid dress drama (David’s bridal, I bite my thumb at you) but I feel good. Best of luck to everybody.
We’re also in the process of buying a house and, to me, its WAY more stressful than the wedding stuff.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Anyone else starting to have WEIRD dreams? I think I need to post some of them. Last night’s was the best…I checked into our hotel room, hung the dress up, starting putting stuff out, and had four different people try to come in the room- hotel had messed up and given them keys to my room. Also had a dream last week about getting my hair & makeup done.
What’s funny is that FI is now getting stressed about how much there is to do- “Welcome to my world,” I said. 🙂
Post # 11
@rebwana: Yes! The dreams are too funny.. I had one about the honeymoon.. My FI and I are at the airport and I realized we left our luggage at the apartment, so I called my mother to go and get it and bring it to us but she didn’t know how to get to the apartment.. So I’m sitting there telling my FI that I don’t have any bathing suits and how am I going to go in the ocean?! lol
I had a dream a few months ago that I was all dressed up but realized that I didn’t get my manicure or pedicure and I’m standing in my living room in my wedding dress asking my dad (who passed away 10 years ago) if I had time to go to the nail salon and he’s like yeah go ahead.. lol very weird!
Post # 12
@rebwana: At about the 2 month mark I gave my FI “the wedding to do list” and he got so stressed out. Since then he has appreciated my work in this a lot more. He will help if I push and say now, now, now. Otherwise he will put it off. At least he helps I guess lol
Post # 13
I’ve had one weird dream but mainly I’m just stressed about getting everything done at work before I finish. The wedding stuff seemsuti be falling into place. At the moment it doesn’t feel like its 15days away – after all the time I spent waiting it’s all going to be over soon 🙁
Post # 14
I’m July 6th too – pretty much freaking out 🙁
Post # 15
For some reason, I am totally checked out…3 weeks today and I am not even really thinking about it…I am pretty sureI have forgot something…or maybe not:)
PS LOVE THE BITE MY THUMB
Post # 16
I am still in the STRESSED and cry baby stage. I feel like we still have so much to do!!! I feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I can’t wait to have more of these wedding tasks checked off my to-do list, then hopefully I can chill out a bit more and get excited about the big day.
Oh, and I have definitely started having the wedding dreams – they are all stress dreams, where I realize that our florist forgot to bring flowers, or that the day was great but we forgot to take any pictures, etc. … haha, am I ever going to need that honeymoon when it gets here!!!