Post # 1
I’m brand new, been lurking for a while but didn’t want to post until I got officially engaged, which happened 3 days ago! Woo hoo! I am super happy, BUT…
I am super anxious! Not about getting married, but about being the center of attention. Ever since the morning after when I was on my way to work and thinking about announcing it to my co-workers, I haven’t been able to stop my heart from pounding. I’ve woken up every morning with a stomach full of butterflies, thinking about the people I still have to tell, what people are writing on facebook, etc.
I generally have a hard time with “stage fright” (I even get nervous whenever I speak at a meeting to my co-workers whom I see every day). But I still thought having everyone make a fuss over me for the engagement would be pretty fun! I can’t believe how nervous I am, especially since our engagement is no surprise to anyone we know.
Did anyone else experience this? If so, did it go away soon?
Post # 3
I personally did not feel anxious about telling people because I’m one of those people who likes to be in the spotlight. But I think that the feeling will go away soon. You’ll tell people the story about the engagement, and pretty soon they’ll kind of “get over it” and they won’t ask about it as much.
Post # 4
i feel the same way atm. i was engaged before and got jilted on my wedding day. happily i went on to get together with a wonderful man and we got engaged on sat. im worried about what people are going to say because im planning another wedding. i think you need to just focus on yourself and your fiance and be happy!
Post # 5
@desthebride: I understand how you feel. I also hate being the center of attention and get nervous speaking to groups. That’s one reason I had a very small wedding. I’m sure part of what you are feeling is giddiness which is similar to nervousness sometimes. I think it’ll die down a little once you get used to being engaged. And, even though I had a small wedding and relatively small celebrations (shower, reception, etc…), I found that I ended up really enjoying being “the bride” and kinda missed it when it all died down. So it can end up being a really fun thing, even for those of us who prefer to watch than to be watched.
Congrats on your engagement!!!
Post # 6
@Beckster329: Thank you! I was thinking it will get better once all of the initial reactions are done.
@rangersbride: Wow– I am so glad you were spared to find the *real* right person for you. Congrats!
@cafegirl: Thanks! I’m sure you’re right about the giddiness, its a dream come true! I’m looking forward to relaxing a little and just enjoying it.