Post # 1
Hi all! So, I frequently suffer this issue I call OMG-I’m-getting-married syndrome, in which it feels SO unreal to me. Does this happen to any of you? I’d really like to be more “in-touch” with the process, but I just can’t get there! I bought my wedding dress this weekend, it’s nothing like I had imagined since I was a child (even though it’s totally gorgeous) and I just feel like I need pinched or something. I just got my dress! And I found it at the first place. It’s all SO surreal. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks!
Post # 3
After a while, it stops feeling so fake. You still have some time, it will settle in.
Post # 4
Yessssssss!!!! ive had more than one of these moments and Im sure I will have sveral more! i remeber them all. when the Pastor/Officiant wrote our wedding date down in his appointment book. OOOOOmg!!! that was probably the biggest one. LOL. When my best friend who lives in another state booked his flight and hotel, that was a big pinch of reality too. Picking up my dress, booking the venue and honeymoon. Omg and getting our first RSVP!!!! Im sure its just part of the process. Im actually enjoying the head in the clouds feeling. Im just taking it all in!!!
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: That’s really so true.
Long engagements do that to you. It seems SO far off, but I’m kind of settling into yep, this is real phase. It’s still a little SURREAL, but I think the closer to your date you get, the more REAL it’ll be.
Post # 6
No worries, the idea is very surreal to me right now. I have been engaged for 1.5years. Mine is in less than two weeks. I am feeling all sorts of emotions. Happy and a little sad. A little sad that I will be leaving single life and done with wedding planning; Happy I will be a wife to very wonderful guy.
It’s just a different feeling. A little nervous and whatnot. Sometimes AHHH! Just like you said “OMG I’m getting married” feeling. YIKES.
I am sure the idea will settle in soon.
Post # 7
@kappasweetiepie: Yeah I still get it, even though we get married in 5 weeks.
Post # 8
Yup! Right there with ya’ll! The wedding is next year and despite having the gown, jewelry, photographer, videographer, venue, etc it still feels UNREAL!!! Eleven months till the day.
Of course, I’m also thinking “hey, I’ve got PLENTY of time to procrastinate!!!!” There’s PLENTY of time to print out the invites and glue it all together! X will be a cinch to do, y will be a breeze. I’ll get the centerpieces done in a month! Painted and boxed up and waiting for the wedding!
The time that surreal feeling ends will be around July when my every breathing moment will be panicking about getting the damned centerpieces done while trying to get x-y-z done, too, and at the same time going “I don’t WANNNA!!!!” 😉
Post # 9
Yep I still feel like it is not real and my wedding is less than 3 weeks away
Post # 10
I completely agree that it’s a surreal feel. My wedding is in almost 3 months and nothing seems real to me.
I have my moments when I’m excited but it feels like something I came up with in my head. It’s wierd. I have everything done so I guess I’m just waiting for July to come by to have my bridal shower. Maybe I will start to feel the “real” feeling.
I do get nervous though.
Post # 11
@Zinzerena: This is so true! Up until, oh yesterday!, I was like I have plenty of time to get everything done. Then I woke up yesterday and realized I had soo much to do and only 10 months!! I’ve had a mini meltdown since then. lol
Post # 12
I havcen’t had this happen yet in my planning stages- perhaps I’m not really thinking about it enough or something, even though I’m on here everyday and thinking about ideas and making plans? I don’t have this OMG moment, like ever. Maybe it’s because it feels so natural to do this? I don’t know. I’m definitely excited and can’t wait for it, but it just feels like the next obvious step, you know? It’s strange.
Post # 13
I feel the same way! I haven’t gone dress shopping yet and with ALL of my girlfriends that has been the moment that it finally hit them.
our engagement has been very unconventional too, which is part of it. his proposal was turning to me before we went to sleep one night and saying ‘you want to marry me right? let’s do it, we should start planning.” i don’t have my ring yet, my engagement ring is a vintage piece that belonged to my great aunt. i probably won’t get my ring until the day of the wedding (as a surpise, this makes me nervous!).
Post # 14
@floridabride12: Amazing how time flies, isn’t it?!? I’ve been keeping up my blog since last June/July and I keep thinking “I’ve got time” then look at my email and theknot.com sends an email saying “ELEVEN MONTHS TO GO!” Whaaaaa??? What happened to those 4 months?!?!?!?! Where did the time go?!
At least it’s inspiring me to get more stuff done (expect the invites/STD’s… I’m still putting those off, lol).
@KristenGotMarried: Usually I’m like you, until something keys it off. Then I get all excited and go “OMG, I can’t believe it’s FINALLY happening!!!!” followed by “about damn time, too!”. Then I go back to my crafting and see it more as an abstract.
Dear gods, I really am weird, aren’t i? 😉 lol
Post # 15
@KristenGotMarried: I am the same way! Although, I can picture it now: A day or two before the wedding and I have a major OMG-I’M-GETTING-MARRIED meltdown.
Post # 16
@Zinzerena: I know! I got an e-mail from weddingwire yesterday that said 300 days left and I FREAKED OUT! lol. FI just looked at me like a crazy person. lol. I have all of the big stuff done, which makes me feel good. But details, that’s a whole different story and it kind of stresses me out like you wouldn’t believe. lol