Post # 1
I’m really excited for our wedding, and for us to start married life. But some days… like today… I feel a little overwhelmed – like once we said “OK, time to get married!” we set this ball in motion that is really hard to control. It seemed really simple when we got engaged – “we can do this. It’ll be easy. Ceremony, party, cake, beer.”
I know Fiance has felt this way – he’s called it “this thing that’s happening.”
That irritated me the first time I heard it, but today I actually agree. Even though we’re trying to keep things simple, and there hasn’t been too much drama.
But of course, I can’t tell him he’s right, so I figured I’d just confess here. 😉
Post # 3
I remember watching a Friends episode where Chandler called he and Monica’s wedding a big party and Monica FLIPPED OUT.
I mention this because both my husband and I both referred to our wedding as a big party before it happened!
Better to have a sense of humor about the whole thing lest you succumb to the dark side!
Post # 4
@ViaMinorViator: Honey, I love you, but if you call our wedding a party one more time, you may not get invited. Okay?
I love that episode.
Post # 6
some days the planning does seem to take on a life of it’s own!
Post # 7
Argghh. Sometimes I feel as if this wedding is one big ball about to roll me over. I think its just the stress of the wedding planning and knowing that there are so many little details to handle in such a short amount of time. I’m looking forward to the day after the wedding when I’m on my way to my honeymoon. This thought gets me moving through even the toughest of planning aspects.
Post # 8
I’ve been calling it “the big party we’re planning” since we started planning it! Gotta have a sense of humor about it or else the stressful times will be even more stressful!
Post # 9
By the time we got near the end of the planning process, I was referring to our wedding as “this thing” as well. And depending on how stressed I was, “this %[email protected]#ing wedding”.
Basically, wedding planning is almost 97% pure stress. Drama erupts over dumb things. You spend hours worrying about tiny details that you end up scrapping later anyway. Altogether it is probably one of the most unromantic and unpleasant processes I have ever been through.
And you know what? That’s okay. It’s impractical to think that you ought to be sitting there moony-eyed thinking about how amazing and romantic your day will be when you are on the seventh revision of your seating plan because Aunt Sally has decided that she is once again not on speaking terms with Aunt Dolores and refuses to be sat at the same table as her.
Because the one thing you don’t need to plan for is the feeling you’ll get when your wedding day arrives and all that other crap just goes away. I swear it’s like a miracle, it just makes all the drama and the stress melt away into the background, and that feeling you’ve been so WANTING to feel, but has eluded you during planning hell, shows up and is like, “Hi, remember me? The part of you that fluttered with warmth and joy just thinking about your wedding day? I’m baaaaack! Let’s enjoy ourselves!”
So let yourself hate your wedding just that tiny little bit for now…because I guarantee later you’ll fall in love with it all over again.