Post # 1
I am not a “wedding person” I enjoy going to friend’s weddings, and I don’t dislike them. I never dreamed of my wedding as a little girl. I didn’t have a pinterest board for my wedding (ok maybe I looked at engagement rings while I was waiting, but I don’t really count that) I never gave it all that much thought. I never expected myself to be so excited for my wedding day. I get to marry someone who laughs at all my dumb jokes, thinks the fact that I’m weird is endearing, and wants to grow old with me. I mailed out invitations yesterday and I am nervous and excited. I just never expected myself to act like this.
Any other non-wedding ladies feel the same?
Post # 3
None of the answers fit.
I wasn’t as excited as I thought… but I was extremely happy during the wedding day. I was exceptionally calm up until the walk down the aisle. I was more nervous than I thought I would be during the ceremony. So I was a mixed bag: super calm, not that excited, but very happy.
Post # 4
I never was excited at the thought of getting married. Let me re-phrase: the thought of the wedding. I knew there would be set-backs given my parents’ sate-of-health, money woes, etc. I knew it would not be easy balancing it all (taking care of them). I do add, though, that I’m even less happier than I thought I’d be because of FI’s father and how he’s ruining things.
Post # 5
I’ve been WAYYYYYY more stressed in planning it than I thought I would be… but now that it’s only a week away I am happy and excited again!
It does boggle my mind how young couples are expected to essentially become event coordinators with no experience and often very limited funds.
Post # 6
I guess now that we have pretty much everything worked out I feel alot better about everything. I suppose I’m really much more excited for the “being married” than for the “getting married” part.
@Floridagirl05: I did think it was weird that most people just assume you know how to do all this stuff. Like women (I get it more than FI) are born with the ability, desire, and knowledge to plan a compeltely etiquette correct and lavish wedding.
Post # 7
i voted not as happy and excited but thats really just about planning. I’m excited about marrying the love of my life but wedding planning is just ruining all the excitement
Post # 8
I voted not as happy and excited. But right now I think it has to do with how far away my wedding is. Yes I’m planning but it almost feels like its not real. There are moments I get super excited, so I have a feeling once it gets closer I will get more excited. Just right now it feels like a far off dream.
Post # 9
Wedding-planning was stressful and chaotic for me. I didn’t feel very blissful. I thought it would’ve been happier, more exciting . . . but it was just having to make one expensive decision after another.
Post # 10
As hard as it is to explain, I’ve been extremely overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time. I’m overwhelmed with the fact that I want it to be perfect and I want it to be here already! Fi and I have been together for almost 5 years now and I can’t wait! The anticipation is killing me! Lol also overwhelmed with anxiety about everything.
Ive been underwhelmed with the amount of support I have. 🙁 its really sad because I feel more alone than ever and I figured this would be a time where I’d feel like the center of the universe. Now I don’t want to sound concieded at all, and I don’t want to be everyone universe however I simply mean that my own bridesmaids don’t seem like they even care that I’m getting married… :(. Oh well. 7and a half more months to go!
Post # 11
I stressed in the beginning, but got a lot accomplished early since I wanted to be ahead of school (going to school and working full time). My focus has been on school and I haven’t had much time to reflect on the wedding, but I happily reflect up my upcoming marriage. School finished 2 weeks ago, so now it’s the parties and stuff and not happy, nervous, excited or anything. Now that I’m 3 weeks away and the focus is more on getting FH and his boys moved in. I’m hoping to get more excited and I think that will come as time approaches.
Post # 12
@daybyday: Exactly, all the excitement of the fun things (like picking a color scheme and cake flavor and dress) get overshadowed by the fact that the cake and the decor and the dress cost an arm and a leg. It’s hard to be excited (rather than stressed) when you have nothing left in your bank account and a million moving parts to keep track of.
Post # 13
I felt all kinds of weird things the whole weekend.
Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner I was stressed, very strange/ill-feeling, almost annoyed. I also don’t like our families very much most of the time. ha
Day of I was AWESOME and happy at private bridal party yoga, then started freaking out a little at salon, then completely nervous/anxious in the bridal suite.
First look got an ugly cry out of me, but then I got this huge wave of relief and calm. It was so good to see him before the ceremony!
From that point forward it was happy happy joy joy. I loved every minute, I let it all sink in, I took so many mental pictures… it was all good.
And now that it’s all over I feel THE BEST out of this whole process. I love being married and I love knowing that it’s done and that I’m now a wife.
Post # 14
I love hearing everyone’s perspectives. I added a few more choices on the poll and you can vote for more than one now.