Post # 1
This weekend is my bachelorette party and I just got back from the post office from sending out invitations.
As I was driving back to my office, I got stupidly excited and emotional out of nowhere b/c it finally hit that THIS IS HAPPENING! I mean, I obviously knew all along but I’ve been so distracted with planning that rarely I forget what it’s all about. There was something about sending the invites, having people receive official notification about our wedding details, that struck a chord. And I’m so beyond excited for my bachelorette party because I really just need a day/night where I don’t have to answer questions and make decisions! I feel like that will be the calm before the storm and a last hurrah before things get super crazy.
A lot of things up to this point though meaningful and emotional, still felt like playing dress-up or like I was planning someone elses event. But this? This put me over the edge a little!
So, what was it that really hit home for you that you were getting married?
Post # 2
We had a 7-month engagement that seemed to fly by and drag by all at the same time. But it was probably the day before the wedding when I arrived at the reception hall to start decorating with everyone when it really hit me. Everything I had planned was coming together before my eyes – and more, really, as I had a few more creative friends helping decorate and they made it look so great. I found myself just overcome with emotion and I stayed that way until after the wedding ceremony when I switched from emotional to completely elated! It’s so fun to reflect back on that weekend.
Post # 3
BurlapnLace: When I realized I forgot panites for the wedding day. I was running down the steps of the hotel to make a trip to Walmart with my MOH, and I stoped in the middle and realized I was really getting married the next day. So…it was the panties or lack thereof 😀
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall
We were watching Friends (the TV show) last night and it was the episode of Monica and Chandler’s wedding. Well yesterday was also the “two month out” mark for us. I am watching the episode and all of a sudden an excited feeling came over me and I was like HOLY SHIT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING hahaha. I am too excited!
Post # 5
I think every milestone (invitations, booking honeymoon, picking dress, receiving rsvps) makes things more real. But for me I think it was getting my wedding bouquet… something about holding it. Maybe that will be surpassed when the wedding bands arrive?
Post # 6
ryba: Perhaps! We got our bands and it still didn’t make it as “real” for me as mailing those invites today! I’m so freakin excited!!
Post # 7
BurlapnLace: I cried after we picked our invitations up lol. I also cried while getting ready for my main hen do 2 weeks before. But the invitation incident was my main emotional moment, where I was like ‘crap, this is real!’
Post # 8
I havent sent out my invitations yet, but buying my wedding band really set it in for me! When i tried it on i just knew i could wear it forever and i got that overwhelming feeling of ‘i am doing this and i will wear this forever!!’
I thought i would get a moment in the dress, but i didnt at all when i ordered it. I love it, but its just a dress to me.lol. that one suprised me and maybe ill get it more at my fitting.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
Honestly it didn’t feel real until the wedding day. The big moments for me were when I got my dress on, when my dad and I did the first look (he’s suck a softy) and the biggest was when I saw my husband through the door window right before they opened for me to walk down the aisle. He hadn’t even seen me yet.
Post # 10
howtobeawife: I agree- it got really REAL at the rehearsal. 🙂
Post # 11
BurlapnLace: It still doesn’t feel real and I have been married a year and a half! lol I mean both of us never thought we would ever get married and we are amazed and thankful every day that we found each other and are now married 😉
Post # 12
We’re engaged, but I’m not sure if I’ve had that moment yet. We’ll be engaged for almost a year before getting married, so the planning is at a lull right now. It does continue to blow my mind that we were able to find each other and that we are so compatible.