Post # 1
I almost always cry at weddings and I am absolutely positive I would have to try REALLY hard not to weep at my own!
How about you?
If you’re expecting water works, what are your backup to save your makeup?
Married ladies — how did you handle it?
Post # 3
You might surprise yourself. I am a total crier, but I only had a few tears. I think the fact that I was in front of literally hundreds of people kind of forced me to compose myself. I did cry when he said his vows, but it didn’t really affect my makeup very much. I had on waterproof mascara, and I just touched up with a tiny bit of powder between the ceremony and reception.
Post # 4
I started crying as soon as the ceremony started, and I didn’t have a dry eye the entire time. 🙂 Actually, what got me started was walking down the aisle and seeing my (now) husband standing there with tears streaming down his face. He was crying so hard, he couldn’t even say a word to my dad when my dad gave me away! It was really sweet.
As far as makeup goes, I just didn’t care. I retouched after the ceremony, before we started pictures. But I didn’t actively try to hold back my tears or anything because I just wanted to be really in the moment and not try to hold anything back. I think as long as you are not srying so hard that you can’t say your vows, I think you’ll be fine.
Post # 5
I’m so screwed, I got misty-eyed just reading through our ceremony text while putting it together. I hope the waterproof mascara I got will hold up!
Post # 6
I get emotional just thinking about the ceremony so yeah. Plus I know FI will start tearing as soon as I start walking down the aisle, which I know will trigger me.
Post # 7
I start crying just wedding planning; looking at other people’s wedding sites, buying my gown, choosing the father-daughter dance song, looking at videographery sites
I can only imagine myself bawling during the whole ceremony; I’ll bring extra eyeshadow and lipstick for sure
Post # 8
I cannot hold back the tears no matter WHOSE wedding I’m at! It’s SO embarassing! I can be at some person’s wedding and not even know them and I start watering! I always wear my hair down so I can hide a little. I’m SO worried I’m going to BAWL at my own wedding, reading my vows, etc. I cry when I get overwhelmed, even at good things, so I can see myself COMPLETELY crying a little and going "omg i’m so sorry" and laughing at my FI while he kinda rolls his eyes at me and holds my hand, knowing full well. I cry at episodes of CSI sometimes! He doesn’t know that . I know my Fi won’t cry at all (he’s not a cryer EVER and I’m sure he’ll just have this big goofy grin on his face) but I also know that one look at my mom blubbering away will set me off.
I actually brought this up to my makeup artist who told me not to worry at all. Everything will be waterproof, even my foundation! It’s called Superfit and it’s for athletes and everythign. She has this clinique mascara that is nasty–it forms wateprroof sleeves on your eyelashes and ONLY comes off with hot water. I kid you not, makeup remover wonj’t work. I SLEPT in a full face of makeup and nothing came off at all. I’m pretty sure some tears won’t hurt it. And all tha tfoundation will cover up my red face =].
Also I’m holding a little handkerchief to dab my eyes with as necessary
Post # 9
I was actually shocked that I didn’t cry at all during my wedding ceremony. I’m a HUGE crier–I bawl at commercials and sob at funerals for people I’ve never met. I was sure that I would cry out of control at my own wedding, however, I didn’t shed a tear. I think because I was so focused on what was happening and truly happy, I just never seemed to cry. I was emotional, for sure, and my voice cracked when saying my vows, but I didn’t cry. Just in case, I did wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner and had a hankerchief with me.
Post # 10
I know for 100% I will cry at my own wedding! I went through a Pre-cana class (my FI and myself are both catholic) and we had an engagement ceremony at the end and the words were almost the same as our soon to be vows and I could hardly get them out!
It’s an odd thing however, becuase I work as an event coordinator for a well known wedding venue where I live and I never cry at those weddings! Could be because I am so worried about getting everything perfect for my bride and groom but still!!!! I am going to need to find some way to make sure I don’t ruin all my make-up and such on my special day!
Post # 11
I cried and cried and cried. I cried when we got to the venue ("it’s finally here…boo hoo hoo"), I cried walking down the aisle with my mom (a lot of pictures with my eyes closed) cried all during the ceremony through the vows…I was crying, and I felt so silly crying that I started laughing – lots of people said it was sweet, but some who couldn’t see me thought I was really breaking down! The worst part was I was SURE my fiancee would cry and I wouldn’t, but he didn’t – AT ALL!
Either way, just let your feelings out naturally. Don’t worry about crying or not crying! It’ll be beautiful and special no matter what.
Post # 12
ES, I’m going to be you, I promise! LoL. My eyes get all puffy and I get the asian eye epidemic like nobody’s business! I go from being 1/4 korean to looking like my mom! I hope people didn’t think you were having TOO big of a meltdown, LOL!
Post # 13
I can’t believe I am saying this but I am almost sure I will be crying. My FI says I am unemotional but when I put on my wedding dress for my mom I cried, I cry just thinking about the ceremony. It is going to be hard not to cry because we are going to have a memorial candle for my FI younger brother who passed away a year ago and we are going to say a quick poem and moment of silence for him during the ceremony so that is going to be sad but there will almost be so much joy that day! I might just have a huge hankie attached to my dress!
Post # 14
I cry. All the time. I’m an overly sensitive person!
I went to a wedding a few weeks ago where the bride was so composed and didn’t cry and I admire her! She got choked up at one point but really was striking the entire time. I just know I’ll be a blubbering idiot!
Post # 15
Oh, and I forgot that when FI’s cousin was getting married she lost her contact lens as she was walking down the aisle cause she was crying. She literally had to stop mid aisle and pop it back in!
Post # 16
I’m actually hoping Fi will cry so then I won’t. The few times I have seen him cry, something in me makes me not cry (maybe I am just a cold person). And I do think he will cry. He cried when he proposed.
I get teary just thinking about it.