Post # 1
All you ladies out there who can’t see past the mean sisters-in-law, unsupportive friends, high costs, rude judgments, controlling mothers-in-law, I understand your pain! Getting married has A LOT of moving parts and sometimes they just don’t always connect and operate the way they should. I’ll tell you this, though. Please, do not lose heart, do not get mean-spirited, and do not lose faith. If you are choosing the make the commitment of marriage to someone you are completely, head-over-heels in love with, then you have a reason to celebrate!!! It can be so hard to focus on that knowledge, but I would just like to enourage you all to remember that the reason all of this madness is happening is because you are entering into a MARRIAGE, which is a beautiful thing. Do not forget that it’s not the wedding that is changing your life, it’s the act of marriage… Marriage is giving you a husband to sleep next to every night, take the dog outside in the middle of the night, hold you when you’re upset and sad, listen to you vent about your family, make coffee in the morning before you wake up, watch the girly movie because that’s what you’re in the mood for, take out the trash, make sure the door is locked when you go to sleep, run through the rain to get the car when it’s raining so you don’t get wet, and so so so much more. These things may seem so mundane when you take them for face value, but when you recognize that the person you fell in LOVE with is the one doing them, it can still give you butterflies. YOU FOUND THE ONE. It’s time to celebrate!!!! Even if these other negative things are swirling around your brain, remember the one you love : )
Congrats to all the future brides out there!!!
Post # 3
Love this! Just the pep talk I needed.. 😉
Post # 4
I needed this so badly. I really needed someone to tell me to celebrate.
You just took a weight off my shoulders!
Post # 5
So true! I absolutely agree with this. We have so much to be happy about!!! 🙂
Post # 6
I so, so, SO needed this.
Thank you for the pep talk!! You’re awesome! 🙂
Post # 7
Aww this made me smile!! Thank you!!
Post # 8
Yep, just what I needed to hear today too…can you wisper these words to me every day for the next 28 days?
Post # 9
Love this, it made me teary eyed! Thank you for reminding me to enjoy the moment instead of stressing about the details. It’s so true, the most important thing is our love. I feel so lucky!
Post # 10
yes! love that you posted this…I can’t wait for all these things!
Post # 11
That’s how I was throughout the planning process. Everyone kept expecting me to freak out. The day before the wedding my bridesmaid had a freak out and was so worried I would too. She had her dress altered and they noticed a stain on the dress, so she took it to the cleaners and the cleaners ruined the dress and put what looked like mildew stains on the dress. She called the morning before the wedding “Pleeease don’t freak out, just don’t freak out but I have to tell you something” I thought she was going to say my husband was leaving or something the way she made it sound. She told me about the dress and kept saying “I’m so sorry! I am sooo sorry!” but I felt bad for her, I ordered the dress for her as part of her gift and it was messed up and she was apologizing to me? Then later that day I was at the church talking to the sound guy about the wedding details but my mom lost her purse and was freaking out thinking she left it in the parking lot at the apartments. She ran in and told me and we went back to look for it. The whole time she was saying “I’m so sorry to interrupt your meeting, I’m so sorry” but I was just worried about her finding her purse.
I kept getting “I don’t want to ruin your wedding” from everyone. The linen was wrong and we didn’t have enough white table cloths (we figured it out, was given extra banquet linen so we folded them over), one bridesmaid just never showed for the wedding (yeah and still haven’t heard anything from her but her occassional facebook post about her boyfriend), we forgot to put water in our vase for the vase ceremony, most of my family didn’t even show, the flower girl ripped her dress, just all kinds of things went wrong and everyone kept apologizing and expecting me to freak out about it. But I really didn’t care because I was marrying my best friend. I was just so thrilled and the smile never left my face. And the wedding was beautiful and so much fun, and everyone had a great time despite all the mishaps.
I didn’t really stress during the planning process either, what’s the point? Just enjoy the planning phase and even the waiting phase. I miss waiting, it was a lot of fun sneaking online to look up wedding rings and dreaming about proposals. Enjoy the engagement, it’s a lot more exciting to talk about and to plan and you get a whole year or more of wedding talk. Things don’t always work out exactly how you plan for them to but that doesn’t make it any less wonderful. I miss the wedding planning stage now. My classes were also over for the year a week after our honeymoon, so without school work and constant wedding planning I’m finding myself bored a lot. Think I’m gonna start planning our vow renewal 🙂 We’re planning it for our 7 year wedding anniversary… When we cross the 7 year itch we are renewing, I’ll start planning now 🙂 Get my DIY crafty things perfected by the 7 year mark 🙂