Post # 1
Okay I KNOW my wedding is now only 4 months away – too late by most standards to mail out an STD – but I am mailing out my last three Save the Date cards today. I worked really hard on them back in April, packed them into the envelopes, stamped… and they sat here on our counter for all this time. We went through a couple of OMG type moments involving finances, including one “let’s call the whole thing off” talk and one “let’s reduce our guest list by 50%” talk. Well, we ended up deciding to do the entire wedding as originally planned – so now that we are 100% sure, they are in the MAIL!
Maybe it’s because I have not picked up my dress yet, but this is my first ‘HOLY MOLY WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!’ moment!
YAY! (As I wrote yay, I realized that my entire post could have just been YAY! I’m hyper today or something!)
And, allow me to show off my embossing skills 🙂
Post # 3
YAY! That is exciting. Sometimes I have private like “ohmigosh this man and I are going to spend the rest of our lives together” moments, but I haven’t had a wedding one yet. Your embossing skills are pretty awesome, too. Yay only 4 months for you!
Post # 4
It’s funny, I was on cloud 9 the day we got engaged and couldn’t stop smiling – and after those first few days of telling people, wearing my ring, being excited – I crashed HARD. I kept thinking – when am I going to FEEL LIKE A BRIDE!? Nothing felt real, trying on dresses felt phony, and I was very much like wow, am I ALWAYS going to feel this ‘who cares’ about things? The answer? NOPE!
(why thank you for complimenting my skilllllllllls Amaryllis!)
Post # 5
Those are pretty. You got skills. Congrats…now it sinks in “YEAH”.
Post # 6
I love the word skills. So hilarious to me, it never gets old…
Post # 7
I’m totally cracking up right now because I had the EXACT SAME thing happen this week! I had them designed, return-address-stamped, received the magnets AND even put them all in and addressed them but the second I had those pesky wedding-ring stamps in my hands it didn’t feel “real“. I mean really REAL. I emailed a Bee I have become friends with (and who happened to be the one who designed our STD’s!) and asked her if I was insane for having a freak-out over the stamps. It really does just make it so much more real. So thank goodness someone else feels the same way!!! 😀
Post # 8
OMG You just described my week (including the “Oh well, I’m gonna send my STDs late”). We’re still in the holy moly are we sure we wanna spend this much money stage but I think I see the light at the end of (this) tunnel. Congrats on getting them out!
Post # 9
@Miss Brown Bear: That is exactly why ours sat on the counter for that long. It was me who held off on sending them actually – I can’t tell you how many times my FI picked them up and said WHY ARE THESE STILL HERE! YOU GOT COLD FEET OR SOMETHING!? I was having the hardest time admitting that we really were going to pay THISMUCHOMGOSHWHATAMIGETTINGMYSELFINTO for the wedding. Then, I booked our honeymoon and bought the plane tickets… and said to hell with it, these babies are out the door!
@KansasPrincess11: You made me laugh with your reply. I actually feel weird around here because my engagement has not been all real deal, I’m getting married, I’m OHSOINLOVE, fairy tale princess engagement. Nothing has felt real. I mean, we own our house, been together for years – when I am going to feel like a bride already??? But, I had that moment and I’ve had a few other here and there. I guess maybe it is because I don’t live and breathe wedding (even though I hang out on WB all the time!)
Post # 10
@chrystalynn11: We’re in the same situation! We bought our house 2 years ago, we’ve been together for 4, have two dogs, joint accounts, the whoooole she-bang. Even at our engagement I was excited but not like some of the stories I read on here, I didn’t cry, I didn’t scream–I knew it was coming, shoot we got the ring together (there’s NO way I’d trust him to pick it out, haha!). My wedding dress shopping was anything but exciting, I got it 6 months before I got the ring (with permission, of course!) because I worked at a bridal shop, it closed and I knew what I wanted. So really it’s just kind of been one foot in front of the other. I’m thinking maybe at my first fitting I’ll feel that “bride” feeling (God I hope so…).
Reading that I sound like a bad bride, as though I’m not excited to marry him but truly I am, I’ve just not had that “bridal” feeling. *sigh.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
omg that is so pretty! Enjoy your OMG! moment!
Post # 12
Oh thats such a pretty stamp. Very noice.
Post # 13
WOO-HOOOO!!!! Congrats!! Enjoy this “yes! we’re getting married!” moment.
Sure, most standards might say that’s too late to send STD’s, but if I were one of the guests got a STD card now I wouldn’t think negatively of it, I’d understand planning weddings and the whole process is busy and stressful and complicated.
Post # 15
YAY!! And nicely done I might add. I’m glad that you decided to go on as planned, and I hope that you find a job soon. Good luck with saving your pennies on things. Borrow what you can, diy, and look for great bargains and all will be well. 🙂