Post # 1
Does anyone else not remember walking down the aisle?? I was so excited and nervous and my heart was pounding out of my chest. That I remember, but it dawned on me that I have zero recollection past meeting my dad and stepdad at the bottom of the steps and turning to walk down the aisle. I remember getting to Mr. C and almost screwing up the handoff, then everything else after that… just not the aisle walk lol. Am I alone here??
P.S., It makes me laugh because well, a) it’s funny, and b) there was a thread a while back about wanting the photographer to get a picture of DH’s face so that you could remember it. I’m fairly safe in the knowledge that Mr. C looked like a mindless drone (he did for the first part of the ceremony too – he said later he was trying not to cry), so I’m excited to see the pics ours got of me walking down the aisle… maybe it’ll spark a memory lol
Post # 3
I remember snippets but not the full walk. I remember my stepson holding up his new Thomas engine to show me (he got it from my BIL for a trade off for our rings), and I remember making eye contact with my Bridesmaid or Best Man who was singing me down the aisle since I couldn’t run over and hug her to say thank you. The photos definitely helped to trigger a couple other memories, but I’m looking forward to seeing the raw footage from our cinematographers! LOL!
Post # 4
I remember snippets as well. I remember seeing everyone looking at me and then making the conscious decision to just look down at my husband. I remember hugging my dad as he was about to sit back down after greeting my husband. But yes pretty much everything from that day is a blur!
Post # 5
This scares me! I hope I remember it!
Post # 6
@ScarlettD: I think this is why many people regret not having videography! (including myself)
Post # 7
I barely remember the walk. That’s why I love watching the wedding video (have seen it twice) because I can “re-live” the wedding since it was such a blur! 🙂
Post # 8
I remember the whole thing because I was trying not to cry. 🙂
Post # 9
The walk down the aisle was so surreal! I’d imagined it a million times, but it was nothing like what I thought I’d be like. All I can really remember was seeing my husband at the end of the aisle and a lot of cameras! I was totally not prepared for everyone having a camera pointed at me.
I remember seeing my friend from high school (and I think I even said “hi” to her!) and smiling so big my cheeks hurt and at the same time, trying really hard not to cry.
It’s funny, my dad and I had spent a lot of time at the rehearsal figuring out what pace we should walk down the aisle. Later, we both admitted that we had no idea how fast or slow we actually went!
TealChocolate, I think you not remembering much is totally normal!
Post # 10
I remember it, but only because I walked down the aisle with Darling Husband. His mom’s family is Jewish and the other three quarters are “other.” Since in Jewish and Christian traditions, the bride and groom stand on opposite sides, we didn’t really have people sit on “sides” (just to add to the confusion). Christians usually stand for the bride, Jews don’t. All a recipe for hilarity.
When we walked in, no one knew whether to stand or not. Then some people start to stand, but no one else has, so they sit back down–by which time others have started to stand. We had about half of the people looking like a giant game of whack-a-mole. We couldn’t stop laughing watching everyone try to figure it out as we walked. I think this and our running commentary really helped keep nerves in check.
Darling Husband: No one knows what to do.
me: Not at all.
Darling Husband: This is really ridiculous.
Me: But very amusing for us.
Darling Husband: Oh, absolutely.
By the time we got halfway down the relatively short aisle, everyone had decided to stand. I was so glad to be walking with him so we could share that together.
Post # 11
i remember bc i got half way down and i thought oh crap i walked suring the girls music i didn’t wait for my bridal march i had picked out and loved just for the walk! lol oh well!
Post # 12
Snippets. Very short aisle and I was constantly thinking smile and don’t trip and Dad slow down.
Post # 13
@jldown2: That’s hilarious! I’m trying to imagine your guests not sure whether to sit or stand. Did you have a wedding video? If so, that’ll be great to watch! hehe
Post # 14
i remember very little of it.
Post # 15
There are bits and pieces that I don’t remember at all throughout the entire day, it’s like I was in a bubble…
Post # 16
I remember it quite well!! I remember who I saw when I first entered, how I glanced at my groom and felt so overwhelmed and saw some of my best friends and family crying and I was absolutely positive I was going to break into a sob- so I looked away from everyone who made me feel emotional and literally focused on my friend’s mom who was grinning ear to ear and didn’t make me emotional at all! I literally held her gaze halfway down the aisle so as not to cry and then once I passed her I let myself look at my groom and I made it without crying! 🙂 I told my friend afterwards, who told her mom, who said “I thought that was an extra long smile, I thought I was really special!” Hahaha.
PS- I would recommend this tactic to anyone who is afraid of crying as they do the aisle walk- it really helped!