Post # 1
Ok – first off… I have an endless amount of tears LOL. Happy moments. Sad moments. Real or fake (as in, movies, TV shows…yikes…even commercials), I could have my own water park with the tears I produce LOL.
So naturally, one of my worries is how I will be on my wedding day! I know I am going to be overwhelmed with feelings of happiness, excitement, and nervousness, and chances are, will cry my eyes out down the aisle. UGH! What if I’m the most horrifying bride with puffy eyes and mascara running down my face?! When I walked down the aisle as a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my brother’s wedding I got all choked up – how much more when I’m the bride?!
Any other emotional ladies out there?! lol. How do you plan on dealing with the water works on the big day?
Post # 3
Oh gosh, me too! I’m hoping that somehow I’m just so overwhelmed by everything on that day or that it feels so surreal that I won’t cry. Because once I start, whew…..and my nose will run so bad that I will have no choice but to blow my nose. OMG.
Post # 4
I’m just hoping I will be so giddy and happy that I don’t cry. But, I know I will cry when I see my father. I was just in my brother’s wedding and as soon as I saw him at the end of the isle I started crying so I can only imagine what I will do when I see Fiance at the end.
I guess I am just going to try not to cry and wear waterproof mascara… we’ll see how it works out.
Post # 5
I cried like a big weenie and had SERIOUS issues getting my vows out. I was choking on my own crying sobs! And of course, trying to hold back. Well, there was awkward silence for like, 15 seconds…which is a lot when everybody’s waiting for you to speak =]. Waterproof mascara and lots of tissues for the Maid/Matron of Honor to hold. I had my makeup professionally done and EVERYTHING on my face was waterproof/sweatproof, you name it. I warned her. I had Clinique Superfit on and it did not budge. I warned my Maid/Matron of Honor, too–she knew she’d be handing me tissues during the ceremony. And then bust out some Purell so she’s sanitized after holding onto your snotty rags for 30 minutes while you get married. I felt SO PATHETIC, but of course, nobody was surprised and thought it was sweet that I got all worked up about it.
Post # 6
My Fiance already knows that we both will be crying…thankfully I have a “pretty” cry…i.e. the tears roll artfully down my face w/o all of the heaving shoulders and sniffles….although I have been known to bawl a time or two. I am hoping that my makeup holds up under the pressure
Post # 7
I’m like you! I’m a crier. I was watching My Fair Wedding this weekend… and tears. I see those Pedigree dog food commercials with the abandoned animals? Tears!
But I’m wondering if we do the first look ahead of time, if that will get it out of the way?
Post # 8
I am a total crier, and we skipped the first look so I kind of thought I’d really be bawling down the aisle. I was terrified that I’d be a huge mess, but in the end, I didn’t cry nearly as much as I thought I would and most of the time, i was just teary with a huge smile on my face! There was so much going on and so many emotions… it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! And we pretty much laughed and giggled through our first dance, which is really where I thought I’d cry – it was perfect.
Post # 9
Oh gosh, count me in. I’m totally a crier! I am hoping to just ignore the issue, but wear waterproof makeup. I don’t know, I surprise myself, sometimes I think I’m going to cry and I don’t, so here’s to hoping this will be one of those times!
Post # 10
jamaicabride – lucky! i have a really nice cry too… sike – red face, blotchy skin, swollen eyes, you name it. I will NOT CRY , omg. I get started crying at weddings really easily, but i’m hoping that if it’s ours, i’ll be too preoccupied and listening to cry.
Post # 11
I will, without a doubt, be a crier. I cry at EVERYTHING – Intervention, Biggest Loser, those State Farm commercials, books, the radio… Fiance is used to me being such a big baby. Hoping I can make it through the vows without crying TOO much. Although I secretly like it when the bride and groom both cry. 🙂
Post # 12
Try seeing him before you walk down the aisle. You can make that very sacred and special time. Actually, Jewish ceremonies do it this way, for other reasons. But, you can have photos, kick back, and not have that intensity or worry if he’ll like the dress; or whatever is going through your head. Also, go through the service so there are no surprises. Read it and then reread it. Practice saying the vows. The more familiar you are and the more comfortable you feel, the better you’ll feel. If it’s in a church, go and stand at the altar to get a feel for what it’s like “up there.” If it’s at a hotel, visit off hours and get a feel for the room. If it’s a destination wedding, you’re out of luck on that one anyway. Best of luck. And if all else fails, that’s what the pretty handkercheif is for wrapped indiscriminately around your bouquet.
Post # 13
@Melissabegins…..My only problem spot is my nose…LOL. My Fiance on the other hand is a sight to see when he gets emotional. His sister said that when we see each other at the altar we are both going to be a couple of crying, wet-faced, hot messes…cute hot messes mind you…but messes all the same…ROFL!!
Post # 14
i cry at everything, all the time. but i don’t have a hideous cry. just lots of tears. it’s my stress release. and i’m just emotional.
Post # 15
i am super emotional too…and i was fine. but…you know why?
funny story – our wedding was at 3PM. gorgeous weather, not too hot, not too cold…sun shining…RIGHT INTO MY EYES the ENTIRE ceremony. not gonna lie. I kept my eyes fixed at my hubby and just smiled. it wasnt until he lifted the veil for the kiss that i could clearly see him…and that helped with my emotions a lot…hahah.
so, i would not recommend being blinded by light, but that’s how it kept me “appearing” calm!!
Post # 16
I’m emotional, but I cried it all out the day before at the rehearsal and the night before when my fiance and I exchanged notes and gifts. Do something meaningful like that ahead of time and maybe the actual wedding day won’t be so teary.