Post # 1
Yes, I am posting while in all my bridal finest. And, I am pretty sure that I too suffer from PTWS (post-traumatic wedding syndrome) which was coined by Mr. Monkey.
I have been wearing my wedding dress and veil all afternoon. Doing laundry in it, organizing my files in it, getting really emotional in it. Why, you ask?
Because the wedclean kit arrived in the mail today. I got married in May and am having my wedding dress cleaned and preserved. I have to mail it to wedclean in order to have that done. I plan on packing up my dress and shipping it out tomorrow (or maybe the next day if I just can’t take it off before then). So, in the meantime, I want to wear my dress. Just sit and be in it.
I still haven’t gotten over the fact that I will never be a bride again. Never wear this dress again. Never be engaged again. It’s all too much!
Any of you other married ladies out there ever have a moment (or lets face it several moments) where it all this hit you? Are you engaged ladies anticipating the same thing? Ever just sit in your dress or some other wedding mourning ritual? Please share! I am so depressed (although my white dress is easing the pain a bit). Help!
Post # 3
Yes! I cannot bring myself to send my dress away either! It is hanging on my canopy bed and I open the bag at least once a day and fondle it, run the fabric through my fingers. I keep using the excuse that I don’t have the money to get it clean, but the reality is that I do, but just can’t seem to let it go.
Post # 4
Ha ha I got married 5/24. My wed-clean box arrived last week and I wore my dress most of Saturday. I didn’t want to let it go!
Oh well it will find a new home soon and I will hopefully have some extra cash in my bank account!
Post # 5
I got married in March, mailed out my gown in May and now it sits in my basement….it’s a HUGE box! But you can take it out of the box and wear it around the house! As a matter of fact they encourage you to take the dress out and "air it" because it’s healthy! =) So no worries, you can totally prance around in the dress again! I told my husband I would put it on and dance in it for our 1 year anniversary and he looked at me like I was insane! =) Good to know it’s not just me!
Post # 6
I know my cousin was wearing her veil and tiera to clean the house one day and her husband came home and just shook his head at her. So I think it’s pretty normal. I can see myself doing that. My dress is really hard to get into by myself, so I can’t see that happening though!
Post # 7
You mean you all don’t normally wear tiaras and veils to clean the house?!?!?! (=
Post # 8
hahaha….this is the funniest thing Ive ever read. And surprising so many people miss their dresses! I too would love to wear mine every day, and I have debated a trash the dress session just to wear it again. Sadly, I cannot wear it around because it is a corset, and then I would have to admit to someone I was wearing it because they woudl need to get it on me! My husband asks me what the hell I am going to do with the thing, and I tell him I will wear it around the house, and he is all for it! But for now it is stuck in the closet, all dirty, because I won’t clean it yet, like you said, because then I have to put it away for good ; (
Post # 9
I haven’t gotten married yet (November 8, 2008), but I plan on wearing my dress a few times; okay maybe SEVERAL times until the wedding day just to prance around in it! Maybe by the time the wedding is over, I can actually part with it and not want to wear it again…ok; so I lied, but I want to wear it again for our one year anniversay and take studio pictures again (SHHH- he doesn’t know it yet though)…
Post # 10
My wedding is exactly 30 days away. And yesterday in the kitchen at about 8:30 I had my first breakdown. As I sat there crying my fiance asks "are you getting cold feet?" Of course not I say, I’m just terribly sad that 1 month from now my wedding day dreams will be here and I will never be able to fantasize about them again. I will just be a wife, no longer this wonderful bride feeling I’ve had for this past year. I’m with you sister and it hasn’t even hit me yet!