Post # 1
So, I’ve posted a few times today (simply because I haven’t had my weddingbee fix in about a week due to bacheorette festivities) 😉 anyhoo, So, now that I’m back from all that craziness … everything has kicked in high gear/mode and I’m started to freak a bit.
Not much of a bridezilla, or a stresser, just enjoy discussion. But, really … I’m thinking about all that I have // crossing my T’s ; dotting my I’s … and I still feel as though I don’t have anything done?
So, for experienced brides … just before your wedding, do you feel as though you had it all together? Or did you feel like even though you’re double checked everything, you’re uncertain of how its all going to work out together? Did it make you nervous? Were you scared that you forgot something? Did you??? Please, any advice would really help calm my nerves. Thanks
Post # 3
I definitely felt a little bit nervous that things wouldn’t come together, or people wouldn’t like the things I’d planned even if they went exactly how I meant them to.
At some point you just get calm, and things don’t seem like such a big deal.
The last week, the litmus test was “will this prevent me from getting married?”, and unless the answer is yes, you let it go!
Post # 4
That said, I did wake up at 2am the night before our wedding and snuck out to go check the car just one last time that everything we needed to bring was packed. Freaked my bridesmaids right out that they had a runaway bride on their hands.
Post # 5
@SapphireSun: that litmus test sounds like a great idea!!!!!
But I guess we all don’t want to be “that wedding” wehre everyone remembers chaos, armegeddon, and not the whole reason why they were there …. to see two people share their love. lol
Fear, fear fear!
Post # 6
Your feelings are completely normal. However, if you took the time to plan using various checklists, etc. you most likely have EVERYTHING taken care of.
Try to finish up with everything a few days prior, so that you can truly enjoy your time with relatives and friends who have come to celebrate with you. Also, try to do something to pamper yourself, like a massage, mani/pedi, etc. in order to relax.
No matter what, just enjoy the day. Take it all in. Love being loved!
Post # 7
I’m going to be honest, I had a complete meltdown the night before our wedding. I was hoping it would be a nice relaxing time that I could enjoy with my family and friends, but there were a lot of last minute things I felt I had to do. We self-catered, my sister made the cake, and we still had decorating to do the night before. My husband, his parents, and my parents were at the reception hall until 2am, and I didn’t sleep at all. I felt so bad that everyone was up late doing stuff for the wedding, and I was so worried everything would look/be right that I almost had a panic attack. Thankfully my then-FI was wonderful, and one of my bridesmaids took over for me. My family really stepped up the night before, and the wedding day was perfect. Seriously, everything came together, there were no glitches (that I know of), and everyone had a wonderful time. So I’ll tell you this, it’s probably going to be really stressful right before your wedding. Try to let people help when they offer, and find someone you can trust with your “vision” so to speak. In the end, it will come together, and you’ll remember how great it was.