How did it feel…

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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MsJ2018 :  I think I would describe it as just pure absolute happiness.

Despite being a very social person I get anxiety about being center of attention and to be honest NONE of that happened. I had no nervousness at all not the morning not right before…

We had 180 people at our wedding and I feel like I just was in a room alone with him.. I dont think my face ever hurt from smiling that much. 


Post # 3
9754 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Didn’t notice my husband. No clue what I was looking at but it wasn’t him, only in pictures did I see what he looked like.

He looked scared shitless, like a car was about to hit him and his foot was stuck in a bear trap and he would never have the time to free it before he was flattened into a million pieces.

Realized at the end of the aisle we never talked about how to get up the stairs with my train (thanks to the friend in the front row who stepped up)

Also realized we never discussed who was supposed to take off my veil so I did it myself and my male BFF who was co-best man yelled out “HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO IT.”

Then the officiant said my name wrong once I got up there and I was like “Really????”

Pure magic.

Post # 4
1593 posts
Bumble bee

I honestly don’t really remember it. I was just hoping I didn’t trip. I don’t remember what he looked like. I wouldn’t think too much about it now because you might be setting yourself up for disappointment. It doesn’t always turn out exactly how you imagine it.

Post # 5
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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anatheanalyst :  Glad to read this. I hate being the center of attention too and I’m dreading this moment.

Post # 6
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It’s a whirlwind. I don’t remember looking at my husband at all. I remember seeing the guests and I bawled seeing everyone from the different parts of our life all there to support us. 

I know I walked way too fast, and held my bouquet way too high (even though everyone tells you not to). It’s just impossible to think about anything other than exactly what’s happening in the moment.

Here’s a picture of me crying: 

Post # 7
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had a similar experience to the poster above haha. I saw everyone’s faces looking at me and starting bawling. I barely remember it to be honest, just remember trying to stop crying so I wouldn’t ruin my makeup! All of the feelings and anticipation leading up to that moment just hit me all at once and I couldn’t hold it together.

Post # 8
9416 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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MsJ2018 :  I was straight up giggling and smiling the whole way down. Not nervous at all! The room was filled with my favorite people excited to watch me marry the love of my life – nothing could have been better. 

Post # 9
1354 posts
Bumble bee

It goes by so fast. I remember my eldest brother coming to get me ( he walked with me down the aisle) and seeing my husband-to-be at the end of it. He was grinning so hard. I felt surprising relaxed after seeing that goofy smile. Both of us tearing up during our vows (which were mercifully short otherwise I think I would have had tears running down my face and a running nose as I am not a pretty crier). How sunny it was and the smell of the flowers in the gardens. My brothers laughing and hugging my husband and my husband’s best friends all teasing and hugging me. Family, friends, food, music, chatter and then it was all over. It went by in a whirl.

There was a brief time when my husband and I snuck off to be alone together for a few minutes during the reception into the gardens and just soaked in the moment before we went back. Do that if you can. It is one of my best memories.

Post # 10
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I was so nervous I thought I was going to puke or faint. My dad made me laugh right before walking down so I had a huge smile the whole way. It was all a blur, really!

Post # 11
2544 posts
Sugar bee

I hate being the center of attention and I was totally happy and fine going down the aisle!

I think it helped a lot that we did all of our bridal party photos before the ceremony so I’d already spent some time with my husband and friends that day just laughing and hanging out. It really helped ease the pressure. 

Post # 12
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

All I felt was pure adrenaline.

I had just had my wedding gown ruined and returned to the venue from my emergency replacement wedding dress shopping trip and walked straight down the aisle. I was just excited to have only be a smidge late when 20 minutes before I didn’t have a dress to wear, ha! 

Post # 13
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I cried all the way down but then had to force myself to suck it up to not ruin the makeup I just paid $500 for 😂

Post # 14
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

I just felt SO happy. We had to move our ceremony set up from being outside on the deck to inside the venue at the last minute due to a weather change (we chose a venue with that option because Melbourne Australia has rapidly changing weather particularly in winter), and while initially I was a bit bummed about that, as soon as I walked in and saw my husband-to-be standing there, any disappointment about the weather went away, and I was just so completely happy to be there, seeing him, walking with my Dad down towards the man of my dreams. I honestly thought I would be a crying mess just from being overwhelmed with happiness, but I actually didn’t cry, I just felt so joyful! My husband is the one who cried actually, as soon as he saw me, his eyes welled up and he was very emotional during his vows.. I said something that made him laugh, and that helped him gain composure and manage to speak okay 🙂

Post # 15
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I dreaded my wedding the entire time we planned and through the whole ceremony. I wasn’t happy until it was done and everybody had peaced from the venue and it was just my husband and I at home. Then I was blissfully happy.

But admittedly I have pretty bad anxiety and hate being the centre of attention. So I knew I was not going to feel better until it was over with lol. 

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