Scared of getting married?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m not married but I would say nothing is wrong with you. It doesn’t matter how long you have been with or lived with someone marriage is a huge step. I think it would be natural to get nervous as the wedding gets closer and becomes more real. I have no other real advice though since I don’t have any marriage experience. Just what I have noticed.

Post # 4
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I will say there is nothing wrong with you either. But…I do have to say that your relationship doesn’t change just b/c there’s now a piece of paper. The way I look at everything, marriage makes my Darling Husband and I a team. It’s us against everything else. No matter what else is happening in my life, I can count on Darling Husband to be my rock, and vice versa. 

You said yourself that you and your Fiance have been through a lot. Unemployment, buying a home, family death, finanical trouble…and those are all the things married couples face together, and get through together. So you’ve already gotten a head start with your life experiences. Having that piece of paper certainly doesn’t change any of that. 

I’ve found that in my 4 1/2 years of marriage, my husband and I have only grown closer, and our love for each other has only grown deeper. I have a feeling that the same will happen for you. 

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Nothing is wrong with you and nothing will change with marriage. you two sound like you have been through a lot already and if you made it through that together then your marriage can only be better because of it. Marriage IS work but not always hard 🙂

Post # 7
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I know it seems scary, but I think it’s pretty normal even for people who have together for a long time. Especially with drama. I didn’t get scared until just a few weeks before the wedding. We had dealt with family drama from the day we got engaged, but all of a sudden it just reallt hit me how tired of it I was, and I couldn’t help but wonder if getting married meant that we would have to deal with that for the rest of our lives. But just spending a weekend with my then-FI, during which we made a deal to not talk about our families or the wedding, did wonders for me. It reminded me of why I was marrying him, and renewed my strength to deal with any problems. Maybe you guys just need to take time off from planning from time to time- it’s incredibly refreshing. Good luck!

Post # 8
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got scared a lot before the wedding and would lay awake at night like “oh my God, my whole life just changed, ahhh!!”

But really nothing was that different. Changes between you WILL happen slowly over time, the newness will fade, you’ll grow deeper in love, grow apart at times, your priorities will change etc. But those don’t have to be bad things. It would be kind of boring if everything was 100% the same every day for your whole marriage. I honestly don’t get why people say that to newlyweds, maybe just to assert their “veteran married” status? My mother always tells me marriage is usually good, sometime’s you’re close, sometimes you’re not that close, but you always work through it and love each other even more. You guys have already worked through tough things together so my guess is you’ll be fine when things get hard.

Post # 8
1 posts


I am about 6 months out from my Fiance and I have been together for almost 4 years and we have been through a lot of difficult times. No matter what though we always had eachother and I could not wait to marry him. Until we went to get my wedding band. That moment for me was the “this is real and now I’m terrified, what if this is a mistake” moment. I have issues with anxiety and am always worried about making the wrong decision, failing, or letting people down. And that is coming over into my relationship. This is a big life change and at times the anxiety gets so bad all I can think is I don’t want to do this. Which in turn makes me depressed because I could not imagine a life without my Fiance. This thread has helped me realize that everyone has nervousness, and I know due to my anxiety issues is probably why mine spiral out so bad, but does anyone have any advise on how I can handle this? I just want to be happy and excited about getting married to my perfect guy. And this is stopping that from happening.

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