Post # 1
I’m a bit of an over the top sentimental crier and I’m a worried I’m going to cry through the whole wedding… I’m one of those people that actually cries in the sentimental parts of comedy sitcoms, or when someone reads an emotional greeting card out loud, and of course – through entire wedding ceremonies and speeches. I start to cry when i even THINK about certain parts of the ceremony or try to choose songs for it. I don’t come across as an overly sentimental person at all unless you know me very well – possibly because I’m SO sentimental that it’s overwhelming and I have to reserve sentimental moments for times that I can be a baby. I don’t know. When I was a bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding I had to literally try to think of about something else and block out their vows so that I wouldn’t sob.. I don’t really want to have to block out my own wedding.
But anyway, I was just wondering if there are any other sentimental crier brides out there and how you dealt/will deal with it? Did you cry at your wedding? Any recommendations for waterproof eyeliner and mascara? I’m not talking about cute little eye dribbles that you can smudge back into your eye with the edge of your index finger. I’m talking red faced, swollen eyed, face streams. I’d rather not look like a swollen weepy tomato in a dress in my photos if possible.
Alternatively, any funny stories about being a blubbering mess that might make me feel better about my fate as the soggy faced bride of 2017?
Post # 2
I was super worried that I would ugly cry all throughout my wedding, especially during the walk up to my groom. I have cried in every single wedding I have attended, I’m such a sap!!
Surprisingly, I didn’t cry once during my wedding! I teared up a bit with my bridesmaids before the ceremony, but during my walk down the aisle, all I saw were happy smiling faces and it made me smile too!
Now if Darling Husband started crying while I was walking up, that would be a whole ‘nother story! Good thing he was smiling too!!
Post # 3
Hanky in your bra. Go ahead and cry. People are touched by it!
Post # 4
Omg I cry at EVERYTHING. I’m so worried haha. Maybe I should take the next 9 months to learn how to ‘pretty cry’ LOL.
Post # 5
wolfeyes : Same here, and I’m worried about it too. I get so sappy when I even think about the day – especially when I think about my dad crying (which I know is going to happen!), and when I think about walking down the aisle!
Luckly I hate tattoo liner, so I only have to worry about mascara running. My favorite waterproof mascara that I’ve tried so far is BadGal Lash by Benefit, but I’m going to try a couple others. Stila All Day waterproof is my favorite liner period, which is also waterproof. Those would be my suggestions!
Post # 6
KeeKalena : That’s what my sister said as well (also a sentimental crier, though not as bad as me) so I hope that’s the case! I don’t mind tearing up a bit, I’m just prone to awkward levels of eye leakage and would rather..not. Or at least not wind up with make up streaks all down my face.
Post # 7
I cry at everything! I cried the whole time I was writing my vows. But once it came time for the ceremony I didn’t cry one bit! I just had a huge smile on my face. I was really surprised. Maybe it was because the whole thing just felt surreal. I’m grinning like a crazy person in all our photos, which may be just as bad as the ugly cry!
Post # 8
wolfeyes : I was really worried about this before my first wedding but I didn’t cry ONCE. Looking back, that may say more about my anxiety over the marriage rather than some super ability to hold in tears.
I’m mostly worried about the music – I can hold it together when people say romantic things but meaningful songs always make me cry. Fiance is in charge of the music and he found a song that reminds me so much of the early days of our relationship, I can’t listen to it without ugly crying. Like, sobbing and needing to splash water in my face to calm down. NOT a good look! I’ll have to either desensitise myself to it or convince him to change it!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
I cry all through other people’s weddings. I was SURE I was going to cry throughout ours; I did during the rehearsal, but somehow that did the trick and I was totally fine on the day.
Post # 10
No advice, I was a mess. I cried from the time I woke up on my wedding day until after the ceremony. Im a snotty crier too so it was bad. I had tissues down my dress (the look on the priest’s face when he asked me where I was gonna put the tissue was priceless). Also had some sitting in our seat st the alter. It was bad. But, it was my wedding and we joked about it!
It’s your day, you will handle it however feels right!
Post # 11
I cried through ALL the wedding prep, writing the vows, even thinking about it. I was convinced 100% I would ugly cry through the whole ceremony. I worried I would ruin my makeup and my false eyelash wasn’t feeling afixed perfectly and afraid it would fall off. As others said, when I saw him at the alter everything changed. He was smiling and looked the happiest I have ever seen him. He smiled and glowed through the whole ceremony and it made me so calm and happy. We read letters to each other and wrote our own vows. My voice cracked and I got a little glassy eyed but I didn’t cry. I do cry when I watch the video and look at the photos. 🙂
Post # 12
I’m tearing up imagining you ladies crying at your wedding. That’s how much of a sap I am. My Fiance will see a sappy commercial and without even turning to look at me he can say “you’re crying” and he is right.
I have 7+ months to figure out how I’m not going to cry. All I know is I am getting airbrushed makeup for this reason.
Post # 13
I thought I would need a stand-in, I cry so much. I cried at the rehearsal when my parents and I started to walk in….and did the same at the wedding. (Got some horrible ugly crying pictures) But by the time I reached my husband I was more or less fine – and I don’t think I cried anymore.
Post # 14
I cried a little bit at my wedding when I normally full on sob! Only problem was trying to hold it in made my nose run and I didn’t have a hanky! Thankfully my mum is always prepared! So that doesn’t really help you but people thought it was sweet I cried! I tear up just thinking about it. I’d relax tho I think being in front of so many people kinda stops you hysterical crying! Just enjoy it and if you do cry that’s ok! I didn’t wear mascara just false lashes and had setting spray to keep the make up on!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I cry at sappy commercials. I cry at touching moments in movies/TV. I cry when I hear certain songs. I cry at every wedding I go to…except for my own. I can’t really explain it, but this eerie calm washed over me the morning of my wedding. The best way to describe it was that I was ‘in the zen zone’. I think it was the perfect storm of nerves, adrenaline and exhaustion! The funny part is Darling Husband (who NEVER cries) got teary eyed during our vows!
Even if you do cry, don’t sweat it! THAT is why they invented waterproof mascara and touch-up kits 🙂