Post # 1
I went to a beautiful wedding last weekend. It was a wonderful ceremony and a great party… With my wedding exactly 2 months away, I felt 1) nervous (for them or me- I’m not sure) 2) I got teary, almost a full blown cry 3) started having a racing heart (I think because I’m going to be nervous at our wedding).
Anyone else have weird reactions at the weddings you went to right before yours? This was my last wedding before ours, so maybe it was heightened. But I do feel that my reaction was kind of weird.
What did you feel at the weddings you went to before yours?
Post # 3
We went to a wedding in Dec., about two months before we got "officially" engaged. And I got teary eyed. 1) Because I knew that by December next year, we would be married. And I pictured us saying our vows in front of family and friends. And 2) I kept watching the brides mom and I was teary eyed because my mom died 5 years ago and I realized how hard its going to be without my mom.
We’ve got a wedding in July, so it’ll be interesting to see what my feelings are then because we’ll be two months away from our wedding. If I was that emotional almost a year away, I have a feeling I’m going to be super emotional on my wedding day.
Oh and by the way, not nervous……..yet.
Post # 4
I went to a wedding in December (six months out) and left with a to-do list two pages long.
Post # 5
Weddings are really emotionally for me usually. The ones that I have been attending for the past 6 months I have experienced the same feelings as you (and my wedding is still 5 months away!!)
A good friend is getting married the month before me. I am going to be a mess!
I even cried during a bachelorette party this weekend when people were giving toasts!!
Post # 6
Ever since I knew I was going to marry Fiance (9 months before he proposed) I have been more emotional at weddings anticipating mine. Especially the last one I went to for a good friend and I almost bawled.
Post # 7
I had that nervous feeling at a wedding I went to in September just a few weeks after we got engaged. I was happy because I knew that would be me soon but also apprehensive about all of the work I had ahead of me.
I also have a fear that stems from the fact that I will have two recent brides and one bride-to-be at my upcoming wedding. I have a strange fear they will be paying particular attention to every detail since wedding planning is so fresh in their minds. I obviously worry way too much about what other people think.
Post # 8
Erin, were you surprised by your reaction? I’m pretty shocked at mine, and now am incredibly worried that I might be really nervous (just about being the center of attention, not the marriage itself) and need something like a beta blocker to make sure I don’t end up like a puddle of goo! I could easily decend into a sobbing mass without hesitation!
Post # 9
I’m with you Mapchick. I worry what other recent brides will think. I know I worry too much about what other people think.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
What I’m worried about is being super judgmental, and critiquing every little aspect (to myself of course, don’t want to come off as a bi—!). My FI’s good friend/co-worker got engaged 2 weeks after us, but they’ve set their wedding date for 3 weeks before ours (knowing ours was already set). I can’t help feeling like they (aka she) did this on purpose, to try to "beat us" (she’s just one of those type of people), so although I’ll be going, I have a feeling I’ll be comparing every single detail to my own wedding plans….and just hope that mine will stack up better!