(Closed) When did it start to seem real?

posted 11 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We bought the engagement ring together and that made the engagement feel real. Funnily though, choosing vendors, paying vendors, touring location sites didn’t make it feel real. When we sat down last weekend and really talked through how we were going to walk away from the deposits, the guest lists, and frustrating family issues to elope – that’s when it felt real. I think I’m really getting married in a month and a half and oh my god, it’s scary! And exciting! The dread I had over the wedding day has turned into anticipation of putting on my dress and doing my hair and saying, "I do!"

Post # 18
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

when he first said 

 "we need to look at engagement rings"

 my heart made a little somersault

 that was when I knew my life would change–it was also the same words that served as his proposal

 I will be only 5 months engaged so everything has been a  whirlwind of planning since then

 but those words changed my life

Post # 19
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it will feel real when I’m getting ready to walk down the aisle. Even though I’m planning for this day, part of me still feels like it’s for someone else, that there really ISN’T a wedding coming!

Post # 20
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s funny. We’ve been engaged over a year now, and it didn’t really start to feel real until two weeks ago when we got our invitations back from our designer. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that we’re planning a destination wedding, and haven’t really met with many of our vendors face-to-face (everything’s through phone and e-mail). So actually seeing our invitations did it for me.

Post # 21
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am not fully there yet with the "real" feeling but it has started with the shower I had last Saturday. I think once we get the rings (this Friday) and the license (31st) it will seem more real.

Post # 22
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Ralston Hall Mansion

For me, it was when we received our first wedding present. I kept thinking, "Wait a second, other people are already acknowledging this wedding thing we’re having?!" It seemed so much less real before that.

Post # 23
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had a short engagement (got 6 months) and we didn’t start planning until 3 months before the wedding so everything was a bit rushed. Which meant I kept focusing on getting things ready and done. I think it finally felt real about 30 minutes before the walk. After I had put on my makeup and dress, I looked in the mirror and thought "oh my!! I’m a bride and I’m getting married!" 🙂

Post # 24
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It started to feel really real for me when my fiance came out from California the week before the wedding.  We stayed busy all week with preparations and I just had to keep pinching myself that this was really happening!

In some ways, even though life is incredibly different, it’s hard to realize I’m married!  I have a new name, a new home, family, job…and I’m still trying to get to a point that this is my life now!

Post # 25
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

So far my biggest lightbulb moment was when we ordered the invites.  It made me cry!!

Post # 26
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hasn’t really hit me ‘hard’ yet. Like EJS, I have had mini realizations here and there which are kind of like "oh my god, oh my god" then 5 minutes later it’s passed. I think I will be one of those brides where it will feel real when I am walking down the aisle!

agggh!!! so soon! 38 days!

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