(Closed) When did the "Holy $%*#, I'm getting married" moment hit you?

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@jwdesiree:  It didn’t hit me until like…three minutes before I was actually married…I was standing in the lobby, we were getting married in one of the rooms upstairs, it was Friday Night at the Country Club, which means Crab Leg Buffet so the place was PACKED….I’m standing there, bouquet in hand, shaking like a leaf in my wedding dress while my Dad checked my coat…and I’m looking at the stairs I’m about to go up and I think to myself, “When you come back down those bad boys, you’ll be Mrs. 99.”  I must have blanched because this adorable little old woman came over to me from the salad bar in the other room, grabbed my hand, patted it and said, “Its real easy honey, just say yes to every question they ask you.”

….then I felt better.

Post # 4
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

@jwdesiree:  The day after we got engaged, i bought an Engagement Journal. The next day – approx 2-3 days after the proposal- i sat down to start the journal while FI was doing some home projects. I started reading the intro- all this stuff about finally making that step, and forever this, forever that- and it hit me. I started balling like a baby!! I made FI stop was he was doing to hug me lol!! I didnt cry much after he proposed, so it was like it was happening all over again. I think i’ll have another ‘aha’ moment when buying the dress, then when it gets closer to the wedding date. That was the first moment for sure though!

Post # 5
1785 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@jwdesiree:  When we sent the save the dates out. It was like ‘OH MAN NOW EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS THE DAY IT HAPPENS!’

Post # 6
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It didn’t hit me until the start of the ceremony, when my bridesmaids started walking down the aisle.  And suddenly it was just me and my dad, and we shared a look like “well, I guess this is it!” and off we went!

Post # 7
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

At my first wedding dress appointment, the first time I ever tried on a dress at all.

It was at the Nordstrom Wedding Suite, so going up two escalators to get to it was way too much time to think.  I started getting dizzy and panicking and was feeling sick to my stomach all of a sudden (in front of my FMIL, friend, and a BM) and the consultant had to sit me down and give me water and talk me through it.


Post # 8
7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jwdesiree:  I truly, TRULY, hit me at 5 minutes before midnight the day before my wedding when I was running down the hotel steps since my MOH was taking me to Walmart to get me panties for the day of (I forgot that one minor detail lol).

I stopped dead on the steps and had an anxiety attack and said, “Am I doing the right thing? Can I spend the rest of my life with him?” My MOH grabbed me by the hand and said, “Honey, you’re fine. You just forgot panites so you’re freaking out. We’ll get a drink in you later.”

After that, I didn’t have any moments.

Post # 9
1121 posts
Bumble bee

Def when I was walking down the aisle!! It didn’t seem “real” to me up until that point!

Post # 10
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jwdesiree:  It hit me when we were waiting at city hall to do the marriage license application! I was like “Oh my goodness, we’re getting married on Friday!” 

Post # 12
2153 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine was when we got DH’s suit and he tried on the jacket.  He tried it on and then stood there like he was at the top of the aisle waiting for me. It made me just freak out for a second there.

Post # 13
9170 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Probably about 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle.

Post # 14
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jwdesiree:  When we went to the courthouse to register for our wedding license!

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