Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"it's almost here!"

everyone keeps asking me if i'm super excited for the wedding.... everyone keeps saying "it's almost here!" or "it's so close!" or "it's right around the corner!!"

but the truth is, i still feel like it's far away. we've been engaged for almost 2 freaking years and so to me- it feels like this event that constantly remains in the distance. of course, it's closer on the horizon now, but still... not close enough.

i think i'm going to lose my mind when the day is finally here. all this planning. all this designing and organizing and decorating and FINALLY, it will be here.

and then it will be gone. 2 years of planning for 5 hours of party. and then i can never get that day back again. everyone tells me it will fly by. and i know it will. and man, i'm already sad for it to be over and it hasn't even happened yet! this wedding stuff is madness. mental madness. yeah yeah- i'm the mental, it's the madness.

do you have any fun memories from your wedding? i'd love to hear them... what made your wedding special? what do you remember about that day?

17 comments:

Mieke said...

I remember my excitement and overwhelming feelings of love to have finally.made.it. to the day of "becoming one". That's the main thing. I don't even really remember who all was there or what we ate or anything. It was just great to finally be at the day. Oh, and excitement about leaving for the honeymoon!! :)

Amy said...

It rained but it was beautiful and years later people told me it was one of the most romantic weddings they had ever attended. On my end, it was romantic and sweet, but knowing how everything came together doesn't allow YOU to have the same "wow" factor that your guests get to experience. And, it did fly by soooooo fast. And, I wish that I had it on video and had more pictures... more memories.

dana said...

I remember that my cheeks were terribly sore from all the smiling at everyone who came up to me to say hello. The next day I wouldn't smile at anyone and they thought I was an angry newlywed. But they just didn't understand that my cheek muscles were trying to recuperate.

carrie said...

Oh yeah, the sore cheeks from smiling so much . . . memories!! But mostly, I remember my husband crying as I walked down the aisle (becaue he was happy, not terrified!!!).

I spent a lot of energy and time picking just the right food, cake, entertainment and wine, etc. But don't remember any of it!

Carrie

norcalgirl28 said...

I remember being neurotic right before I walked down the aisle and my maid of honor pulling me aside and letting me have it...basically, this is it, you will never have this day again, you will never get married again, you need to CALM DOWN and remember it. So, I took a deep breath and the smile on my face as my father and I started down the aisle says it all. I also remember my grandmother saying it was the best wedding she has ever been to. She danced almost the entire reception, everyone loved her. I also remember thanking everyone for coming to the wedding and sharing the day with us, with a champagne toast right before we cut the cake. We danced to Neil Diamond's "Marry Me" and ended up singing it to each other, softly under our breath and some people said that was one of the most intimate moments they have ever seen at a wedding. So....I guess I remember more than I thought I did...sorry for rambling.

mayberry said...

I remember some of the funny stuff like how I begged my cousin to transport my wedding cake (from like 80 miles away) and she had to drive with a hat and mittens on because she blasted the AC to keep the cake cool.

I remember that my dad's band played and that was so cool.

It IS a letdown afterward so it's good you're preparing!

a happier girl said...

I don't remember the flowers or the cake or what we ate. I remember all the toasts and the warm loving things everyone said to us. Even people who aren't normally sappy. I remember my husband made a sweet toast about how he much he loved me and couldn't imagine his life without me. I got so teary eyed I couldn't make a toast back like I had planned. Enjoy the day. That's what all the Who's Wedding is it Anyway planners tell their brides.

Kim said...

I remember having to pee right before the ceremony and my bridemaids and I trying to hike up my dress and all the crinoline so I could go and missing the toilet because I couldn't see it and going all down my leg all over the garter and laughing hysterically when the guy who caught the garter put. it. in. his. mouth! Eeew!

I also remember that every time someone brought me a glass of wine I was so busy talking that I would set it down and lose it. Never even got a whole glass down.

But, of course the best of all was dancing my ass off with my husband and having an awesome time! You will too!

alison said...

I liked our wedding because it wasn't all stuffy and serious. I had so much fun and all we heard from our guests for months afterward was how it was the best wedding they'd ever been to.

I do remember freaking out though, when I found out my mother left the chocolate wedding favors in the car and it was like 100 degrees. All that TIME I spent on them and they were melted. Bottom line: I'm the only one who remembers, I'm sure.

Stephanie A. said...

TONS of fun memories. When I threw my bouquet it got stuck in the chandelier. Also, everyone danced and partied like it was 1999. Everyone had a blast. Then there was the duct tape... yes, my dress was duct taped to my body. But my favorite? At the end of the night, Adam and I went back to our hotel suite and took a bath and ate chicken wings in the tub marveling at what a glorious, righteous, fun-ass wedding we had. So fab. Yours will be, too, dear.

Grim Reality Girl said...

Hubby and I planned our wedding like you would not believe. We planned, and planned and planned!

I can completely relate! We dated SEVEN years before we married. I was ready darn it! (yes, we started dating at 16, we are high school sweethearts).

To this day I am told our reception was THE MOST FUN EVER! I credit this to the fact that we had a great DJ and that WE had the most fun ever. Enjoy. When it is all said and done it is the marriage that matters, but the wedding being awesome is icing on the cake! We celebrated 14 years married this year -- dated for 7 so that makes TWENTY ONE! Our marriage can drink now! I need to get out more, do I not?

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Grim Reality Girl said...

Oh! I forgot! I remember having to pee during the ENTIRE recieving line at the reception -- if you are doing the receiving line thing do it at the ceremony vs. the reception!!!!

I too remember hubby getting misty...

Thanks for bringing it back!

Toni Jill said...

Some people say after their wedding that they would never do it again or they would've had something small - but I wouldn't have changed my day for anything! I loved every minute of it and hope I never forget any detail. Enjoy all these days leading up to your big day and try not to rush anything! Just found your site from another and wanted to post. Check mine out at www.xanga.com/tonijill if you have time! I know you are busy! Good luck with everything and have a wonderful Wednesday! ~Toni Jill

Momma to LG said...

My fondest memory is that is was the first time I had my whole family together in my life. My parents divorced when I was 2. The other great time was we had a HUGE BBQ the day before the wedding for our out of town guest so that we could actually spend some time with them, not just stop by there table to say hello.

Jennifer said...

I've been reading your blog for about a month now and can entirely relate to what you're going through- you see, I'm getting married in a little over a week. Everybody's been coming up to me and saying the same things that you're now getting. The planning and prepping (and in some cases, re-prepping) has been insane, but I can only hope that it all turns out as happy and as memorable as the days the other commenters have described. Best of luck to you as you make it down the home stretch!

jennster said...

JENNIFER- CONGRATULATIONS!!!! omg, i want to hear all about it!!! you have to email me!

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