Bride-Brain Symptoms: Excessive Sappiness

If you know me IRL, you might think I’m the opposite of sappy. I love nothing more than laughing at movies that are supposed to be heartwarming or making fun of people for waxing nostalgic about stupid stuff. People who talk about how adorable their kids are? Annoying. People rhapsodizing on how wonderful their SO is? Obnoxious! Any Lifetime or Hallmark movie aired during December? My guiltiest of pleasures. Also, ridiculous.


Image via IMDB

What a heartfelt work of art.

But, you guys! Something happened to me when I got engaged! I became a tearful, squinty-eyed sap with a permanent shit-eatin’ grin plastered on my face. It all started when I saw none other than a Fancy Feast commercial:

I know what you’re thinking: That guy’s is a complete chode, that cat is hideous, and the part where he flicks the cat toy at 31 seconds in is comedy gold. And why does this cat get its own bedroom? I don’t even like cats! But when I first saw this commercial (granted I was home from work with the flu and PMS-y) I bawled like a friggin’ baby. It was just so beautiful/touching/emotional/well produced! I swear I’m making fun of myself as I type this, but I also can’t ignore the fact that I almost teared up again while embedding the clip here.

My bride-brain-induced sappiness reared its ugly head again a few months later, this time at a Folgers commercial:

Ugh! There are so many things wrong with this! First of all, I suddenly want a cup of Folgers because I think it’ll make me feel as happy as this father/daughter duo feel I have a caffeine addiction, and that’s exactly how they want you to feel! Second of all: WTF were there no women in charge of approving this script?! The dad doesn’t have to worry about the daughter’s whereabouts anymore because the husband can soon take over? Not cool, Folgers. Nevertheless, I get choked up every time she flashes the bling to her pawpaw.

My cousin recently got married, and as I was shopping for her wedding card in the grocery store, amid an entire aisle of mass-produced heartfelt sentiments, I found myself blinking back sappy tears. I swear even the standard “best wishes for your new life together” coaxed a lonely tear from my eye. I even tear up at work when Pandora plays a particularly Hallmark-worthy love song for me. Can you believe I cried at the line “I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you?” I’m pretty sure this line was meant to be humorous, or at least tongue-in-cheek. But my first reaction? Crying.


Image via Zazzle

Gag me with a knife, people.

The absolute worst example of my recent excessive sappiness would probably be my solitary viewing party of Kim Kardashian’s wedding special. I’m not sure why I watched this, since I don’t watch her show and I think she’s super annoying. I guess I am just a sucker for anything wedding related these days. Maybe it’s because I was tossing back vino as I watched, or maybe it was just because it was late at night and I was alone, but when they said their vows, the floodgates opened. I’m going to beat myself up later for thinking this, but…it was beautiful.


Image via E Online

Look at the way she looks at him. She was so convincing!

Now that Kim K’s sham of a marriage has been formally ended, I feel like even more of a tool for buying into it. To be fair, I thought Kris Humphries was a possible contender for 2011’s list of douchiest douchebags all along, and you already know I can’t stand Kim. I thought their wedding might be a publicity stunt for their show, so I didn’t actually fall for it. It was just a truly beautiful/magical/endearing/touching ceremony.

Shut up, self.

Engaged people: Have you also become an annoying sap lately? Single people: Are you laughing at my expense right now?


Mrs. Unicycle

Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. warbler Member
    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 9:17 am

    Ugh, even though I’ve always been strongly anti Kardashians, I broke and watched the special one day when I was home alone. I’m very ashamed to say that I too got a little sappy. Makes me hater her even more.

    We’re just all so wound up with stress, excitement and nervousness that it has to manifest somewhere!

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    elk 320 posts, Helper bee @ 9:17 am

    I am totally a sap! I’ve always been an easy crier, but the fact that I cry watching random choreographed proposals to songs like “marry you” by bruno mars (the most unromantic song EVER) makes me feel a little queesy! I only cried at my own proposal because I had already found the ring and felt bad….. whoopssss

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:19 am

    Unfortunately, I’ve always been a sap. (And have a post to prove it coming up soon, haha.) Wedding planning hasn’t helped. It’s exposed me to a whole new set of things to be sappy about!

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    lerenard 297 posts, Helper bee @ 9:20 am

    I have a love/hate relationship with both of those commercials as well. Although I love cats and the Fancy Feast one does have a special place in my heart–and I squeal a little ever time I see the itty bitty kitten. Don’t judge me. 😉

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    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:22 am

    I made Mr. Mole watch the extended version of that cat commercial. He was DYING. (He then made me watch some videos on youtube of video games, so I suppose we are even.)

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:23 am

    Ba ha ha! I wrote about the Fancy Feats commercials myself a while back! Did you see the conclusion? The entire series?

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    aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:25 am

    Oh my gosh! I am SO on this boat. I was the girl who could watch bambi without a sniffle and laughed at anything too sappy… Now, I too cried at that stupid fancy feast commercial.Stupid. I tear up watching sit-coms all the time and forget about reading a bridal magazine. I am out of control. It’s good to know I’m not alone!

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    Misty, Guest @ 9:25 am

    I 100% understand, although I’ve always been a bit of a crier.

    I have never seen that Fancy Feast commercial before… And, it totally made me cry here in my work cubicle, sneaking a bit of WB while eating lunch.

    My own worst example is that while I was searching for photographers, I’d start tearing up at other peoples’ wedding pics (people whom I obviously don’t know), especially if the pictures were at my wedding venue.

    Bride brain is weird in so many ways :)

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:30 am

    I too have succumbed to the Bridal Sap. I also cried in the card aisle while picking out THREE Perfect cards for one friends wedding. Yes, I felt she needed Three from me, because.. well, they were perfect and they made me cry. LOL. I am so glad I am not the only one. I don’t remember one of my friends doing this or at least they didn’t admit it to me. 😀

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    Mrs Pants 16 posts, Newbee @ 9:39 am

    Miss Unicycle you are not alone in your sappiness. I can relate, I never used to be a crier. The emotional side of me has been increasing as I age (I swear) and I’m only 29. Goodness, what am I going to be like when I’m 60?

    Anyway, since engagement, I’m even more emotional. To be fair, its been compounded by the fact that I have been sick as a dog for the last month and barely sleep or eat.

    But seriously, I cry and damn near everything. The commercials, songs on the radio while I’m driving (not good!), movies, randomly out of the blue…. yikes.

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    FourthFireworks 45 posts, Newbee @ 9:41 am

    Both of those commercials have made me cry in the past. And I mean CRY. So I rewatched your embedded link of the Fancy Feast one just for fun, thinking, “Oh I’ve already seen it I just want to see the fluffy kitty at the end I’ll be fine”. Nope. The tears came back. It just means the writers/producers/etc are Brilliant. I’m gonna go fix my makeup now.

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:03 am

    When I found weddingbee (back when I wasn’t engaged) I looked for every bee’s proposal post, it was 2 whole teary eyed days. I bawled at Mr. Monkey’s proposal and sended it to my then SO. Since we got engaged it’s been worst by the second.

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    ticket 501 posts, Busy bee @ 10:05 am

    I’m mildly ashamed to admit I cried at the cat commercial too shortly after getting engaged and yeah wtf is with the cat getting it’s own room?

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    HappyWanderer 78 posts, Worker bee @ 10:15 am

    @missunicycle – I’m a newlywed and I’m laughing at you :) Being engaged didn’t flip my sappy switch. Maybe it will happen later in life. SN: like you I was wondering why the cat had it’s own room.

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    mrsmason 320 posts, Helper bee @ 10:18 am

    I definitely can relate! I used to NEVER cry (well, not in public at least) but now that I’m engaged I’m a walking waterworks show. I cry about EVERYTHING. Movies that I used to watch and think were stupid? Tear. Songs that I used to listen to all the time and never think anything of it? Tear. Pictures from the weddings of other bees on the site? Tear.

    I annoy myself, as well.

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    MsNarwhal 1263 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:49 am

    Oh Gooodd Ive never seen the “Extended edition” of that commercial!! SO FREAKING LAME!! I like how the guy bats at the maribou feather toy too. And why does the cat get its own room? Its just gonna piss on everything in there!!

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    SoontobeMrsLeo, Guest @ 11:20 am

    OMG, your blog post had me cracking up! I am the same way but then again, I’ve always been a bit of a sap. I cry at our supermarket’s holiday commercials (if anyone is familiar with Publix, you know what I mean).

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    Alleycat, Guest @ 11:55 am

    OMG that Fancy Feast commercial totally made me tear up too. I can be sentimental though, so it’s not too much of a surprise to me :) Though I’ve noticed things involving families are suddenly hitting me harder than they used. There is this commercial playing now where a couple is dancing through various life stages, including marriage, kids, then being old. This always hits me! I think because now I’m starting my own “family.”

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    Pirate, Guest @ 12:25 pm

    I’d like to give that cat a rub-down.

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    Cait, Guest @ 12:28 pm

    You are alone.

  21. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:27 pm

    I always cry at animal commercials, regardles…but I’m a lover of cats so that Fancy Feast one really got me :) I always tear up at the most random things though, so post-engagement I wasn’t surprised.

  22. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:29 pm

    Girl, I was a total sap-fest while wedding planning, I think it’s just what happens to us. Oh, and commercials are the worst.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:06 pm

    I have become a complete and total sap. I tossed back a bottle (whoops) of wine and cried while watching a rerun of the royal wedding. And that music vid was super cheese, but I couldn’t stop smiling. Geez.

  24. porcupine Member
    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 7:11 pm

    I can’t help crying at every wedding I see, hear, or smell. Who AM I????

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:48 am

    Hahahaha yes I start crying at everythingggg now. FI looks at me like I have 3 heads and is like WTF is wrong with you? I usually say something stupid like “I’m just sooooo happy waaaaaaaaaaah”. Yea I don’t even know who I am anymore.

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    Alleycat, Guest @ 7:49 am

    I don’t know if I’m allowed to post links on here, so sorry in advance if I am breaking any rules! (Newbee!). But this is the commercial that makes me feel all emotional lately. And it’s for freakin Lowes…lol what is wrong with us?!

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    mak418 356 posts, Helper bee @ 4:36 pm

    That cat commercial is so stinkin cute!! Man, I guess I’m a sap, too. (I can’t even blame it on Bride Brain – I’ve been married for a year and a half!)

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