Reasons I’m Excited to Be Married

Happy New Year, hive!


Gray Wolves on New Year’s Eve

Sorry for a bit of an absence: like the lovely Miss Otter and Miss Manatee, I’ve gone and gotten a new job! If you recall from my intro post, this has been a while in the making and I’m super excited to finally be in a museum”¦but the timing, about a month before our wedding, is a bit stressful. Wolfman and I really relished our days off for the holidays, and lately I’ve been overcome with the desire to be married. Don’t get me wrong, that feeling has been there all along, but much of my time (and most of this blog) has been spent thinking about getting married, not being married. I thought I’d take a second and list out some of the reasons I’ve been looking forward to the days post nuptials:

  • I will finally unsubscribe from Michaels’ constant emails.
  • I won’t feel guilty for Scandal and Downton Abbey marathons, feeling like I should be doing “something for the wedding.”
  • Saying the word “husband” instead of “fiance.” Being a wife instead of a fiancee or girlfriend.
  • Welcoming back Doritos into my diet.
  • Checking off the “married” box. With new job, I’ve had to fill out lots of paperwork for insurance and payroll and it’s been pretty annoying to have to fill out the “single” box mere days before I’ll change my name and status.
  • Looking at Wolfman with a wedding band on. Hubba hubba.
  • Someone else (coughWolfmancough) can do my taxes.
  • We can start saving our money for something else.
  • New monogram!
  • All decisions are our decisions.
  • Experiencing that intangible feeling of permanence I started to feel when we got engaged”¦times two.

Some of these things are silly, yes, but they all come together and just make me so excited for life after the big day. What about you guys—what things are you most looking forward to after your wedding day?


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
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  1. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 3:03 pm

    Love this! I can’t wait to combine everything and become one “unit.” Seriously, nothing was more exciting than when Mr. A put me on his cell phone plan back in November! And although I already think of us as being a “package deal”, it’ll be nice to permanently solidify that feeling, move in together and just enjoy being husband and wife!

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:18 pm

    What I most looked forward to was the legal rights I’d have as his wife if anything ever happened to either of us. It’s great!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 3:19 pm

    What a cute list! I actually got to keep my monogram (not that I ever used it pre-marriage) because Mr. B’s last name and my maiden name share the same first letter. :)

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 3:22 pm

    I hear you on SO MANY of these! I switched doctors recently, and had to fill out all my forms as single – I was like, but I’m ALMOST married – doesn’t that count?? Also, the monogram – YAY! I got a new monogram necklace for Christmas, but I can’t wear it til after the wedding.. booooo. But yes, all the other things I am eagerly anticipating as well! :)

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    OnceUponATime 1680 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:25 pm

    I love this post! I certainly can’t wait to see my FI with a ring on his hand either :)

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    Courtney, Guest @ 3:26 pm

    You guys look great! Love the darker hair.

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 4:19 pm

    Being married is amazing (for all of the reasons you listed… I ESPECIALLY like the one about being able to watch TV and not feel like you should be doing something for the wedding, that’s very true)!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:23 pm

    I can’t wait to cut my hair and eat junk food

    I asked PBear this the other day, and he says 1the number thing he can’t wait for is to stop planning a wedding.

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 4:39 pm

    Haha so true about wedding planning taking over your life. It will be so nice to spend my money on say, a purse, rather than stupid table linens no one cares about.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:45 pm

    So many great reasons on that list :) Congrats on the new job!

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:04 pm

    Congratulations on the new job! Cheers to a great new year! I remember looking at Mr. Mink on NYE last year and saying “we’re getting married this year!” Such a great feeling. :)

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    6598731ssfse3 3217 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:28 pm

    One of my favorite things now that I am married (off of your list, anyway) is seeing my husband wearing his wedding band! Especially because for a long time I didn’t think he would wear his ring it’s such a happy surprise that he’s worn it about 75% of the time since we married! :-)

  13. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 5:47 pm

    What a great list! Particularly the Scandal marathon and ability to eat Doritos again hahaha.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:39 pm

    yes to everything! Great list.

    @Miss Panda: haha at Pbear’s comment.

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 8:35 pm

    Aww love this :) so true! Congrats on the job!

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    Wedding Wardrobe, Guest @ 1:45 am

    It’s an interesting perspective you have..indeed less think at the after wedding part life. The wedding is just one day and real life just starts after. But I’ve never thought at it in this way, I’ll let life surprise me…

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:08 am

    I started a new job AND moved less than 2 weeks before my wedding. For a while, I had paperwork coming out of my ears and two addresses, marital statuses, and names to keep organized :)

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    Beltacular 51 posts, Worker bee @ 6:20 am

    You don’t have to be married to get someone else to do your taxes. My fiance did them last year in exchange for baked goods and his favorite dinner :)

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    cookie, Guest @ 9:01 am

    Though we already had a house together and felt very “official” to me for a long time, being married is the best. So much changed and so little. Having the respect of others wasn’t necessary, but it was nice. I saw him in a whole new way and appreciated him like when our relationship was new. Saying “my husband” never gets old and I love your dress! Where can I get it?

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    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 10:00 am

    Downton Abbey! Yes! Love this list.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:11 am

    @Miss Armadillo: haha i felt the same way when we combined our amazon accounts!

    @Miss Lyre: i always think it’s weird that you count as single even the day before you get married…but i guess as far as legality goes, that makes sense…still annoying!

    @Miss Panda: amen PBear.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:12 am

    @Mrs. Pony: @Mrs. Mink: @Miss Squirrel: thank you!

    @Mrs. Snow Cone: bless your heart! moving takes me like 3 months to recover from.

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    PrettyRoyalT 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:32 pm

    I’m a Downton Abbey fan too! Can’t wait for the season 3 premier!

    The best marriage advice we got that is totally true now, “Marriage is like going from watching TV in black & white to seeing it in color.” Loved this!

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    Sunflower, Guest @ 4:25 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! at the moment, every day is spent with some time thinking about or planning something for the wedding, now just over two months away. I’m very much looking forward to finally having the deal sealed, relaxing on our honeymoon – and just being a Mrs!

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