Wait…I’m Going to Be a Mrs.?!

I think at some point during the wedding-planning process everyone gets that, “Oh sh!t, this is really happening” feeling. You know, when you realize this awesome-but-intangible party you’re planning is really going to happen in less than [insert number here] months and then you’re going to be married. Not even just married. I’m going to be a wife. I’m going to be a Mrs. In fact, I will be Mrs. Hislastname. Wait, isn’t that his mom? Did she feel this way when she was getting married, too? Holy sh!t, this is really happening.

I have had this moment several times over the last seven months…

The first came after the total DIY fail that was the save the date. I’m not going to drag this out because, despite the fact that they were suppose to be my first big DIY project as a way to sort of “start off with a bang!” I ended up nowhere with them. Instead, this


…turned into this…


It’s true—I broke down and just bought our STDs. Why? I couldn’t find a font I liked. MOH K and I looked for hours at different fonts, and I think I downloaded close to 35 “potential winners,” but in the end none of them felt right. I played around with them using different wording and different layouts, put my not-so-proficient Photoshop skills to use and still came up with nothing. I can’t even share any of my attempts because I just canned every single one. One night the thought of doing this all over again when it comes to the invitations was enough to make me want to break down and just order the damn things. So I did. Six days later I got a cute little rectangular package and guess what was here?! Cue holy sh!t moment. This is real.

The second moment was when I went to purchase stamps. Yes, stamps. As ridiculous as it sounds, right there in the post office I had this epiphany of the fact that these stamps are what will allow people to officially know Cruise and I are getting married. No turning back now—it’s real.

I thought at the time it was over…the feeling of “Oh. Em. Gee!” but since the day in the post office it’s happened repeatedly. Cake tasting, venue visiting, invitation mailing, RSVP receiving…over and over I’ve had this incredible, overwhelming feeling that in [insert number here] days, I get to be Mrs. Cruise Ship!

The most recent moment happened when I realized that we have eight Saturdays until our wedding. Eight. Um, have I mentioned my to-do list is like 7,830 items long?! Cue holy sh!t moment!

Did you have an oh sh!t moment? A couple of them? Married bees, am I going to keep having these moments?!


Mrs. Cruise Ship

Charlotte, NC
Wedding Date:
August, 2013

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    Mrs. Scooter 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:15 am

    Great post! I literally laughed out loud! haha! Although I am not married YET, I keep having those “OH SHIT…I stil have to [fill in the blank]” moments! I am sure everything will come together!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 1410 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:46 am

    Yes, those moments will keep coming. Just last weekend I represented my whole in-laws side at a funeral by myself. Talk about doing something grown-up and married.

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    epalmisano829 453 posts, Helper bee @ 8:25 am

    Yes! My first one was when we put down the first payment on the venue, but it wasn’t super strong.

    When I sent the invitations… WOW! I called my now hubby and said “This is it, once I send them, we got to do this! You sure? Last chance to run…” He replied by asking if that question was for him or for me… probably more for me.

    When we sent the check for the final payment and I arranged the cash for TIPS into envelopes it hit me hard. In less than a week I would be a wife… I actually think I almost puked.

    It was smooth sailing from then until my walk down the aisle.

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    mu_t 2009 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:58 am

    are your STDs from Mallory Hope on etsy?!?! because they look IDENTICAL to our STDs : )

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1300 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:27 am

    YUP, they keep on coming! My biggest OMG moment was while talking on the phone to my mom about my birthday and realizing that it was my last “single” birthday, and that I would be a married lady for all other birthdays to come! Not even wedding related, but that’s what did it for me.

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    BulldogBride 277 posts, Helper bee @ 11:33 am

    I had one at my bridal shower. One of FI’s cousin’s wives got us a 31 bag with his last name embroidered on it. It hit me! Holy crap, I am going to be a hislastname! OMG, this just got real. Also, yesterday we got a decline RSVP with a check that was made out to my married name. It was crazy to see it in writing.

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    CPearson1016 117 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:44 am

    Buying stamps was a big moment for me too and the women at the post office was having her wedding the week after mine, so we were all giddy together! But now that the wedding is less than 3 weeks away, I am having a an “Oh Sh!t!” moment a couple of times a day! :)

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    princessperry 223 posts, Helper bee @ 8:06 pm

    They keep coming, along with semi panic attacks and lack of breath lol. My biggest was mailing the invites. IT WAS REAL! Then when family started arriving, my make up was being put on, slipping my shoes on, you name it. Then a few tears, then BAM! utter calm as I walked down the aisle. Was perfect.

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    RoelJuun 25 posts, Newbee @ 2:03 am

    I literally laughed out loud! haha!

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    hautechic917 24 posts, Newbee @ 12:25 pm

    Hilarious! I literally JUST had an OH SH!T moment just before reading this post when I looked at the calendar and realized my menu selections are due next month…sheesh! Stomach dropped…ish just got real!

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    Catfamily 53 posts, Worker bee @ 1:32 pm

    Only eight weekends left for us too! And we have to count some of them out because we’ll be travelling (Whoo 18 hour drive for a bridal shower!)

    I’ve had a few Holy Sh!t moments but then they fade and it doesn’t seem real again.

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