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?!
- Charlotte, NC
- Psychology Student
- Wedding Date:
- August, 2013
- Homewood, Asheville, NC