As of today, there are NINE days before our wedding.
I have been dreading this week since the night we got engaged. Okay that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s been on my radar for quite some time. I knew I would be scheduled to work a lot to get ready for two weeks (!!!!) off. I knew I would be emotionally, physically and financially exhausted from planning this wedding for ten months. I knew I would have trouble sleeping. Check, check and check.
What I didn’t realize was how surprisingly calm I would be.
The other day, I headed to Macy’s to peruse the jewelry section, and the saleswoman that was helping me choose a pair of earrings asked me when our wedding was. When I said “next Sunday,” she smiled at me and said, “Well, you’re awfully relaxed!”
Truth be told: there’s nothing to be anxious about.
Sure, we’re throwing the biggest event of our lives and I’ve poured over the details for months and months, but at the end of the day, it’s a six hour party.
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I had this sudden realization sometime last week—I’m getting married.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s going to be one hell of a party, and our friends are putting a lot of faith in that. Every day I hear “I can’t wait for your wedding! It’s going to be EPIC.” Uh, put the pressure on a little more, would ya?
But let’s get down to brass tacks: I’m marrying my best friend, the love of my life and soulmate. I reflected on the fact that if it weren’t for a chance encounter on Match.com, I would probably have never met him. My life could have gone in a very different direction. I’ve become very thankful for that website, and I’m so glad my friend forced me into joining.
So, the six hour party is going to be great (hopefully), but the rest of our lives is going to be amazing.
And that’s why I’m so calm this week.
How were your single-digit nerves?
PS: Stay tuned for what I’m sure will be a rebuttal of this and a complete pre-wedding meltdown.