Bridal Brain

Have you ever been walking around, doing nothing remotely related to your wedding, when all of a sudden you see something and your brain goes into hyperactive crazy bride mode thinking about all of the ways this thing would make your wedding beautiful? Well, this happens to me all the time. It is an illness that not only afflicts me, but I think afflicts a lot of those planning their wedding (or dreaming of planning their wedding).

I call it Bridal Brain. Take, for example, an innocent trip to The Christmas Tree Shop. I was roaming around, minding my own business when all of a sudden I saw the most amazing lanterns, and immediately I was transported to the most beautiful wedding with lanterns glowing with candlelight. Sigh, I wish there were a big beautiful tree at my venue! In my head, I had already purchased 10 of them, despite the fact that I in fact have no place for them at my wedding.


image via Snippet And Ink/ Photo by A Bryan Photo

Anyway, this disease has progressed. Instead of simply trying to incorporate objects into my wedding, I have now started to plan entirely new weddings when I come across a remotely pretty location! For example, every day I walk to school and pass through the courtyard of the Everson Museum of Art. Designed by the famous architect I. M. Pei, this place would make an amazing setting for a modern wedding. Imagine your ceremony with this as your aisle:


And how about cocktail hour in the lobby with this gorgeous spiral staircase?:


Image via the/Aesthete

And who wouldn’t like a tented reception out in the courtyard?


image via archINFORM

Now I know logically that this place is nothing like what I actually want for my wedding. It is modern while my wedding will be a little bit rustic with a lot of romance. It is cold and my venue is warm and homey. It is, in fact, nothing that I would ever want! And yet, every time I walk down that aisle of trees on my way to school I can’t help but be transported to an amazing affair! Damn the Bridal Brain!

Do you have Bridal Brain? Please tell me I am not the only one suffering with this illness! Has yours progressed as far as mine has?


Mrs. Elk

City: Syracuse/Long Island
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    ItsPronounced_ABear 715 posts, Busy bee @ 9:57 am

    My bride brain came in the form of being wholly unable to concentrate on anything not related to my wedding. When doing unrelated work, you would feel as though you were forgetting something super important!

  2. aardvark Bee
    aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:14 am

    I totally know what you mean. I have a few “venues that weren’t”

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:19 am

    I totally did this during planning, especially with random objects and places. Wedding planning is a one track mind 🙂
    And confession-I still do it and Our wedding was over 6 months ago!

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    catiedidit, Guest @ 10:44 am

    I drive by Everson every day on my way to work!

  5. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 10:47 am

    Those white trees are beautiful! That’d be a lovely location. 🙂

  6. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:03 am

    Ahhh I LOVE Everson. Dammit Elk, now you are making me want to change my wedding. Again. 😉

    And yes, I plan alternate universe weddings ALL THE TIME. 😀

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:07 pm

    My bridal brain renders unable to do anything.

  8. scepter Bee
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 5:43 pm

    Everytime I go into an antique store my bridal brain kicks in and comes up with a way everything in the store could be incorporated into our wedding.

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