Down to Double Digits

Last week I thought to myself, “Hey, I bet we are getting close to the 100-day mark,” and I headed over to our wedding website where Mr. Dalmatian so helpfully included a countdown. Lo and behold, when I went to check there were 99 days and 20 hours! I swear I was a good blogger and snapped a screenshot at the time, but unfortunately I was not such a good computer user and there was a box over poor Mr. D’s face in the picture. So here is a snapshot from today—we are now down to the 96-day mark!


Isn’t he handsome? You can see why I wouldn’t want to deprive you of a glimpse at that gorgeous face!

As the countdown has slid its way down into double digits—we are a mere three months away!—I have noticed that something has changed. You see, I love being engaged. Seriously, it is awesome. It is a time filled with anticipation and excitement, love and happiness, and craft projects galore! So, when we first set a date I found myself not wanting that date to actually get here. I was perfectly content twirling around in the blissful land of engagement. Today, I still love being engaged. I am still filled with wonderful emotions, and I have yet to reach the end of my rope when it comes to craft projects. (After almost 24 years, I am pretty sure my love for a sewing machine is never going to fade.) But what has changed is that I have recently felt more and more OK with that date actually getting here.

I feel ready. Ready to walk down the aisle and marry the man with whom I am going to spend the rest of my life. Ready for that chapter in my life to begin. I feel ready for an entirely new kind of happiness, one that is not as full of fast-paced whirlwind excitement, but one that is full of daily support, and safety, and warmth.

I adore being engaged, and will always look back on this time in my life with incredibly fond memories. But I have an idea that the one thing better than being Mr. Dalmatian’s fiancee will be being Mr. Dalmatian’s wife.

Did you experience a change in emotion as your wedding day approached?

*Personal image


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Cupcake Sugar Coma
End of the (Tight) Rope
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  1. woodpecker Bee
    woodpecker 270 posts, Helper bee @ 5:01 pm

    How exciting!!

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    Mrs.Sunflower 899 posts, Busy bee @ 5:35 pm

    Um, I started to freak out! I haven’t even got my dress altered yet lol. I am at 88 days and I have no idea how I’m going to make it til then. It’s pretty exciting/terrifying/nerve-wracking/unbelievable!

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    CarolineM 291 posts, Helper bee @ 5:42 am

    As of today I am 67 days away! I am definitely in the mode now. I freak out at night thinking there should be something I should be doing. I am not a DIY bride but I get worried I am missing an important aspect. Yesterday I freaked that I wasn’t doing enough for decor, that I should get more uplighting, can’t decide hair half up all up… the list goes on! On the bright side, people started getting their invitations yesterday! I am not starting alterations until the end of the month. Here is hoping a) the diet paid off b) after alterations I can still sit and and dance in my mermaid gown.

  4. msfox Bee
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:11 am

    So sweet. 🙂 What’s odd is that I’m having a mix of the two aspects/emotions you mentioned – after 2 years already, I just want the day to get here! On the other hand, as the day approaches, I’m realizing how much I just *love* being engaged. Fiancé is a fun thing to be and to say! But.. I really can’t wait to be a wife, you know?! So many emotions!

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    ookbob 327 posts, Helper bee @ 9:04 am

    How exciting! And YEE you’re getting married on my BIRTHDAY! I don’t know how I missed that.

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