Brides-to-be start sobbing hysterically when the dream dress is found – when the perfect music is selected, or when the ring lands on the finger.
“It’s really happening!” They gasp through happy tears. Unfortunately, it sounds more like my mother than me. She’s cried at wedding pictures of people she’s never even met, and finds her greatest joy in life is to create sappy slideshows that leave whole rooms bawling.
I’m not an overly emotional person. Maybe it was all the black and white, straight-forward math and science in school. Maybe it was the Asian upbringing. Maybe it’s because I’m marrying a man with the emotional capability of a robot.
But you know what? I had it.
I had it. You know, that moment of extreme, glowy-bridal-gush.
Plushies of wedding-day Kerero and Tamama*, from the manga/anime Kerero Gunsou (Sgt. Frog)!
Now, aside from being adorably cute, these characters hold special significance for us…
You see, back in 2007, Mr. Sew and I cosplayed as Kero and Tama for a certain Bay Area anime convention, which is also where we first met.
And though I didn’t let it show to my friends, my heart wrenched up into a big knot, falling out into a big, mushy, sobby mess after everyone had left. Realization had sunk in: I’m getting married. And not just to anyone, but to someone who loves me enough to make and wear all my crazy costume ideas.
So for me, the emotional watershed came not with the proposal, and not with the dress, but rather a plushie reminder of our past together.
Have you had “the moment” yet? What triggered it for you?