You Spin My Head Right Round

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” – Willy Wonka



Ahh, my first rant post.

When I first got accepted as a bee, I wondered if I’d feel the urge to write a post about the not-so-fun parts of planning a wedding. See, I’m a “glass is half full” kind of gal and usually try and shoo those worries and frustrations out the door before they can sour my mood.

But now, as the 6 month mark looms ahead and all the vendors, contracts, knick knacks start to come to life, I can’t help but feel a little dizzy. Where has the time gone?! It seems like just yesterday we were getting engaged. But here we are, 190-ish days away…and glancing at our to do list, there is so much left to do! And there is so much to discuss with Mr. O, because I want him to be part of the planning, too. And then I start to act zany…like Cathy:




And to top it all off, lately, I’ve been having the most vivid dreams of Mr. Ostrich and me getting married…in city hall, with 10 of our closest family and friends and Nap, like Big & Carrie. Pure and simple. And you know what? We are ridiculously happy and it feels absolutely perfect. No marvelous decorations. No dream gown. No paradise backdrop. Just me, my soul mate and a whole lotta love. 🙂

So you can imagine, these recurring dreams have a tiny part of me wishing we skipped the whole destination wedding thing and kept things plain and simple. But everything is locked and loaded and there’s no turning back now.

Or maybe this is some weird sign for me to stop obsessing about every itty bitty charming detail. And to remember that no one will remember how beautiful the calligraphy was on our escort cards, but they will remember how blissful—and stress free!—Mr. Ostrich and I are when we say, “I Do.”



Either way, I’m hoping that this feeling will go away. Any suggestions?

Thanks for listening, bees. It means more than you know.


Mrs. Ostrich

San Francisco/Hawaii
Wedding Date:
April 2011
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  1. panther Bee
    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:18 pm

    I feel the same way sometimes, but I have to imagine that ANY wedding is going to be stressful at some point! No matter how you do it (courthouse or Hawaii), it’s still a big deal and you’d want it to be perfect. Hang in there, Ostrich!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 2:31 pm

    Story of my life, Miss O. Well, minus the dreams. We’re getting close to the 6 month mark and I’m seriously freaking out.
    I mean, its all fun and stuff, but this wedding buisness is sooo much work!

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    iluvadams 9 posts, Newbee @ 5:43 pm

    I am planning a destination wedding as well and I do get frustrated not being able to have the face to face with all the vendors. Believe it or not I have not even tried the food or the wine where we are getting married. I have the feeling that I will forget to do something for the wedding and that it will be a noticiable something. I try to remind myself that in the end it is all about my FI and I and nothing else will matter. Keep You head up and take one step at a time.

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    MissCatherine 278 posts, Helper bee @ 4:38 pm

    I hear you! the details are gorgeous… but can drive you crazy! I think maybe if you just focus on what is most important…the rest will fall into place 🙂

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 9:25 am

    Please stop worrying about the small details. I worried about them until the Tuesday before our wedding when I cried to my husband. When the actual day came around, so many things happened which weren’t supposed to, but over two months later, I still have people telling me how much they loved our wedding. They seem to have forgotten that the officiant was 45 minutes late and everyone was hot and hungry when she finally arrived. All they remember is how happy we were and how good the food and cake were. Funny, because all I remember is seeing my husband for the first time.

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:22 pm

    @NotYourTypicalBride: @Huckleberry: @Dominican Bride: @SadieBee: @Mrs. Barrettes: @Miss Zebra: @cr6zy: @Mrs. Turtle: @MsBunting: @photographernico: @Miss Panther: @Miss Giraffe: @iluvadams: @MissCatherine: @TheFutureMcBride: my marvelous fellow bees….all of your words of wisdom, support, and friendship are the reason why i adore weddingbee so much! thank you for lifting my head out of the sand…and making me see my silver lining. love, love, love you all to pieces. xo

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    NotYourTypicalBride 1295 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:33 pm

    Awww… that’s so sweet. I’m sure I speak for all the girls when I say, “Glad we could help!”

    And hey, if you want a copy of my spreadsheet, message me. 🙂

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