Wedding Planning, Weddings

7 Thoughts You Have the Week of Your Wedding

Y’all. I get married this week. As in, we’re having a wedding this weekend. In four days. Is this real life?

It’s clearly crunch time. I’ve been wedding planning for months now, but it seems like everything is happening in this last week. SOS. All of the details need to be finished and all of the beauty routines need to be completed. It’s a lot. Pair that with ALL of the thoughts I’ve been having (and weird dreams–last night I dreamed I took up cigar smoking because I was so stressed–like WUT?!) and you’ve got one stressed out bride. But, I know I’m not alone (hopefully). Otherwise, y’all are reading this and thinking I’m pyscho. Here are a few thoughts I’ve had since Sunday:

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  1. Please don’t rain. Please don’t rain. If you’re like me and you’ve been planning your OUTDOOR wedding for SIX MONTHS, this thought haunts your dreams. I wake up in the middle of the night and check the weather forecast. The forecast has been known to ruin my day and make me cry. Why isn’t it more accurate?
  2. Does my fiancé still love me? Followed up with, but what if he doesn’t? But really. I’ve been a crazy, pyscho person crying all the time and lashing out for no reason. I don’t think I’d blame him if he didn’t. (Sidetone: he still does!)
  3.  Is this real life? Wait. Who allowed me to be a grown-up and get married? I’m looking at you, parents! This should not be allowed. On another note, I’ve only been dreaming about this for the past eight years, but still–is it real life?
  4. What if nobody comes to the wedding? OMG. Nightmare. It’s a 60% chance of rain on our “outdoor” wedding day and I’m seriously worried no one will come now. Thank goodness for Josh! He brings me back down to earth when I’m in a tizzy and has told me that if they don’t come because of rain, we didn’t need them there anyway. #blessed
  5. I can’t wait until the Honeymoon. Honestly, Josh and I have had this conversation multiple times–we can’t wait to be husband and wife, but we can’t wait for the stress to be over (see #2) and to relax on the beach with a drink in each hand. Plus I just got this super cute/sexy one piece (seriously though y’all) and I can’t wait to wear it!
  6. I’m going to have a husband. A real live husband. And I’m going to be a wife. This is weird because I just got used to calling him my fiancé!
  7. I love my husband-to-be more and more everyday. It’s the cheesiest thing ever, but when I take a step back from al of the drama and all of the bullshit, I seriously am more in love with the boy (now man) I fell in love with in high school.

These last six months have been nothing less than a whirlwind. It hasn’t all been easy, but I know come Saturday, it will all be worth it. I can’t wait to marry the man of my dreams (rain or shine) and I can’t wait to start our forever! FOUR DAYS AND COUNTING!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Yay, Wedding Week! Four more days until you’re a Mrs. You got this girl, your wedding is going to be a BLAST!?

  • Loved this! This happened to me too… 19 years ago… and the sun was shining, all guests came and the whole day was perfect. And now it is your turn! All the best to you!

  • Happy wedding week! These are all totally normal thoughts to have in the days before you get married – plus some. Crossing my fingers for a rain-free weekend for you! Congratulations!!

  • Divine Mwimba

    Very cute. I am a wedding planner. I can tell you – always have a back plan in case it rains. It’s your safety net that way, regardless you are not stressing. Guests will show up. They want to dance and party with you :). The day will go by so fast, so take it all in otherwise it will be over just like that! Enjoy it. I have planned over a 200 weddings and I love it.

  • Such an exciting time! I’m not even engaged yet but I can tell you with 10000% certainty that I will have so many stress dreams…LOL. But happy wedding week! Soak it all in 🙂 Congrats!

  • My husband and I spent two years planning our OUTDOOR wedding, and it poured all day. The venue had a backup plan for rain, and I honestly could not have cared less because I was having such an amazing time! Trust me, things like that won’t seem like as big of a deal when the day comes 🙂

  • I can’t believe it’s your wedding week already! I feel like we got engaged within a couple weeks of each other. I have totally been lashing out too and we still have 4.5 months to go. Come January, I’m going to be a hot mess. Where are you guys going on your honeymoon? I’ll be thinking of you and praying for no rain!

  • So excited for you! You will have a blast, and everything is going to be beautiful!

  • YAY! Have the best week EVER! And that one piece is hotttttttt.

  • Leslie Soto

    Oh girl! I know exactly where you’re coming from. I got married on the beach last September. We traveled from Georgia to Florida to get married so I had the extra stress of that but it was so worth it. I decided that, at the end of the day, what mattered most was I got to say I Do to my husband. Just try to remember that.

  • I literally did this last month haha! I was a total psycho and was totally shocked when Stephen actually still wanted to marry me despite all my crazy. I checked the weather forecast every half hour. Either way, it’s going to be a beautiful day, but it FLIES by. People told me that, but I had no idea until I was living it. I made a color coded plan with everyone’s jobs the week before so I could try to be in the moment as much as possible instead of my typical psycho type-a freak self. Can’t wait to see pictures! 🙂

  • I’m crossing my fingers and praying that you don’t get any rain on your wedding day. But I’ve also heard that if it rains on your wedding it’s suppose to be good luck.

  • I was praying for no rain the week of my outdoor wedding, too! I’m thinking all kinds of happy thoughts for you, and it will be a wonderful day no matter what!

  • Jen Enoch

    I think probably 90% of brides go through the “is it going to rain”, or “is anybody going to come” questions. Good luck, congratulations, and don’t forget to enjoy your own day!

  • Cynthia Williamston

    yes! it so true about the rain or even snow here in the north. I hear many brides say a not so silent prayer that the day remains clear. But even when if it does they all say that it was the best day ever.

  • Ohbeehave

    I hope you have a beautiful wedding! It can get so stressful on the days leading up, but it is so worth it in the end. I remember I kept having a recurring dream that I’d forgotten to pack my veil – the funny thing was the videographer accidentally pulled it out of my hair when he was arranging my dress on the grass, so I didn’t wear it for half the photos anyway! It did rain a little but we didn’t mind… apparently it’s good luck! All the best, hope you have a fabulous stress-free day and enjoy!

  • Shelly

    Congratulations! I eloped 12 years ago (no stress), but I can totally envision myself stressing and being a psycho the months and days leading up to an actual wedding. I think I’d stress about the DJ and whether or not he played all our jams 🙂 Like, don’t be playing The YMCA or the Macarena. haha!

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Remember the goal — to get married. Even if it does rain (which I’m adding you to my prayer list that you have great weather) and nobody shows up (people WILL show up), at the end of the day you will be married! Allow yourself to just stop a couple times on your wedding day to soak up what’s happening around you. Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you!!

  • congratulations! sending you best wishes and lots of sunshine from Texas 🙂

  • Yes to all of these. I definitely had a lot of these same thoughts 2 weeks ago.

    xoxo, Jenny