My last day as a single woman, how did you feel the day before your wedding

April 30, 2010 4:43am CST
I've not been around much the past week, mainly because I have had a crazy time getting all the last moment details sorted out, caterers confirmed, cars sorted, dress altered (again), shoes broken in and comfortable, had my hair done, all those little things that can add to the stress the day before a wedding. Last night I felt like I had been run over by a herd of buffalo, I'm tired, stressed, anxious, worried and have little sleep in the past few days. I keep looking at my dress and hoping that it will be ok tomorrow, hoping that I will be able to walk up the aisle in my shoes, and still trying to keep my hair looking good. I know I really should just try to relax and enjoy the day tomorrow but with a million and one things buzzing around in my mind, I feel like a cat on a hot tin roof right now, very jumpy. So, I'm asking you guys, how do you relax and unwind before the big day. Not necessarily a wedding, just any really big day in your life. Oh yes, and I will respond to any comments .... in a few days time after the short honeymoon :-D
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@mylila (107)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 10
I miss that moment when I was really busy and tired for my wedding. I didn't sleep at all the night before my wedding. I didn't hire a wedding planner nor a make-up artist, so the night before my sister practiced her make-up skills on my face, trying out my wedding dress for the last time, curling up my hair. I was so nervous I spent the whole night with my family and relatives. It was such a memorable moment for me.
@allknowing (61726)
• India
30 Apr 10
First things first 'recyled' that you even could find time to be here!!! Everyone gets jitter bugs on the penultimate day - nothing goes as planned but it finally does after doing double check.
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• Canada
2 May 10
Sometimes things do happen, but I think double and triple checking just gives one a bit more piece of mind then if they hadn't!
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 10
Hi Sweetie What you are going through is very normal I hope you can relax a bit tonight, I think you also have the pre Wedding Nerves Just take a nice hot Bath tonight then relax I know it won't be easy but you do not want to be to tired tomorrow From my Heart I wish you the most wonderful Day tomorrow my Love and Hugs are with you
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@pandaeyes (2068)
30 Apr 10
yay have a lovely day tomorrow! I am always a bundle of nerves when there are special days. I think sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and go for it. A good nights sleep will help but thats not always possible. Just remember,in 24 hours, it will be done and dusted and you can both sigh in relief.
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@celticeagle (117234)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Apr 10
Mine was pretty spir of the moment so I was a bit as excited but not like I would have been if I was planning an actual wedding. I got married at the justice of the peace. You need to relax and go with the flow. If not be sure to have plenty of underarm sheilds for your dress. Be glad you had time to do all these things.
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
best wishes to you and congratulations to your husband-to-be! I don't remember being relaxed as the big day draw nearer and nearer. I was ecstatic but as the same time sad cause i can't take my bear with me...lol My grandmother told me to leave my favorite bear along with my best buddy-sis.
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• Philippines
30 Apr 10
Wow! I could feel your excitement, stress, happiness, fear, love ... I hope you have a great wedding and a very sweet honeymoon. One of my friend, when she got married, we didn't allowed her to think or move a finger for her wedding, one day before it. We pampered her. We checked her in a hotel. Set a relaxing spa and massage day for her. So she could relax and prepare for the following day. We didn't want her to look like bridezilla on her special day. I think you should do the same. And let the final details to your maid of honor or your relatives. And take the day before for yourself. To relax and be beautiful. Best wishes again Recycledgoth!!!! Congratulations!!! (^^,)
@mjanakha (479)
• United Arab Emirates
30 Apr 10
Hi dear friend Wish you a happy married Life. Every person, man or woman, will be very anxiously waiting for their first day with the better half. All kinds of feelings struck us. We dont even feel to hurry up. Some slow mood for everything except our heart beatings......... I must surely congratulate you to find time for mylotting even in this busy moments. Welcome back soon
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30 Apr 10
First of all I would like to offer my congratulations to you and your future husband. i am sure everything will go great so I'm not even going to wish you luck because you won't need any. Funny how we all seem to get pre wedding jitters just before the big day. I think all the organisation kind of takes our fosuc away from the actual fact that we are getting married. It's only when you have time to ponder that you start getting nervous and anxious. Just enjoy the day for what it is and celebrate it for all it's worth. :)
@tolted (191)
30 Apr 10
hi ya, Big congrats to you and your hubby. I can't remember exactly how I felt but like you I was busy running all over the place to make sure everything was in order. I think just before I slept off I was like wow this is my last night as a single girl. I had my close friends with me and we chatted all night till we fell asleep. Funny I can't even remember much about my single life anymore. Means I am enjoying marriage. Teehee! Wish you and your man all the best for the future.
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• United States
28 Dec 10
hmm.. i have never been married.. so i have no idea what thats like.. im guessing ur already married by now, correct? so wut is it like
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
i guess this will be too late to congratulate you... i hope there'd be an update on the honeymoon...;)
@ongtina (1232)
• Singapore
3 May 10
Congratulations to you and all the best. Well, I guess everyone feels the same way you do on their coming big occasion. With regards to wedding, let your family and friends help you along with every issues, that should help release lots of jitters. I was more worried about the future rather than about the big day 22 years ago heeheehee.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
3 May 10
Congratulations to you and your hubby sweetheart. I'm sure everything went well and in the end it doesn't really matter...you've probably forgotten about those last few days by now. Everything else pales by the time the big day comes and after that, it's a done deal. I hope it was a happy time and that the families behaved. I hope your honeymoon was idyllic and I hope you enjoy your married life together. Brightest blessings my friend....p.s. I want to see photos.
• Canada
2 May 10
Congrats again sweetness! I am SOOOOOOO happy for you! Unfortunately I do not have any advice about unwinding before a big nerve wracking day. A few days before my wedding I barely slept and kept going over EVERYTHING to make sure nothing had been forgotten and that everything was still just perfect. I always get like that close to big days or nervey days! Friends and family call me a worry wart. I get like that before weddings, doctor visits, dentist visits, when I had to go in for c-sections with both my girls, etc.
• Philippines
1 May 10
Hi first of all I would like to extend my Congratulations as you enter a new chapter of your life. Well, I know how it feels a day before the wedding it is really out of the ordinary given that there will be last details of the wedding that you need to make sure that everything went well. I was told that a bride should be relaxed and resting on this day so that I will be well rested and beautiful the next day but then I can't just sit and relaxed knowing that the small details should be work on to. You'll get by it thought. Remember there is no such thing as a perfect wedding but what is important is that you work on your marriage life for the rest of your life. Congratulations and Best Wishes!!! Cheers!!!
@elleb0418 (1107)
• Philippines
1 May 10
Before my wedding day,my feelings that time is ambivalent,happy that I found my right man and sad that I will already leave my parents and have my own life.But my lovestory was not "and they live happily ever after"...because we separate ways for almost 17 years now.Godbless and hoping that you had a successful married life in the future.
@bagputza (504)
• Belgium
1 May 10
Its only normal to feel this way Hunny , dont worry there is nothing wrong with you , i haven't been married yet , but what you described its the same thing i am going trough whenever i have something really important the next day , or something that i love soo much to do , or receive that simply sometimes i just can't sleep , and i end up thinking about it the whole night , sometimes i worry and sometimes i simply burn with passion , waiting for tommorow , actually i had one of these moments when my actuall girlfriend said yes , when i asked her out , i could not sleep the whole night , i kept thinking about her and about what i was going to do with her , what discussion to aproach , how and when i'll give her our first kiss , and so on , its a great feeling dear , dont worry tommorow will be just fine , you'll see. I wish you a happy and a long lifetime Marriage. I wonder how's the broom is feeling , probably just the same as you are. Have a great day dear.