Wedding Wednesday: My Pre-Wedding Thoughts

The other night I was finalizing our reception playlist. We’re having a jazz band, but when they’re taking breaks we will have an ipod playing. As I was playing old, familiar songs, it reminded me of the beginning–of when J and I were just getting to know each other, trying to impress each other with our silly jokes and accomplishments.

It’s funny how music is so powerful in that way. As I was listening to the Beatles and Rhianna (I know, we have extensive taste), suddenly I felt like that young 22-year old, remembering vividly those giddy feelings of a new love, yet uncertain about our fate.

I have a feeling songs that I listen to this week will later give me similar feelings–giddy over this new beginning, but instead of anxious about the future, I am confident and hopeful for a happy marriage. And it sounds very Utopian and innocent for me to be hopeful for a happy marriage on the eve of my wedding–almost if I was blind to all of the hard work required to make a relationship work. But I am aware of the work and know that J is worth any challenges or sacrifices.

It is officially three days until I marry J. I am so stinking excited I cannot stand it.

Yet, there’s a small part of me that doesn’t want it to come yet. There’s something about being this side of happiness–I know these next few days will be the happiest days of my life.

My best friend flew in last night and we’re driving home today where I will spend my last single days with my best friends, sisters and parents until I meet up with J and his family at the rehearsal. So many plans, details and logistics have gone into this weekend and it will be over before I know it!

But I know the fun won’t end once the wedding is over. Of course there is the seven-day honeymoon (woohoo!), but there’s also the rest of my life! I can’t wait to come home and unpack our closet full of unopened gifts. I can’t wait to do just normal, boring couple stuff together and talk about something other than our wedding plans. I can’t wait to go on trips and make plans. I just can’t wait to be married!

I will be “signing off” starting today, so any new comments will have to wait until my return on 4/19. I will still do Weekly Money Check-Ups, but just won’t have my answers in them. :) And next week I will feature some fabulous guest posts on the secrets to a happy marriage. Thank you all for your love and support, listening to my wedding plans (week after week) and making a girl feel very special.

I’m off to go marry my best friend! Catch you on the flipside.

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  • Kat

    Oh my goodness! I’ve been following you for ages now and can’t believe the big day has finally come. Have an incredible wedding day and all the best to the start of the rest of your life. Cheers to you!

  • Wishing you nothing but the best!

  • oh my gosh it’s here!!! enjoy every second of it. I know you will.

  • Your excitement is absolutely adorable :) Congratulations.

  • Good Luck! Hope everything goes well and I hope you have a fabulous honeymoon! :D

  • Congratulations! Wishing you all the best for your special day and your honeymoon! Can’t wait to hear about it when you get back. :)

  • AH how exciting! You can just feel how happy you are through your writing. Enjoy the honeymoon too! Can’t wait to hear about it all when you get back!

  • Brantlee

    Best Wishes!! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you return.

  • Wow, it’s finally here! Congratulations! Enjoy every moment. Close your eyes and just feel the energy and take it all in. Those memories will stay with you for a lifetime. Looking forward to your return :-)

  • Congratulations on your marriage! Hope you have a perfect day!

  • That’s lovely. Good luck! Can’t wait to hear all the details afterwards!

  • congrats. Enjoy the day and the honeymoon. Cant wait to hear about it afterwards.

  • I just happen to run into your blog and it caught my eye. So I read on and on and on lol and I must say that you two are such a lovely and lucky couple- As I read this post your excitement nearly brought a tear to my eyes almost as if I know you (chuckles) but I guess being recently engaged makes you all that much more emotional.

    I will be going home tonight talking to my fiancee about this blog. Im sure he’ll be extremely happy with the fact that it’s called my pretty pennies as he too is the money saver in our relationship!

    Congratulations on your marriage!

    Best,

    Wendy

  • Krista McMullen

    Oh, wow. I came across your blog while doing my wedding day countdown for my son and his fiancee. They are getting married January 11, 2014. I started the countdown pics on Instagram and sharing them on Facebook 8 days before the wedding date. Anyway, I was just browsing to read about those key thoughts 3 days before the wedding day for inspiration. Your blog made me cry, thinking about how our kids must be feeling right now! :) (It’s been almost 20 years since my wedding.) Beautiful blog.

  • Krista — thanks so much for your comment, it was so sweet. :) I have a friend getting married this Saturday too, such as an exciting time! I wish you and your family many blessings!!