I have unsubscribed from most wedding blogs, but a few have slipped through the cracks. It was during a late night session of mindless internet perusing when I happened upon a wedding blog, and committed a big sin. The sin of coveting thy neighbor’s wedding (when my wedding was said and done a long time ago).
The pictures did a better job of telling the day’s story. The details that got flubbed up on our big day were executed flawlessly. It looked like a cleaner, more put together version of our big day. Hell, it was even thrown at our venue!
However, my feelings ran a little deeper than jealousy over some stranger’s wedding pictures. This wedding reminded me of our wedding, and I got a little sad that it was all over.
In the beginning, I was elated when the big event had passed. I think I did a cartwheel for every day that I didn’t have to organize details, talk about flowers, or worry about guest lists.
Now I am much more removed from it all. I have discovered there is still a little wedding troll living inside of me that lurks around corners stealing glances of gorgeous center pieces, and sighing over pretty wedding gowns. I guess when I saw those flawless pictures, I had a moment of clarity, and realized that I haven’t allowed myself to connect with the fact that…
I miss planning my wedding!
It is something that I never thought would happen. And I think I have been in denial about it.
I will probably never plan an event of such magnitude and importance again, and weddings will always evoke happy feelings for me; the days of writing posts for Weddingbee, dreams for the day, the overall giddiness, and the wonder of what this marriage thing would be like.
Man, I miss those days.
I do feel like I have moved on with my life, but I will always have a special place in my heart for the memories of planning our wedding.
Do you ever miss wedding planning? Or is it completely out of your system? Give it some time, you might surprise yourself!

thelessthandomesticgoddess

8 Comments

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    Geek in Heels

    March 16, 2010

    Nada. None. Zilch. I'm so glad the wedding is over, and I'm still happy to be out of it 2 years later!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    March 16, 2010

    I planned a medium/large wedding in NYC and a small one in Taiwan so I'm good! I still love the fashion (who wouldn't!) and design ideas behind wedding planning.

    Ooh and my brother has named me his wedding planner so that should keep me occupied!

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    -J.Darling

    March 16, 2010

    Girl – I am barely even dating and already considering what I'd want my wedding to be like! lol

    Try planning something else! That usually kicks the blues for me. Something fun! Maybe a kick-arse vacation for your next anniversary?

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    Linda

    March 16, 2010

    I'm glad to be done planning my wedding! I missed it the first few months after my wedding but slowly forgot about it.

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    Sugar

    March 16, 2010

    I missed it at first- espeically since I honestly think it was one kick ass party- harhar. But now I've moved on to other things. When I do think about it, at least it's all positive. So I take that as a good sign.

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    Jessebel

    March 16, 2010

    I don't miss planning my wedding. Looking back on it, the experience was interesting but to miss it…nah. There was stress, crazy personality changes from some surprising individuals, among others. If anything, I wish I could experience the day again seeing our family and friends together having a good time. It was amazing.

    With all that said, I still follow many wedding-related blogs. What can I say, weddings combine my affection for family/real life experiences with the pretty/cool/oooh-ahhh.

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    thelessthandomesticgoddess

    March 16, 2010

    Hahha! I felt a little looney tunes writing this post, and now my suspicions have been confirmed! Mostly everyone seems to have moved on from planning, and here I am saying I miss it. Perhaps this post was just a moment of weakness?

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    honey my heart

    March 17, 2010

    i miss the late night diys the most. there are still some wed blogs i subscribe to that have such great inspiration, making me want to plan some big party or something in the future.

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