A few weeks ago I had my first wedding nightmare. Like all dreams it didn’t completely make sense-the wedding was based in Washington (at least I assume it was by the cliché abundance of pine trees) but the weather was like a North Carolina summer storm. I heard thunder in the distance as I was getting ready, and told people to hurry up so we could do the ceremony before it rained. Nevertheless, it started dumping down rain as soon as I said it, and to top it off I was doing my own makeup-and my eyebrows looked terrible. Ladies, you know what I’m saying. Rain and awful eyebrows-all the makings of nightmare wedding. Obviously.
Long story short, I woke up laughing at myself. Considering that we have almost two years before we say our official I Do’s, I would say that it’s a little premature for me to be having these types of worries. But, I’ve always been a stress dreamer (is that a thing? I’ll say yes) so it’s not really surprising. I often have bad dreams about work before a big presentation, and have trouble sleeping before big exams. Everybody has their quirks-and apparently stress dreams are mine.
All dreams and nightmares aside, I recently nailed down our engagement photoshoot, which has made this whole thing seem way more real. I know that once we see the actual pictures it will become even realer (is realer a word?) and oh man-once those save the dates are out, there’s no turning back. I love that we have almost two years to plan our big day, because it means we get to enjoy this phase even more. Some people may think we’re crazy for stretching our engagement out that long, but c’mon. We’ve waited seven years to get to this point, so a couple more years won’t kill us. As far as I’m concerned we’re not “waiting” for anything-we’re simply experiencing this next phase in our relationship, which includes getting to call each other “fiancé”. And it is awesome, and special, and something we’ll never get to experience again. And also it involves cake tastings and trying on pretty dresses, so I’m quite happy to stretch it out as long as possible, as is J. That makes it sound like he’s excited to try on pretty dresses, but I was actually referring to the cake. I think.
Needless to say, I will be having a rain plan in place when the real day comes because, let’s be honest, it’s Washington State. And I reallllllly hope that I will have enlisted someone to do my make up that will restrain from making my eyebrows look like two uneven caterpillars. Fingers crossed.
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
[When Harry Met Sally]