It’s Tuesday, the worst day of the week. But it’s also the 2nd which means it’s SL and my 4 month anniversary!!! Cue all of the applause and party poppers – how did we make it this far?! I’ll never know. (It’s actually because we really truly love each other and knew years before we got married that we would be together for as long as humanly possible).
Looking back on four months ago from today, can’t say I miss the build up to the “big day”. I was really ready to just be married and get back to our normal life. Every single person in the world was giving “advice” and “tips” on what to do and not do as a wife-to-be and quite frankly, most were bogus. At least for me they were.
Here are some that I remember and the truths behind them.
Lies They Told Me in the Months Before my Wedding (and one truth)
Lie #1 – The time will go by quickly.
Nope. It didn’t. It crept by. SL and I were engaged for exactly 502 days before our wedding and it felt like all 502 of them.
Lie #2 – Don’t worry too much about working out. You will be so stressed that the pounds will just fall off.
First of all, I wasn’t stressed. Maybe because we were engaged for so long and had ample time to get everything done or maybe because I was working out. I enjoy working out and kept up with my normal workout schedule in the months, weeks and days leading up to my wedding. I even went to cycle class the morning of!
Oh, and I ate like a horse. I was starving all the time so its a good thing I was working out because the pounds certainly weren’t falling off. I was also celebrating a lot which meant lots of liquid calories (wine).
Lie #3 – You’ll feel let down after the wedding is over.
If by let down you mean relieved then yes. No part of me was feeling let down after the wedding was over. I was so relieved that all of the decision making was finally over and SL and I could just go about our lives. I loved every second about my wedding and it was well worth all of the decision fatigue but I am glad its over!
(Photo courtesy of our amazing photographer – Bharat Parmar)
Aside from our first look, my favorite part of my wedding was actually getting dropped of by the shuttle at our house after. It was the most comforting feeling to walk into our own home together as a married couple after our crazy amazing, crazy busy wedding day.
Lie #4 – Things change after you get married.
Completely false. After our honeymoon, SL and I have resumed life as normal. The only real difference is my initials. Proudly sporting EHL for the remainder of my years. And I have more sparkly jewelry on my left ring finger 😄
Truth – Being married is the best.
This came from one of my bridesmaids who has been married for about 3.5 years. Now she is not an old hand at marriage but even after a kid and one on the way she still says that marriage is the best.
Now that I am all of four months in, a agree and will tell people that marriage is indeed the best. Or at least my marriage is.