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It’s Official, I’m Getting Married.

The marriage has been registered, venue booked and a swatch of my wedding dress has just arrived – it has finally dawned on me that this is really happening. I am getting married.

We have 10 months till W-day, yet I suddenly feel that time is slipping away very rapidly…within a year, I’ll be a ‘wife’…’Mrs C’.

There is no doubt in my mind that marrying my man is the best decision I’ve ever made, in fact, it feels like we married years ago. We have the mortgage, the two fur babies, even a joint savings account…but I’m suddenly starting to feel overwhelmed. I’m having a bit of a paddy…


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I really can’t believe that I’m old enough to get wed – to actually be someones wife. Stupid I know. My friends have done it – some even have children. My own brother is now married. Hell’s bells! I’m twenty-eight and will be twenty-nine when we say our vows…but I still feel 18 years old!

I know I look like a grown-up and even sometimes sound like a grown-up (though utility companies still ask to speak to the bill payer when I answer the phone) and I cope with all other adult situations with measured maturity…

My point is, how much do we change in a marriage – if at all? Do you married ladies and gents still feel paused at 18? Do you ever get used to being called Mrs X,Y or Z? Or do you sometimes feel like you’re still ‘playing’ grown-ups?

My great aunt said something to me (aged 87) not long before she died and it’s resonated with me ever since, “I still feel like a teenager and keep wondering when I’ll be found out”. Quite.

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  • Loulabelle November 3, 2010, 11:49 am

    I know what you mean, I still feel about 15! The only thing is I don’t look 15 anymore :o(

    Young at heart forever!

  • Sarah November 3, 2010, 12:01 pm

    Haha! I feel your pain! LOVE your blog btw xx

  • Charlie November 3, 2010, 4:20 pm

    Ha-ha. I know what you mean. Am also 28 – just got married. Still feel 17. It’s so weird that I’m a wife! x

  • Sarah November 3, 2010, 4:26 pm

    Charlie! Hello! So it doesn’t change then?! Wonder how we’ll feel after our Golden wedding! x

  • Wedding Sparrow November 8, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Its liking reading my life story! I’m 28 and getting married just before i turn 30 (eeshk!! cutting that fine!) and I feel like I’m playing ‘mums n dads’ on a regular basis! Just as when the talk turns to babies and i favour my lie-ins over dribble and vomit… Surely this cant go on much longer? Perhaps jumping in the deep end feet first will do the trick… 🙂

  • Sarah November 8, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Haha! Oh don’t get me sarted on babies…I’d like one to just turn up…all cute ‘n’ healthy please, so I can remain blissfully in denial of the birthing process. x