For me I had butterflies right when I woke up that morning. It happened to be at 4 AM in the morning and I couldnâ€™t go back to sleep, but weâ€™ll consider that â€œmorningâ€ since it was 7AM East Coast Time. Not much to do at 4 AM except think about Wheaties. Crazy thoughts start racing through your head like am I too young to get married, had I had enough â€œexperiencesâ€, should I travel the world before I get hitched?? Way too much deep stuff to think about at 4 AM, this, ladies, is why there is ESPN News and infomercials.
The day goes by just like any other day for the most part, you have the best man at your beck and call which is kind of cool because heâ€™s like your slave for a day. They must do that because they realize itâ€™s the last time youâ€™ll be able to boss anyone around and not have a discussion about it. I also found out if you tell the girl at Supercutâ€™s itâ€™s your wedding day you get a free haircut!! Most of the time they are bad by your standards, but hey what do you expect for $15.00 plus tip!!
Now comes the big moment, Iâ€™m in the tux, everyoneâ€™s staring at me, Momâ€™s crying and the brideâ€™s maids are in their places. The typical intro chimes in and suddenly the doors are not opening. Sheer panic starts to hit me. Iâ€™m going to be one of â€œthose guysâ€. You know the one that you see in the movies where the cute Maid of Honor gives the groom the note and he sits on the altar steps in a crumbled heap of pathetic goo. Finally they swing open and there she is. All I remember thinking was WOW and then the sudden fear of feeling my eyes starting to blur. The last thing I wanted to do was bawl my eyes out. Now that would be real manly and impress my soon-to-be wife. So I take the deep breath, look at the ceiling, stare at a flower for a second and start to think of baseball stats. Yes, it works for crying just as well as you know what!!
The rest is history, the pictures, the first dance were all great, but whatâ€™s even better is waking up every morning next to my beautiful wife and thinking Wheaties are damn good.