Ceremony and Social Anxiety??

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Ohh, commenting to follow. I have horrible social anxiety as well. Not sure how I’m going to handle the day! What your MOH said sounds good, I think. 

Post # 3
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t know if this would help for you but it sure did for me…. I had gone to my doctor for medication with my blood pressure and he gave me beta blockers – which apparently also are given for anxiety. Since then I’ve felt like a completely different person.

I can now crack a joke with a friend in a crowded place, have conversations with my coworkers and random strangers, I am much more open with family members I couldn’t speak freely with before and I went through my own ceremony like a boss!

Post # 5
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We have having super short vows so we say Bugger all. The total ceremony time is like 15-20 mins. You could consider not using a microphone.

Post # 6
195 posts
Blushing bee

AmyNicole1207:  my best advice would be to eat all day so your sugar levels are nice and balanced. And do a first look, let FH calm your nerves a bit beforehand. Maybe a glass of bubbly beforehand if  that’s your thing?

Post # 7
5301 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

AmyNicole1207:  I absolutely hate people staring at me and this was my biggest concern at the wedding. Honestly, on the day of – I NEVER felt like people were staring at me, even though they totally were! As soon as I walked down that aisle (the part I was most nervous about), all I could focus on was my husband-to-be. Even up there as we did our vows, etc., I seriously never felt nervous – and that is REALLY not like me – I HATE being the center of attention.

Keep in mind that everyone who is there will be loved ones – it’s not like 80 strangers staring at you. I felt that everyone there loved and supported us, so why get nervous? Also – you will be looking and feeling gorgeous in your dress with your hair and make up done!

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