Post # 1
I am so nervous about walking down the aisle!!!! I have anxiety as it is, and I was calm until yesterday my stomach was not having it. I also get the red blotches on my chest so I get freaked out about that…. im trying to stay as calm as I can but the thought of 100 people staring at me is terrifying me! Any advice? Help!
Post # 2
I have no advice except…to remember that you are there to do one thing..marry the man that your heart belongs to. Think of this and when you start your walk and nothing else will be important.
Besides that I wanted to say congrats and enjoy your day and I hope it is everything you wanted it to be.
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
Barbiestylez: +1 what PP said. It will be okay and at the end of the day you will be married.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate
Barbiestylez: !Ah.. I get the red splotches on my chest too when Im anxious. Dont worry I am sure you’ll do fine once your up there with your FI. The walk down the aisle is only a couple of seconds..just breath and look straight ahead. Good luck and have fun!
Post # 5
Barbiestylez: I was super nervous before mine. I barely slept the whole night and was pretty nervous while I waiting for my turn to walk down the aisle. However, as soon as I started walking I was too happy to be nervous anymore. Seeing all my family and friends smiling at me and seeing my husband at the end just gave me an overwhelming sense of happiness and I wasn’t nervous anymore.
Post # 6
Glad I’m not alone. I was just fine until this morning and I retched while packing my car up with my wedding dress. I am just going to focus on the man I love waiting for me at the end of the sea of faces.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Can you do some yoga or meditate, or do some other type of exercise to help you relieve the nervous tension? I’m sure it will be beautiful and you’ll be fine in the moment!
Post # 8
My advice is, focus on your future husband as you’re walking down the aisle, focus on the person walking you down the aisle, the faces of the people you love, how beautiful the venue is, etc. Make the focus external. Imagine that you’re making a video of it and record the experience with your eyes and your brain. It will all only last a few minutes and you don’t want your only memory of it to be of how anxious you felt.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Barbiestylez: just take some deep breaths and SMILE! It’ll be the best walk ever! Also you can do what I did and down a couple drinks ahead of time – definitely eased my anxiety ; ) Have a great day!
Post # 10
Barbiestylez: STRONG MINTS and Peppermint tea to calm your stomach!
I didn’t sleep the night before my wedding because I was too excited/nervous
Do you have lavender oil or know where you can get some? Rub the oil on your chest and under you nose.
Take a hot shower or bath and read a book 🙂
Congrats girl, you’re getting married!
Post # 11
Deep breaths and have a nice bath tonight. Some relaxing salts in the water would be good too. Always makes me relax. You will be gorgeous, everything will run smoothly, people will have a good time AND you get to marry the man you love. Enjoy your day!
Post # 12
Barbiestylez: Nothing a good glass of wine won’t cure 🙂
Seriously, I have a fair complexion, and break out in nervous hives and whatnot too. Wine is very calming….or is to me anyways. And it’s usually only takes one glass.
Post # 13
Barbiestyle maybe go to the spa? Get a relaxing massage?
Post # 14
breathe and focus on the groom.
we had a custom made aisle runner and i was so worried i was going to trip on it. but i walked slowly, my whole focus on DH and everything was fine.
Post # 15
Barbiestylez: I got married two weekends ago and was the same way. I literally got more and more afraid/anxious as the day came and got closer. In the hotel room getting ready my heart was pounding and I was just a ball of nerves. I was quiet and just not being as cheerful as I wish I had been, dont make my mistake!
As soon as I started walking down the aisle with my dad and saw my husband, it all went away totally, like I do that every day or something. I would do it again 1000 times and am now regretful of how I was before that because in all my photos getting ready I am like barely smiling!! I keep thinking like I hope I wasn’t bitchy, I hope I seemed happy, why was I being so insane? Remember to breathe and enjoy the moment, you only get it one time in your life.
When it was time to do our own personal vows (which I was mostly nervous about) I was at a complete calm and nailed them! I even cracked a joke and everyone laughed.
So dont be nervous and ENJOY! Everyone there looking at you loves and supports you.