Post # 1
My wedding is on saturday (eeee!) and the only thing I’m anxious about is walking down the aisle.. I feel like Im going to fall and all these eyes on me are making me want to panic. Brides, can you tell me what its really like? Does it go by faster than you know it? Is it seriously not as bad? Worse?
Post # 3
It’s not as scary as we all think! I was scared shitless about it. I was scared I was going to trip and I dont like being the center of attention. But it was honestly not bad at all. I didn’t even think about tripping while I walked. I smiled at my Darling Husband, at our guests, etc… I was shocked how calm I was all day since I’m NEVER like that.
I dreaded our wedding day, wanted to skip it and get straight to our honeymoon but now I wish I could do it all again because it was so much fun.
You’ll be fine and congrats!! Take it all in as it really does go by fast.
Post # 4
Nope! it’s over in two seconds and you might catch a glimpse of one or two people on the aisles and that’s it.
Don’t worry at all!
Post # 5
@snake: Great post–I’m terrified too! (Congrats btw) Can’t wait to hear some more replies…
Post # 6
NOT scary. Your focus will be locked on your fiance and you will not notice the eyes at all! It was one of my favorite moments of the day. And it wasn’t even the first time we saw each other… we did a first look!
Post # 7
it’s not that bad and will be over before you even have a chance to be nervous! Honestly let your father (or whomever) guide you and even talk to them while you’re walking. Walk slowly and hold your bouquet low (better for photos – don’t hold them infront of your chest). Concentrate on your steps until you’re within eyesight of Fiance. After that point you’ll be too happy to worry about anything else.
Post # 8
Don’t worry at ALL! The days before I was also so nervous about walking down the aisle and the first dance, I too hate being the center of attention, but the day of, all you will think about is how freaking excited you are!! Even saying my vows, I was super calm, usually I have a shaky voice when public speaking! You will be so into the moment that you won’t be stressing about other things, have fun and congrats!
Post # 9
I was incredibly nervous. I was so nervous that even during the rehearsal I rushed it to the point where my father AND the priest both had to tell me to slow down! Still, the next day as I was actually walking down the aisle I saw my soon to be hubby standing there and I just couldn’t stop smiling. I don’t remember anything except one minute I was at the back of the church seeing him for the first time and the next thing i know my dad is lifting back my veil and passing me off to my husband.
You will be fine. Just focus on what is waiting for you at the end and the bit in the middle won’t matter. 🙂
Post # 10
Oh I’m so scared too! I’m such a klutz and I choose to have 5 and a half inch heels (brillant I know right?)! I’m hoping that just looking at my fiancee will somehow help me float there because walking without tripping isn’t realistic for me.
It’s so good to hear that the ladies that have posted were totally okay!
Post # 11
Not scary at all. Promise! The only thing that made me go “oh shit” was when the priest said “everyone please rise” and I heard EVERYONE in the church stand lol. Usually though, the guests will stand when you enter so you wont go through that. Trust me, you’ll be focused on the guests and walking to your husband. One word of advice…at the door, stop and look around. This is probably one of the only times you will see all of your friends and family together to celebrate YOU (as a couple.) Thats awesome. I wasnt nervous about the aisle walk at all prior, but had I been, it would have been nothing to be nervous about. Its such an exciting moment. And DONT LOOK DOWN! I looked down for a ton of pics lol. Dont know why. Its pretty common though =O)
Post # 12
@SouthernTulip:I had 5 inch heels as well. It will be fine =o)
I DID rush though, and my dad kept whispering “slow down!” lol
Post # 13
It’s not scary at all! I walked suuper slow to really savor the moment. I kept my head up the entire time for pictures, and didn’t stop smiling! I wasn’t worried about tripping, because I felt really comfortable in my shoes. Practice walking around in your shoes a lot and you should be fine!
Post # 14
I wasn’t nervous at all but I will be honest when they came to get me in the bridal suite since it was my time to walk down the aisle and I heard the music my knees started to buckle. However as soon as I got to the top of the aisle and looked around I saw all of these familiar happy faces and was instantly calmed. Looking at your friends and family and then seeing the love of your life with a smile on his face is amazing! Just enjoy the moment, your dad won’t let you fall. And smile so you have some pretty pictures.
Post # 15
It’s not that bad! I agree with the previous posters. Look up and smile (you’ll be happy you did when you get pictures back!!!) and don’t worry about all the eyes on you. Just look at your Fiance and you’ll be so happy and excited that nothing else will matter!!! 🙂 2 more days for you….yay! Oh, and don’t do what I did (below) with your bouquet!!! Hold it lower. I forgot! (this is a non-professional pic so excuse the man’s butt!!)
Post # 16
this is making me feel much better. i don’t like being the center of attention and at my MOH’s wedding i literally felt like i was having a panic attack the entire ceremony. her bouquet plus mine weighed about two tons and there were bright lights directed right at me and i spent the whole time thinking to myself, “if this rabbi doesn’t shut up soon and end the ceremony i’m going to pass out.” so of course i’m terrified i’ll feel the same way at my wedding. at least i won’t be responsible for holding any bouquets. hopefully having my Fiance next to me will keep me calm.