Wedding Anxiety–

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a panic attack at a friends wedding a few months ago. I had to leave early and go back to the hotel and just breathe. I got really nervous that it would happen at my wedding. What gets me is making small talk. I can’t do it, I run out of things to say, and then I start to feel really uncomfortable and overwhelmed. I realized at my wedding though, I won’t have time to make small talk, even if I wanted to. It’ll be all “so nice to see you! Glad you could make it! How was the drive?” and move on to the next guest. Plus I do better with close friends and family than casual acquaintances. And I can always retreat to the room where I’m getting ready if I need a break. The biggest thing that calms my fears is that my husband will be right there by my side, holding my hand, and deflecting attention. He LOVES small talk. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Let me tell you I was having anxiety attack after panic attack before the wedding. I was terrified that I’d cause a scene at my own wedding, I’d wake up mid panic attack at the thought of embarrassing myself. I even wrote a terrified post on this site to help me deal with it.

I didn’t want to go on any meds just for the wedding so I saw a natropath who gave me some st johns wart & camerone mixture. I took 10mls in the morning and evening everyday before the wedding and it helped A LOT! 

But I have to say that apart from some anxiety leading up to the church ceremony the rest of the wedding was WONDERFUL. My anxiety took a back seat while I spent the day smiling, chatting and dancing. I know from personal and recent experience you will probably have a calm and beautiful day.

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