(Closed) Fainting

posted 12 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My Future Sister-In-Law fainted at the altar when she got married. She hadn’t had much to eat and before she knew it she was on the ground. She told me to make sure I eat and drink that day so it doesn’t happen to me!

Post # 18
1205 posts
Bumble bee

You could stash a little water and a pretty paper fan near where you’ll be standing so that you can signal to a specific person if you need it – and let your focus go to the groom – feeling like it’s just the 2 of you up there might help.  You’ll be fine, just have fun!!

Post # 19
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

Miss Techie, I’m laughing at your story! Too funny!


My advice– definitely eat before the ceremony. Have a big breakfast, which will definitely digest before the ceremony. and then make sure to eat a light lunch or snacks (depending on the time of your wedding). Snacks like apples would probably be good, because they are filling, yet shouldn’t cause any bloating! 

Post # 20
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Nisen a dual wedding sounds SO fun! 🙂

This thread is making me nervous even though I’ve never fainted before!!  No locked knees, wiggling my toes … I might have to tell the officiant to remind us to do these things! 🙂 I think my fiance is more likely to faint then I am! He’s a nervous wreck!

Post # 21
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I am so happy our ceremony will clock in around five minutes long.

Post # 22
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I have a condition where I am prone to fainting. when ever you are standing in one place for any length of time  shift your weight from leg to leg , it does not have to be noticeable , but I tend to "sway" in line , drives FH nuts! Fluids are important , but make sure not to loose all your electrolytes! Eating is VERY important. I know looking thin in your dress is a big thing , but we all know how important it is to keep up our energy! Hopefully I won’t have an episode the day of , but we’re keeping the ceremony short JIC.

Post # 23
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

this is one of my biggest fears on my wedding day! I get really light headed when i get hot and nervous too so hopefully it doesn’t happen!

Post # 24
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Well I do small Derm surgeries almost everyday and the numbing shot makes people faint especially if they haven’t eaten. The best position is feet up, head down (blood to the brain) which is technically what your body is trying to accomplish by laying you out flat! If you do start to go down an Old school Hispanic remedy is an alcohol rub to the nose/cheeks but since you won’t want to mess up your make up just use it to smell instead of Ammonia which burns the inside of your nose. Ask your doctor for a couple to hang on to.

Also I bet that there is an aromatherapy oil that will help, if you put a bit on a swab to inside your nose? I use Aveda’s blue oil roller for Headaches and nausea.

Post # 25
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My cousin fainted at his wedding. He went straight back – didn’t buckle or anything. I’ll try to get a video up, because looking back at it, it’s pretty hilarious. He’s a practical joker, so all the guests (and groomsmen!) thought he was playing a joke. When he didn’t get up everyone realized he wasn’t kidding. He said it was due to nerves, overheating, not eating that morning, and locking his knees. That happened a few years ago and since then every bride and groom in our family who’s been married has chairs to sit in!

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