(Closed) Center of Attention freak-out

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@babybluz: I’m painfully shy, but I just remembered that everyone was there because they love and wanted to support me and Darling Husband, and on the day of, that felt awesome. It helped that we had a pretty small wedding, though (50ish guests). Also, I blushed a lot, but blushing bride and all…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m having this too, and I have 3 weeks. I’m a social butterfly but FI’s family will be there and I haven’t met half of them. I’m nervous that i’ll trip, or I’ll cry so much that my mascara will run, sigh, I worry about everything.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally feel you on this one. I’m very shy too. I’m hoping this works in practice as well as it does in my head, but we’re planning on having Fiance meet me half way down the aisle, so as long as I keep my eyes on him as we’re walking toward one another, by the time we meet, I’ll be so absorbed with what’s going on between the two of us that I’m hoping not to really pay much attention to anyone else. Fingers crossed that it works!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was a little nervous about this, and then after our rehearsal REALLY nervous about it. My husband was the same way. To be totally honest– it was FINE. During the ceremony I was essentially unaware that we were on stage. I felt like we were the only ones in the room and it didn’t bother me at all to have people staring at us. The only times I felt uncomfortable about the attention: 

– Our grand entrance. We got announced at the cocktail hour and didn’t plan to dance or anything— but everyone just kind of formed a ring around us and stared. But we didn’t have anything planned…. so I just kind of awkardly said “ummmm we’re not going to dance or anything sorry.” 

– Our first dance (First 2 minutes were okay… but it was a bit awkward to dance for almost 4 with everyone staring)

– Dad/daughter dance (ditto)

So basically less than 10 minutes total of my entire day… and it really wasn’t even that bad. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

YES. I’m kinda terrified. Not so much the first dance, etc but walking down the aisle has always terrified me.. I’m even considering having the ceremony alone and having a reception right after or something. In my heart I think I’d regret just dealing with the anxiety but still!

The only advice I have, that helps me when I think about it, is think about the pictures/video you’ll get from those things! Maybe that sounds shallow.. but I loveee all the pictures I see from weddings with everyone watching the bride and looking really happy!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am also terrified. Walking down the aisle, saying our vows, dancing, all of it. Scary as heck.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Um, yeah, I hear you. I plan on taking ativan. I’m trying to block out all those nervous things until the week before. I keep “pushing ’em out!”. I know it will start and I won’t sleep for the next three months because of it. *heart starts racing anyways*

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I started working out before he proposed! I needed a good 8 month head start.

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