Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
I am very quickly approaching the big day that not too long ago seemed like a lifetime away! We get married 14th November and up until now I have had no nerves/anxiety about any of it. Including the fact we are getting married overseas just us two. However, over the last week or two I have been feeling really anxious/nervous and not sure why!
When friends of mine got married and described the stress/anxiety/nerves they were feeling around the whole wedding and getting married I always thought ‘why?’ – I just didn’t get it, I thought why would you be? You are finally marrying the person you love and finally having the day that you have dreamed about for so long, of course you want everything to go perfectly, but why would you feel that way?
So now I have these feeling, and am almost feeling guilty for feeling this way! Everything is planned, there is nothing but picking up my wedding dress and any last minute alterations left to do. I have found myself thinking ‘crap, I am actually GETTING MARRIED in 3 weeks!!!!’ and ‘OMG none of my family will be there, did we make a mistake???’ and ‘I’m going to be changing my name that I have had for the past 27 years of my life!!!’ (none of which bothered me earlier on in the planning process, just the last week or so).
I don’t want to feel this way, as I know it will come around and then be gone so quickly and I want to cherish every moment of it before it’s all over! Please tell me that I am not the only one who feels/has felt like this?? I do feel excited and happy, but now also nervous, anxious, panicked etc, so many emotions!!!
Post # 2
I felt pretty good up until that 3 month mark when I started making lists to make sure everything was done. My wedding is on the 31st [of october] so we are super close, but I’m really stressed out. Stressed to the point where smelling food makes me sick, and I’m not sleeping well.
It’s not even the wedding itself that stresses me out.. I’m just a really private person and the thought of standing in front of 40 people and having my picture taken all day is freaking me out. My fiance is scoring me some Xanax for the wedding [well, I’m going to take it a few days in advance to make sure it doesn’t affect me in a negative way], so I’m hoping that will calm me down alot. I’m just afraid I’ll be too anxious to actually enjoy the day.
Post # 3
ooooh i was the same! Pretty chilled then about a month before i started to get nervous and anxious! Just soak it all up though! It goes so fast! My day seemed a blur! How exciting! good luck and CONGRATS !xxx
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
aww I know how you feel I haven’t been sleeping or eating that well either with all the anxiety! That is EXACTLY why we are getting married just us two on a beach, the thought of all those people watching me walk down the isle and say my vows really does make me feel ill!! 🙂 good luck on your day x
Post # 5
my big day is 31st October as well. Currently I fluctuate between a strange sense of calm and utter panic/stress at having to be the centre of attention lol I’m sure it’s normal to feel nervous/stressed as well as excited.
Honestly I just want the day to come now – the last few weeks have been so stressful!
Post # 6
I was anxious mostly about everything coming together since we planned it all ourselves. Will we have enough drinks? Will people have a good time? I was always excited about the marrying part
About 3 days before is when I started to get really calm. There wasn’t much more we could do at that point. Everything will work out, and it will be the happiest day of your life. Congrats!!
Post # 7
I just got marrried last Friday, and felt the nerves kick in the couple weeks prior… especially last week. I did not sleep well a couple of the nights (thankfully took the whole week off from work) because I was going over my To Do list in my head and worried that some things might not get done. I was also battling a nasty cold, so that didn’t help either!
However, the day of… I was nervous in the morning and mainly nervous about timing. But, after my hair and make-up was done, and I was sitting at my parents house relaxing before everything else started, I was relatively calm. Once the photographer got there and that started, DH showed up and we did our first look photos… it all came together and our wedding really did not have any major moments of panic. It was a GREAT day!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
I am the same way right now 11/15 here – 23 more days! I’ve been a wreck. I have my calm excited moments but it’s mostly been worry and anxiousness. I haven’t slept well the last week, haven’t had an appetite, my stomach is all jacked up. I have no doubt I want to marry him. I have no doubt it will go off fine, so I don’t get why my body is acting like this. I just want to see it all come together as planned in my head and be here already. You are NOT alone!
Post # 9
Yup, 2 weeks Saturday and I feel the same!!
Post # 10
64 days untill my wedding and I am getting anxious just reading the comments!
I am sure your wedding will be magnificent!!! Congrats!! xo