(Closed) How did you alleviate anxiety for walking down the aisle?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Just try to breathe and relax. Is there anyone walking you down the aisle? I too was very nervous but my dad was there to talk me through it a little. I will tell you though that once you catch eyes with your soon-to-be husband, that’s the only thing you’ll focus on. By the time you realize, you’re at the end of the aisle and the ceremony is starting. Try not to focus too much on the anxiety part of walking down the aisle and try to enjoy every moment. It’s one of my favorite parts of my wedding day. 🙂

Post # 5
3562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with the above.  I had a few mimosas and my dad helped calm me by making jokes before we walked down the aisle. 

Post # 6
1011 posts
Bumble bee

I have similar issues. I have horrible social anxiety and I hate being in front of crowds, and just scared of people in general (I’ve talked about it in a few previous posts) and I keep wondering what will happen. 

I’m scared about the booze thing, just because I don’t drink… and if I do, by time its enough to make me calm, I’m completely buzzed and I’d either forget what I was supposed say/do/go and fall asleep once the reception started. 

Post # 7
198 posts
Blushing bee

I’m definitely going to have the same problem. I’m HORRIBLE in crowds, even if it’s a crowd of people I know. For some reason I just dread something going wrong and think everyone is thinking bad things about me. Just thinking about it makes my heart race. Other than the above suggestions, maybe try some visualizations leading up to it. Picture yourself there, zero in on your groom, and get inside the heads of your guests– make up positive things people are thinking about you.

I’ve had to do a lot of presenting in front of people and have found that once I actually start looking at people one at a time, my anxiety fades. Before you actually start walking down the aisle, slowly scan the room and notice people one at a time. Soon you’ll start to realize that it’s not just a sea of people.

Post # 8
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Me and the girls had champagne while we were getting ready. I had 2 glasses, and I was still a bit anxious, but it was out of excitement, not fear. I don’t like being in front of crowds either. I just focused on my DH and all was well 🙂

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