(Closed) How to not cry while walking down the aisle?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was totally determined not to cry – I do not make a pretty cry face! I kept repeating to myself that the Saints were undefeated. Like it was a mantra “the Saints are undefeated, the Saints are undefeated, the Saints…” all through the ceremony and anytime anyone got sappy at any other time of day.

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

im crying now just thinking about it. 

im screwed.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My plan involves The Notebook the night before and a glass of wine the morning of.  Cool

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I cry at everything it’s what I do. the officiant just told me to concentrate on him. My Fiance plans on passing out. So Ill be crying and he’ll be passed out in the grass. lol. I even see a wedding on tv and I cry. I have no hope at my own wedding. I also cry when anyone else is crying…sooooo it’s so going to happen. I just need to figure out how to do it gracefully.

Post # 36
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Worker bee

I know this is an old thread, but I’m just curious… did you end up crying?!!    I’m asking because EVERY time I hear my future processional song (Gabriel’s oboe) I cry uncontrollably and I’m so nervous that on my big dad as SOON as I hear it I will be overcome.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

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@theeekingeek: hahaha NAIL ON THEEEEE HEAD. I literally cry if ANY person has tears in their eyes, looks like they might cry or actually cries. Shoot. I cry at random weddings, videos of weddings, proposals, etc! Happy tears are the most contagious for me…Mannnnn people better just relax when I walk down the aisle because I see one wet eye, it’s going to go crazy. My plan is to get a lot of pics with my pops because I don’t want to see him for the first time THEN just walk down the aisle because I will be way too overwhelmed. Jesus, I don’t think there’s any way to stop it really! I just hope I am a pretty cryer and I don’t get all blotchy and red, lmao

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Yup…. eyes are welling up right now lol! I cry alot… Even stupid commercials or thinking of our wedding day! We have been together for over 7 years and I cannot wait to cry!!!:))) Thats the beauty of a wedding! I know that whole day I will be so excited and probably cry alot!!

Even with my dad! The reception dance with him will remind me of our father daughter dance when I was in 2nd grade and yearssss later he is dancing with me as a married woman now! He is my step dad and we may not have gotten along all too well growning up but in the end he is MY dad forever! I cannot wait to cry!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know I am going to be a wreck! I know I’m going to be thinking about my dad not being there (passed away) and my Fi.. TEARS for years!! I dont want to cry a whole lot b/c my eyes and lips puff up like crazy.

I want to look into the zanax thing also. Does anyone know how it is if you also intend on drinking the whole night? I’m scared to have a bad reaction at the wedding.. eek!.

I’m thinking about watching our slide show multiple times before the (co ed) wedding shower and wedding. (destination wedding) to sort of numb myself of the memories w/ my father.

Post # 40
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Worker bee

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@ReyDar64:  aww, I’m so sorry about your dad.  I’m sure he will be there in spirit.  🙂

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’d like to reignite this threat as I’m really worried about this! I can’t even listen to the bridal march without sobbing (the Jonathan Cain version, I cry uncontrollably every time). I’m also really worried that as soon as I walk into the church I will burst into tears and bawl my eyes out and do the “uhuuuuuh uhuuuuh!” style crying, with snot and sweat and the whole works. I cried down the aisle when I was a bridesmaid at my friend’s wedding and I have no idea how I’m going to hold it together when I’m the bride!

Post # 41
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Busy bee

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clody:  I am the EXACT same!! I will cry at a complete strangers wedding. My Fiance already said he probably will not cry, which I can see because he is the unemotional type. But I will cry if I see a sad puppy on TV.

I plan on loading on the waterproof mascara and trying my best not to make the “ugly cry” face. lol

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The only advice I have heard that works- allow yourself to be emotional at the rehearsal.  If you are emotional at the rehearsal, you may have gotten all your emotions out and you will be fine at the wedding.  

I did not follow that advice- I held it in at the rehearsal and was a mess on the day.  I’m usually not emotional at weddings, or an emotional person in general, I didn’t even walk down to a traditional wedding song.  But I walked in that room and saw my husband and all my family and friends, and thought about everything that I went through to get there and how incredible it was that I was here, and was crying not only the whole walk, but pretty much the whole ceremony.  My makeup was fine, and everyone thought it was cute.  My ceremony was perfect, and while I really didn’t want to cry, I wouldn’t have changed a thing.  

I would try letting your emotions go at the rehearsal… but there might just not be anything that will stop you from crying, and that’s ok.  It is a big moment in your life, and it is emotional.  People love when emotions show at weddings, because that shows everyone how much you love the person you are about to marry and how much this moment means to you.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Xanax worked for me!

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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texaslemon: I think waterproof mascara is must! I cry all the time, at weddings, at the TV, if I see an old person buying a pack of broken biscuits. I’m definitely what you would class as over emotional! I’m hoping to not let out my ugly cry face as well…!

 

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mgbser: Good advice about the rehearsal! I read out the wedding vows online with my fiancé and I could barely control my tears, so I think I will have to have a big bawl at the rehearsal! Or in the morning before I put my makeup on I might try to get it all out! My fiancé says he will definitely cry, which is so sweet, but I really hope I surprise myself by just having a beaming smile down the aisle and not being a sobbing mess. I have to say, I LOVE seeing people get choked up at weddings though…. I agree, it just shows how much it means to everyone 🙂 I’m sure you still looked beautiful through your tears!

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aggiemae: Haha! I might have to check out that option!!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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Rachaelemma:  If your makeup is done right, it shouldn’t budge even if you do cry.  I tried really hard not to cringe my face to ruin my makeup and make the “ugly cry” face.  My mom who everyone expected to be an emotional mess got super emotional at the rehearsal and was fine at the real wedding (she did get a bit teary during the father/daughter dance though).  I just wouldn’t worry about it, I REALLY wanted to not cry, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.  My ceremony was perfect and meaningful (perhaps why I got emotional!)   

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