(Closed) I get red and blotchy when I’m nervous…what do I do on my wedding day?

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have the same problem! I tried several different things (beta-blocker, creams, benedryll) and found that the best is an anti-anxiety medication that my doctor perscribed me after a really bad spell. Basically, the reaction is due to being nervous, anxious, or upset. This medication calms you down, so you don’t have those feelings that cause the red reaction. It is intended for use only before a certain situation where you know it will happen (for me: bridal showers, wedding, interviews, work presentations, etc). It can become addictive, but if you use as directed (only take it once in a while) it will be fine. It also shouldn’t be mixed with alcohol. I want to have a glass of champagne at the wedding, so I plan on taking one early on in the day so it wears off before the reception.

ps – I tried it for the first time before a dinner last weekend (a lot of people I wasn’t comfortable around) and had a glass of wine about two hours after I took it and it made me very sleepy. I couldn’t even go out after dinner because I was so tired (bad), but it made me feel really calm and relaxed (good).

Post # 4
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Love to hear the answer to this too.  I once had someone ask me if I was in a fire because I had turned so red!  The photographer told me not to worry about it and they’ll touch up my pics, but still!

Post # 6
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my friend definitely suffers from that.. she gets very red/pink blotchy hives all on her chest and near her neck whenever she gets nervous. she was very worried for her wedding last year because she felt the same way you do. she had a v-neck dress that covered her chest alittle more though.

before she walked down the aisle she (carefully), kept a cold washcloth on her chest to ease her nerves and anxiety. surprisingly during the ceremony the blotches weren’t that red…alittle bit when she walked down the aisle, but quickly became less noticeable. i wish i had some better suggestions for ya, but just sending my thoughts to you as i know how frustrating this issue is.

Post # 8
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Beta blockers are great!

Post # 9
33 posts
  • Wedding: December 2020

I wish I had some advice other than deep breathing and laughing to get your mind off of the stressful situation.  My chest and neck turn so red and blotchy when I get stressed out/nervous as well.  What helps me is a little bit of time, and trying to lighten up about whatever is stressing me out.

Post # 10
2765 posts
Sugar bee

I tried beta blockers for performance anxiety (giving speeches) and it didn’t help.  But I learned a bunch of breathing exercises, and now it’s much elss of an issue!

Post # 11
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

this happens to me too!  I am hoping the veil blusher will cover it until I can calm down or until it gets the blotches blend together and I look like I have a bad sunburn!  I am going to talk to my doctor about a beta blocker that will hopefully prevent it from happening.  Maybe knowing that it happens to other people will help me not worry about it and maybe help prevent it.

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