(Closed) I'm getting married in 5 days! Advice on how to stay calm?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
35 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats!! That is so exciting!!

I have no advice on how to stay calm, but have other advice –  try to get some sleep the night before and make sure you do eat the day off.

Post # 5
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

haha, even your writing looks excited – so many exclamation points! Congratulations! I have no advice since I haven’t been there yet, but I know when I’m nervous about something I just focus on a small detail – it’s medatative to me. So like when I give a big presentation, I just think a lot about the type of pen I’ll use. It sounds crazy, but i makes the pen a source of calm energy, and then when I get nervous for the presentation, I just look at the pen and it recenters me.


So many think about how the bow of your sash will look, or the sound of your shoes in the church, or the chirping on the birds. Just something small, insiginificant, and relaxing. Picture it now, so on the day of, you’ll be able to zone in on that and it will be a calming force to you.




….Does that sounds like some crazy hippy shiz or what? Ha!


Post # 6
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go for walks, do some yoga, get a massage. I really wish I had time for a message in the last week! I was a bit stressed and it would have been SO helpful!

Post # 7
848 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


@KeeganWynne:  Yay Congrats! I was still at work up until 2 days before my wedding so that was pretty distracting, but I just kept telling myself that everything was ready and if it wasn’t done by now it didn’t matter. I made appointments to get my nails done, hang with my mom, talk about how excited I was for the honeymoon (took my mind off of the wedding part) and mainly tried to focus o the happy feelings more than the anxious feelings.

The night before the wedding DH and I just lounged on the couch watching a movie (we slept in our house the night before which I’m not sure if you will be together or apart) it was calming for sure!

Post # 8
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

LOTS AND LOTS of wine!! LOL Congrats. 


Post # 9
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just breathe! If you have nothing else to make or plan, keep doing non-wedding things. Go shopping, go out and catch up with friends/family/etc, get a massage!

I’m getting married on the same day and this whole week I’m all about pampering myself 😀

Post # 10
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Congratulations!  Do little things… Movies, play solitaire, finish up loose ends. T hose darned loose ends will get you the day of!


Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

If Kate Middleton did it- so can you! hahaha- Maybe that should be a t-shirt with a piciture of a anxious bride.

But seriously, my parents got married after 13 years togethers (both my sister and I were in attendance- 5 and 8 years old), and they both told us that they were anxious- even through they knew for sure what they were getting themselves into.

The nervousness just means that the decision/ step in your life that you are about to make is really important to you!. That’s special!. I remember my grandmother giving me some advice. She said that before you are about to walk down the aisle, take a few moments to take a deep breath, and close your eyes and think of the wonder man you are about to marry. You will find that any nervousness will just drop away.  


Post # 13
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@StL.Ashley:  This… Is brilliant actually. I was reading this thread for tips. Cheers! 

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@KeeganWynne:  Oh man! I haven’t been here yet, but I’m starting to stress too. I think I’ll try to exercise some of it away, and distract myself with grooming type things. Hair, nails, etc. Congratulations! Have a happy and wonderful day. 🙂

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