Post # 1
How are you all beating nerves? My wedding is in 5 days, and suddenly today, unlike the other days up to this – I have a queasy stomach, the bathroom has been my best friend….nuf said. I have no appitite.
The docs gave me Adavan for the flight for the honeymoon as I’m terrified to fly, but the stuff knocks me out. Taking it with make sure that I don’t finsih these last minute things, of which there really is noting….
I can’t imagin feeling like this for another 5 days…ugh….
Post # 3
I’ve seen some natural remedies for calming nerves. There was a violet essential oil that you dropped into a glass of water that I’ve heard works. I am in the same boat…a little bundle of nerves, so check around online for natural herbal remedies that won’t knock you out 🙂
Post # 4
Awww! Poor Sweeney2Be! I know exactly how you feel! About 5 days before the wedding it’s like the bottom dropped out of my stomach! I had been ectatic up until that point. (You know like that annoying bride who comes up to people and starts jumping up and down yelling "only XX days till the wedding!!!") But then it all stopped and I got really nervous. I think it’s totally understandable. This wedding is something that you have been putting your heart and soul into for many, many months!
My recommendations… eat light… get good rest (benedril will knock me out so I can sleep if I’m having a hard time)… make as many lists as will help keep you sane… and if you are still having problems plan something for the morning of that will help you stay calm and "present". My friend came over and lead a grounding ritual, but someone who can lead a simple yoga or stretching class would be good too, or maybe plan to go for a run that monring. Whatever usually helps you fight anxiety, do it! And be careful with alcohol in the next few days. You may think it’s going to help you calm down, but it can oftin have the reverse effect for me.
Good luck honey! We can’t wait to see pictures!
Post # 5
Oh and along the lines of natural remedies… I have the roll on aromatherapy stuff from Bath and Body Works, the Stress Relief one which is Eucalyptus and Spearment. It works like a charm for me. I’m not sure if it’s actually the aromatherapy or just the fact that I’m taking a moment to breath deeply, but it does work!
Post # 6
I find that when I’m stressed or anxious that doing things that force me to focus purely on that very moment help a lot. Activities like yoga and Pilates force to to think about only what my body is doing at that very minute, because if I don’t I won’t be able to hold the poses or move my muscles properly. I am guaranteed for at least an hour to not think of whatever it is that is making me anxious.
Lots of red wine helps, too
Post # 7
Ginger calms my nervous-upset tummy very well! You can get it from any health food store. It usually comes in a caplet. Ginger beer (it’s non-alcoholic) or tea is also very good for the tummy.
For nerves…it sounds like you need a spa day Even if it’s just turning your bathroom into spa with candles and warm bath…and hinting for a massage from the FI!
Good luck with everything!!!
Post # 8
Sweeney – I NEVER lose my appetite, and I lost it before my wedding. Gone. On that front, I would suggest not worrying about it as long as you make sure to eat enough to keep up your energy level.
Make a list of stuff you HAVE to do and stuff you hope to do. Honestly after the wedding was over, I can’t remember what kept me so darn busy that last week. Don’t stay up all night – better to be rested than have one more DIY project completed. Ask for help if you can – my parents were in town that last week and I would hand my mom portions of my to-do list and she was amazing at getting them done!!
And keep the to-do list for the day of and day before as empty as humanly possible. And ENJOY because as crazy as it is, this is the last week you have being engaged, being the bride-to-be and all the fun and crazy emotions that brings!!