Post # 1
i will be standing up in front of people in 3 DAYS telling EVERYONE how much I love my husband. holy crap. i AM NOT good in front of crowds. i mean like seriously…we had a meeting at work – i’m sitting there and it literally hit me like a ton of bricks.
please tell me everyone gets this feeling a day or two before…that everything’s nice and calm and you’re not even thinking about it and then BAM – full on headlights like a deer caught in them. holy crap.
Post # 3
This actually hit me MONDAY that I will be getting married in less than 100 days and I HATE being the center of attention. I did a head count today… Guest list is up to 248 ppl! HOW? No clue. BUT, we have 8 children in our wedding party all under the age of 6. I am hoping they will be a fabulous distraction from us!
Post # 4
I was nervous for the whole week before pretty much. At the rehearsal I was crazed! It was totally fine though once I started walking down the aisle. Just look at your FI and everything else goes away. You’ll be fine!
Post # 5
I’m right there with you! I’ll be saying “I Do” in front of 350 people! I am so nervous! Everytime someone asks me how I feel about the wedding, the only thing that comes out of my mind is that “I’m nervous”. I’m not so much nervous about marrying my fiance, I’m nervous about all of the people that are going to be there! I am a school teacher and I have no problem standing in front of 18 kids all day long! I guess I am just going to have to imagine the 350 adults at the wedding are 350 children…lol.
Good luck at your wedding, date twin! 🙂
Post # 6
I was really nervous also, but when the day came I was totally fine. I kept my eyes focused on my husbad because I knew if I looked at all the people there it would probably make me freak out. Don’t worry – you will get through it!
Post # 7
EVERYONE tells you you won’t notice all the people watching you. I HIGHLY doubted that. I stressed out & was worried that I’d just freeze in front of everyone or what if I was so scared, I couldn’t go out there? I am HORRIBLE in front of groups of people (even just 10 people that I know, it makes me so nervous). A few days before it hit me & like 5 min before I was going to walk down the isle, I was so nervous. My heart was racing. However, its really true that you don’t notice everyone… I didn’t even notice there were like 200 people watching me once I started walking (well, skipping & dancing, we did a dance entrance) & I just looked at my husband the entire time. Its the 1st time in my life I wasn’t nervous when I knew people were watching me (& there were about 200 so I really mean this). So, really, don’t worry about it.
Post # 8
I was even up on a theater stage with stage lights and didn’t notice anything else around me but my groom. Everything just kind of fades away when you are up there. But then again, that is how the whole wedding day felt to me: very dreamy and unreal.
Post # 9
I was nervous as hell! I threw up in the morning, barely held food down all day (somehow managed to soak up the champagne, though! heh) b/c of nerves. And of course, like everyone says, there was no one in the universe except my man, the officiant, and me. It was a nerve-wracking day, but not so much that you can’t handle it and look back fondly on the jitters 🙂 . I’m just glad that he knew I was nervous about the ceremony, and not the marriage! I used to get jitters during ceremony in college in my sorority, and that was nothin’!
Post # 10
@Melissabegins: cute story! yeah. i’m soooo hoping i don’t start throwing up! lol. actually i’m more terrified of balling like a baby up there! yeah. i remember at one of my close friend’s weddings – i wasn’t even in the party or anything – i was just a guest and i balled like a baby! lol. :p
Post # 11
Well, I can’t say you won’t cry 😉 Take deep breaths, focus on them. And don’t be afraid to smile or laugh to lighten the mood up there!
You are getting married this weekend!! woooohooo!