(Closed) Wedding Anxiety

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I just kind of turn into a zombie. Its a conscious choice id rather be a little dead on the inside than freaking out with stress. I suggest meditation and self soothing techniques. Hope this helps.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It is TOTALLY different when all the people are your closest family and friends.  Trust me.  It sounds like you guys have actually found a good compromise…125 guests, not a church, etc.  I am an introvert and my husband is even more of an introvert than I am and we both did just fine.  The day was about us and being able to celebrate our future with our families and friends.

Also…this may sound stupid, but a glass of wine never hurt anyone.  Liquid courage actually does help take the edge off, even if you drink a half glass of wine before you walk down the aisle.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I was super anxious, and I consider myself an extrovert. I sort of shocked myself, but it’s a huge life change so it’s normal. I thought I would hate people looking at us all day, but it was great in the end. I realized it was all of our friends and family who loved us. Walking down the aisle was one of the best moments of my life, and I felt calm. I think I got all of my nerves out the night before. I was so nervous during our rehearsal dinner that I didn’t even eat! You will be fine. Enjoy every moment of it because it goes so fast. 🙂 Anyway, if life seems like it’s getting out of hand, don’t feel bad for talking to your doctor about it. I actually went on medication for my anxiety after we got married, and I wish I had it beforehand!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I have a friend that had the same anxiety like you before she got married. She pretty much said the same thing, like she didn’t want to be the center of the attenion and blah blah, but you know what she did perfectly well at her wedding and the whole process went out very smoothly. When i talked with her the other day, she said that it is indeed different when all the people watching you are your closest family, your best friends, who are all there with the best wishes. You just feel moved, but not nervous, or uncomfortable. PS, I agree that a glass of wine might help you feel better, haha!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I second the liquid courage. Just a little glass of champagne. Also look into some calming techniques. Lavendar is supposd to be very calming. Dab a little on your wrists and neck before the ceremony. I think the ceremony will be the hardest part. Keep it short and sweet and remember that everyone there is happy to celebrate your day with you. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Im not sure if its something you could find where you are located, but one of my best friends used a homeopathic oral calm spray before she left to arrive at the venue. She really thought it helped her anxiety (even if it was just a placebo effect) 

Im a super nervous person too who panics when all eyes are on me, so I think I might be trying this for myself! 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017

 

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sharpie01 :  I believe that is called Rescue Remedy and they definitely have it at Whole Foods 🙂 Great rec.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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klovesb :  yes that was the one thank you! She said she cant be certain that it worked in itself,  it could have possibly even been just the action of feeling like she had taken something and mental believing it would help her that really calmed her nerves. 

 

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