Post # 1
Just looking for some advice – I am starting to get very nervous for my upcoming May wedding. It has nothing to do with my fiance – I absolutely can’t wait to marry him. I am just feeling really overwhelmed about being the center of attention, which is surprising, because usually I love being the center of attention
In the past month, I’ve had my shower and bachelorette party, and I have felt very overwhelmed by both. I had a wonderful time and felt so lucky, but there were points during both where I just felt like I wanted to throw up because everyone was watching me or talking to me, etc. At the shower, my bridesmaids were reading me a poem and I was anxiously jiggling my legs the whole time. I didn’t eat a lot at the shower, and I felt absolutely terrible afterward because my mom and sister had planned a menu filled with all my favorite foods and I barely ate any of it. I’m afraid that I will be too nervous to actually enjoy our wedding. I am actually really nervous that I am going to want to throw up during our vows, haha. This is our once-in-a-lifetime day and I do not want to be overwhelmed the whole time. I feel so lucky to have all these people that love us and grateful that this is the least of my worries (knock on wood), but I’m feeling this way for some reason. I really usually like having all eyes on me. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can just chill out?
Post # 3
@LissaBeans: awww it’s a big day with lots of emotions, do your best to talk to your Fiance about how you feel towards him, and hold on and enjoy the ride
Post # 4
you sound like me – anxiety about social situations. what i normally do is just look and hold onto my fiance and everything seems much more calm and better. im worried about the ceremony personally – but my plan is just to look at him and try to forget everyone else who is there.
Post # 5
@jen 42713: I agree I think I’m more worried about the ceremony than reception, the priest is making us say our vows and I already know I’m going to be an emotional mess so it should be interesting. I get very anxious too and hate being the center of attention, plus my mom overly judgemental about everything so that freaks me out even more. I barely remember my shower I was so busy trying to thank everyone, worried I’d piss someone off and I just felt overwhelmed. I just can’t wait for the wedding to be over!!!
Post # 6
You’re going to be so happy the day of, that outweighs the nerves. But make sure the morning of your wedding you eat breakfast, stay hydrated, and during the vows don’t lock your knees! Everything will be wonderful! The only time I got really nervous on my big day was when everyone was at the church and we were waiting to start. But it wasn’t bad, the vows were fine. Your wedding day will go by so fast, you won’t have time to be nervous lol. Make sure you stop yourself every once and awhile and really take it all in though – it will be an amazing day.