You’re marrying the love of your life in a dress of your dreams, surrounded by everyone you love and hold dear to. Everything’s set – food, drinks, décor, flowers etc. You shouldn’t be feeling anxious right?
However, because we are inconveniently human / irrationally emotional creatures, our nerves could still get the better of us.
We don’t blame you. After all, a wedding IS a huge life event and milestone.
Here are some serious and fun tips to get you through the day as and when you start feeling anxious or stressed out:
1. Play your favorite songs
It’s early in the a.m and you’re getting your hair and make-up done. If you’re feeling bleary or nervous, play some familiar tunes while you have a calming cup of tea.
Even better, play songs that hold meaning in your relationship, songs that remind you of memorable moments you’ve shared with your husband-to-be.
Never underestimate the power of music!
“We were in the car heading to church for our wedding ceremony when I got hit by a sudden wave of nervousness. Then “our song” came on the car radio and my hubby and I starting singing along to it together. It really made me excited for the day ahead!” - Clara Lee
2. Control your adrenaline
Feeling all pumped up is good before a marathon or an all-night dance party, but not before you walk down the aisle.
Too much of that fluttery, butterfly feeling could cause you to feel more nervous than you really are. We’d suggest taking it a notch down and learn to control it.
Relax your muscles, take even, natural breaths and compose yourself if you feel getting too hyped up.
Even if you have to do it multiple times during your wedding day, just do it. Have undisrupted moments alone.
3. Stay with your family and friends
Don’t hold back from relying on your nearest and dearest. They are the ones who have supported you throughout.
Instead of pushing them away when your nerves get to you, embrace them and let them in.
Accept their offers of affection and help gratefully and bug them shamelessly if you need help in any matter, down to the most trivial ones.
“I’m usually quite independent and enjoy getting things done by myself. However, there was just too much to do during my wedding day and I was so glad my sister and best friend was there to handle things for me.” - Kimberly Goh
4. Focus on your partner
One of the things our brides shared with us post-wedding is how seeing their partner for the first time during the wedding became a moment to hold dear.
Time stood still and their hearts skipped a beat. Even the most skeptical romantic should buy into this, because let’s face it, we are all romantics at heart.
The point here is, whenever you feel jittery or nervous, just look to your partner.
You’re going through this day so that you can be wedded to this person who loves you enough to skip out on the rest of the female population.
Don’t lose the time fretting over the small things and enjoy the process, even when things don’t go to plan.