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6 ways to handle and ease wedding nerves

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It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of your wedding day, but it’s also easy to experience some nervousness or anxiety the months before the big day. According to experts, pre-wedding nerves are a perfectly normal part of the process. After all, you are planning the happiest day of your lives! Despite this, feeling nervous or stressed might not be good for your mental health. So here are some ways to help look after your wellbeing and overcome pre-wedding anxiety.

Mindfulness and meditation

Feel grounded and present with mindfulness and meditation. Regular meditation can help reduce symptoms and feelings of stress. By practicing mindfulness and meditation ahead of your big day, you can start to feel more calm, centered, and in control.


Sleeping while nervous is probably the last thing you want to do, but it’s the one thing that can help your body cope with stress. If you’re too wired, try having a warm bath to relax. Sleeping well during the wedding planning and close to the wedding day will gradually help you lower your blood pressure and relax.


Doing exercise can help burn off adrenalin and calm nerves. Schedule a gentle class, go for a run, bike ride, do some yoga, or walk the dog a few miles more than usual. Exercise will help you burn off some nervous energy.


A bride is allowed to be bossy during her wedding planning and on the wedding day so don’t be afraid to delegate. Nicely, of course, don’t turn into a bridezilla! Once you know everything is covered and all is as it should be, the stress level should lower naturally. Trust you have a team of professionals that will deliver excellent results.


Last but not least, prioritize. Plan out exactly what details are most important to you for your wedding. Oftentimes couples get overwhelmed with planning the smaller details and lose sight of what matters most. Before you begin booking vendors or putting deposits down, make a list of your absolute must-haves. You can then refer to this list anytime you begin to feel stress creeping in.

Remember the big picture

At the end of the day, your wedding is about marrying the person you want to grow old with and celebrating with your loved ones. Being stressed about the seating chart or dinner menu is just a detail in the big picture. What matters is knowing you will soon ty the knot with the love of your life.

Wedding planning may never be completely stress-free, so it’s essential to take care of yourself along the way. Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and think about these tips. Be positive and trust everything will work out just fine!