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How to beat wedding day jitters

Posted: Thursday June 26, 2014

Nerves and jitters are as much a part of any wedding as a white dress and best man speeches.  Just about all engaged couples face some sort of nerves at one point in the lead up to the big day, whether it’s a fear of having all eyes on you for 12 hours or worrying that something will go wrong on the big day.

Try not to let pre-wedding nerves take over.  Instead, follow our 6 tips to combatting them and instead focus on enjoying the most important day of your life.

Pin down your worries – It’s often easy to let one small worry escalate into a big one which can then take over your life.  Write down exactly what it is that’s worrying you and put it into perspective.  You’ll probably find it’s something that can easily be resolved.

Share your concerns – A problem shared is a problem halved.  Make sure you tell your dearest and dearest how you are feeling or what is worrying you.  Your wedding party and, most importantly, your future husband or wife, will want to know what’s worrying you and will want to help put it right.  

Get rid of negative influences – Anyone who has got married will tell you there is always the one auntie, cousin, friend who wants to put a downer on your big day.  They don’t want to sit with so-and-so, they don’t like the meal choice or the venue isn’t one they would have chosen. 

Remember this is your big day, not theirs.  If their negative influence is affecting you, distance yourself from them and instead surround yourself with the positive people in your life.

Accept help – Many brides we meet at Braxted Park are independent ladies who are used to tackling any task that they face.  While this is admirable, you don’t have to do everything yourself when it comes to your big day.  If you are offered help, take it.  If you need help, ask for it.  You are not in this alone!

Take time for pampering – You are probably so busy worrying about table plans,  menu choices and RSVPs that you haven’t had time to think about you and to take ten minutes to breath and relax.  Why not take some time to focus on you and your partner?  Book in for an afternoon at a spa?  Go for a picnic and spend the day not talking about the wedding.

Think positive – Thousands of couples get married every year and your venue, registrar or vicar, photographer and caterer have probably dealt with hundreds of weddings.  They know what they are doing!  Trust them to look after your big day on your behalf, know that your wedding guests (or the vast majority of) only wish you the very best and want your day to be a complete success for you. 

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