Feeling anxious on your wedding day is perfectly normal because your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. However, anxiety will prevent you from enjoying your big day. Here are tips to stay calm on your wedding day.
Make a schedule. You need to be organized in order not to freak out during your wedding day. A schedule will help you keep track of the events. However, you also should be flexible. You need to have some leeway in your itinerary so you don't get anxious when there is an inevitable delay.
Make an emergency kit. Nothing is perfect, and you need to be ready that something will go wrong. If you get prepared for minor accidents, you will not freak out because of them. An emergency kit will help you deal with tears in your gown, sudden headache, or makeup mishaps. Some items that should be in your emergency kit include a mini sewing kit, makeup remover, tissues, wet wipes, cotton pads and/or swabs, chewing gum, mints or breath freshener, hairspray, deodorant, bobby pins, safety pins, band-aids, Advil, fashion tape, extra pantyhose. It is also good to have water and snacks at hand. Let one of your bridesmaids be responsible for the kit.
Get enough sleep. When we are tired, were are more easily irritated. If you have enough sleep on the night before your wedding, you will be more relaxed.
Have a good breakfast. Some people are not used to having breakfast, and some find themselves unable to eat anything on the morning of their wedding day because they are too nervous. If you are one of them, you need to overcome yourself and have a nutritious breakfast that will give you enough energy to get through the day. Make sure you consume enough protein and carbs.
Delegate. Get over the fact that you can't control everything yourself and delegate responsibilities, that's what you have a wedding party for! These people are supposed to be your support system, so don't be shy to ask for help.
Don't try to entertain everyone. Of course, you will want to communicate with guests, but you are not responsible for making everyone entertained. They are perfectly capable of entertaining themselves, you should pay more attention to your fiancé-turned-husband.
Keep calm and carry on. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a few slow, deep breaths, it will make you feel better. If something or someone upsets you, find a quite place and try to calm yourself down. Don't try to please everyone. It's your big day, so if someone is not satisfied with sitting arrangements or the food, gracefully ignore them.
Focus on what is really important. Having a wedding is not about throwing a big party, it is about committing yourself to the person you love. Even if small things go wrong, you still get to marry the love of your life, and your friends and family will be there to celebrate with you.
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