To put it simply, wedding days can be as stressful or as enjoyable as you allow them to be! On your big day, all of the hard work is done and it’s finally time to relax and revel in the fact that it’s your wedding day. Though we know firsthand, relaxing for many brides can be easier said than done. If you are a bride or groom-to-be that gets easily stressed or anxious (especially when there’s a lot of moving parts), than this post is for you. We’ve compiled our list of the top 4 ways to handle wedding stress and anxiety on your big day.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Even though those wedding day jitters might be in full effect, don’t forget about getting a little nourishment into your body. Going about your day on an empty stomach can make you feel uneasy, MORE jittery, and maybe even a little nauseous. All things you don’t want to be feeling as you are getting ready to walk down the aisle. Eat a light breakfast if you can’t stomach something more substantial, and make sure you eat before the champagne starts flowing!
Take a Little Time for Yourself
With all the hustle and bustle of the day going on around you, take a few minutes to be by yourself. Go on a little walk, lay down for a few, or find an empty room where you can take a breather from all of the excitement and mentally prepare yourself for what’s ahead. We recommend a few minutes of breathing exercises or even a quick guided meditation using a smart phone app.
Don’t Hold in the Tears
Bluntly speaking, if you need to cry, let it out! Suppressing your emotions before you experience one of the best days of your life can only cause you more anxiety. If you’re an emotional person, it’s a good idea to have a big, deep cry before you get your makeup done. Just let it all out and you’ll feel a huge relief.
Have a Designated Go-To Person
We’re not talking about wedding planners here (although you should absolutely have one of those, too!). We mean handing off your cell phone to a trusted bridesmaid, groomsmen, dad, mom, maid of honor, best man, or someone that can handle the little things so you don’t have to. If a vendor has a question, they can talk to your go-to person instead of having to stress you out over something minor.