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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WEDDING DAY JITTERS

Click on the picture and read this guy's shoes. Hopefully, all grooms aren't as nervous as him!

Wedding day jitters. Everyone has them. No one wants them. They can come from two sources-worrying that everything will not go perfectly at the wedding or sudden doubts about getting married in general. Let’s concentrate on the last one.

In cruising the internet several suggestions seem to reoccur. So here we go in no particular order:

1. Take a deep breath-literally. Sit down somewhere for a few minutes, deep breathe, consciously relax every muscle from head to toe.

2. Pray or meditate, focusing on your blessings with a heart of gratitude.

3. Get a message if possible.

4. Take a bubble bath with candles, scents, and calming music.

5. Focus on your true love. Think about the reasons you love him/her. Remember the good times, the engagement, your shared plans for the future.

6. Take ten minutes to write a love note or talk on the phone to your honey. Reaffirm your love, your excitement about becoming his/her spouse.

7. Don’t be afraid to share your nerves with your groom. Chances are he’s feeling them too. You are there for each other. Remember that most of all.

8. Eat! Maintaining your sugar level throughout the day will keep you feeling positive and energetic.

One groom said he was most nervous about being in front of everyone during the actual ceremony (a common groom concern), so he looked at his bride, focused on her, how pretty she looked, the joy he felt in having her at his side, etc. As a result, he felt more connected to the moment and definitely more at peace.

Tell us:
Did you have wedding jitters?
Why? What was going through your mind?
What did you do to calm down!?

4 Comments:

Blogger Sarita Leone said...

I'm smiling as I read this. Jitters? Oh my, mine were big time. Big. Time. Really. I wanted to run, but thankfully I didn't. That was...oh, it was a long time ago, LOL.

Great suggestions! Enjoyed this post very much! :)

May 21, 2008 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger Myrna said...

What a great message!

I don't think either my husband or I had jitters about actually getting married (we'd been dating a really long time) but maybe about the ceremony itself? He's been criticized for playing tennis the morning we got married, but I was totally cool with that. Why not do something to relax and relieve the tension as long as you show up to the ceremony on time? I think I ended up watching a lot of television, none of which I remember, but which served the purpose of keeping me from thinking about the fact that I would be in the spotlight later that day.

May 21, 2008 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

As I ended up sunburned on the day I was married, you would think I would have been upset at my wedding. NOPE.
Laughter is also good on that most wonderful day. *G*

May 21, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I was nervous about walking down the aisle. I had a great fear of tripping on my dress and rolling down the aisle. LOL

May 22, 2008 at 5:52 AM  

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