April 20, 2011
Your last guest has just been seated and your Officiant pokes his head into the Bridal Suite and tells you that all’s ready to go. THE MOMENT has finally arrived and you are feeling a little nervous – no, a whole lot nervous! Wedding day jitters are not new and exclusive to you, but there are a few things you can do to ease your anxiety before exchanging vows.
Consider if your jitters are because you are questioning your relationship or simply caused by nerves brought on by the idea of marriage in general. If you are questioning your relationship, it’s still not too late to push the pause button. It’s better to address your concerns now, then to walk down the aisle and have it end badly later. If however, your answer is the latter, realize that many, if not most, couples face the same fears.
To help you address your concerns:
• Stop for a few minutes and reflect on what you love about your partner and what is really important to you in life and in love.
• Think about your times together, the achievements as well as the disappointments, the time when you knew that this was “the one” you loved and wanted to spend the rest of your life with.
• Recall what you respect most about each other – the qualities of your partner that make you think you’ll be happy together forever.
• Just before you follow your bridal party in, there are a very practical ways to eliminate those last minute jitters and calm your nerves. Take a deep breath, appreciate the moment, focus on the person you have chosen to be our partner for life. If that still doesn’t help, take a drink…of water!
After all even Kate Middleton admitted to being nervous about her pending marriage. How about you?
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