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5 Wedding Day Fears and How to Deal with Them

Very few brides are completely laidback about their wedding. Even the coolest bride will have fears about things that could go wrong on her big day. If you have fears about what might happen on your wedding day running through your mind, stop for a moment and realize that even if disaster strikes you will be OK!

We have five of the most common fears brides have about their wedding day and show you how to ease them.

“I’m worried about the weather.”

It’s the one thing you can’t organize – the weather! You’re at the mercy of Mother Nature, so if you’re planning an outdoor wedding when the weather is unpredictable then you should have a back-up plan. Most venues will be happy to move a ceremony indoors if it rains, but check with them just in case. You can always use bad weather as a dramatic backdrop – pose in the rain under colorful umbrellas, or wrap up warm and head into the snow. Couples have survived the massive weather disasters, so although it might suck, you can survive them too! 

“I’m worried I won’t fit into my dress!”

Lots of brides plan to lose weight to fit into their dress. While it might seem like a good idea in theory, with all the wedding planning and running around you might end up forgetting about any strict diet you planned. Sometimes when you put yourself on a diet you actually do the opposite, so it’s better to just focus on having a healthy and balanced diet. Even if you’re not able to fit into the gown, your dress can be altered or the bridal store might let you change it to another size. 

“I’m worried I’ll fall when I walk down the aisle.”

Everyone worries about falling flat on their face in front of their loved ones. Some brides even wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat about it! At the end of the day, if you fall, you fall! There’s nothing you can do about it, so you just have to deal with it in a calm and collected manner with a smile on your face and carry on down the altar. It’s something you will one day be able to laugh about. 

“I’m worried I’ll mess up the vows.”

You’re not alone on this one.  It’s actually quite common and some brides and grooms don’t actually notice until the ceremony is over and people start mentioning it. Jessica Simpson fluffed her lines, and she’s used to performing in front of thousands! To keep the nerves away you can practice your vows before the big day. Try not to build it into something big that you dread, try and see it as the moment you make a lifetime commitment to your love. When you’re at the altar just focus on each other and take your time. When you feel the nerves strike, take a deep breath and then carry on. 

“I’m worried my guests will get too drunk.”

There are things you can do to prepare for drunken guests (Take a look at our guide to dealing with behaved wedding guests). If there’s a particular guest you’re worried about you should get friends or family to look out for them. The main thing is not to let the worry ruin your wedding. At the end of the day, you can’t control the way people behave so try and enjoy the first day of your life as a married couple.  

 

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