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How to Feel Confident on Your Wedding Day

Saying “I do” will be one of the most exciting yet daunting experiences in your life. There’s so much to prepare for, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed as your wedding day draws near.

A study on PubMed points out that the pursuit of wedding perfection can be accompanied by stress, obsession, and a “bridezilla persona”. This is especially true for traditional “white weddings”, which are very common in the West.

Wedding anxiety is experienced by almost all brides-to-be, and it can end up affecting your confidence and your overall experience on what is meant to be a special day. If you’re looking for ways to boost your confidence before your big day, we’ve got some helpful advice for you…

Where wedding anxiety stems from…

Anxiety can be caused by mental or physical conditions, however it’s also caused by stressful life events – for weddings, it’s usually the latter or a combination of both. Because weddings require a lot of planning, it’s easy to envision all the things that could go wrong.

For instance, you could potentially be faced with skin issues, vendor cancellations, dress emergencies, bad weather, car breakdowns, menu mistakes, and awkward family drama – Brides.com lists these as some of the most common wedding ‘disasters’.

No such thing as a perfect wedding!

The truth is that there is no such thing as a perfect wedding, so it’s no use trying to beat yourself up thinking of these potential mishaps. The best way to boost your confidence before the big day is to be as prepared as possible in case you need to face them.

Finding a trustworthy wedding planner and vendors

To feel more confident, it’s crucial to find people that understand your vision, budget and have a good attitude. Trustworthy planners and vendors know the burden of having to plan such a special event, so they should also put you at ease through skillful work. We recommend taking a look at reviews online and going for professionals whose services were personally recommended by people close to you.

Choosing a date that works for you

Of course, you’ll want the most important people in your life to be there on your big day, but it’s almost impossible to find a date that works for everyone. According to 77 Diamonds, over half of all weddings in the UK take place on a Saturday, and 17% of weddings take place in August. With that in mind, you should be confident in choosing a day that’s most suited for you as the bride; whether that be an off-peak time of the year or a weekday.

Making time for relaxation

Like how your fiance probably executed a romantic proposal at the beach or in front of the Eiffel Tower, it’s a wonderful idea to keep the romance going by going on weekend getaways in between working and planning for your wedding. If you’re trying to be more economical, just getting in beauty sleep and going on relaxing dates will also help boost your confidence as a bride.

Loving your body

According to an article on The Conversation, many brides struggle with body image and self-perception due to the pressure and expectation to look a certain way on their wedding day. Above all things, prioritise your overall wellness because wedding preparations can take a toll on your body. Another way to avoid self-criticism is to focus on things that make you feel confident – a dress you like or a diet that keeps you functional and healthy.

Final Words

Finding the confidence to pull off this once-in-a-lifetime event can be tricky, and even our tips may sound like a whole lot of burdensome steps to follow. But just remember that these tips are merely guidelines to help you maintain a good mindset for your wedding – which we think is key to building up your self-confidence as a bride.

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