7 ways to deal with pre-wedding jitters


If you’re about to get married, congratulations! You’re about to embark on a journey that will change your life forever. But it can also be a scary time, especially if you’re not sure what’s ahead or how things will work out. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of ways to help deal with pre-wedding jitters:

Recognize the symptoms.

Jitters are common. They can be a sign that you’re excited, anxious or stressed. Here are some other signs of pre-wedding jitters:

  • You feel sick to your stomach at the thought of getting married.
  • You feel dizzy when reading about your wedding day in the newspaper or magazine.
  • Your hands get sweaty when you think about saying “I do.”

If these symptoms sound familiar to you, don’t worry! Pre-wedding jitters are just part of the process—and they’ll pass as soon as they start happening!

Know you’re not alone.

You’re not alone.

Other people have experienced pre-wedding jitters, and they’ve figured out how to cope with them in a healthy way. If you’re feeling anxious about your wedding day, chances are that many other brides and grooms feel the same way. So don’t be ashamed of feeling nervous—it’s normal!

If you need help getting through the process of planning a big event such as this one, consider reaching out for support from family members or friends who can offer advice based on their own experiences (and maybe even give some pointers). And if there’s someone close by who doesn’t live within driving distance but has had similar struggles with wedding-related stressors before—say, your sister or best friend who lives just across town—make sure they know how much they mean to you!

Channel your jitters into something positive.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or on edge, take some time to relax and unwind. Try taking a hot bath or going for a walk. Meditate, pray or do yoga; write down your worries and then throw them away—focus on the positive aspects of the day!

Take it one step at a time.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re feeling anxious. But the secret is to focus on one thing at a time, and don’t try to do everything at once!

For example: When I have trouble sleeping before my wedding day, I like to think of it as “getting ready” for the big day by packing my bags with clothes that are comfortable but still look good in photos—and then going back over them again later in the week (having already packed for my honeymoon). In this way, each item becomes more manageable than if I were trying to figure out what type of dress would work best on me right now.

This process also makes it easier for me not only because there aren’t any decisions left up in the air! But also because just knowing where things stand makes me feel less panicked; if something isn’t working out so well yet (like a shirt fitting poorly), then maybe another shirt will fit better instead?

Find humor in the situation.

Humor is a great way to diffuse anxiety, but only if you’re in the right frame of mind. If you’re feeling down and out, it’s not easy to find humor in anything—especially when it comes to your wedding. However, if you can laugh at yourself while still being self-aware enough not take yourself too seriously (and remember that everyone else will too), then this will help keep things from getting overwhelming for both of you.

This is especially true on the day itself: don’t be afraid or embarrassed by how nervous or scared you feel before walking down those steps toward becoming husband and wife; instead try finding some humor in any awkwardness during these moments! You’ll likely find that once everyone starts dancing around celebrating with champagne glasses raised high above their heads (instead of just staring blankly ahead), there won’t be much room left over for nerves anyway!

Practice self-care and trust yourself.

  • Take a deep breath.
  • Meditate or pray.
  • Do something relaxing and enjoyable, like reading a book or going for a walk in the park.
  • Eat well and get enough sleep—you’ll feel better when you’re well-rested! If you’re having trouble sleeping, talk to someone about it (a friend? Your partner?) who can help you stay on track for your wedding day. Talk also helps relieve stress and anxiety so that you don’t end up feeling anxious about something else later on in life; this is especially important if there’s any sort of conflict between two people getting married soon after meeting each other (for example, if one person doesn’t want children yet).

A little anxiety can be normal if you’re preparing for a major life transition, but don’t let it overwhelm you!

It’s normal to feel nervous about a major life transition, like getting married or having a baby. But don’t let the anxiety prevent you from doing things you enjoy!

There are ways to deal with this feeling of being overwhelmed by your wedding plans:

  • Take deep breaths and think positive thoughts. It can help to take time out of your schedule in order to meditate or practice some relaxing breathing techniques (like mindfulness meditation). This will help reduce stress levels and make it easier for negative thoughts such as “I’m going crazy” or “what if we don’t have enough money?” These kinds of negative thoughts might cause more anxious feelings than they’re worth!


If you’ve got those jitters, don’t be afraid to share your worries with friends or even family members. The more people who know about them, the less scary it will feel. And remember: no matter how anxious you feel before the big day, everything will turn out just fine in the end!

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