You are getting married! A moment you have been dreaming of possibly your entire life it is really exciting. With the wedding planning comes a whole whirl wind of emotions and feelings that range from happiness to major stress.I wanted to blog about this because I am someone who experiences anxiety and was married a couple years ago. It was one of the most beautiful days of my life, but days leading up to the wedding day and the wedding morning were filled with a ton of stress. Before I go on I want to say I AM NOT A THERAPIST, OR EXPERT ON MENTAL HEALTH. I do not have any credentials and you know yourself better than anyone else so please don’t see these tips as the end all be all.
As a Wedding Photographer of nearly 10 years and a past bride I have gained some knowledge and insight and wanted to share with any future couples out there who struggle with anxiety. The morning of my wedding I woke up like a ton of bricks…. I felt tired, sick to my stomach, and like I might not make it to my wedding. My now husband had to take care of me the morning of because I felt physically awful and I now know it was anxiety taking over. I finally made it to the getting ready room with my bridesmaids and I felt like I was floating out of my body. I was so anxious and I did not even realize how nervous I was until the day of my wedding. I had a really hard time enjoying the morning which really made me sad because I wanted that time with my friends and family to be special and calm. Fast forward to finally seeing my husband, the nerves started to get better and after the ceremony I was feeling a lot more calm. I was having an amazing time dancing with friends and feeling all the love around me but I will not lie to you I was so exhausted and drained.
Now that some time has passed and I have a better hold on my mental health I want to share some tips that helped me on my wedding day and some things I think would have been really beneficial to me then and some things that I hope help you take good care of yourself on this special day.
I hope some of these tips help you get started on taking care of yourself and your partner.There is nothing wrong with having anxiety and we need to get rid of the mental health stigma and talk about it. If you have any questions for me or are looking into my wedding services follow this link Contact me