I was talking to my friend who just got married a couple of years ago about her wedding and how she was having panic attacks before her wedding. She was talking about all of the wedding anxiety she was feeling and I was telling her about another friend who is hopefully getting engaged soon and how she is already feeling wedding anxiety waiting for her engagement. Having panic attacks before your wedding is extremely common and tons of brides and grooms have them.
You can have wedding anxiety and panic attacks from worrying about things not getting done in time, people not responding on time, the wedding planner or venue messing up or even just about getting married. Gay couples get panic attacks from their weddings because they are worried about some of their family members who may not be ok with them being gay, kissing their partner for the first time in front of family or even just because of protesters and other groups who try to ruin gay weddings. It’s amazing how many people get wedding anxiety and wedding panic attacks and there really is no reason to actually have them. My one friend who helps with the marketing for the company whose banner is to the left was walking me through what she did to help get her wedding anxiety attacks under control. She also walked me through how their solution actually helps people and swears that if she knew about this program before her wedding it would have helped her a lot more.
I’m a complete control freak so when I do eventually find the right person and get married, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be having wedding anxiety attacks too. I don’t think a book or pills will help me, but having a therapist or using a course or program probably will. It’s a scary thing for someone to get married and having to rely on other people to make sure that everything is going to be perfect. I’m extremely OCD, especially about food and music and that is why I will probably be one of the biggest pains in the butt before I get married. I can easily see myself walking into the kitchen and actually taking over the prep work to make sure everything is coming out perfect, even before the actual ceremony. I also love garlic so the first kiss as a married couple may end up not being that fun for him.
Wedding anxiety and having panic attacks is normal for almost everyone. I don’t think anyone has ever been completely calm before their wedding and almost everyone thinks the same things you are thinking. The best thing for you if you are having wedding anxiety attacks is to try to think about the good things, the person you love and to remember that you hired the wedding planner, etc… because you trust them. By remembering why you hired everyone you can help to calm your nerves. You can also try things like this program to help you get wedding anxiety under control. If you’ve used panic away programs like Panic Away, feel free to leave a comment below with which ones work and which ones didn’t work for you.