Getting married is a beautiful, momentous occasion. What could be more romantic than standing in front of your nearest and dearest, publicly declaring your commitment to the one you love?
Gorgeousness aside, weddings can also be drama-filled and stressful. From worrying about whether the best man's speech is going to be family-appropriate or if you're going to sweat all over your dress, it's natural to feel a little overwhelmed on the big day. A swipe of
Rexona Clinical Protection will take care of the excessive sweating, but there are some other things you can do to help you relax and enjoy the occasion. Keep scrolling to learn how five real brides stayed calm on their wedding day.
Recharge, Your Way
"My mum keeps me very calm and grounded, so I just spent most of my day by her side focusing and hydrating. I was very quiet in the time leading up to the ceremony but that's how I recharge. She knew that which was really comforting.
"I also used Rescue Remedy for the first time. I put a few drops under my tongue close to my ceremony time, but didn't feel like it did anything. Right before I left my hotel room I went into the bathroom, took off the dropper top and took a swig. Gave myself a pep talk in the mirror. Did the trick!"
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"I surrounded myself with positive, fun-loving bridesmaids who made me laugh all day. Simple, really! And I always had a glass of champagne on hand to get rid of those pre-wedding jitters."
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Relaxed and Familiar Is the Way to Go
wedding was at my gorgeous cousin's house, so I felt comfortable with the surroundings and there were no surprises. Our reception was cocktail, so it was very relaxed — more like a party with minimal formalities." — Amanda
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Keep It Simple
"We didn't take the day too seriously. It might sound totally unromantic, but [my husband and I] will have lots of special days in our lives and the
wedding was just one of them. My advice would be to enjoy the day, mishaps and all.
"We kept the wedding simple. This didn't mean any compromise on style. We had a small number of guests, with a boat ride and relaxed lunch following the ceremony. Keeping it simple meant there were less things to stress about."
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"For me, I spent so long stressing about the weather (predicted thunderstorms) that there was little room for actual
wedding worry . . . until it was time to head down to the ceremony, that is. I was physically shaking waiting for the car.
I had no fears about getting married as such, but I don't like being the centre of attention and my main panic at that moment was centred around walking down the aisle and everyone staring. Would I trip? Would people like my dress? And then, fear moved onto 'will people enjoy the day?!' — I care too much about what people think anyway, but when it's your wedding day, you can multiply that by 1,000!
I stopped. Breathed. Then repeated in my mind something super simple: remember why we are doing this. Really, this is just me, and him. Doing what we wanted to do and celebrating that with the people that we love.
And it was. And it rocked." —
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Trust the Professionals
"For me, making sure I looked and felt my best helped me stay calm for the rest of the day. My advice would be to get enough sleep the night before, don't drink any alcohol and have a good breakfast so you can last until the evening.
Secondly, I believe in trusting the professionals — don't micro-manage or worry about what they're doing because they know better than we do! My makeup artist was very calm, so I felt relaxed in her presence." —
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