Engaged? Hypnotherapy Could Help With Wedding Nerves and Stress

Whoa, did he/she put a ring on it?       

Valentine’s Day has been and gone, did your other half pop the question? Or did you get engaged over Christmas and New Year? While you’re basking in the glow of their romantic proposal, you might be blissfully unaware of what’s to come; the small matter of actually planning your big day.

Wedding planning can be notoriously stressful, then there’s the worries about all eyes being on you all day, having to handle relatives who don’t get on, and making sure everything runs smoothly. If your nerves are shot at the very thought, don’t worry, because hypnotherapy can help with wedding nerves and stress.

How could hypnotherapy help with wedding nerves and stress?

My wedding nerves hypnotherapy sessions use proven techniques to make you feel more relaxed and in control on the run up to your wedding. Hypnosis is very relaxing, and it can help you think about your wedding day more positively so that you look forward to it and actually enjoy the day. Sessions are personalised and completely tailored to you, and you’ll even learn some self-hypnosis techniques that you can use any time to calm your nerves and reduce stress.

It’s not just wedding planning stress that hypnotherapy can help with either. Maybe you’re a groom, a best man or father of the bride who has to give a speech and feels terrified at the though of public speaking. Fear of speaking in public is very common, and hypnotherapy can help you feel calm, composed, and in control during your speech. For more tips on how to deal with wedding speech nerves, click here.

My top tips for instant calm on the run up to your wedding

Most brides (and grooms) to be suffer from nerves on the run up to their wedding, and this can affect their day to day lives, as well as their enjoyment of the day itself. But there are some things you can try to help you get back in control and start looking forward to your special day. You’ll experience most of these in hypnotherapy sessions, and this is what makes it so effective.

Just breathe

This might sound obvious, but when we’re uptight, we forget to breathe properly. Shallow breathing sends signals to the body that all is not well and this can make us feel more anxious. Taking a few slow, deep mindful breaths creates a relaxation response in the body and this can really help you feel calm. Whenever you’re feeling stressed, pause, take a few deep breaths and centre yourself. If you can fit in some yoga or meditation on the run up to your wedding, this can be very helpful too.

Learn to relax

Learning some relaxation techniques, like the ones I use in hypnotherapy sessions can help you feel calm and in control, and more able to deal with stressful situations. The more relaxed you are on the run up to your wedding day and on the day itself, the more you’ll be able to enjoy every moment.

Visualise everything running smoothly


Visualisation is a powerful technique that is often used in hypnotherapy, and for good reason. If all you can think about is things going wrong on the day, it’s little wonder that you’re feeling nervous and stressed. But what if you learned to visualise your wedding day running smoothly, and see yourself being happy and stress-free? Hypnotherapy can help you do just that, and I use other proven techniques like positive affirmations too.

How to feel calmer on your wedding day

So hopefully by your wedding day you’ll have armed yourself with some tools and techniques to help you feel calmer, but here are some practical tips for dealing with nerves on the day itself:


Try and get a good sleep the night before

I know it’s easier said than done when you’re stressed, but a lack of sleep can leave you feeling frazzled. Try a relaxing routine before bed; try a chamomile tea or an aromatherapy bath with lavender oil to help you unwind.

Eat a good breakfast

Nerves can make it hard to eat, but have something to keep your energy levels steady. The last thing you should do if you’re feeling stressed and nervous is drink alcohol on an empty stomach.

Don’t drink too much

Even if your room is full of bubbly, resist knocking back too much alcohol, as this can only worsen nerves.

Have the right people around you

If your mother-in-law to be rubs you up the wrong way, or your aunt is highly-strung, limit the time you spend around them when you’re getting ready. Instead, surround yourself with calm and reassuring friends who you know will see you through any crisis (no matter how small!)

And finally, focus on who you’re getting married to

Wedding Fears

Your wedding day isn’t really about how lavish your venue is, how much you’ve spent, or how show-stopping your cake is, it’s about the person at the end of that aisle. The one you’re marrying, who is the whole reason you’re doing this. Focus on that and I promise you won’t sweat the small stuff half as much!

Do you need help with wedding nerves and stress?

If you’ve just said ‘yes’ and you’re already feeling nervous about your wedding day, hypnotherapy be your answer. Get in touch to find out how I can help you have a stress-free wedding. Get ready to enjoy every minute of the best day of your life.

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