Saturday, October 04, 2014

Brides.Com Asked Liz: How to Plan Your Wedding When You're Shy

Okay, fine, they asked a few other wedding pros, too:
Bride on Wedding Day
Photo: Caroline Tran Photography
A Complete Wedding-Day Survival Guide for Introverts
By  Elizabeth Mitchell, Brides.com
(Re-printed with permission)

Overwhelmed by large crowds? Hate being the center of attention? Need alone time to reenergize? Then you might be an introvert! And as excited as you are for your wedding, chances are, you're also dreading the whole all eyes on you all night, small talk, go-go-go aspect of it. Whether you're planning a big day or a small one though, there are certain things you can do to help minimize anxiety and get rid of some of those pre-wedding jitters.
Face the front.
For brides (and grooms) with stage fright, renowned wedding officiant Reverend Clint Hufft suggests couples not face directly at each other during the ceremony but angle their bodies a bit toward the front. "The goal is to allow the guests to observe and feel connected to the couple but give the couple a 'safe place' to focus completely on each other and the moment."
Keep it small.
Because let's be real, the less small talk you have to do the better, right? If you can swing it and your fianc√© is also on board, a smaller wedding that really only includes your nearest and dearest family and friends is definitely the way to go, advises Lauren Randolph, founder of My Hotel Wedding. "This way, you aren't bombarded by people you barely know."

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
323-592-9318
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