I am getting married in July and it is coming up so fast. My fiancé and I are having our wedding ceremony outside. We live just outside Chicago, so knowing whether we will have a cool summer or a torturous blistering hot summer is impossible to predict. I am having major anxiety about the wedding ceremony. No, not about whether it is going to rain or not (even though that is a worry of smaller degree), but about standing in the heat with the eyes of about 175 guests on me. I know many of you are thinking not that many guests will attend the ceremony, however our ceremony takes place in the outside area of our reception venue and it's at 6:00 in the evening, so I am expecting most of the guests to attend the ceremony and reception.
I am the kind of person that does not like to be the center of attention. When attention is brought to me in a large group of people I can just feel my face and ears become hot. I want to enjoy all the aspects of being a bride on my wedding day just like I always envisioned, but I'm four months away and the anxiety of being the center of attention is already really getting to me. My worst fear is that I'll be so nervous and become so hot during the ceremony that I pass out. I sort of joke about it to people now, but the truth is I really am fearing that could happen.
Any other brides out there feeling the same about having all eyes on them on their wedding day? And if so, any advice that worked to calm your nerves?
Thanks in advance!