Do you hate being the center of attention? Although you are excited about your upcoming wedding, you may also feel some anxiety about essentially being on display for hours at a time. Nothing drains an introvert faster than the constantly being surrounded by people.
If you’re an introvert, you may not want to skip out on a wedding celebration altogether. Can you survive the spotlight for one day? It’s quite possible if you follow some of these tips:
Keep the Bridal Party Small (Or Eliminate It Altogether)
Introverts tend to prefer the company of a few good friends rather than surround themselves with as many people as possible. If you have a large bridal party, you could easily feel overwhelmed. Keep your party on the small side or forgo a bridal party altogether. If you and your fiance want to stand at the altar alone, go for it. Do what feels right for you.
Spend a Few Minutes Alone Prior to the Ceremony
While preparing yourself to walk down the aisle, you are probably surrounded by friends, family members, your bridal party and wedding planner. If you start to feel a creeping anxiety, escape for a few minutes for some much-needed solitary time. Simply let your wedding planner know that you need to take a breather and she can clear the room for you if necessary.
Consider Having a “First Look” Before You Walk Down the Aisle
Traditionally, the groom views his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle, but many couples forgo this practice. Instead, they create their own “first view” experience alone without the presence of hundreds of people. This creates a beautiful bonding moment for the couple before taking the big leap together.
Spend Some Time Together Alone After the Ceremony
Immediately following the ceremony, you could both escape somewhere quiet to take a breather. After all, expressing emotional vows to your significant other in front of a crowd of people could overwhelm you. Take some time to let all your feelings sink in and maybe even sneak in some snacks while you’re at it. When you are swept up in the chaos of your big day, you may not remember to eat.
You need to choose a seating arrangement at your reception that works for you. Some couples prefer to sit at their own table away from the rest of the wedding party. However, some couples feel as if they are on display when they are isolated from everyone else.
Another option is to sit at a head table instead surrounded by a few of your closest friends or family members. You’ll feel less like the center of attention and you’ll enjoy the company of the people you love the most.
Introverts have the right to enjoy their wedding day without feeling completely drained, and our Pasadena wedding coordinators can help you. Our experienced wedding planners have worked on ceremonies both big and small for a variety of different personality types. The bottom line is we have your back and will give you the space you need and help you in any way to enjoy your big day. Contact Wish Wonder Dream today to learn more.