In collaboration with Capri Fiello.
On your wedding day, it’s essential for you and your partner to feel as confident as possible. This is the day you should both be looking and feeling your best, so do and wear what makes you feel good about yourself. Besides the obvious steps to take such as making sure your bride is wearing a beautiful dress, or your groom has the perfect tux, there are a few other ways you can go about improving your self-esteem. Here are some ways you can work on boosting your confidence for your wedding.
Find a wedding planner and vendors that you trust
Planning your wedding on your own can be overwhelming and stressful. There are so many vendors, guests, and activities to juggle that it can cause you to feel overwhelmed, unsure, and doubtful. In order to feel confident that your wedding is going just as you want, make sure to work with wedding planners and vendors that you trust. Liking someone’s style or attitude is one thing, but trusting that they understand your vision and how to execute it is another. Knowing that they’re on your side will allow you to actually relax a little bit and enjoy the day; feeling confident that your wedding will go exactly as planned.
Confront your insecurities
Insecurities often hold people back from feeling confident. On your wedding day, you shouldn’t feel bothered by what you consider to be flaws, you should feel wonderful about yourself! Unfortunately, you likely won’t be able to find confidence in these areas overnight. But if you give yourself some time, you can make a difference. For example, if you’re a groom whose hair is thinning, you could try taking Finasteride to grow it back. Additionally, if your weight has you feeling down, you could start an exercise regimen and work to improve your diet.
If your insecurities stem from something that you can’t fix, try finding ways to accept them. Take another look at these features that you thoughts were flaws. They likely make you special and unique which is something to be proud of. You can always find ways to love and accept yourself for who you are.
There are many expectations for engaged couples on how they should have their wedding, what they should wear, and where it should be held. In order to feel fully confident during your wedding, you’ve got to be selfish and plan the day that you want. This day is all about you and your partner, so it should be taylor made to reflect the two of you. Everything from the venue, to the decor, to how the two of you interact will all come together to tell your guests who you are as a couple. Don’t spend your wedding acting how you think a bride or groom should act, just be yourself and enjoy it. Attempting to be seen as the “perfect bride” or “perfect groom” will set you up to feel uncomfortable and less confident.
Surround Yourself with People You Love
There’s often pressure to invite people to your wedding that you may see less than once a year. Or even worse – people you don’t know at all! Your parents may want to invite their neighbors, their friends from work, or their 3rd cousin twice removed. Of course, this is only because they’re excited for you and want to celebrate with the people they’re close with. But guess what? Your wedding day is not about them! It’s easy to lose your confidence around people you don’t know. So as awkward as the conversation might be, having them limit their guest list to those people you and/or your partner have a special relationship with will allow you to truly be yourself and feel confident at your reception.
In need of some inspiration for your big day? Check out NST Pictures’ archives for some ideas!