Charlotte Wright
Charlotte Wright 29 Dec 2018

What can you do if you get nervous before the big day and can't sleep? Just...

What can you do if you get nervous before the big day and can't sleep? Just asking so I know in case it happens, which I know it will.

22 Comments
Emma Bristow
Emma Bristow 30 Dec 2018

For me it doesn't matter what anyone recommends as you've already told yourself you're not going to be able to sleep so you wont! A lot of sleep problems comes from our attitudes/beliefs/thoughts.

I hope you have a wonderful day x

Natasha Luck
Natasha Luck 30 Dec 2018

I had a Nytol the night before, just pick them up in boots, worked for me and I didn’t feel drowsy the next day at all xx

Ruby Boardman
Ruby Boardman 30 Dec 2018

It happened to me, I got married on Friday. You won't even notice though 😁 xxx

Amy Richardson
Amy Richardson 30 Dec 2018

I’d recommend sleeping alone. If your friends are there you’ll just be excited. Getting to bed at a reasonable hour (10-11). I slept all the way through to 6am. It was bliss.

Rebecca Chappell
Rebecca Chappell 30 Dec 2018

I didn't sleep well for a few nights before but the actual night before I was alone and had been rushing around all day making things, delivering things etc so was knackered. I slept very well.

Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor 30 Dec 2018

I literally couldn't sleep before my big day, got about 4 hours broken sleep. I didn't notice till I finally got to my room at the end of the day and the exhaustion caught up with me. Coffee helps but the adrenaline will keep you going 😊😊

Danielle Thomson
Danielle Thomson 30 Dec 2018

I slept like a baby i stayed back in my old room at my mum and dads and was waited on hand and foot went to sleep about 11 and got up at 8 was bliss but by the end of the day i was about to drop. My mum sprayed lavender on my pillow not sure if it helped xx

Jade Hodgson
Jade Hodgson 30 Dec 2018

You'll be so full of excitement and butterflies you'll get through the day with or without sleep.... But avoid alcohol before and try to get to bed at a decent time even just to rest.... My husband didn't.. And regrets it because his eyes look tired in our photos (women can cover this with make up though so)!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Tbh it doesn’t really matter, there’s so much excitement you could be running on no sleep and still not feel tired. I stayed up till 3am drinking with a friend, woke up with a raging hangover but as soon as it was time to get ready it just disappeared.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I only had 2 hours sleep I was so so excited lots going through my mind. I didn’t want to risk sleeping tablets in case I had any side effects as I’d never had them before. I was fine though just had a few glasses of champagne on the morning and after the church and I perked right up. I stayed Dancing for the all of the night so def didn’t affect me

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I would recommend having antisickness tablets and things like that to hand. I wouldn't have gotten through my day without them or the week after!

Rebecca Cherrett
Rebecca Cherrett 30 Dec 2018

I only slept 15 minutes 😂 luckily one of my bridesmaids couldn't sleep either. So we stayed up watching films and chatting.
The day was so amazing that I didn't even notice the lack of sleep.
I literally fell asleep at 6:30am and woke up at 6:45am when my alarm went off 😂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I know I won’t be able to sleep without my other half . Who believes that seeing each other the night before is bad luck

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I didn't sleep at all, was up having a bath at 6 but forgot all about being tired with the excitement of the day!! Crashed out by around 2am though 🤣

Leonie Rabey
Leonie Rabey 30 Dec 2018

Shannon Rose

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I had my hen party night before and drunk until 3am was my first proper drink in nearly 2 years though, was still up at 7 for my daughter and didn't notice how tired i was until 11pm we got married at 2pm and finished reception at half 8 and then was locked out until half 10.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I am a bad sleeper anyway so I know I will have problems.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Rescue nights

Louise Gladstone
Louise Gladstone 31 Dec 2018

I didn’t sleep the whole night before my wedding!!! But the adrenaline kept me going through the day!

Rebecca Saunders
Rebecca Saunders 31 Dec 2018

I wasn't nervous I was just giddy so just left the tv on and it bored me to sleep, I barely slept and my mum came to my hotel room at 4am to check I was okay, but I wasn't tired on the big day 😀

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Jan 2019

Bizarrely, I had the best 6 hours sleep I've ever had - I'm a chronic insomniac! Ours was a diy wedding and I think I was just so relieved that I'd done All The Things. Don't leave too much to do on the day and give yourself plenty of time :)

Alex Perkins
Alex Perkins 7 Jan 2019

Don’t worry about sleeping! One night won’t hurt! If your that excited, try and read a book with a cup of tea but don’t stress over it too much, i promise you won’t even feel tired the next day!

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