What Wedding Planners Can Teach Us about Cold Feet and How To Avoid This Syndrome

Do you remember the movie, “Runaway Bride“? It stared Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. She was always getting cold feet. Then leaving her partners standing at the alter. The dictionary defines “Cold Feet” as:

A feeling of worry or doubt that is strong enough to stop you from doing something that you planned to do. via: Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. 

This “Cold Feet” thing happens all the time!

Cold FeetDoubt, yes doubt, sometimes rules the day, because getting married is a big time event. This life event has huge life altering implications. Therefore, some engaged people find themselves doubting. This doubt spills over to doubting their future mates, too. Many people tell tales of getting nervous the months and the weeks just before the big day. This is when both begin to realize what the vows mean. The vows include the words “Untill death do you part”.

Where did the term “Cold Feet” come from? Who knows for sure, but perhaps one of our readers with comment with the answer. Nonetheless, it is a term the wedding industry struggles with every season. It is all about the bride and groom getting the jitters before saying the words, “I Do”. However, getting “Cold Feet” doesn’t mean the marriage is doomed. Certainly, bridal nervousness is only symptom of a natural reaction to weighty change. It doesn’t mean regret, just inhale deeply and keep moving forward. Of course, you want to remember the intense love you have for you soon to be mate!

A Synopsis of a Wedding Planner Comments:

Occasionally, you may have real issues. You may have cold feet for a very good reasons, we found a great article speaking to your very problem, here’s a snippet:

On a more serious note, there are relationship problems that lie beyond the world of pre-wedding nerves, peeves, and irritations. If you find yourself facing any of these issues, please do yourself a favor and take steps immediately — confront the problem head on, consult with family or friends, and/or seek professional help (either individually or together). Prepare a plan of action. Postpone the wedding — or call it off if the problem seems beyond repair. …Via: “Dealing with Cold Feet”

The Knot gives some good content speaking to the issue of “Cold Feet.” It is good stuff. If some of the reason they give are where you are then blinking and rethinking is a good thing. So, you should take stock of your “Cold Feet” and determine the real reason. You may just need to stay the course. I think everyone getting married experiences apprehension; but, in the end, if you still love your partner proceed by faith.

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