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6 Ways To Stop Blushing On Your Wedding Day

“On the secretly blushing cheek is reflected the glow of the heart”

Have you been worrying about how to stop blushing on your wedding day?

As someone who suffered from this throughout my young life, I know how this feels, and to be honest, I can still blush on occasion.


If you don’t like to be the centre of attention or don’t like to be in the spotlight, worrying about blushing on your wedding day can cause a great deal of anxiety.

Hopefully, some of the tips below may help you control the blushing or at least make it less obvious.

no one is going to judge you for blushing on your wedding day.

Breathe away the blushes

Breath changes in response to emotion.

Mindfully slowing down your breath will reduce stress, and put you in a better mood.

Anxiety is your body responding to stress, and stress can cause your blood pressure to rise, which in turn turns your face and neck red.

When we are anxious, we aren’t living in the moment; we are worrying about something in the future, something about to happen.

And that’s understandable on your wedding day, as you want everything to be perfect.

How to breath to help blushing

So, how do you use your breath to stop yourself from blushing?

Taking some long, slow, deep breaths can help bring you back into the moment.

On your wedding day, set your alarm an hour earlier than you planned, and take a bit of time to yourself before the mayhem begins.

Take a walk around the house or garden, listen the birds, hear mother nature around you.

Feel the sun and or the wind on your skin. Smell the grass and the flowers around you.

Slow right down.

Breath in for a count of 8, hold it for a few seconds, then release the breath through your mouth to a count of 8.

As you get to the top of the aisle when its time, stop and take a few more deep breaths, in for 8 out for 8.

By slowing down your breath your concentrating on your breath and not worry about the fact that you might blush.


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Smiling chases away the blushes

You ever hear the saying “A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear”

I know this is gonna feel like the last thing you want to do, but it does work.

Smiling, even if you’re stressed or embarrassed, tricks your body into believing that it’s less stressed than it might be feeling.

Scientists have found that your smile sends a backward message to your brain, telling it that  everything is okay because you’re smiling.

So after you take those long slow breaths at the top of the aisle, look down at your partner and smile, let him know your fine and off you go.

Keeping Cool

Blushing tends to happen more intensely when you’re warm rather than when you’re cool.

So make sure you’re not overdressed.

Leave room in your dress to breathe and keep cool.

It might be prudent to have a small fan to hand on the day as well.

If the weather is warm, keep the windows open as you get ready.

Give yourself 10 mins once you’re ready, before you set off.

Take a seat and just sit.

Use your breathing to calm yourself, which in turn will cool you down.


Keeping yourself hydrated throughout the preparations by drinking lots of water can help keep blushing at bay.

Cool or cold water tends to work best.

Make sure you have plenty of water in your room whilst you’re getting ready.

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The more we think, OMG, I’m going to go bright read any minute now, the more chance there is of that happening.

Try distracting yourself by changing your thinking.

Try to think of something that’ll make you laugh.

You’ll be smiling, and as we know from the scientists, smiling reduces the chances of blushing.

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Cover up your blushes

Speak to your make-up artist before your big day.

Explain to them about your blushing and how much its worrying you.

They will have a few tricks up their sleeve that will be able to help you with that on the make-up side.

My daughter has bright red cheeks due to a heart condition, and she uses green colour-correcting makeup when she goes out to hide her red cheeks, and it works.

No ones looking

As you walk down the aisle, everyone will be looking at your dress, your hair and your smile. No one has ever said, “Did you check her red face?” about a bride.

And if you do blush, that’s fine; everyone knows how nervous a couple get on their wedding day.

Excitement can also make your cheeks blush. 

All your guests will see is an excited bride heading towards her partner.

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Hopefully, some of the tips here will stop you from blushing on your wedding day, or at least blush a bit less.

If you have any tips that worked for you on your wedding day and want to share them, please leave a comment.

But again, I promise not one single person will notice if you do happen to blush.

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