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6 Practical Ways to Build Your Self Confidence for Your Wedding Day

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Not even the most confident brides can escape periods where they lack self-confidence. Your self-confidence isn’t a static quality but rather a mindset that, when the going gets rough, takes some effort to maintain. It is something that must be learned, practiced, and mastered just like all your other skills. When you can master it, your life will change for the better. Here are six ways you can build your self-confidence for your wedding day. 

Act the Part 

The one thing that can instantly demonstrate self-assuredness, or scream insecurity, is your body language. You always want to present yourself in ways that say that you are ready to master any situation. Looking confident and acting the part will allow you to feel more in control and people will be much more confident with you as well.  

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Dress the Part 

When you look better, you tend to feel better. Choosing a wedding dress and outfits that fit well, suits you and how you feel about your body and makes you feel good will automatically increase your self-esteem. You have to look like the part you want to play.  

Speak Assertively 

People don’t understand that how you speak is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself. So remember to speak confidently and assertively. You want to speak in a steady and rhythmic tone, rather than the flow being interrupted by the “ums” and “ahs.” To build your confidence, adopt an assertive way of speaking that indicates your self-confidence. Avoid high-pitched, nervous chatter and giggles when speaking.  

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Think and Act Positively 

Positive energy will always lead to positive outcomes, so create a mindset that sets your mind to the can-do side of situations. Also, avoid the negative self-talk that can make you feel less confident. Always look for ways to smile, laugh, and surround yourself with positive people.  

Take Action 

There is more to being confident than merely dressing and acting the part. You have to take action. Inaction will breed doubt and fear while taking action will breed confidence and courage. When you practice being self-confident, you will soon find that it has become second nature.  

Be Prepared 

The more prepared you are for any given situation, the more confident you’ll feel about your competency and expertise. Being prepared will help you to avoid getting tripped up by life’s unexpected challenges. Learn everything you can about your triggers, what things upset you, what things excite, your goals and what drives you to success. So that you are prepared and ready if you get thrown off track and you know exactly what to do to snap you back.

These six tips will help you boost your self-confidence. With some patience and perseverance, you are just steps away from becoming a more confident you.  

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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