Some women love the attention, but others might find that having all eyes on them slightly more daunting.

The royal wedding certainly struck a chord with brides facing the spotlight and being scrutinised by hundreds of eyes (and camera lenses). So how do you stay relaxed and calm on your wedding day?

"'Firstly, get your posture aligned,"' says Shirley Schoonmaker of Beatons Finishing School. '"This helps you to stay calm, because hunched shoulders actually affect stress levels, adding to your tension."

"Take deep breaths. Make sure you have thoroughly planned your make-up and grooming well in advance so that it's natural and sophisticated. You''ll have nothing to worry about, because you'll know you look your best."

"Once you''re well groomed, polished and are holding yourself correctly, you can focus on your groom and your guests."

"Your job as a bride is to enjoy all the love and warmth in the room. That's all! If you do make a mistake, just smile. It is in critical moments that character is built, so simply laugh it off."

"Focusing on others instead of ourselves is calming. Each guest is an important person in your new life, so make eye contact across the pews and try to find time to speak to everyone, so that each of them feels they are an important part of your wedding."

"This is such a rare and special day, so enjoy it with elegance and grace."

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