It's very common for people who are getting married to experience 'wedding jitters' just before the big event. The term refers to the strong anxiety that many people feel just before going through with their wedding, as the pressure that had been steadily building up and up since the engagement was announced finally finds an outlet. Don't let the cutesy name fool you either - wedding jitters can sometimes come in the form of a full-blown panic attack, which is not something that anyone wants to deal with on what is ostensibly meant to be the happiest day of their life.
Take, for example, Indian actress, singer, and film producer Priyanka Chopra, who recently revealed that she suffered from a panic attack just before marrying Joe Jonas.
In her latest appearance on Good Morning America, Chopra stated: "I kind of had a freak-out moment right before I was supposed to walk down the aisle. I remember them putting the veil on me and the veil was like 75-feet, but I had a freak-out moment when I was standing behind the curtains. They were going to tell me when to walk out and the music was going to start playing… I just started having a panic attack. Then the doors opened and I saw [Nick] and I cannot forget that moment."
She added: "Married life is different. There's a big difference between a husband and a boyfriend, even a husband and a fiancé. I didn't understand the gravity of that when I got married. But it's a good thing to be married to a good husband. That makes it easy ... I wanted our wedding to be a very intimate affair. We had just about 200 people, which is very less for an Indian wedding – that’s usually like 1,000 people. So we had to do a bunch of receptions for everyone and family and friends. I was just wedding-ed out by the last one."