Events are stressful as I have said many times before. But do know there are ways to successfully calm anyone down. Of course there is the crying bride, and everyone knows the line from the “Wedding Planner.” You should always have a go to way of calming someone down, if it works, then it works use until your speech doesn’t work, and then try something new.
I know that making that person feel special on their day is key, but if they are nervous that everyone is going to be staring at them, then saying they are the center of attention is probably not the best way to calm them down. Do look at the situation at hand and adjust to what the client needs. If you are the one freaking out, know what calms you down before even entering into the event. You need to keep together more so then the client. Because if you flip, everyone follows and it is hard to save the even then.
So be kind to yourself before the event, know what to do or say in any situation and allow yourself to be vulnerable to tears and make sure that everyone knows they are going to be OK, better yet awesome, even better yet fantastic! The best thing to to do is breathe, count your successes and move on to the next one!