Does the thought of welling up on your big day fill you with horror? This should help - promise!
#1 If you can feel tears welling: look up at the ceiling
Moving your eyes has been proven to help minimise the flow of tears. If you can't look directly upwards, move your eyes from left to right (slowly and subtly - you don't want anyone to think you're about to have an Exorcist moment)
#2 Try and concentrate on something else
Anything else! Keeping your mind off of all the crazy-strong emotions running through your mind will hopefully hold the tears back a bit longer.
#3 Bite your lip
Distracting yourself with a jolt of pain might sound a bit Fifty Shades but it will actually distract your brain from the fact you're on the verge of tears.
4 Remove that 'lump' in your throat
If you can, have a drink - or, more simply, yawn. Admittedly, neither having a sip of wine nor yawning are that easy to do when you're standing at the alter - so instead...
#5 Concentrate on your breathing!
Try counting to 10, focussing on each breath as you do so. In and out, in and out...
Alternatively - reach a point where you're happy to admit defeat
There's no shame in crying, after all! Yes, it might be annoying to mess up your make-up or be unable to remember your dad's speech owing to the fact you were scrambling for Kleenex - but hey. You're only human, and it is
Top image: hair by Carly Wood; photography: Amy Nelson-Blain