Have period week before or after wedding? Possibly TMI

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Worker bee

I’ve been on the pill for 7 years, and sometimes I just accidentally forget to take enough pills and my period comes and I just start a new pack ( that’s what the doctors tell you to do too). So, make it so you have it 2 weeks before your wedding, so then you are covered the week before, during and after. Thus, just stop taking it (next week?) to make your period come on. Have it, then start your new pack of pills on the following Sunday.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

kimmo416:  I’m not on any form of BC, and my period can be random at times (skipped all of June likely due to stress). I was on my period the week before my wedding, and I would prefer that. Yes I had running around to do, and I wasn’t always feeling 100% but I took 2 Advils and on I went. It’s like anything else in life…gotta do what you gotta do! I would prefer to have it the week befre my wedding and be in the clear for the wedding, versus emotional, bloated and moody on the week/day of the wedding.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

kimmo416:  I do this all the time! I’m currently month 2 of skipping because of summer events. I was supposed to get my period over my birthday, so I took the next pack immediately, we were going white water rafting, that wouldn’t have been fun all crampy and grumpy. Then I was going back country camping for a few days. Not as much fun while on your period.

When you’re on the pill it’s a fake period anyways as you’re not actually ovulating. It’s safe to skip here and there. So, I would skip the next couple months and keep taking your pills just to be safe. Btw, I still get the ’emotional’ side when I skip, like I’m still cranky and bloated, but it’s not as bad. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

kimmo416:  I was told by my doctor that as long as you don’t skip more than three periods, you should be fine. But if you’re worried, why not have your period now, and then just run your packs together after the wedding? I found that I often had a heavier period after running my packs together for a couple of months, but other than that nothing noticeable.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

kimmo416:  Haha, the year I went on the Progesterone Only Pill and didn’t have to worry about periods at all was the best year of my life, so when I had to switch back the first thing I asked was how many periods I could skip!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’re going to be stressed out right before your wedding anyway. People will be forgiving if you are cranky and emotional. So take advantage of that and schedule that time for the week before. You certainly don’t want to be cranky on your honeymoon!! 🙂

As for the bloating – if you’re worried about finishing your period too close to the wedding, why not  make your DAY1 into Wednesday instead of sunday. Lots of packs come with stickers to help you change this, but if not, you can just write over the days with a sharpie.

You can go back to sunday later – just never go more than 7 days without taking a pill.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I don’t know, me personally I’m not a big fan of messing with nature.  Forcing your body to skip a period for an event sounds like it could have some serious consequences.  Why not just have your period beforehand?  I know it will be a pain to be on your period at the rehearsal dinner, but then when you’re on your honeymoon you can enjoy it more because you’re not on your period.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i stopped taking the pill 3 months before my wedding because we were TTC right away.  i was expecting it the monday after, instead it came on friday and the 2nd day, saturday, my wedding day is always the worst day.

however, it wasn’t as bad as i imagined.  everything was fine.  even my BM’s, my besties came to the bathroom with me to hold my dress while i changed my tampon.

there are worse things in life.

but, you for, i would rather have it before so you don’t have AF on your honeymoon.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Take active pills through the 6th and then have your period the 7th through 13th.  If you are on a monophasic combination pill, as long as you take at least 21 days of active pills and then have your seven-day placebo week, you are protected.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  LavenderHouse.
Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

mrs.joiner:  If you’re on hormonal birth control, you’re already “messing with nature.”  You aren’t even technically having periods, you’re having withdrawal bleeds. There is actually no reason your withdrawal bleeds have to be 28 days apart. The pill was designed the way it was because, while birth control was still new and controversial, people found it psychologically comforting if the birth control at least mimicked a woman’s natural cycle. Also, women could hide the fact that they were on birth control from husbands who would otherwise disapprove and want to control their wives reproductive decisions.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just skip several months in a row, I did that with my wedding. Of course it’s probably not advised but I had no issues with it. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d say plan to have it the week before.  I went off BC before the wedding and had no control.  Having my period during the honeymoon SUCKED.  

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