I'm Sick One Day Away From the Wedding

posted 3 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

*hug*  It will be okay… I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well!

Gargle with warm, salty water as often as you can.  Really get it in the back of your throat and just keep gargling.  It will truly save your voice.  Lots of tea and honey, cough drops, and don’t talk too much today.  Congratulations, you’re going to have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!!  *one more hug*

Post # 4
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kkish3:  Really feel for you, I suffer from a terrible sore throat/bad laryngitis about 3 times a year and was really worried about it for the wedding. My only advice is try to rest your voice as much as possible today, and gargling dispersable aspirin helps me. I hope it gets better 

Post # 5
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That really stinks, but as impossible as this sounds, try not to stress. Stressing will only make it worse, and really, what can you do besides take care of yourself today? Have you tried Zicam? I found that out of all the “remedies” it actually worked the best for me, especially if you take it as soon as possible after symptoms, and take it habitually as per the dosage instructions. 


I hope you feel better and congrats on getting hitched!!!! I’m sure the weekend will be amazing regardless.


Post # 6
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Oh I feel for you!! I am sick right now too. Started with a sore throat and now it is more like a full on cold. I keep losing my voice on and off. I keep drinking lots of hot tea and that seems to help. Sometimes I put some honey in it too. Then I’ve been using a saline nasal rinse. It’s awful and kind of disgusting but it does the trick usually to help me feel better faster. I also take Ibuprofen (Advil) and Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed). Doing that and getting plenty of rest at night I’ve made it through each work day without everyone even knowing I’m sick.

I’m sure it’s hard to rest right now but please try and rest as much as possible! Drink tons of fluids. I really hope you feel better for the big day. Hugs and best wishes!


Post # 7
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m so sorry. I know it’s not how you imagined it. I was very ill the night before my wedding. (Destination wedding – bad food, you get the picture). The morning of the wedding I couldn’t eat anything and had to keep putting cold cloths on my head during my salon appt to keep from passing out. But when the wedding time came its like I just pushed all those feelings away. No one had any idea I was sick until I told them later. I had the best day of my life.  So just know, it will work out. Once the wedding starts and emotions are running high, I’m sure you’ll feel great regardless. Have a wonderful wedding day.

Post # 8
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kkish3:  Take some Zicam, and a Zinc, Vitamin C, and Echinacea vitamin. Eat a big meal and go to sleep. Works for me every time.

Post # 9
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hope you feel better 🙁 I can relate as I am also fighting a cold/ear infection etc. Luckily I am still 16 days out from my wedding and went tot he doctor yesterday and asked that they load me up with antibiotics. Remember – sniffly or not, your marrying the man of your dreams 🙂

Post # 10
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

It sucks, but you will be ok. As long as you go to bed early and take care of yourself I think all the excitement of tomorrow will help you forget about your sore throat and stuffy nose and whatever else. Try to get rest, drink water, take some zinc and orange juice, and suck on some throat drops. Get better, girly and congrats!

Post # 11
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yesss. Gargle salt water (1/4 tsp sea salt/non-iodized salt in hot water) several times a day. Drink LOTS of water and hot tea with honey.

And actually, the worst thing you can do is use too much hand sanitizer and wash your hands too much. You need small amounts of germs to build up immunity to them.

Post # 12
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ack!  Sorry you got sick, that’s one of my biggest fears too.


I swear by Tom Yum Thai chicken soup.  Four stars.  Have a pitcher of water next to you while you eat it.  It will really, really get your sinuses flowing.  Acai juice is great, too.

Chloraseptic, too–that’s the numbing spray stuff you squirt down your throat.

Post # 13
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@kkish3:  So sorry you are sick! I know exactly what you are going through. I was diagnosed with Pneumonia the week of my wedding.  it took me double the amount of time to get ready because I was coughing so bad! But like a previous person said, the second I started walking down the aisle it was like the cough magically disappeared and I didnt cough the rest of the night! Crazy how things work!

Post # 14
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Gargle every hour with salt water- 1 tsp of salt in 8 oz of hot water.

Post # 15
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@kkish3:  Oh no!  Like another poster said, take a Zinc tablet. I take zinc every time I feel something coming on and it has worked so far for me… also do the warm salt water gargle!  I hope you feel better and have an amazing wedding day!

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