(Closed) Setting the date around your "cycle"

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you on birth control via a pill? If so you can keep on taking it through the sugar pill and skip your period that month. Ask your doc for details

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When we first planned our wedding date i was on the pill so if it did land on it I could just skip it. I ended up having to go off the pill about 5 months before the wedding. We were lucky and the weeks didn’t match up!

As for what to do….get a girlfriend to help lift the skirt??

During my wedding I peed twice (once at 8am and then again at 4am), I did not have to go at all!! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I haven’t btdt yet, but since I refuse to take the pill I may have to deal with this.  My plan is taking an NSAID as a precaution for several days before hand if I’m expecting my period close to the wedding so that pain won’t be an issue.  Hopefully others will have ideas regarding logistics of bathroom visits and the dress!  Don’t feel bad, I don’t think this is something you can realistically plan around- even very regular cycles can’t be predicted far enough in advance to plan a wedding!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Even if you aren’t on birth control, or don’t want to be, see if you can get a month prescription ($20 even if you don’t have insurance) or a sample from your doc.  Start taking it a couple of weeks before your date.  It won’t work as birth control, but it will delay AF.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well I did plan around it but my cycle started 2 weeks late last month so It pushed it back to this week and I’m getting married on Sunday!!!  I’m cramping right now so hopefully it gets here by Thursday

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m on the pill, so I should be able to manipulate the date. 

I do recommend the Diva Cup as well, for any woman on a period.  Very neat and clean and easy – you shouldn’t have to empty it much unless you’re bleeding very heavily.  I would imagine it would be great for use during a wedding if you weren’t able to change your cycle.

And for the wedding night, there’s a cup product called Instead from softcup (I buy mine at Walgreens).  They work really well for some women, and you can have sex with them in.  I use them all the time when fiance and I get together during my cycle.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

hahah I totally picked a date I wouldn’t be on my period.. i’m actually delaying coming off BC until after the wedding for this exact reason.. I don’t want Aunt Flo visiting especially since I have super bad cramps the first day! It would be just my luck.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am going to have AF on my wedding. I was going to change it with my BC, etc. but with my FI’s swing shift, in general, I want AF on the weeks that I don’t get to see my FI. This meant I either had AF on the wedding or the honeymoon. Asked FI and he said he would rather I have AF on the wedding night than the honeymoon. So that will be fun to deal with in my dress. (thankfully I have a pretty light AF, I can go about 8 hours without needing to change anything)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m supposed to have my period the week of my wedding.  Thank you birth control pills!  Just gonna start a new pack and not have a period at all.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@OC_Momma:  the pill doesn’t stop your period from coming. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I tried to plan a year in advance. I downloaded the app and charted. Thought I was beyond clear and not even in the PMS part!

Unfortunately, AF had other ideas and over the span of a year, my cycle adjusted to the point where AF visited literally a week before the wedding. Luckily, by the day of the wedding, I was “clean” and whatever, but I was still a touch bloated and broken out. Oh well. I wasn’t on BC as it does some wacky things to my body.

Anyway, in my BC experience, taking it this soon before the wedding probably won’t help. It will kick in in about a month (in my experience).You are literally a week out!

If you are luckily, you may not have to use the restroom for number 1 and 2 during your wedding (I didn’t). If you couple that with the Diva Cup and you have a light AF, you should be fine and clean.

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