(Closed) What to do about having my Period on the wedding day?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Luckily, I did not have my period on my wedding day.

However, for big events in the past (college formal, etc)., I have moved my period by skipping the sugar pills in my birth control pack.

Post # 4
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

No worries about it being TMI! It’s an annoyance on your big day. Just another thing to worry about.

If you’re not on the pill you could get put on it and then skip the placebo pills aka week of your period and start your next pack of pills right up. For most people, you won’t have a period at all, some will have breakthrough bleeding/spotting.

I’m pretty sure my best friend did this to not have her period on her honeymoon. It is not unhealthy because a period on the pill is a fake-period anyhow (at least that’s what my gyno has always said).

If you’re already on the pill, look into a switch to LoEstrin, I was on that for three years with no period or light periods every month. It was heavenly because I have terrible periods.  This post is long, sorry! I guess I missed my calling as an OBGYN!  Haha. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

If your not on pills, like me, you could try Midol Extra Strength.  I normally get very bad cramps during my days and it’s the ONLY thing that will work for me.  They say the extra strength lasts 8 hours, but it’s more like 5/6.  I do know that stress sometimes tends to either accelerate/decelerate the process so if you’re one of those that is super stressed like me, go to a spa and hopefully slow down the process!  =)

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008 - Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club

you can try skipping pills, but let my experiences serve as a warning.  yes, there can be spotting/breakthrough bleeding.  How much is this "spotting" ? I tried to do it for a backpacking trip to greece, and I bled

FOR ONE AND A HALF MONTHS STRAIGHT.  And this is was MORE than usual.  Spotting? Yeah right.  Try it if you dare, but female plumbing is a mysterious and terrible thing to mess with!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

This is one of my big concerns too tivoli!  But I’m still year and a half away from my wedding, so not much I can do about it right now 😉  I’m not really clockwork when it comes to timing either, so even though I looked ahead and chose a date that *should* work according to my schedule right now, that could change over time – whon whon.

I refuse to go back on the pill due to crazy erratic moodswings and loss of libido (two things a blushing bride would like to avoid – haha), and so

I was a bit lost as to what to do. A friend of mine suggested the nuvaring, as it is temporary, can be placed back to back (like taking the bcp back to back), and although it contains similar hormones as the BCP, they are not ingested and thus have less of a systemic impact.   HTH!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Talk with your doctor!! I know you can skip the placebo pill and go straight to the next pack but it is only recommended for certain pills (not orthotricylen). I tried to skip my period for a vacation and had the worst month afterwards (spotting & didn’t feel "right").

Does anyone know if there is a period caculator online? I’m having the trouble trying to figure my schedule out for my wedding!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Period calculator here: http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/whencalcct.jsp?calctype=mp’ defer=’defer

 I just googled ‘period calculator’ and it was the second link to come up

 Mine’s actually scheduled to come the week of the wedding too, but since I’m on a triphasic, I can’t just skip the placebo pills.  So I’m skipping one pill a week for 7 weeks to shift everything to a week earlier (24 days cycle instead of 28 for almost 2 packs).

Post # 10
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267 posts
Helper bee

I too did the "shift it a few days" with the pill. I was due to be in the middle of it for my wedding, so I just started taking the pill a day early for the three months before the wedding, so by the time my wedding month came around I was starting my period on a Sunday instead of a Wednesday. No breakthrough bleeding because it was OVER by the wedding day, not just contained by taking extra pills.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Well if you’re so far away you can try a different pill.  I was on before that caused moodswings and then went on orth-lo.    There’s also those pills that will stop your period for three months…

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

You could also do the back-to-back birth control a couple of months out to shift your period to a week or two before your wedding.

As someone on NuvaRing who has skipped before, I don’t recommend doing it for more than two rings in a row. Not for medical reasons, just for…well, it changes mucus levels and consistency so it can just get weird feeling to yourself.

Mostly I suggest talking to your gyno and seeing what he or she gives as options…they should understand that no one wants her period on her wedding day. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

definitely talk to your gyno. i actually had this talk with mine today and opted for a generic version of yaz, which isn’t a tricyclic (i’ve been having awful cycle-related mood swings). she said i can just skip the sugar pills and go a couple of months and see how my body responds.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I need to go to my gyno anyways, but I’m concerned about the wedding day period as well.  I know everyone just says "skip the placebo pills" but my period always starts a few days before the placebo…

I’m on Yaz and the last four days are the placebo pills, my period usually starts three days prior to that.  It’s usually very light those three days, but it’s still there.  And Yaz is the same pill all month, not like the pill I was on before that changed the pill every week.
Anyone have any experience with this?  I’ve been on Yaz three or four months now. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Beccs, have you tried skipping them? Maybe your whole cycle will adjust and move a few days earlier…

Post # 16
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Newbee

Soon after I got engaged I went to dinner with two recently married friends.  One of the biggest pieces of advice both of them had for me was to not try to change my cycle with the pill for the wedding/honeymoon. Both of them had tried it and had unpleasant experiences physically and emotionally.  If you’re on the pill I agree with the suggestion to talk with your doctor and find out whether you can shift the pills around.

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