Post # 1
- Wedding: Train station ceremony / Hilton reception
I guess the answer might be “your guess is as good as mine” but I feel like this is a topic that seems to (surprisingly) be overlooked.
I got engaged a little over a month ago, and am just starting my dress-shopping. Everyone’s asking me, “When’s the date?!”
I know I need to set one, but I know it’s going to be at least ten months from now, as I need time to get the dress/venue situation figured out.
My period is usually 28-33 days between periods, but sometimes when I’m anxious, I can be late. For example, after getting engaged, my next period was a week late. I’m in tune with my body and track my period, but I know there’s gonna be some stress during the engagement. I feel like my body is unpredictable.
How do you decide when to set the date? Has anyone else worried about setting a date for something so important as a wedding, without taking into consideration her period!?
<br />I do NOT want to be on my period for my wedding, and especially for my wedding night, if you get what I mean. Any thoughts / ideas? Is there some secret way of figuring out what to do? What would I do if I got my period right before my wedding. 🙁
Post # 2
prinprin: If you don’t have medical or religious reasons that would preclude doing so, you could go on the pill a few months before the wedding to regulate your cycles.
Post # 3
Nope, never thought of it as a problem. If you are on the pill you just skip the 7d break in between and skip the worries related to having a period that month. It’s something I do only when in dire need (conflicting beach holidays etc).
Post # 4
I simply started my next pill pack during the hormone free week. It kept my period from coming.
My period is quite regular now so I scheduled my vow renewal two weeks before it is due.
Post # 5
The pill! I never worry about any event and my period ruining it.
Post # 6
it wasn’t so bad. i expected my period the monday after my wedding, it came a few days early on friday. my heaviest flow day is my 2nd day, the day of my wedding. i was very worried but everything was fine.
and my girls were great. they held my dress and helped me in the bathroom when i needed to change my tampon. talk about close friends….
Post # 7
The pill. Skip the 7 day break and start a new pack. It’s not something I’d do often but in instances like these, it makes sense.
Post # 8
- Wedding: Train station ceremony / Hilton reception
Wow! I’m impressed by how quickly you guys responded! (this is my first post!) Thanks. =]
I suppose I should mention that I do not take the pill, at this time, and never have. Right now we just use condoms VERY responsibly and I’m a little afraid to try the pill. I might consider taking it closer to the wedding since all of you have suggested it.
However, I’m worried about the pill because I have anxiety and am worried about how it will affect my hormonal balance. I also have learned that it can increase your chance of some cancers or internal bleeding… not to mention I’m concerned about ganing weight! D=
Post # 9
Download a period tracking app! I have one on my iPod and it’s great. It seriously is pretty accurate, and my period usually comes within a day or so of when it says that it should. You can also look in advance to see when your period would be coming, how long it may last, and when you are thge most fertile.
It’s called P Tracker Lite
And yes, I’m on the pill… but it’s been a nice reminder every month, and a great tracker for the future.
Post # 10
everything can increase your chance of some cancers. eating, breathing, drinking. you’re more likely to step off the curb and get hit by a bus than you are to end up with cancer from the pill.
Post # 11
I started my period the day before my wedding. I have endometriosis and really heavy periods…sometimes I’m crippled by the pain. Somehow I got through the day almost forgetting that I was on my period. I managed to handle my business all by myself in the bathroom but I had friends at the ready in case I needed help holding my dress up. DH is so oblivious that he carried a huge box (I buy in bulk at Costco) of feminine products through a huge group of people and even chatted with people while holding the box…he was unloading the car and taking this stuff to the hotel room…I did not see but my sister was mortified for me, haha! But nobody mentioned it, thankfully. He also left all of my stuff in plain sight in the bathroom which was so embarrassing to me. I’m sure everyone was thinking poor guy, the bride’s on her period hahahahhahaha!
Basically, my period had sooooo many opportunities to ruin my day. It didn’t.
Didn’t ruin my night either
But if you’re really worried, my sister uses the Depo shot and she loves not getting a period.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2015 - The Biltmore Ballrooms
The birth control thing would be your best bet…
.. just know that your next period will be HEAVY.. or at least mine was. I skipped once for a jamaica trip and I had to change every 20 minutes. No exaggeration.
Post # 13
I second the pill. If you do decide to take it, start at least 4 months from your wedding. My Doctor told me side effects tend to wear off after 3 months. The only side effect I had was a headache a few days before my period. Don’t get that anymore.
I love being able to control my period on the pill. Best thing ever. I skip it all the time and the next period is never any different for me.
Post # 14
prinprin: I use the Divacup and it really makes you feel like you’re not even on your period. You can leave it in for 12 hours without changing it. Just an idea if you decide not to take the pill and end up on your period… you could get one now to get used to it. Best invention ever, seriously!
Post # 15
This isn’t something that ever crossed my mind, to be completely honest. You can try and track your period, but like you said, unless you’re one of those rare women who get it like clockwork, you never know.
I personally don’t mind my period much and it wouldn’t bother me on the wedding night. I use a Diva Cup so I don’t have to worry about leaking or changing tampons or anything the day of.
You could try birth control, but I’ll give you my experience- when I was on the pill and using it to skip periods, I always had spotting (which I guess could be better than a full blown period if you had to choose! lol).