(Closed) Advice needed! Emergency room visit week before wedding – stuck in a leg brace!

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Cbrbee:  Ack, good luck!  One thing I would make sure of is that your dress isn’t too long now that you can’t wear the heels you were planning on wearing. You don’t want to trip and get even more injured! I’m sure everyone will understand even if you look too “grand”… even if they don’t know ahead of time they’ll hear about your injury at the wedding.

I haven’t had this happen to me yet, but I think it’s going to. I’ve managed to get injured every year for 4 straight years, and 3 of those 4 have been in February or March (and my wedding is next April) (I’m currently walking with one leg in a boot). So, I don’t now how I’m going to avoid it next year.

Also, I think you should do a first dance… can you sit and have your husband (yay, he’ll be your husband by then!) push a chair around with you in it or something? It’ll be funny, but sweet I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

First off, take a deep breath.

I tore my MCL, PCL and menisucs in one move, so I have some knee injury experience. Two weeks after tearing my MCL a second time, I played in a roller derby game.

People will understand that your mobility is limited, but that doesn’t make you less wanting to mingle! Make a comfy spot, put up some “come, sit, chat and visit” signs, and let the people come to you. 

Stay off your leg as much as possible for the next few days. Be invalid. Don’t wear yourself out before the wedding. Get other people to do things for you, and don’t be too stubborn to ask! Then, enjoy your day. Even if it’s not perfect, at the end of it, you will be married and have been merry and that’s all that matters!

Post # 6
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @Cbrbee:  first and foremost, I see this is your first post… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

Gosh that is bad news

(a whole lot of bad news… as they say bad luck comes in 3s, I’m guessing the streak is over)

*fingers crossed*

Like the others here, I’d say… you should take it easy this week.

But beyond that you kinda gotta roll with it.

Infact I suggest you embrace it… so ya, rent that Chaise.  And plan on getting some very unique Wedding Photos too…

If you GOOGLE … – Bride with Cane – OR – Bride with Crutches – you’ll see some very unique shots that some gals have had taken.

(Don’t forget you can rock that brace or any other device… by decorating it)

Hope this helps (some),

(( HUGS ))


Post # 7
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Cbrbee:  When your leg comes out of that brace you should put on your song and have your first dance with your hubby in the livingroom in private ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I actually went to a wedding a few years back where the groom had broken his leg at work a few weeks prior to the wedding!! However, I guess he got a fresh black cast a few days before the wedding to get things clean and fresh. There were crutches involved in walking and a bit of a crutch sway first dance. However, the couple looked like they still had a great time! He even hid his crutches for most of the photos which was perfect! They worked his injury into the wedding to accomodate the fact that he had crutches and perhaps needed to sit a bit more often. 

I’m really sorry this happened! Hopefully you will be able to push through it and still have an amazing and enjoyable day. If you get frustrated, just take some deep breaths and remember you are marrying the man you love and that is all that matters! This is the only time you will have a wedding, so as painful or inconvenient this may be, make sure to enjoy yourself! 


Post # 10
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Whoa, thats a lot of bad luck in a short period of time! I dislocated my knee a few years ago. Actually it sounds like it happened the same way yours did! Getting into bed and just twisting it – the right amount of pressure in the right spot at the right moment, I suppose. While it was out it didn’t hurt at all, but when they popped it back in it was awful and afterward it took me a few weeks to recover ๐Ÿ™

The chaise is a great idea, especially since you’ll already have lounge furniture – it won’t look out of place at all.

You could always use a wheelchair for part of the day/night if its really bothering you. Not ideal, but an option.

Post # 12
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

I love that you dont want to whine and cry about it …. I admire that, it really isnt the end of the world.


I dont know if this is up your street but yu could embrace it. Decorate your cast, get people to sign it, decorate some crutches 


id probs just hide it under my dress and do a mini first dance and put up signs like PP said

Post # 14
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Cbrbee:  I think the other bees have already provided some great advice.  I just wanted to say that your bedpan story is hilarious and adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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