(Closed) Af on your big day/honeymoon?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BlueMockingbird:  If you aren’t interested in birth control, there’s not much you can do besides crossing your fingers.  🙁

Post # 5
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@BlueMockingbird:  I’m on BC, so I’m going to avoid it, if possible. My honeymoon is for 2 weeks though, so it might be impossible to avoid it on both the wedding & the honeymoon, but I think I’d rather have it for 5 days on my honeymoon then have to deal with it in my dress.

Post # 6
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The doctor put me on cerazette for contraception and in the hope that it will stop my period but so far it has not so the doctor also presecribed something else but I forget what! 

Post # 7
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I got a pack of Softcups just in case so we could still consummate ok! Tested it before the wedding. Luckily it didnt arrive until the end of honeymoon but wanted to be prepared!

Post # 8
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding date; Sept 21

My cycle, always regular, never failing: Sept 21

YUP…Screwed.. (er..not)

Post # 9
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BlueMockingbird:  I took Seasonique while we were in Europe and it totally killed my libdio (to the point that I was worried). I’ve been off it since April and I’m FINALLY getting back to normal. I have used Nuvaring in the past and will be using it again for a cruise to the Bahamas as a “test run” for the wedding. I’ve seen minimal side effects with Nuvaring and found it to be the most tolerable so far. 


I have Hashimoto’s and know what you mean about not going hormone crazy. I would absolutely NOT suggest Seasonique but if you can wrap your head around Nuvaring, it’s not a bad option. 

Post # 10
2905 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not worried exactly but I really hope I finish just before the wedding as my tummy bloats out to look like I’m 5 months pregnant sometimes. 

Word of warning, I tried Nuvaring not long ago and gained weight in the blink of an eye. As someone who watches everything she eats and weights herself every day this was horrible. I went off it within 2 months and it took another 2 months to lose the weight. So be careful if you decided to go this option. 

Post # 11
10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I will control it with birth control. Sorry to say that unless you use that, you’re out of luck! You’re at the mercy of timing. 

Post # 12
9189 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’m also in the camp of those who will take BC to avoid it.  I have an IUD so I don’t NEED BC, but it’s definitely coming that week and I don’t want to be all crampy / bloaty.

Really not sure what you can do besides BC, though  :/  Does even really low-hormone (Loestrin or the like) give you side effects?

Post # 13
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was having the same issue as you – I’m pretty regular at 28-30 days and as it is AF is due to arrive 2 days after our wedding and 2 days before our honeymoon. I’ve resolved to just live with it as part of life. I’ll be extra careful with backup tampons/liners/cup for the wedding day, and hopefully we’ll get the worst of it over with before and at the beginning of the honeymoon and I can enjoy the rest of the week without having to worry about it. I’ll just be really careful about salt and bloat before the wedding (ah the joys of a sheath dress) and will be SURE to bring painkillers in case I get bad cramps.

I can’t bring myself to get back on BC – I was on it for many years and experienced weight gain, moodiness, and lack of libido no matter which form I tried (high and low dose pills, the patch, Nuvaring.) The benefit of skipping a period just isn’t worth all that to me. I figured I’ll be so busy on my wedding day I will barely notice!

Post # 15
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BlueMockingbird:  Yes I’m trying to be accepting – it’s hard to accept something that can be so awful for me (2-3 times per year I get cramps so bad that if I don’t catch it right when they start and take Advil I’ll start throwing up and the pain gets so bad that I can’t function and have to take prescription painkillers.) And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid that I’ll have one of those awful months in October, but even with all that, BC side effects aren’t worth it and once I realized I wasn’t willing to accept the possibility of all those side effects, I realized my only choice was to be ok with the possibility of starting my cycle on the day of the wedding. It wouldn’t be the worst thing ever, after all. 🙂 Good luck with whatever you do decide!

Post # 16
2896 posts
Sugar bee

I’m using a UID, the non-hormonal one (not Mirena), I’ll be calculating my cycles months ahead but I would say I am okay if ever it happens on our big day. I’m using DivaCup so it’s really not a problem. I wouldn’t take pills just to avoid it (my body just don’t accept hormonal contraception). However, I wouldn’t like spending my honeymoon with my pediod, so I guess I’ll choose my vacations 2-3 months in advance to make sure I don’t have it (we won’t go to honeymoon immediately after the wedding). 

For cramps : have you been brescribed Naproxen ? Tylenols and Advils never got rid of the pain and huge cramps I had, but Naproxen + Tylenol did. 


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