(Closed) Getting sick on your wedding day?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t get sick in the cold or flu sense, but I did get a UTI the day of the wedding. What a BUMMER. Thankfully, I took some meds when I felt it coming on and it was gone within 45 minutes (literally 5 minutes before the ceremony started)

Post # 4
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Neti is no way Too Much Information. I almost love it more than my SO. It is a miracle in a pot.

Post # 5
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I haven’t think about this till Miss Fox’s post a few days ago. I think drinking a lot of water, avoiding pork and possible fish the week before the wedding and eating well must do (I hope).

I’m not a fan of vitamins cause truth be told, most of them don’t stay in your system and you just urinate them (Super expensive pee).

Post # 6
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My immune system hates me so this is one of my worst fears. My saving thought is that I almost never get sick in June, it’s usually fall or around April/May. But I will be going crazy on Vitamin C the month before and if I know anyone who is sick at the time I will avoid them like the plague. But that’s all I’ve got, haha.

Post # 7
1231 posts
Bumble bee

@girlwiththeredhair:  My friend ended up with heat stroke on her wedding day. IT was sooo freaking hot and she never said anything to anyone about not feeling well. The photographer was very insistent on taking pics outside, so it really got the best of her.

I see your wedding day is in July. MY advice, if its hot, stay hydrated and cool! Don’t be afraid to tell your photographer you need to take pictures inside for a while! I feel terrible that all she remembers of her wedding day is feeling sick and not getting to enjoy her food or party. ๐Ÿ™

I know that isn’t like a regular sick, but it is something that can definately be avoided because it isn’t fun!

Post # 10
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yup! And it f’ing sucked!

Mimosas are my go-to alchy beverage so I started in on them at around 10am. My girls and I drank our fair share before the ceremony started at 5:30 but I honestly wasn’t drunk. I was good through the ceremony and cocktail hour. I was even good for the first hour or so of the reception and then it hit me. My stomach was in knots and it hurt to even move. I told everyone it was because my dress was too tight but in all reality, the outrageous amount of Vitamin C that I had consumed earlier in the day was coming back to haunt me. Too Much Information, but it basically felt like I had to take the biggest shit of my life. Obviously I wasn’t going to the bathroom in my wedding dress so I held it and was in misery for the next 4 hours (I love my Maid/Matron of Honor but we’re not that close, lol). I was still able to enjoy myself inbetween heineous cramps but it definitely affected the rest of the night. At one point my grandmother and aunt went to get Darling Husband to have him bring me back to our room but I refused to leave my own wedding. To think, I was concerned about getting too drunk but it was the OJ that did me in. 

After the reception ended I RAN up to our room to do my business. It was then that I discovered that I didn’t have to go and it was just GAS. If I would have known 4 hours ago what I knew then, I would have just excused myself and taken care of it. So yea, that was fun. 

Post # 11
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i have IBS and i am terrified it is going to act up on the wedding day. When i gotta go it has to be NOW!  It is one of my major concerns, but my Fiance suggested that i take immodium in the morning as a preventative measure ๐Ÿ™‚ What a brilliant man!

Post # 12
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

On my wedding day, after having not slept much at all the night before and having undergone a great deal of stress the day before and the day of the wedding, I started to feel one of my massive sore throats coming on as we were traveling from the salon to my venue (about a two-hour trip in heavy traffic that day.)  As a person of faith and prayer, I kept praying — and asked others to pray for me as well — that I would not feel sick and weak during my wedding.  I took two extra-strength pain reliever pills when I arrived at the venue, and, thank God, I managed to make it through the evening fine. However, I did end up being sick while on our expensive Caribbean honeymoon, and that wasn’t very much fun. My nose and the area surrounding it were pretty red in the majority of our honeymoon pics, because I was always blowing my nose.

Post # 13
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@galloway111:  I’m scared because of that too! Last year was my first year working with young children and I took 17 sick days, and those were only the days I was litereally too sick to drive to work. I think I had maybe 6 weeks all together where I was free of runny noses or sore throats. I had bronchitis 4 times, laringytis 3 times and 8 sinus infections! I also had a fever of 104 that wouldn’t go away for 5 days and I had to be hospitalized. This year I have had one sinus infection, one case of laryngitis and I have just started another head cold, so I am hoping and PRAYING I am not sick for our wedding or the honeymoon.

PS.. I take vitamins, drink POM juice, eat yogurt and exercise. I also wash my hands like crazy. Nothing helps. As for neti-pots— that and apple cider vinegar are the only reasons I didn’t have a course of antibiotics running through my system the entire year!

Post # 14
2261 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Keep your usualy routines but the neti pot def. works! My doctor swears it’s cleared up a lot of my sinus issues and I swear it’s kept me pretty much cold free all winter. Stomach bugs,yes… colds, no. My wedding was last month and I got lots of rest and drank emergen-c every day and used the neti pot in the morning and at night. I was okay! ๐Ÿ˜› Plus… idk if it’s just me but wedding stress kept me healthy… my body was way too freaking out to get sick. Chances are if you’re fighting anything you’ll be sick after the wedding stress is gone. A decent amount of stress can actually prolong you getting sick, at least in my own experience. 

Plus, your wedding is in summer, right? Chances are it’ll be okay. No worries. 

(our wedding was mid-winter mid-west…. flu season city. I’m usually sick easily but nto since using neti pot!) 

Post # 15
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I got sick on a Monday and the wedding was Saturday, I felt worse on Tuesday and I was freaking out. I took a ridiculous amount of cold meds and just slept…then I started my period early which made me feel worse. I was a mess. I still had things to do and it was awful. Somehow though by Friday (RD Day) I was ok. Not 100% but very close.

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