(Closed) how do you deal with aunt flow around your wedding day?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was on the pill. I didn’t have anything to worry about until the honeymoon. I just skipped the row of pills that brought on my period, moved on to the next pack, and that was it.

Post # 3
2330 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

TaurianDoll:  same here!!! OP if you are on the pill, that’s the easiest fix

Post # 4
14987 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How far away is the wedding.  Do you have time to try a menstral cup for a cycle or two before the wedding?  By the 3rd day of my period, I can go for a full day 12+ hours wtihout emptying it. 

Post # 5
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

TaurianDoll:  That’s not particularly helpful to someone who is not on BC and knows she’ll be on her period.

OP, I would recommend that you ensure you have Tylenol on hand for cramps, and to take them before any actually set in as a preventative. Also, if you’ll be going on a honeymoon, perhaps packing a heating pad would also be a good idea to put on your abdomen at night to help get you relaxed.

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee

thats my fear to! that im going to be on my period!

Post # 7
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Are you on the pill? How long do you have before your wedding? You can always take the active weeks back to back (skip the week of sugar pills) and skip your period. if you’re not on the pill, you could consider getting on it if you have enough time, want to use it to prevent pregnancy, and have no medical contraindications (hormonal contraceptive isn’t the best idea in smokers, women with a history of blood clots, and women over 35- see your doctor). Otherwise, I love those tiny, sleek “light” tampons from Tampax- they’re very portable, discreet, and don’t hurt much compared to the regular kind and (yikes!) the jumbo kind! Another alternative would be those new menstrual cups- practice first, they can be kind of tricky to insert! 


Post # 8
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

sunday_best:  I’m in the same boat, wedding in mid-June and aunt flo at the same time. I plan to do as PP said and start a new pack the week I get to my surgar pills, effectively ‘skipping’ aunt flow for that month 🙂

Post # 9
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m terrified of this happening! Based on how I currently chart my cycles, I’ll be in the clear. However, I’m getting an IUD inserted in less than two weeks, and I’m not sure how the adjustment phase will affect my cycles. I’ve never been on hormonal BC until now, but I’m hoping that in a worst-case scenario, my period won’t last for very long even if it does show up. I do not want to spend my honeymoon worrying about that while trying to enjoy time with my future hubby 😉

Post # 10
401 posts
Helper bee

Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for norethisterone. It’s a pill that delays your period for such occasions as your wedding, a vacation etc. It’s not a contraceptive, just delays the period. 

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