Post # 1
Last month in August I started my period on the 3rd. This gives me a bit of hope that I’ll start tomorrow, but lately I’ve been irregular as to when I’d normally start my period. Well, if I don’t start when I think I will, then I will for sure be on my period on my wedding day (next Friday). I really want to get it on with my new hubby on our wedding night! I even bought special lingerie and everything. I’m very excited for the wedding night, but not if I will be menstruating! And then to think of having to change my tampon throughout the day while I’m wearing my wedding gown! *sigh*
Has anyone ever been in this situation where they’ve been on their period on their wedding day?
Post # 3
I have this fear that it will happen to me too! aaaahhh! Do your periods typically last long? If it starts as late as the third even, it MIGHT be over by the seventh if you are lucky, or at least really light. While that might not prevent you from having to change your tampon in your gown, it might be light enough to get it on anyway… Im sure your husband would be okay with it considering the circumstances, haha!
I’ll cross my fingers for an early arrival for you!
Post # 4
It’s ok …I’ll be on my 2nd of the horrid period at my wedding 🙁
Post # 6
@carnivaltheme: My periods last from 4-5 days. Fiance says that if it’s light enough then he still wants to get it on anyway haha.
@Chelsea646: Aww that sucks! I’m so sorry 🙁
Post # 7
If you are on the pill can you start your next pack early and skip your period this month? Or call your doctor to see if there is anything that they can do?
Post # 9
in australia i was told you can get something to stop your period.. dont quote me but if im due for the girls on my wedding im.schedueling in a dr app to see if there is anything to avoid it!
Post # 10
awww boo, here’s to hoping it shows up tomorrow! Mine came early on Wed and I literally started dancing in the bathroom since the wedding is next week. haha
Post # 11
I was on my period on my wedding day and most of my honeymoon too, and it really wasn’t bad at all!
I was SO careful, there were a lot of reasons for our date, but I tracked my periods for months before we got engaged to make sure that my period wouldn’t happen during the wedding. Then I got a (copper even!) IUD and my body got a little confused. I was very iritated. I talked to my OB and she said that pills wouldn’t really be an option for me (even 2-3 months in advance) because they couldn’t be sure how I would react etc. So here’s what worked for me (and what still does when I’m on my period). My husband and I waited until we were married to have sex, so we definitely didn’t want to miss out on our honeymoon just because of my period!
1. I have a menstral cup that I adore, it has to be changed much less often, is much more comfortable for me than a tampon and you can even do oral etc. anything besides penetration with it in. There are also “softcups” that I tried. I didn’t like them as much (but I didn’t stick it out very long as I was concerned on it pulling on my IUD strings, others have had much more success.) This helped keep changing to a minimum during the wedding/reception
2. I got natural sea sponges, similar to the sea pearls brand. I wore them with my cup for a while, but decided I didn’t like that. Now I just replace the cup with a sponge before we have sex, then rinse it out afterwards and soak it in vinegar until the next time (does wonders for keeping it fresh and sanitary). I don’t think they’re particularly good for everyday use, but they’re great for sex. We rarely encounter any blood at all.
3. Dark towels are a good back up, just in case there are any leaks. You might want to bring something with you, as a lot of hotel towels are white.
Everyone’s periods are different, but all is not lost. I hope you have an easy and enjoyable time!
Post # 12
It’s looking like I’ll be a girl on my wedding day. (I’m not girly, so I say “I’m a girl” when my period comes lol). Meh, would prefer not to be, but what can ya do? It won’t stop the wedding night festivities :). Towel down during, shower after.
Incoming possible Too Much Information so sorry for the blank lines but wanted to give the chance to scroll past.
Probably Too Much Information…
but if it’s one of the heavy days and you do it doggie style the “mess” can make a heart shape on him… wedding themed! I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself. NOT recommended if your man freaks out at the sight of blood. Mine doesn’t care and pointed it out to me lol.
Post # 13
i am dreading this also i know my wedding is ages away, but i have awful periods, i’m on medication to lessen the blood and pain but this still takes me out of work for a least 2 days a month. I certainly wouldn’t be able to last through my wedding day. I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed it doesn’t happen. i am usually like clockwork so have planned my wedding day smack bang inbetween my cycles.
Post # 14
@stokieGal: That is smart, planning the day between cycles… we just went with a fun date and didn’t think about it! Like I said, not a big deal but it is a “groan, why didn’t I think of that” moment! Like you the first two days are horrid, bleeding like a stuck pig, and I just want to curl up in bed and cease to be consious or even exist. However that’s only an option on weekends. Work days I just suck it up and go, I have rarely had the choice not to. Slouch and cringe at my desk and am probably 50% at working capacity.
On the plus side since neither of us care about the mess (towels and shower for the win!) sex does make things better at least for a bit in certain positions (fickle human bodies) and with orgasm.
Post # 15
@MrsTangerine: Hahhaahaha!! The Too Much Information was just that – but absolutely hilarious.. .and a bit icky…
Post # 16
Two things I’d recommend:
1. I’ve taken norethisterone before to delay my period. Like stokieGal I suffer horrendously, to the point of passing out occasionally, so my GP prescribed it for me while I was taking my finals for my BA. No way did I want something as stupid as my period to jeopardise my education and future career! Perhaps you could ask your doc about it?
2. If not, I absolutely recommend menstrual cups instead of tampons. They only need to be changed once every 8 hours, so there would be less need during the wedding day.