(Closed) Monthly Visitor on Wedding Day

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@awake_my_soul:  I’m so sorry! This stinks! I started mine literally 30 minutes before my wedding started! I had nothing available except tampons! It was quite a struggle to say the least! I didn’t want to have mine on my honeymoon (DH and I waited for sex until we were married) so I called Planned Parenthood (because I got my birth conrtol through them) and they recommended that I take 800mg ibuprofen every 4 hours. It didn’t completely stop it but it was very light. I’m sure that’s incredibly unhealthy so you might check it out before you actually do it.

Post # 18
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Given that your wedding is so close hormonal options do not seem like a good idea. And you’ve said they given you migraine. The plan B pill would be a very bad idea… you would probably end up not feeling good. The only reason some woman have a delayed period after taking plan B is because a delayed period is a side effect. Along with that there may be other side effects:


  • Nausea: 14 to 23% of women
  • Vomiting: About 6% of women
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding: Some women may experience spotting after taking plan B. The majority of women will have their next menstrual period at the expected time or early. When plan B is used repeatedly (more than once within a menstrual cycle, or more than occasional once-a-month use), menstrual changes may occur, including a shorter or longer cycle and a heavier or lighter period.


Breast tenderness, headache, dizziness, fatigue, lower abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If the symptoms continue for more than 48 hours or are severe, see your health professional.”



Just let your period come (if it does) and you’ll find a way to manage on your wedding day. What style of dress do you have? I had a lace mermaid (that was stretchy so I could pull it over my hips) and was able to manage completly on my own in the bathroom. I didn’t have my period, but if I had I probably just would have needed one more person to hold my dress up so my hands would be free to deal with a tampon/pad. I would just want to be very careful not to let it touch the dress obviously. 

Your period may be late if you’re stressed prior to the wedding. So it may not be an issue!

Post # 19
1153 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I second @ajillity81: . The stress from your wedding can cause delayed ovulation which equals a late period/longer cycle. Lets hope for that!!!

Post # 20
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@awake_my_soul:  I had my “visitor” on our wedding day! I wore a Softcup!

They’re good for 12 hours and you can have sex with it in! (We did it twice with NO mess)

Post # 21
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@awake_my_soul:  I think every bride has worried about this at some point. But you should try not to stress too much because unfortunately stress can cause your period to show up very unexpectedly and throw your cycle off. The best thing you can do is prepare yourself for the worst.

  1. Figure out a bathroom plan from now so that if you do have it you can coordinate with bridesmaids or whomever is going to help you. 
  2. Make sure you have advil or midol on deck 
  3. Try to limit your caffeine and sodium intake in the next few weeks. 
  4. It may also help to get in a little more excercise and water. 

These are just a few natural ways to help make your period more pleasant. But keep your fingers crossed that it’ll wait several days! 

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