(Closed) My fear – has anyone ever been sick on their wedding day?

posted 3 years ago in Recaps
Post # 2
4716 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I take oil of oregano the second I start feeling sick, as well as amp up my vitamin c consumption. It gives me peace of mind that I won’t get sick for important occasions, seems to work out whatever is going on inside me before it gets bad. 

Post # 3
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m terrified of this too!

Post # 4
724 posts
Busy bee

Rose214:  I was up in the middle of the night throwing up the night before the wedding. I was nauseous and had a dry throat the rest of the day. But my body typically decides on any important day (birthdays, holidays, etc.) that it’s a great idea to shut down. Anyway, I made it through the day but I was an exhausted, sick mess by the end of the night. I hope your fear doesn’t become reality!

Post # 5
2126 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

I cut out fast food for about a month before my wedding and took garlic pills to boost my immune system. I was fine!

Post # 6
8756 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’ve been to so many weddings that I’ve seen it happen.  I’m betting it won’t, though.  Just be sure to get your flu shot!  

Post # 7
2263 posts
Buzzing bee

Not sick but Aunt Flo decided to visit unscheduled. I had a terrible migraine during the reception and then was up all night sick as a dog after having an allergic reaction to tomatoes which was in one of the dishes and I didn’t realize it. 

But it was still the best damn day of my life. 

Post # 8
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I had strep throat. I’d started antibiotics 36 hours before but I could barely swallow and I was running a hefty fever. I took a buttload of ibuprofen, and the servers at the reception did an amazing job making sure I always had hot tea at our table. It was still an amazing day.

Post # 9
1033 posts
Bumble bee

That was my fear too.

To combat it, I became really mindful of not chewing on my nails/not putting my hands on my face and WASHING MY HANDS a lot.

I also started taking immune supportive vitamins, and made sure I drank a lot of water, and got a good nights rest each and every night (as hard as that was. If I couldnt fall asleep, I took a benadryl to help me sleep)

It’s just about taking care of yourself so your immune system doesn’t conk out on you.

Post # 10
2246 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve read some posts about brides being sick on their wedding day. One thing that is common in those stories is that they say adrenaline helped to lessen the effects of the illness. They may have felt awful the day before, and awful the day after, but during the wedding they were ok. All of the excitement, activity, and stress distracts them from how they feel and helps them to get through the event. 

Post # 11
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Rose214:  I suffer from horrendous migraines on a very regular basis (sometimes weekly) and i’m absolutely terrified of having one on our wedding day as they’re completely debilitating!

I’m going to speak to my Dr and see if there are any drastic measures I could take if that were to happen! I would be absolutely devestated if I didn’t get to enjoy our wedding day as much because of it..

I’ve heard of people who have been sick on their wedding day being taken to hospital and they’ll pump them full of whatever they can just to get them through!

Post # 12
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I often get sick after being drunk, so I avoided alcohol for about two weeks before the wedding just in case. IT was my nightmare to imagine having no voice and croaking “I do!”

Post # 13
1587 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I was so sick. Hubby and I had a legal ceremony in our home city in december (we’re from Canada so it gets really cold here) and then we had our symbolic ceremony in Mexico in January about a month later. I was SO sick for our local wedding! I had the sniffles and if i didnt have a halls in my mouth i would erupt in a violent coughing fit. Not fun but it became part of our story and I wouldnt trade it for anything. 

Post # 14
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My cousin and the her groom both had the flu! and to top it off she got her period as well. such a bummer. just amp up the vitamin c and rest if you feel something coming on!

Post # 15
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My brother got the flu 4 days before my wedding. Poor kid sat it in his room for those 4 days in quarantine. He didn’t even eat with the family lol. He was all better by the wedding but I was so scared I would wake up sick. He did a great job in seclusion bc nobody caught his flu! 

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