Post # 1
I looked forward on my "Red" calendar (no it’s not communist!) and I calculated that I’m going to be on my period for my wedding and honeymoon! Boo!
Any advice for how to avoid the most humiliating accident ever? (Why, oh why, is it a WHITE dress???)
I’ll be in Hawaii for my honeymoon…how do I avoid looking pissed off and bloated in a bikini??
Any home remedies and advice are appreciated!!
(PS-Homeopathic pain remedy: encapsulated turmeric, works great!)
Post # 3
I don’t know if you are on the pill or want to be on the pill, but if you are, you can talk to your gyno about doing an extended cycle. Basically, you’ll skip the placebo pills and just take three straight weeks.
Post # 4
If you are taking birth control pills, you can work it to skip your period. One way to do so is to not take the inactive pills — just start a new pack as soon as you finish the active pills. Be sure to take the pills at the same time each day (even more careful than normal) because spotting is somewhat more likely to occur. You should probably talk to your doctor about his or her recommendations. The timing of your period can be managed!
Post # 5
@MS- keep in mind that if you are not using a hormonal method, your cycle may not stay perfectly regular with the stress leading up to the wedding. It may be somewhat unpredictable… The only surefire way is what Salex and Jenny Bee are suggesting.
Post # 6
There’s a bunch of detailed info on the wiki!
Post # 7
I had the same potential issue for my geach wedding!! So I went on the pill (about 3-4 months before the wedding) and successfully avoided the red issue!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
i definitely skipped my period via the pill otherwise it woulda happened on the wedding + honeymoon!
Post # 9
errrr sorry for the typo. I meant to type "beach" wedding.
Post # 10
If you don’t end up skipping it, look into disposable menstrual cups (Instead is the brand name)… they last twice as long as tampons, and are really more comfortable. They function basically like a diaphragm, except they hold in rather than keep out. 🙂
Post # 11
i had my period on my wedding day! I was lucky enough to be on my period on many trips including honeymoon! Luckily I didn’t ruin my dress. try avoid having period on my weddng day with OCP!!!
Post # 12
I have been on the pill for a year now, but my periods are STILL all funky. I am going to get on new stuff in the next week or two. If I am not able to skip, then I will definitely be on my period on my wedding day. Oh dear. *crosses fingers*
Post # 13
On a side note… I just noticed that each post shows the wedding date now! I LOVE that idea. Good job Mr and Mrs Bee!!! 🙂
Post # 14
I’m stuck in the same predicament too. But I think going on birth control will probably go nuts with my body. I’m afraid to even start, so I think I’ll just grin and bear it if I do happen to get my period that week.
Post # 15
I (and a few of my friends and co-workers) have tried that ‘skip the placebos’ and skip your period.. IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK!!
When I tried it, I was going on vaction- I had worse cramps and I still got my period!
Post # 16
Oh, I have nightmares about this! I can picture myself like the sister in Sixteen Candles.