Post # 1
So, this is lame & kinda embarrassing….BUT when my FH and I started trying to decide a date for our wedding, we started by crossing off all the "No Go" weeks due to my period. I did NOT want to be on my period during the wedding and/or honeymoon. I’m on BC, and my cycle is super regulated these days, so it was easy to mark off the bad weekends. Has anyone else let Aunt Flo have a say in your wedding day?
Post # 3
Since we have been planning ours from 18 months out, and I’m not super regulated it’s way too soon for me to know. I’m planning on going on BC soon though, so if we end up realizing that it is going to be a problem, we’ll just work on altering my plan so that she doesn’t visit during the wedding/honeymoon.
Post # 4
I didn’t plan our day around my monthly visitor but I will probably be using my birth control to "skip" that month since I don’t want it anywhere near my wedding or honeymoon either!
I’ve done it before for a vacation and it worked well.
Post # 5
I used my bc to skip my period for 3 months: 1 month before the wedding, the month of the wedding, and 1 month after. It was wonderful. I talked to my doctor about it first and he said it would be find, and doing it the month before assured us that there would be no problems.
Post # 6
I’m on BC, though not actually using it for BC (instead for complexion and regulation). Like some of the others, I have used it to move the dates around a bit. Recently, I switched to a new kind that lets me only deal with it once every three months. When I started the new stuff (after we set our date), I did some counting to make sure the days would be okay. So far, so good!
Post # 7
Keep in mind that you can have some control over it if you’re on bcp. If I recall correctly, you can shift when your period comes by starting the new pack at the end of the month and skipping the placebos. There can be some spotting, but you’ll skip the period which moves your period back a week. So you don’t necessarily have to cross off good dates if you don’t want to.
I’m not on birth control, unfortunately, so there’s a chance I’ll be on mine the week of the wedding. Of course there’s also a chance that stress will throw it all off and god only knows when I’ll be on or off. Oy. >_<
Post # 8
I totally planned around mine. Here’s a handy online calculator I used to plan. You plug in the date of your last period, your average cycle length, and your average period length and then the date you’re interested in and it tells you whether you’ll have your period on that day (and what day of your cycle you’ll be on). It’s really handy!
Post # 9
lol….I have been thinking about My Titi (Aunt in Spanish) Flo and I plan on talking to my doctor about it. I dont want my period for the wedding. It can come anytime other than the wedding.
Post # 10
If I remain on my normal schedule I’m set to start two days before the wedding and remain on my period during the first part of the honeymoon. I talked to my Bridesmaid or Best Man who’s a pharmacist and she’s assured me that if I simply skip my period that month I won’t have any problems or spotting.
Did anyone else just skip that month or do you suggest skipping the month before too like calioteach?
Post # 11
An Observation to remember: Trying on your dress for the last time DURING your Gift will make the dress fit tighter than a few days AFTER Auntie Flo has gone away…
Post # 12
WE totally planned around my period! I went thru the calendar and highlighted the weeks that I would be on it in yellow and we looked at the school calendar & holidays (I’m a teacher) to plan around it. I’m totally serious. I guess it wouldn’t be the end of the world, but knowing, for us, that this was our only time away from my/our children, it makes that precious time, private time, even more important. It’s going to be quite some time before, if ever, we are alone for an entire week again.
Post # 13
I didn’t worry about my period. I was on the pill, so I figured that if necessary I would just skip the placebo week to avoid my period.
Post # 14
Gah! I did not think ahead in this way… and I should have…
Post # 15
@lovelerae I’ve skipped my period quite a few times doing this. I’ve never had a problem..no spotting or anything. The day that you’re supposed to start the placebo pills just start a new pack. You won’t get your period until the placebo week of the new pack. If you’re worried about spotting you could always skip the month before but if you’re periods are fairly normal and you’ve never had problems spotting I don’t think you should have anything to worry about.
Post # 16
For us there was no option. We have always wanted a Halloween wedding, and aunt flo comes right at the end of the month every month.
I don’t really mind, and neither does FH, so fingers crossed that the cramps are not too bad =)