Post # 1
Our wedding is still a ways away but mosquito seasons has reminded me what a big issue this for me and I was curious to see what people are doing/ do about it. I really don’t want to finish off my wedding day look with off deep woods bug repellent…
I am VERY prone to bug bites. Examples: we had one lone little mosquito in the apartment last night and I got 17 ginormous bites all over my body. My fiance got 1. I don’t use floral shampoo, scented moisturizer or perfume in the summer they just like me that much.
We a planning on taking photos outside before our wedding and our ceremony will (weather permitting) be outside and the idea of walking around wearing perfume and carrying flowers seems like I’m just asking for trouble. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Lavender! The lavender scent is a natural bug repellent and will keep you from having to smell like the yucky sprays that are sold. You can get some lavender perfume or hari stuff and that should help out a lot. Also depending on when your wedding is bugs may not be as big of an issue, and depending on the time you could get some of the bug repellent tiki torches for the outsides of the aisles so that your guests are protected some too.
Post # 4
I heard that eating a lot of bananas will help prevent bugbites, although I’m not sure why. Something to do with the extra levels of something in your blood will make you unappealing. And I try not to eat/drink so much sugar during mosquito season, because bugs are attracted to high sugar contents in blood. It works pretty well for me in reducing the number of bites I get, but it won’t totally eliminate all bugbites.
Finally, if you have bigger reactions than other people around you, you might be allergic to the mosquito venom. I would carry Benadryl allergy lotion with you and put that on any bug butes you get immediately. And carrying some of the non-drowsy consumable Benadryl might help tame those things down too.
Post # 5
kdlowery- Thanks so much for the tip I immediately went out to CVS and bought some lavender wipes which kind of worked…. she went for my knuckles last night instead or my arms and legs…. unfortunately 3 of my fingers have swelled up so much that I can’t bend them even though I’ve been icing them all day. I swear this is some sort on Ninja mosquito with a personal vengeance for me… sigh.
Mrs. Spring- I will definitely be upping my banana intake shorty. I am a huge fruit juice addict so I probably have more sugar in my system then I should. I’ve been using topical benadryl and calamine pretty religiously since I was a kid but their effect is pretty minimal on me. On the other hand, THEY MAKE NON DROWSY BENADRAYL???!!! I am all over looking into this one. Thanks so much for the advice! I looked online a little bit (and aside from my current weird finger predicament) I think I just really attract the bugs rather then have an allergy to them. I have sensitive skin to begin with so I think that just exacerbates the bites I get.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I’ve been seeing commercials for this lately – sounds like it might be good for what you need!
Post # 7
ooh, I think I’m going to have a fun cvs/ grocery run trip tonight, thanks!
Post # 8
Hmmm…..my wedding is outdoors. I may have to try to carry some lavender in my bouquet!