Should I attend?

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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schuyler :  July 2019? It sounds like you have a year to visit a few doctors and try some additional remedies.

I encourage you to go, but not at the expense of any anxiety or insecurity. You want to enjoy yourself 🙂

Post # 3
4010 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would be very understanding, especially if I was aware of your condition. That being said, you said you’ve tried medication but have you tried other preventative meaures? My husband has the same condition as you, but it was only under his arms. He would also sweat through his shirt even in the coldest room. He had a laser treatment done several years ago, and now he can get by with even forgetting to wear deoderant. I have also heard that botox is an option. I know your situation is more severe because it isn’t isolated to one area of your body, and these treatments can be expensive, but I would at least look into it. 

Post # 4
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I have a mild case of Hyperhidrosis. I sweat more than most people, but less than other people with Hyperhidrosis. The medications have worked for me, but I had to go off of them after finding out I have an autoimmune disorder that causes blood clots. 

That being said. I am sorry and I feel for you. 

As a bride, if this was something I was not super close too, I would find it a bit odd that it was brought up to me, mostly because it is a very personal medical condition. I would not care if you sweated rivers in photos, it is not like you are doing it on purpose. Clearly I would have invited you for a reason.

I personally think it is fine to skip the ceremony and attend the reception, just be very clear with the bride and groom when you RSVP that this is the case. 

Post # 5
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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schuyler :  I’m sorry you have to deal with this condition.  My friends mum has it and she got botox which helped a lot. 

I would never expect a friend not to come to the ceremony because they may look sweaty in my photos, however if YOU will be uncomfortable then I would completely understand and look forward to seeing you at the reception. 

Post # 6
1065 posts
Bumble bee

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schuyler :  I don’t think anyone will mind you not witnessing the ceremony. If you sweat profusely during the ceremony then it sounds like you would be uncomfortable the rest of the night. As kind hosts, I’m sure they’d rather you be comfortable the entire evening. 

Post # 7
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How frustrating for you. Maybe go and sit in the back row? Bring a change of clothes for the ceremony? Personally, I wouldn’t have minded if a guest skipped the ceremony due to personal or medical reasons, but I’d have hated to see anyone be left out for fear of embarrasement. It feels really unfair. 

Post # 8
11381 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I wouldn’t go if it’s goong to miserable, just explain you have a medical condition that makes heat dangerous.

just in case you’re not aware, I’ve had to work outdoor events in extreme heat and I used those cooling cloths to keep myself sane when I was on a migraine pill that warned not to get hot because it prohibited sweating, which made it dangerous to get hot.

they last for hours, you can put them in your bra,  on your head inside a hat, around your neck.

And then there’s sweat activated cooling activewear, which isn’t right for a wedding but might be helpful in general.


good luck bee!

Post # 9
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Why mention it? Unless the ceremony is only 20 people or you’re in it ( in which case just go), I doubt they’d even notice if you just came to the ceremony…

Post # 11
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

it is very understandable for me if i were the host and one of my guest brought the topic up about his/her condition. i personally won’t force them to come to my ceremony after knowing about it. as a host, i would want my guest to come and feel comfortable most of the time rather than having them coming but have to deal with their whatever condition that makes them feel uncomfortable.

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