Post # 1
As you can tell from my user name I have a broken nose. I broke my nose last Wednesday and yesterday I had to have my realigned while under anesthesia. I have a cast on my nose that will have to be on for three weeks my wedding is scheduled for next Saturday. My fiancee and I are debating changing the date but it would cost us. Please share any advice. I do think I could deal with wearing nose cast for the wedding but I dread having pictures of me with it.
Post # 3
Yiikes! Poor girl!!
If it were me I’d go forward with the wedding but plan an aftershoot for when you’re all healed up so you can get some beautiful pictures sans nose cast!
Post # 4
Ohhh No!!! Can you take the cast off for the wedding an how swollen would it be? I agree with you and would hate to have my wedding pictures of me with a nose cast but changing your wedding date is going to be a huge headache especially this close. Are your vendors, venue,etc. still available in a couple of weeks? What about your guests, are any out of town? Are you having a large wedding because you will need to notify everyone? And since you are within 2 weeks of the wedding, isn’t your wedding fully paid for?
Post # 5
No, I would recommend that instead you call your photographer and see if he or she can work a deal for you so that you can have bridal portaits and a session with your husband done after the wedding.
Post # 6
I would talk to my doctor and see if there is any chance of having the cast off early and how much damage there would be.
Post # 7
OMG, that is awful and what horrible timing! If this happened to me, I wouldn’t cancel the wedding because it would be a logistical nightmare.
And there is no way I would wear the cast to the wedding. I wouldn’t care what my doctor says, I’d take it off, hire an amazing makeup artist and cover it all up!!
Post # 8
@TwinkleToesJMU: Oooo TwinkleToes, that is what I was going to say. Let the artist do his/her work and then see if you can have a shoot after your nose is all healed so that you can do the close-ups. What a great story you’ll have! Get married, girl!
Post # 9
I’d go forward with the wedding.
Post # 10
Agree with the previous posters — go through with it as planned. It’s be such a waste to change it at this point, as long as you are physically up to it. Definitely see if you can schedule portraits for later. I am sure your wedding party will understand. Sorry you have to go through this!
Post # 11
Oh no I am so sorry! I would have to agree with twinkletoesjmu! Take some photos with your HUSBAND (YIPEEE) and your dress at a later date, but take off the cast and cover up the evidence the day of, but to prevent any damage I would put it back on right away. I am so sorry, but CONGRATULATIONS!!
Post # 12
Like most of the other bees- I say go forward with your original date and plan a photo shoot for a later date (think: you get to wear your dress twice!).
Take it easy until your wedding day, I mean REALLY easy to minimize swelling and bruising. Lean on the people around you to get errands/last minute details taken care of.
Post # 13
The cast won’t be able to come off early. My doctor wants the bones to heal properly to avoid any futher damage to my septum. She said there is a small possibility that I may need a septorhinoplasty in the future if it doesn’t heal well. The procedure I had yesterday wasn’t really a surgery. I was put under so the doctor could realign the bones with forceps and other tools without making an incision. The procedure is called closed reduction of nasal fracture. My nostrils are currently packed with gauze that was soaked in antibiotics and other pain meds to prevent infections. This packing won’t come out until Monday. Luckily I don’t have a lot of brusing my left eye is a bit black. My mom, sisters and bridal party are now taking care of everything. My bachelorette party which was supposed to be tomorrow has been canceled and several friends will come over and visit me while I’m recovering.
Post # 14
Thank you all for the suggestions about the portaits being taken at a later time. I didn’t think of that.
Post # 15
Oh you poor woman! That majorly sucks, but I think you should go ahead and get hitched! People have probably already made plans to come into town (maybe?) and you probably have lots of money down on the vendors. If you delayed it, you might miss celebrating with important folks!
You can have a great time at your wedding, look beautiful, make lots of nose jokes (could you ask people to sign your cast? Guestbook!) and then have another photoshoot in a month or two.
Gah. Talk about bad timing. Not that it’s ever a good time to break your nose! I hope you feel better!
Post # 16
That sucks, that’s all there is too it! But I agree, I think you should go ahead with the wedding, and work out something with your photographer so that you can take nose-cast-free pictures after you’ve healed.