(Closed) What did you do to prevent illness before wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@brooke25:  I drank Verves or Vemma shots.  I drink them before I get on a plane too cause I used to always get sick from a plane ride.


Post # 4
8012 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Post # 6
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@brooke25:  Tbh, I stressed about not getting sick and ended up getting slightly sick anyways. It was probably the stress…so do whatever you can to avoid stress.

Post # 7
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Oh gosh, this didn’t occur to me as a potential issue until I read the title of this thread.  Noooo!!

I stay away from people who cough, love to take multi-vitamins, and I drink OJ like it’s going out of style.  Somehow I manage to pick up a sinus infection once a season, though. Blah.

Post # 8
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hand sanitizer and lots of water.

Post # 9
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Two words: Neti Pot

It’s just a sinus irrigation system and it sounds absolutely disgusting, I know, the first time it doesn’t feel pleasent, but trust me it has saved me a few times and always makes my colds disappear faster. 

I also take zinc, make sure I floss EVERY day, a probiotic, multivitamin and drink lots of water. Also, North American Ginsing is the same as Cold FX but usually cheaper.

Post # 10
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I didn’t do too much beyond what I do normally.  I wash my hands as soon as I get home, I use hand sanitizer when I’m out if hand washing isn’t convienent (esp. after looking at a menu) and I avoid sick people.

Before the wedding I also avoided foods I know I have an intolerance to and avoided pain meds as much as possible so that they would work better for me at the wedding.

Post # 11
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We got married over Christmas Holidays for a Destination Wedding

So in the winter… and away in the Sunshine. 

As a Canadian yourself, which if you’ve ever been a snowbird, you know sets up the right conditions to get sick either going away or upon return.

We did as much as we could beforehand…

  • We got our Annual Flu Shot
  • And took our Vitamins
  • And tried to eat well in the Days & Weeks beforehand

Still tho we both ended up with a cold on our Pre-Wedding Trip (the weather was unseasonably cold & damp in the Deep South).  With just a few days to go, and enterring the warmth of Florida we decided to ramp up our efforts to shed the cold..

We continued to take our Vitamins & Eat Well… and worked harder to get a good night’s sleep.

We also Drank more liquids (Water – OJ – Hot Tea) – Added in some extra Vitamin C – Omegas (Fish Oil) – we also had some Chicken Soup – and took Echinacea.

Within 2 Days we had pretty much broke the Cold, and arrived in our Wedding Destination.

Mr TTR & I tend to travel with the OTC Drugs I’ve listed above … because it sucks to be sick when you are vacation.

Many of the above items, will cause you no harm.  So I would say that can make a good plan of defence as well.

Hope this helps,


Post # 13
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@This Time Round:  lol In my case, I guess I also avoided the flu shot and the fish oil pills.  Those could cause me serious harm!

Post # 14
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@brooke25:  Hydrasense came out with a new thing, it can be used upside down like a netti pot, or right side up like their other sprays.  I prefer it to the netti pots!

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