(Closed) What to do when your period is scheduled on your WEDDING DAY?!?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What would you do if your period was coming on your wedding?

    Reschedule!! This is just too much to handle in one day!

    Suck it up and deal. Pop open a bottle of Midol. Your wedding night plans will just have to wait.

    Prepare by manipulating birth control pills to alter the date of your cycle

    GO FOR IT! The hotel better get a new set of sheets ready! (Not for the Faint of HEART!!)

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @lwilliams107:  Is it your BC that’s causing your periods to be debilitating?  If so, you should seriously consider talking to your doctor about coming off that BC.  My natural body has given me a few debilitating periods (on the order of being curled in the fetal position on the bathroom floor for an hour) and there’s no way I would want to experience that every month or on my wedding day.

    My period was scheduled for the big day too, although it naturally can be up to three days long or short sometimes.  It ended up coming early that month so I was fine, but we didn’t do anything on our wedding night anyway!  It’s way too much pressure to pull off a wedding and then expect to be sexy that night LOL.  You should make a pact with your Fiance not to expect anything that night, just to take the pressure off.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am worried about this as well, but I have a whole year to figure it out. Currently (according to fertility friend) I will start 2 days before my wedding. I can handle that happening as I really only have 1 painful day. I’m actually happy that it says that right now because my cycle length changes between 29-32 days so if it just gets a little off now and then, I shouldn’t have to worry at all. 

    Post # 19
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I used to have fairly painful periods, (mostly on the first day), but through some lifestyle changes my periods are now a piece of cake and I feel really good. There are simple herbs you can take to make your periods lighter and having debilitating cramps is not “normal,” although we’ve been taught that it is.  I think cutting down on caffeine helps, along with drinking water.  Also, drinking red raspberry leaf tea is helpful.  Zinc is great for eliminating cramps. There are a number of easy options – you just have to find the right one for you that works.  Natural healing is the way – not putting a bunch of chemicals into your body.  But some of herbs aren’t recommended if you are trying to get pregnant, like Evening Primrose Oil, which you can only take before ovulation because it can cause contractions. I used to get PMS and I don’t get that either (thanks to Evening Primrose Oil), although there are some people who might actually disagree with that. 🙂

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee

    My period, like clockwork, changed two months prior to the wedding and I ended up getting my period on the third day of our honeymoon.  The stress from wedding planning seemed to take it’s toll on my body, so even though we had planned around it, mother nature had a different plan.

    It somewhat sucked, as I had tons of cute lingerie for the honeymoon.  I spent a whole lot of time body boarding and we did lots of activities.

    Good luck!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So lucky mine isn’t supposed to come until right after the wedding. It’s beena  big fear i don’t want it on our wedding night. And than we will head for the honeymoon probably a week or two after the weddding so that can be period free as well.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was scheduled for my wedding the day my period was to come. I wouldjust keep going! If its still sunny outside thats all that matters.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am scheduled to get mine on the day of my wedding so my Gyno is having me skip a period this month (continue on my pill pack rather than take the week long sugar pills) so now I will get it the week before the wedding and won’t have to worry about a period on our honeymoon. Thank goodness!

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m on Nuva Ring and knock on wood, so far so good, so I would probably try to schedule the wedding around my period by projecting out- either that or I would start adjusting the bc the second I booked the venue, i.e. by skipping 2 weeks of the ring and then putting it in- it would probably suck and be all over the place, but better than dealing with pure torture on your wedding day- when its hard enough to get your dress over your head to pee (I have helped multiple brides do this…and god knows I do not want to have to change a tampon that day).

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i am super irregular, so even though i always keep track of it, i can never count on when it’s going to pop up next- which is SOOOOOOOOOOO  irritating (as it usually manages to come at exactly the wrong moment!)

    Post # 27
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I too am schedulded to start on my wedding day! Don’t you just love being a woman?

    I called my doc and she told me to skip the sugar pills and throw off my period on the next one to prevent my body from completely freaking out on my wedding day (2 months away). I am mainly worried about being bloated and my face breaking out.

    My Dr did mention that skipping sugar pills will work with the BC that I am on, but it does not work with low-dose pills like Ortho tri cyclen-lo.

    Good luck and hopefully all of us here can avoid this!

    Post # 28
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    This brings me back memories. I was on my period during my wedding and under the birth control pill. The good thing is that it only lasted a few days, and I was able to enjoy my honeymoon.

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