Post # 1
Ive always feared the idea of having my period on my wedding. Well, now that I’m 5 months away, my calculations tell me my wedding will fall on day 3….my heaviest day!! I’m so freaked out cause I remember having to help my friends on their wedding day to go to the ladies room cause of their dresses, I can’t imagine having to deal with a period In that situation.
can someone please tell me how this gets done In a huge dress?? I mean, I know it’s not impossible but is there tricks or something??
is there any way to trick your body and delay or advance it besides taking birth control?? I stopped taking the pill a few months ago cause I wanted to flush it out my system so Fiance and I can TTC right after the wedding…. Good news is I’ll be ovulating on my honeymoon, but its not worth having my period on my wedding 🙁
FML!! Any advice bees?? Thx!!
Post # 2
Yikes, that sucks. No, there’s no way of altering your cycle without BC of some sort. I would talk to your OBGYN and see how much being on the pill for a few months before your wedding will impact your fertility and take it from there. Only you can decide whether the tradeoff is worth it, but I can’t imagine changing my tampon every few hours in a heavy, hard-to-manage WHITE dress while dealing with cramps, ugh.
Post # 3
I had to manipulate my period with my birth control so I didn’t have it on my wedding/honeymoon. I’m sorry, I know that sucks! Hormones are the only way to do it, unfortunately.
Post # 4
FantasticFawn: exactly!! WHITE dress is freaking me out too. I have a paranoia and only wear dark pants when it’s that time “just in case” and the thought of wearing white freaks me out. Not to mention, I chose a dress that would show panty lines, a thong is necessary, so forget wearing a pad to play it safe. Argghhhh I think I’ll have to ask my obgyn to put me back on the pill for a couple months, I’m just scared cause last time I tried to skip periods I had break through bleeding anyways so it didn’t work. I might just be sh*t out of luck…. Better take some acrobat lessons. Sigh 🙁
heputaringonit: this doesn’t work for me. Or at least it didn’t last time I tried. I wish there was some magical potion, I would swallow anything to avoid this from happening LOL
Post # 5
jkm13: it didn’t work perfectly for me, either. I ended up spotting for 3 weeks straight, then making myself have my period, and luckily it all stopped for the wedding (thank god). Fun times being women…
Post # 6
jkm13: but the good news is that you are several months out, so you have time to manipulate it and get back on a regular cycle before the wedding, if you do have break through bleeding.
Post # 7
This exact scenario happened to me- heaviest day of my period on my wedding day. I considered it a trade off for the good weather we had despite calling for a massive rainstorm. I’m not on birth control so I just popped in my Diva Cup and a panty liner and hoped for the best. I had no issues, although my dress was no overly hard to move around. In any event, it’s not something you can ever 100% control so I wouldn’t waste time worrying until your date gets closer.
Post # 8
I was due to get mine on my wedding but the overall wedding planning stress caused me to ovulate late so I actually got my period late. Maybe that could happen to you too? lol
Post # 9
Go get one if you don’t have one! They rule!!
Post # 10
jkm13: i noticed that if i change my exercise routine, it seems to throw my cycle off. like if all of a sudden i start working out a lot, my cycle will get shifted. Maybe you can try something like this? also, definitely stress can cause delayed ovulation and a pushed back period
Post # 11
If you’re worried about panty lines you can also wear spanx shorts, which shouldn’t show and will provide more coverage (my dress also shows my pantylines and I don’t really like thongs). Otherwise, the only other thing that has impacted my period are stress and ridiculous amounts of exercise, but neither are a guarantee. I would talk to your OBGYN.
Post # 12
Wow, how much does that suck? (my biggest fear too)
I saw this a while back for if your in the “thick” of it for your big dress.
Also I have a really heavy period and I was due to have a mountain climbing vacation during. So not compatible. There is a drug for heavy periods I took (I had no side effects) which significantly reduced my flow so I had just normal to light bleeding instead of the usual *murder scene* bleeding I have on my heavy days. That and the Diva Cup are my best friends in this kind of situation. (I use the flatter disposable menstr. cups for sexy time 😉 ) I would advise you try it out ahead of time to figure out how much, how long and when. In the UK it’s without a prescription, here in Germany only with one and in the states: no idea. The active ingredient is tranexamic acid. Ask your gyn about it! It helped me out loads for this vacation!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy
jkm13: There is another active thread about this issue and there were all kinds of suggestions for drugs to take and tips for delaying it. Check it out, you may find something helpful. Im scheduled to have the exact same issue as you. This is definitely an extra thing an already stressed out bride shouldn’t have to worry about.
Post # 14
You could always try hanging out with some super socially dominant women. See if they can sync your cycle with theirs, and thereby change the date you’re due!
Post # 15
my period arrived the day before my wedding and the 2nd day is my heaviest. i thought it would be a nightmare but it wasn’t.
best advice i got when going to the bathroom was face the back wall, squat over the toilet, and have someone(s) hold your dress. i had the best friends who helped hold my dress while i changed my tampon.