(Closed) worst nightmare for timing :(

posted 4 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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3611 posts
Sugar bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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 # 5
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3541 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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
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Honey bee

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
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308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  ambernicole22.
Post # 9
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1773 posts
Buzzing bee

Diva cup.

Go get one if you don’t have one! They rule!!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  Rappig.
Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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.
http://offbeatbride.com/2013/08/how-to-pee

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
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
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539 posts
Busy bee

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
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9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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.

 

 

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