What to Do When You Can’t Avoid Getting Period on Your Wedding Day: There is so much to think about when you are planning your wedding day (also known as the most important day in your life), and that is why usually girls prefer to take a few months to organize it.
Somehow, between finding the right venue and the most amazing dress, decorations, flowers, music, etc. we forget to think about one thing that could seriously impact us on our big day. Our period. It is not the end of the world if you get it on your wedding day, but we know that all the girls would rather avoid it.
Future brides tend to worry too much because there are so many things that can go wrong. Who knows if it will rain on that particular day in 7 months and 13 days from now? It is the same with the period unless yours is punctual like a Swiss watch. Instead of spending many sleepless nights and risking a sleep disorder and headache, the best thing is to relax and not stress too much about the things you cannot control.
Your period was supposed to come a few days later, but surprise, surprise, here it is, on the day before your wedding. Now what?
Tips for Handling Your Period and Walking Down The Aisle
Periods can be tricky; all the mood swings, cravings, pain, emotions, stress, can escalate in situations like this. The problem with periods is that even when they are regular, you never know when they can surprise you. Stressful and emotional events such as wedding preparations can trigger your period, and catch you unprepared. So, do not panic, you are still getting married, and here is what you need to do to go through that day.
- A menstrual cup can be a lifesaver in situations like this, forget about silly menstrual cup myths and go for it. It is different than a tampon, and you do not have to change it every few hours or worry about getting an infection. These cups are reusable, they collect blood without absorbing it, and the best part is that you can use them for up to 12 hours straight, without having to empty them. You can insert a menstrual cup before the ceremony begins, and enjoy your day without thinking about your period. If you have never used it before, do not wait for the last moment, try it a few times before the wedding and practice how to insert the cup because it can be tricky.
- Period panties are another option worth considering. If dealing with pads and panty liners is something you do not want on your wedding day, period panties are a game-changer. You do not have to worry about the length, absorbency level, shape, or movement, because this pair of underwear is comfortable, stylish, and you can even dance in them. Depending on the style and the brand, these panties can serve you the time of two tampons, without any leakage, odor, or discomfort. Invest in panties with antimicrobial lining and ventilation, and they will prevent infections.
- You should tell someone. Whether it is your mom, your maid of honor, or bridesmaid, someone should know about it and be able to help you in case you need to go to the bathroom. In case something unpredictable happens, it is good to have someone by your side to at least calm you down. Also, it is not easy to take off a wedding dress in a small bathroom, so you will probably need help.
- If you tend to have painful periods, make sure you have some pain relievers, and take them as you usually do. This will help you with cramps and relieve your symptoms. You can pack a period-survival-kit, use a small cosmetic bag, and pack anything that you can think of. For example, pack extra tampons, pads, panties, deodorant, bobby pins, medications, baby wipes, and chocolate. Even though you probably won’t need all of those things, you will feel more relaxed knowing that whatever happens, you are ready for it.
Before The Big Day
Some brides to be with irregular menstrual cycles rely on period trackers to notice a pattern and try to predict if their period will match their wedding date. Although you can never be 100% sure, knowing when you will get your period can mean a lot, because you can prepare for it on time.
If you are sure that you will get your period on your wedding day, do not stress about it as you may still be able to prevent it. Consult with your doctor about skipping or delaying your period; there are safe ways to do it, especially if your periods are painful with heavy bleeding.
If you are taking birth control pills, your doctor may advise you to take two rounds without a pause. There are also some other ways, depending on the type of birth control. However, we recommend not doing anything on your own before consulting your doctor.
The Bottom Line
In the end, it is your wedding day, and you do not want anything to stop you from having fun and making memories. If you get your period, the most important thing is to be ready for it. You shouldn’t think that it is the end of the world. Focus on having fun, it is a once in a lifetime event, so just try not to turn into a bridezilla and scare the hell out of your man.
Selena Thomas is a content writer who loves sharing tips on healthy lifestyles. A writer by day and a reader by night, she’s fond of writing articles that can help people in improving both physical and mental health. Also, she loves traveling and inspires people on her blogs.