What To Do If You Get Your Period On Your Wedding Day

Besides the flowers, decor, dress and guests, most brides would worry about one thing when anticipating their wedding day: their period.

It’s no secret that Auntie Flo likes to visit at the most inconvenient time, so why not your wedding day? Unfortunately, it’s like having your period while you’re wearing white pants, except it’s very expensive, and it’s supposed to be your best day ever.

So… if you’re unlucky enough, what do you do if you happen to get your period on the wedding day? You can’t exactly postpone it until your flow ebbs so here are some tips on how to enjoy your wedding day even if you get your period.

Before the wedding: Manipulate your flow

If you’re reading this and it’s not your wedding day yet (thank goodness!), they say prevention is better than cure. Talk to your doctor about manipulating your menstrual cycle. This method involves adjusting one’s menstrual cycle by taking oral contraceptives and skipping the placebo pills. It’s OK to skip your period if it happens to clash with your wedding day. After all, it is your day. You’re the boss.

During the wedding: Keep calm and be prepared

Oopsie… Auntie Flo paid a visit during your wedding day. First of all, do not panic. If you have regular periods, you were probably expecting it already. However, if your periods are irregular, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Prepare some period panties, your favourite pads, tampons, menstrual cups and painkillers for cramps. Let your fiance know so he’s empathetic to your moods. Get your maid of honour up to the task of checking for leakage every now and then. She will understand.

Don’t let your period ruin your wedding day (and night!)

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Periods are natural, and what’s a girl to do? If you’re thinking of ‘the first night,’ you can always have sex with your husband every night after the wedding. From one married person to another, you may be too knackered to get steamy on the very first night. Opt to cuddle instead and let your new husband show his love by waiting on you, making hot tea, bringing chocolates, and being generally comforting. Now that’s special.

How was your wedding day? Did you get your period? Otherwise, how did you avoid it? Let us know in the comments below!