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Weddings And Periods, What Can You Do About It?

BY Apoorva | 05 Jul, 2022 | 340 views | 4 min read

Wedding and periods, two words you don’t want to hear in the same breath! While some families and cultures believe it to be impure and don’t recommend getting married when you are on your cycle, there are more reasons why not having your period during your wedding is a good idea. You don’t want to be worried about stains, cramps and mood swings on the happiest day of your life. So what do you do! Here’s what we recommend


Plan Your Wedding Date Away From Your ‘Date’!

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While planning your wedding date, plan the events such that they don’t coincide with your period dates. To make matters simpler, just skip the week so you don’t have to worry even if they are a day late or early.

Use A Menstrual Cup

The invention of the decade, a menstrual cup is an easy and hassle free way of not worrying about changing your pad or anything for atleast 7-9 hours, unless you have an extremely heavy flow. There are also some anecdotal reports of people having fewer or less painful menstrual cramps while using a cup which is a win win. We recommend trying a menstrual cup a few times befire you use it on your d-day!

Plan It Ahead

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Plan your period during your wedding by ensuring you have your backups. Tell your bridesmaids so that they are prepared. Pack a bag which will have tampons, pads, extra panties, a hot water bag, painkillers, dark chocolate and anything that you may need if things go south. Make sure your friends/sister know where everything is so that you can quickly gain access to anything you need.

Consider Talking To Your Gynac About Skipping It

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If periods are a complete no-go zone for your wedding, then you can resort to medication. But bear in mind that this isn’t a last minute fix. You need to plan it one cycle ahead where your doctor can prescribe some medicines to postpone your periods. Talk to your doctor to come up with a plan to safely skip your period on your wedding day.

Try Alternative Cramp Relief Methods

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There are various stick-on patches in the market which help with cramps. You can slap it on your lower abdomen so it’s on visible which will help in numbing the pain.

Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine And Salty Foods.

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These foods will not only cause bloating but will also aggravate period cramps. So avoid these one week prior to the wedding and you will thank us!

Talk To Your Dermat Too

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If you are someone who breaks out during or before her periods, consider talking to your dermatologist to ensure this doesn’t happen. They may prescribe certain supplements for acne-free skin!

Add PMS Vitamins To Your Daily Supplements

Talk to your doctor and add PMS vitamins that will help curb period cramps naturally. Vitamins with Vitamin B6, chaste berry, dong quai and lemon balm can help but you need to add these to your regime 2-3 months prior.

Dos and Don’ts

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  • Don’t wear sky-high heels as they will put pressure on an aching lower back. Opt for wedges instead.
  • Do check your seating options at the mandap so you have a comfortable seat.
  • Don’t have aerated drinks. Have herbals teas to lessen the nerves and cramps
  • Do carry a spray of hydrogen peroxide or any stain remover, just in case your lehenga/saree gets stained.
  • Don’t stress. Stress can cause your period cycle to come earlier so try to relax as much as possible.

Having your period on your wedding day can be quite disheartening, but with the right dos and don’ts in place, you can definitely ensure that your happy day is not ruined. Surround yourself with supportive, positive people and with things that make you happy so that you enjoy your wedding day to the fullest! 

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