Nix the Panic Button: What to Do When You’re Feeling Sick on Your Wedding Day

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When you hold a life event so dear to your heart, you surely cannot afford to bungle it. You want it to be as perfect as possible. Top of the list is a wedding. And that goes for thousands of Americans who tied the knot in the middle of the pandemic. In the year 2020, there were about 1 3 million weddings. Indeed, not even the virus can stop people from manifesting true love.

Let’s face it. Perhaps, the fact that your expectations are sky-high puts so much pressure on your shoulders for your wedding. And who wouldn’t? Your wedding is in fact the biggest day of your life. So you come up with a wish list: your wedding dress to be as stunning as can be; your groom should be adorable; and so on and so forth.

But alas and alack, as much as you want things to be as perfect as possible on your wedding, the reality could say otherwise. Chances are, unforeseen factors could mess up your wedding day. And the pandemic is exhibit A. Of those Americans wanting to wed, 63 % had their weddings postponed.

While you may not have to worry about your future hubby not showing up on your wedding day, there are things that are essential but oft-times overlook. Feeling sick or horrible on your wedding day is a glorious example.

Don’t press the panic button just yet. When you have so much to prepare the days before,  you could wake up on the wrong side of the bed on your wedding day. Truth be told, however, there are expert ways you can get over this and proceed to tie the knot as you planned. Here are key takeaways to do just that.

Avoid Stress

First and foremost, keep it real. All your aspirations for your wedding to be perfect can only lead to a heart attack. And that can be counterproductive for you. It can result in undue stress and in sleepless nights.  In short, it can compromise your health.

The best way to prevent getting sick is to manage your stress levels. . Remember that if the levels of your stress heighten, your immunity lowers. This may be easier said than done, but this is an important way to avoid getting sick.

So what are you to do? Well, first up, schedule your wedding months ahead. That should give you ample time to prepare. Secondly, hire a wedding planner. Let someone do the leg work and planning for you. It may cost you some but it’s a step closer towards a more beautiful you on your big day.

Eat Healthily


Before you go into celebration mode, make sure you’re in your best form on your wedding day. One way to do this is by making sure you eat a healthy diet, days leading to your wedding. Max on your greens, your fruits, and vegetables. Even better, don’t forget your vitamins and minerals. With ample nutrients, your chances of getting sick heighten.

Plus, be physically active. Not only is exercise a good way to manage stress, but also you put your body in its best form doing so. Making yourself at optimum health three weeks prior to your wedding surely keeps illnesses at bay.

What If You’re Feeling Sick Already?

Even with all the preparations to be in your best form, you could still fumble. When you wake up on your wedding day, you could find yourself not feeling well. Perhaps, it’s the jitters.

Well, you need not call the wedding off.  Panicking can only aggravate your symptoms. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the essentials.

For one, check if you have contracted an infection. A high fever, that’s over 103 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 39 °C), is no joke. It’s something to be alarmed about. If so, get in touch with a trusted doctor right away. And yes, let your wedding organizer know, so she can help manage the situation.

Managing Symptoms

Well, you can always have a medical expert come by just to be sure. If none of the symptoms are severe, know there are easy ways for you to physically heal. Of course, taking medication should bid you well.

However, take heed. Consult a doctor before taking a pill. Some drugs can cause you to feel drowsy or worse, you could form allergies and sabotage things even more.

Knowing if these medications have any contraindications is wise. Remember that drugs out in the market today undergo extensive clinical trials and are government-regulated.

The process is meticulous. Drug manufacturing companies even let a host of patients test the drugs and their effects in clinical trials. Towards such end, these manufacturing companies hire experts in patient recruitment as an aid in their market research. In addition, these professionals source and vet potential patients extensively.

To a large degree, over-the-counter medicines should be fine. Then again, it’s always best to consult a doctor who knows your personal history. You don’t want to compromise your big day by making haphazard decisions. After all, you really can’t go through your wedding if you’re fast asleep.

The good news is the wedding is but an expression of your true love for one another. Given that, nothing should stop you from living this Earth as one.

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