SOS! What to Do When You Get a Cold the Week Before Your Wedding

Bride Sick on Wedding Day

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Every bride wants look and feel her best on her big day, but things don't always work out as planned. A sudden cold the week before your wedding may seem like the end of the world, but in fact illness doesn't have to mean the end of the world. Our etiquette experts weigh in on how to keep a cold from ruining your big day.

The second you feel the symptoms of a cold coming on, immediately book an appointment with your doctor to secure a diagnosis and treatment plan. Talking to your healthcare practitioner will help clarify exactly what illness has struck, and how best alleviate symptoms before your wedding. Adhering to your doctor's orders is essential to restoring your health before the big day. If your symptoms are severe enough, your doc may prescribe a antibiotic or even the 5-day Z-Pak.

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In addition to following your doctor's treatment plan, you can also soothe your symptoms and cure your cold with simple home remedies. First, be sure to get an adequate amount of rest each night before the wedding. Next, incorporate more thirst-quenching water, tea, and soup into your daily beverage intake. Then, beef up your diet with vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables. Look for items with high concentrations of zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D. Finally, find ways to decrease your stress in the days before your wedding. Exhaustion and anxiety severely cripple the immune system's ability to combat viruses, so be sure to kick back and relax for at least an hour or two every day. By adhering to your doctor's recommendations and indulging in a few choice at-home remedies, you'll walk down the aisle as bright and beautiful as can be.

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