Did you know, “more than 100 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year”? (aafa) Yet, one of the most popular times to get married is in the spring, the season where the majority of people are suffering the most. The promise of beautiful flowers & ideal temperatures are appealing to most brides…but then they remember the brutal truth about spring when it is too late.
How To Survive During Allergy Season : Wedding Edition
If you are planning a beach wedding, the effects of spring shouldn’t be as much a burden. This article mostly pertains to those not along the coastlines.
There is, however, good news. Springtime pollen doesn’t have to put a damper on the wedding season. In this article we will review helpful ways to enjoy the day instead of just surviving it, and help you take back your dream wedding.
Pollen is at its worst in the mornings. In the afternoon, the pollen starts to taper down and by night pollen counts are at their lowest. If you want a sunrise wedding, choose an indoor or tented location with inside ventilation.
In your preparatory wedding day bag, pack allergy medication and allergy relief eye drops. If you are worried about forgetting these items, set an alarm on your phone to remind you the day of the wedding to bring or take the medication.
Bring an oil diffuser with you to help with inflammation and other symptoms. Popular essential oils include lavender, frankincense, and peppermint.
DO NOT rub your eyes for a whole week leading up to the wedding. While it is a good practice not to do this at all because it only makes the symptoms worse and prolonged, by not doing so for a week, you will significantly reduce redness and the temptation to itch will be less severe on your wedding day.
Exercise Exercise Exercise. The best way to help with a stuffy nose and sinus drainage is by doing cardio. This doesn’t have to be strenuous, but a simple 20 minute walk will do the trick. (It is highly advised to walk indoors).
The final tip is be mindful of what you eat. Dairy products are going to make your symptoms feel 10x worse. Fruits are a great source of vitamins and will help calm your throat. A healthy diet is a great way to boost your immune system, aid with prolonged symptoms and with acute ones.