Every bride or groom wants their wedding day to be picture perfect — no bouts of sneezing due to allergies; no red, itchy eyes for pictures; and no asthma attacks. Follow these five tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to make sure everyone breathes easy on the big day.
1. Pollen isn’t a good wedding theme
If you have pollen allergies and are planning an outdoor wedding, know when pollen counts are highest. In spring and summer, during tree and grass pollen season, pollen count levels are highest in the evening.
2. Must love dogs
If you want to include your best pet pal in your wedding, make sure none of the bridal party is allergic and likely to have a reaction.
3. Create a delicious — and safe — menu
Inquire about any severe food allergies among guests in advance by adding a line on your RSVP card or including a section on your wedding website.
4. Roses are romantic and probably won’t cause sneezing
Luckily, lots of beautiful flowers are a low allergy risk. Some of the varieties that produce little to no pollen include roses, begonia, columbine, crocus, daffodils and geraniums.
5. Vow to visit your allergist
Ifthe bride or groom suffers from allergies or asthma, plan to meet with a board-certified allergist a few months prior to the wedding day to help deal with any health concerns.
Plan to make your wedding not only romantic, but free of allergy and asthma symptoms.