Post # 1
Sorry if this has been discussed before. I know there are numerous ways to pee while wearing your dress (like this: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/peeing-while-wearing-the-dress). But what if you’re wearing a super tight, body hugging dress? Mermaid specifically. Do you still have enough give to pull the skirt up??
Post # 3
My dress was great until I added a mermaid crinoline. Why I felt compelled to do so I am not sure(because I purposefully bought my dress for lack-of-poof), but once it was on I was IN LOVE.
So, with the crinoline I can’t get my dress on by myself (it has to go over the head now) and I definately can’t pee. I’ve realized that to do so I must completely climb out of my dress (with help of course) and pull down the crinoline.
Post # 4
Boo, I never thought about this. I have a dropped waist dress that is very form fitting. I hope there is enough room to pull it up, because I pee A LOT! Especially if I’m drinking. This could be a problem… oh well 🙂 I kind of like the idea of getting all the BMs together to help me pee.
Post # 5
I have a mermaid dress. Like kperry3 said, I also pee a lot espeically when I drink alcohol!
When I’ve been to my fittings, I’ve stepped into it to get in, and then to get out she’s taken it over my head. Hopefully I’ll be able to just hike it up to pee!
Post # 6
I don’t know if everyone is going to be like this but I also pee a LOT and I was also drinking during the reception. I didn’t even stop to think about peeing from the time I last peed at 3:30 that day until I was out of my dress around 11:30. Like I said, I don’t know if everyone will be the same (I’m sure they won’t) but that was my experience. There was just so much going on until everyone left, I didn’t even realize that I had to pee.
ETA: My dress was more dropped waist/form fitting a-line but I do know it would have been very hard to do this in.
Post # 7
I have been in friends’ weddings where I ended up helping them go to the bathroom a bunch. One friend had to go right before her ceremony, as we had drank a bunch of champagne in the limo on the way to the church. She was all made up and dressed to perfection (she had a mermaid), but didn’t want to have to pee the whole time during her full mass Catholic wedding. She also would have been seen by guests if she went to where the restrooms were located, so somehow we came to the conclusion that it would be easiest to bring the bathroom to her, and I still don’t remember where we came up with a bucket, but I helped her hold her dress up, and her mom held the bucket under her. And the wedding went on!
I fully expect my bridesmaids to have to assist me in the bathroom with my mermaid dress. I wouldn’t trust myself alone with my dress and partaking in a 5 hour open bar. I’m too clumsy and it’s too risky, so my BMs are going to get real close and personal to me on May 29th!
My shapewear does have the openable-crotch thing happening…So that’s a positive note:)
Post # 8
This is not a very nice visual but maybe you could pee into something (a bottle might be a bit hard but something like that?) because taking your entire dress off just sounds impossible!
I saw this thing on TV called a “fenis” (lol)…it’s a device that helps women pee standing up. Maybe something like that could be useful???
I don’t know!
Post # 9
I had a mermaid fit (Enzoani Dakota) and at my last fitting, it was difficult to sit, nevermind the idea of slipping that sucker over my hips to pee. Plus there were a million tiny buttons down the back of my dress. I was REALLY worried. BUT I guess I dropped that extra pound or two before the wedding from stress and I was just able to slip that puppy up over my hips and the straddling the toilet backwards trick worked like magic!!!!
Post # 10
@MademoiselleL: hahaha that’s what I was thinking too. a FUNNEL! haha
But in all seriousness I didn’t even think about this and I’m wearing a tight form fitting mermaid and have no bridal party… uh oh. lol.
Post # 11
@Aug2011Bride: Don’t let them take in the hips too much on it and you’ll be fine. I’m SO glad that somehow that inch or half inch came off (I didn’t even have time to work out that week so I guess it was stress?! I didn’t feel stressed but whatever, I’m not going to look a gifthorse in the mouth!). I don’t think my dress looked too big around the hips. You’re going to want a touch of room so you can pull it up a bit when you sit down anyways, it makes it more comfortable.
Ladies make sure you try sitting down in your dress during your fittings!!!!
Post # 12
@MademoiselleL: I’ve heard of one called a Lady J or a freschett (sp?) that girls can use when backpacking so they can pee in the woods!
Post # 13
@Keltaena: Yes I have seen those ones too! I looked at one when I did a backpacking trip but I just couldn’t do it!
This “fenis” that I saw is the same thing but anatomically correct…for a male. It’s kinda weird but it might work if combined with a bottle or something.
Post # 14
@bakerella: I’m so scared! My dress comes in mid june/early july. My wedding is in early august. When I ordered my dress it was the skinniest that I’ve been which is right now. So the pressure is definitely on to keep the weight off! I’m already worried I wont fit into it so now I have to worry about peeing… eep!
Post # 15
I had a very form-fitting dress, but whether it was nerves or my body just going, “Okay, the expensive dress is on, it’s go time, all calls of nature are on hold until this wedding is over!”, I didn’t have to go all night! So I don’t have any really advice, but I know I’m not the only bride who’s had a pee-free wedding…maybe you’ll be one of us lucky ones who doesn’t need a single bathroom visit!
Post # 16
Okay, I have 245 posts on weddingbee, but this is by far the most informative.
For $7, I really may purchase this…Best case scenario: it helps. Worst case scenario: The Bms and I laugh our asses off and have a funny story to tell:)