Post # 1
So, my dress has these lovely buttons all the way up the back that I’m apparently supposed to buy a crochet hook so that it is much easier to button up. Love it. So happy.
But, let’s assume it’s the end of the wedding night and my now husband and I go upstairs in slightly inebrieated states. How the bleep is the dress supposed to come off? I mean, is this the one final bridesmaids duty that no one talks about? Because I seriously don’t want to sleep in a big white gown.
I’m imagining myself showing up at brunch the next morning and walking up to my mom and asking her to “undo me”.
Any thoughts? Any other buttoned up bees with husbands who managed the unbuttoning process?
Post # 3
Haha, good question. My dress had a corset back, which is easier to handle…
But anyway, I was slightly (okay, maybe a little more than slightly) inebriated at the end of the wedding, as was Darling Husband. My bridesmaids came back to the hotel room with me and undid the dress and even took my hair down (with its millions of bobby pins). They’re the best.
Post # 4
LOL! Never thought of this. Maybe this is why my mom keeps saying I need a “getaway dress” for the last song. Hah!
Post # 5
I think, despite the amount of inebriation, that said groom can figure out how buttons work (at least mine better!!!) Mine buttons up also, but I would think that he could still figure it out 😉
Post # 6
My mom had the same dress and she said it was my dad’s first challenge as her new husband. “You want this body? Then get your drunk butt over here and learn how to crochet!”
Post # 7
@Mrs Hedgehog: Haha, I think I love your mum!
I guess it depends, do you want to change into something a little *wink wink* for your husband? Then get a good bridesmaid friend to help.
Or, like many husbands seem to say (at least on the Bee), they really want to take the dress off themselves. In this case he’ll just have to figure it out for himself! You could always just ask him what he wants to do.
Post # 8
I don’t know if this would be an option for you, but you could get your seamstress to modify the back to where it looks buttoned, but really zips. Mine had buttons all the way down the back, but there is a hidden zipper, so we won’t have to crochet me out of it 🙂
Post # 9
If you’d prefer to keep your dress in the best shape, have a handy bridesmaid or two come up with you quickly to at least unbutton the back…he can help with the rest. I think that as long as you’d trust his drunk-hands to undo the buttons but not ruin them, then let him have a go at it 🙂 Maybe you can make him one of those ‘practice pillows’ like kids have for tying their shoes…except his gift will be a pillow with buttons and loops and he’ll get a crochet hook to practice with. Hehehe.
Post # 10
HAHAHA I am so glad mine zips!
Post # 10
I think it would a be great idea to have the zipper placed discreetly in the back and then have one of your BMs undo the buttons before you runaway with your Groom. I know it will probably look a bit funny, but that way you’re sure he won’t accidently do any damage to your dress. Especially if you have any plans on selling it afterwards.
Post # 11
@Mrs Hedgehog: ahahaha! That was my first thought…teach him how to do it!
Post # 12
Haha, at my best friend’s wedding they got into their limo to drive away and her dad went dashing back to the venue and grabbed the crochet hook we’d used to do her up and handed it to her. Totally awkward… but I mean… do what you have to do.
Post # 13
My mom unbuttoned me (there was a zipper underneath) before we went back to the hotel. There’s NO WAY Darling Husband could have figured out the button hook/tiny button thing. You really can’t tell that it’s unbuttoned and at the end of the night it’s sort of dark and people are half in the bag, no one will notice or care 😉
Post # 14
Never thought of this, but I do plan on changing before we are off on our own, so I guess it won’t be a problem for me =).
Post # 15
Good question! Note to self- make sure there is a zipper under my buttons lol