Can't sit in my dress! *tear* Anybody stand throughout their reception? lol

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha the only time I sat down was to eat dinner — so let’s say 10 or 15 minutes tops!!! I wore a ball gown, so I COULD have sat down … I just didn’t Smile

As for the bathroom, I keep recommending the freshette funnel with the medical-length attachment tube. It basically gives you a 3-foot penis so you can pee standing up without even having to squat, and everything goes right into the toilet without any problems! I could even go to the bathroom by myself, which was quite an accomplishment.

I’m sure you will figure something out, though … and if you can’t sit, you can’t sit! You won’t really miss this ability … just make sure you have some comfortable shoes to change into if your feet get sore.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dress is fit and flare so I’ll be able to sit, dance, move about.  I couldn’t really move in the mermaid style, lol.  I looked damn good but I couldn’t move ROFL.  I couldn’t see myself trying to walk down the aisle in one.

I think it’ll be fine though 🙂 you need to be able to sit down at least to eat LOL

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

I feel you! I wore a full body SPANX thingy to suck everything into place and make me all smooth and un bumby. After a couple of hours the dress loosened up enough for me to sit but I have a bit of an unconventional suggestion. Whenever you want to sit down just slide the tight part of the dress up until you have enough loose room to sit but dont forget to slide the dress all the way down before standing up again.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It may be too late but I’d ask the seamstress if she can swap it for a corset back, if it’s currently a zippered back. That way, you can get the snug, streamlined look you love for the ceremony, but loosen it a bit for dining, sitting, etc.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My seamstress told me I’ll have to hike the hips (or the part of the dress covering the hips, if that makes sense) up a bit to sit — and it totally works. I have to sit straight as an arrow, but oh well….

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not standing during dinner! LOL! Other than that, I’m going to be out on the dance floor partying it up! My dress is a ballgown though so I can sit when I want to. But you make me want to test out sitting in it anyway at my 1st fitting (Aug 11th!).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@fishbone:  +1 I have heard this work for many brides before!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SuperDuperBrit:  Yes. I considered a mermaid style briefly then decided I couldn’t even dance in it so went for the good ole fit n flare

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@iarebridezilla:  Did you really use that funnel?! That is hilarious! Where did you store it?!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did the sit down test before I even purchased my dress. I was able to sit, which really you only have time to do during dinner and toasts. The rest of the time I was standing. I even went to the bathroom ALONE… not one other person was in there. I’m so proud of that… I didn’t want to inconveneince anyone else and didn’t want to have to take an entourage. Didn’t pee on myself or the seat!!!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m so tagging this as of right now its pretty hard for me to sit in my dress.  I’m thinking if I loose 5 pounds though that won’t be a problem anymore.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Brittany85:  I have not been married yet, but have been in a few weddings. I do not even recall sitting down, besides for dinner, and that was only for a quick bite.  I was too busy socializing & dancing.

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