Post # 1
I have a bit of a concern about my wedding. Basically, I’m a really clumsy person – I’m well-known amongst my friends and family for being clumsy. This is particularly when I have food and drink in my hand (in other words I’m constantly spilling stuff on myself/the surrounding area).
My mum’s been suggesting (I hope in jest!) that I should wear a see-through poncho over my wedding dress whenever I’m anywhere near anything which might stain it. Does anyone have any more sensible/elegant ideas?! Or should I just suck it up and risk staining my beautiful gown?
Post # 3
I’ll be sticking to clear/white drinks – champagne, white wine, vodka tonic… maybe even lemon drop, but no red wine or jack and coke. As for eating, I would die if I spilled on my dress! I read somewhere that sometimes the bride will quickly eat away from the guests, with something protecting the dress, then afterwards do the rounds to the tables visiting with the guests while they eat. I won’t remove myself during dinner, but I think a large cloth napkin covering my dress, while blending into my dress so its not very obvious, would be a great idea.
Post # 4
Easy fix! Just use a cup with a lid on it… like a fancy adult sippy cup! Or, like PP said, don’t drink anything that has any color to it. White wine, champagne, vodka tonic, etc…
Post # 5
@MrsB2012 LMAO I love the adult sippy cup!! 🙂
Post # 6
Straws, large napkins, and have someone help you watch where you are walking. From one klutz to another, my bruised legs and destroyed clothes understand.
Post # 7
I’m a clumsy gal too! I normally fall over a lot/spill things etc.
I’m planning on clear liquids only, no soup/saucy food. Also, when you eat, make sure your dress is covered with napkins!
Post # 8
I’m so clumsy! One of my friends calls me klutzerella. One of my first dates with my partner, I was walking on teh sidewalk and totally faceplanted (and I was sober – everyone was like, “Oh you were tipsy!” Um. No. I am just that clumsy, even in flats!). I found a pair of shoes that are comfy to try to minimize being in a tall pair of awkward heels (more likely to trip) and am planning on scuffing up teh bottoms of both pairs of shoes (likely in my driveway) – I once slid on a pair of shoes, I think b/c the bottoms were so smooth! I’m planning to try to eat as neatly as possible. One of my bridesmaids half jokingly suggested a big. I may jokingly get one w/ a lobster (but will secretly be glad to keep my dress clean!). At the endof the day, most stains can come out of a dress. We got two of those tide pens to put in our bathroom baskets, and I am thining of getting another to put in my little bag (w/ my lipstick, medicine, etc).
As much as I’m having issues deciding who should walk me down the aisle, I need *someone*! I don’t trust myself to not trip, adn they can help steady me that day (it may end up being my dad, we’ll see). Luckily my partner is well aware of how clumsy I am, and when we go out places if we’re near each other, he warns me if there’s a step/uneven floor/etc. I also have issues b/c I have arthritis, so sometimes walking is already a pain in the butt enough! I was planning to have my (ever present!) pink adult sippy cup w/ water while getting ready but am thinking of having it at our table. My co-workers constantly see me w/ it.
Post # 9
There were people at our venue who went through the buffet line for me and plated my food so 1) I wouldn’t have to get up and 2) we could avoid spillage on my dress. It helped a lot!
Post # 10
I’m going to buy a white chef’s apron and then bling it up to sort of match my dress … in other words, decorate the top half with some stick-on pearly beads, and maybe add some white tulle to the bottom half to match my ball gown. I’ll get one of those iron-on “Bride” designs in rhinestones, and I’ll wear the apron over my dress at least during dinner. I figure not only will it protect my dress, but it’ll definitely get a laugh! Plus, what a great keepsake from the wedding. I’ll totally wear it to cook/bake in afterwards 🙂
Post # 11
@PinkFlemingo: That is a GREAT idea for people (like me) who spill all of the time!
Post # 12
@Soon.to.be.Mrs.Freeman: and @Button: I’m totally with you – red wine is definitely out of the question!
@MrsB2012: I love the thought of sitting there with a sippy cup! I can almost see the photos now…
@takemyhand: I think I’m going to have to delegate someone to walk around with me and shout out warnings as I go! Luckily, I don’t think I’ll have a big dress though, so at least I won’t be able to knowck things over with my skirt or something…
@MsLobizon: I live in Dr Martens, so I’m wearing white DMs under my dress Wearing stilettoes would have been asking for a disaster! I’ve kindof got a nickname too – my friends and family now talk about “Gemma Sydrome” when other people knock stuff over… I haven’t heard of tide pens before – do they work well? And at least both of our other halves are well aware of the clumsiness! I like to hope it’s endearing…
@Gemstone: That was a good plan. We’re having a plated meal, so it’ll be brought to the table anyway but I would definitely not trust myself to collect my own food if we were having a buffet!
@PinkFlemingo: What a fab idea! It’d be a great keepsake too – there can’t be that many things you keep from your wedding that can be used every day in the kitchen.
Post # 13
@clumsylawyer: Tide Pens won’t save teh world, but they make my life easier. I always have one with me when I travel or go to conferences. It’s much easier to get a stain out before it sets. My photographer suggested having one (he carries one for weddings). We just did engagement photos and somehow I managed to eat neatly, but mid-photos, I guess my partner spilled something on him. Whiped out my Tide Pen, and it took a few minutes of dabbing but it worked.
Post # 14
I was going to suggest tide to go pens as well, or chalk in the color of your dress. But other than that, I say stick with clear beverages – red wine is a no no if you’re afraid of getting it stained!
Post # 15
1. Drink white wine – never red, and don’t drink too much.
2. Forget chocolate cake, unless it’s white.
3. Forget buffet – walking food?!? Ohhh no!
4. Have a reception dress – “just incase”
5. Dry clean in a can!!!!
6. Food wise – ask for your plate at least to be served with no sauces.
These are all things I did – because I am probably the clumsiest girl in the world.
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