(Closed) Help! Ideas for a clumsy bride….

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Easy fix! Just use a cup with a lid on it… like a fancy adult sippy cup! Laughing Or, like PP said, don’t drink anything that has any color to it. White wine, champagne, vodka tonic, etc…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsB2012 LMAO I love the adult sippy cup!! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bumble bee

@PinkFlemingo:  That is a GREAT idea for people (like me) who spill all of the time!  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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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