Post # 1
I had my final fitting yesterday (yayy!).
I decided to add a flared slip/crinoline/petticoat/whatever you call it underneath my dress to add a little extra poof. But now I can’t figure out how the hell I’m going to get into/out of this dress on my wedding day!
The original plan was easy- step in, pull up, step out to pee and repeat.
With the slip, my alterations woman said I should put the dress on first, then slide the slip up. The slip, however comes up to around my bellybutton… so I can’t imagine how this will work. I’m pretty sure I can’t lift my dress above my thighs (see picture…)
What did everyone do on their wedding day?
Post # 3
Slip first, then dress overhead. Not ideal, but that’s the only way I know to do it with a petticoat/crinoline unless you sew it to the dress.
Post # 4
@Bazingau: 🙁 thats what i’m trying to avoid.
how do you do that without ruining your hair??
Post # 5
Very carefully? Lol. Seriously though, you need at 2 other people holding the dress open (or as open as you can get it) while they get it over your head. It’s not going to be easy, but it can be done. This is what we did for one of my girl friends who got married recently (I was a BM).
Post # 6
I’ve been thinking the same thing!
I am also wearing a mermaid slip under my wedding dress. I tried on my dress for the first time last week. I put the slip on first, the dress was then slipped over my head. I would ideally like to walk into it but I wouldn’t want to risk streching out my bodice and possibly pulling sitching or jewels (my dress is mermaid style).
An idea I had in mind was placing the slip on the floor and putting the dress over it so that when you walk into it you’d be walking into both at the same time. It may be a little tricky but with a little bit of help from your mom/friend I think it could be done right?
If not another option would be to walk into the dress and have someone help you put the slip on under.
Post # 7
@xdaydreams05x: Thats a good idea!
Place the slip inside the dress, step into both leaving the dress around your feet, pull the slip up into position, then the dress as you normally would. Should save your hair this way too!
I have officially decided thats what I am going to do =)
Post # 8
I had to step in and out of my dress (it was huge!) and then pull the slip on afterwards.
Post # 9
@SupermansSweetheart: this is very good! maybe i can even pin it in with a safety pin and once its up take them off.
but i won’t be wearing it again until my wedding day! so i hope it will work…
bad news is when i get nervous i drink water… and when i drink water i have to go to the bathroom constantly! hahah
i might give up on the slip all togehter towards the end of the reception
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Post # 11
Okay, I have to tell you girls, if you haven’t read this post and tried it, it is a MUST! I swear to you, I did this on my wedding day, I didn’t have to get out of the dress, I didn’t need anyone in the bathroom with me, it worked like a charm! MY Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t believe me so she paced outside the bathroom and constantly kept asking if i needed help. 😛
Post # 12
@September29: Oh I’m thinking the same thing! I’m only wearing the slip for church and pictures then that sucker is coming off! lol
Post # 13
My alterations lady told me to step into the dress (to avoid hair/makeup disaster), then have the BMs/moms/whoever hold the dress up around me while I get into the slip. So the slip gets put on while the dress is on but held up. I like the idea of putting the slip into the dress then stepping into both.
Post # 14
I had a similar style dress and the same type of slip. See Picture Below
Getting Ready: Slip first, dress overhead. I tried the other way and it did NOT work. The lining of my dress got all wrapped up in the slip. Have mom & some friends help you to keep it out of your hair and makeup. Yours is strapless so it should be easier.
Bathroom Going: I went to the bathroom by myself and did not have to take my dress off. It took a little time and some wiggling but I managed. I just hiked up the dress portion and then wiggled the slip up and straddled the toilet straight on. When I was done, I just wiggled the slip back down and pulled the dress down. Honestly it was nice to have some alone time when I went into the bathroom where I didn’t have to talk and could just zone out 🙂 haha.
Below is a picture of my dress so you can see how similar they are.
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I had the DB crinoline that zips up to right under my bust with the big bunch of tulle underneath. Originally, I could step into my dress but with the crinoline, that SO wasn’t happening.
So I had to kind of bend my head down to protect the makeup/face and then had someone help me shimmy the dress down over my head.
I didn’t have to use the bathroom at all during the wedding (PHEW!) as I didn’t really eat or drink anything all day and didn’t consume much at the wedding either.