Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains
It’s Friday, so let’s have a laugh…. any funny stories about figuring out how to potty in your wedding dress? Were you a bridesmaid trying to help the bride and found some good tricks? Are any of those wedding dress/bag gadgets you wear under your gown worth it?
Post # 2
My photographer actually recommeded facing the opposite way on the toilet, so that’s what I did! It was easier to pick up the front of the dress and have the rest just hang back!
When I was a bm for my friend, she had the pouffiest dress. There were seriously 4 of us in there with her. Everyone was holding a corner!
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2019 - City, State
Thankfully my dress just had light tulle on the bottom and it wasn’t super heavy. I was able to hold my dress myself to go to the bathroom. Before my wedding day I kept thinking of how I’d have my mom hold my dress while I went to the bathroom. Thankfully it didn’t come to that lol.
Post # 4
My dress was two pieces so I was just able to step out of the skirt which was really convenient.
Post # 5
I had a lace fit-and-flare dress that wasn’t too tight- and I was able to go to the bathroom ALL BY MYSELF in it. Just the normal way you’d go in a dress- hike it up and then back down again. (I may have been a bit tipsy at that point and told more people that I should have back at the reception that I’d just gone to the bathroom all by myself.)
Post # 6
sierrameadow : carefully. Usually it involved 2 bridesmaids holding my skirt while I went. It was an interesting experience. I was thankful there was a handicap stall that could fit all of us.
Post # 7
My friend tore a hole through the bottom of a trash bag, stepped in, and pulled the skirt up with that. (The affordable version of some as seen on TV gadget.) That worked great for her!
I managed to make it through my whole wedding without needing to go (12:30ish in the dress–6:30ish leaving reception), then was desperate once the adrenaline wore off! 😆 Mine was light satin and chiffon, so I grabbed the slip and stuffed the skirt in as I pulled it up. Worked great.
Post # 8
I was so dehydrated I didn’t have to go till almost the end of the night. I just unzipped the back and dropped it to my ankles, went and my Maid/Matron of Honor zipped me back up.
Post # 9
My first wedding, I did the backward toilet straddle. With my dress this time, I should be able to lift it up and go normally.
Post # 10
I was feeling pretty great at the reception, haha.
I always went to the handicap stall.
Luckily my dress was just a flowy-er dress, but lace and it was sooo heavy. Like my train was decently long so it took me a minute to gather it up into a ball. Sometimes I went by myself because I broke the seal and could not wait to grab a bridesmaid to go.
Most times I had my SIL and best friend (who was a bridesmaid) go with me. I was on my period (very, very lightly basically nonexsistent) so that made it fun, haha. They were all good sports and we laughed about it, lol.
Post # 11
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
My dress was enormous and had a big train, so I was really worried about this. I bought one of the gadgets, but it wasn’t big enough to scoop up all of my dress, so I didn’t use it.
I actually just gathered the train up over my arm, and then scooped the dress up under my arms. I could do it by myself, but I needed help to make sure the layers were straight afterwards.
My biggest issue was that the venue toilet cubicles were too small for me to fit in with my dress. I used the disabled one for most of the day, but in the evening it broke (I swear it wasn’t me!), so I had to run back to our hotel room to use the bathroom there. Our venue had a long glass corridor leading to the rooms, which ran parallel to the glass sided room of our reception, so all my guests could see me trying to hurry back and forth down the corridor!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2019 - Baltimore, MD
This has been my exact question the past few weeks! I have a heavy ballgown, and the seamstress recommended I just take it off whenever I need to pee.
Post # 13
My dress (very form fitting to mid-thigh and then a dramatic flare out with lots of tulle and a train) had required 2 people to get into so no chance of me getting in and out of it on my own. Of course, by the time we got to our reception venue after the church ceremony and photos I was dyinggggg for the restroom.
My husband was corralled into the bathroom and stood guard blocking the door while I got completely undressed, handed him a giant cloud of dress and booked it into the stall. We then spent 5 minutes wiggling me back into the dress. When we were done, one of us (I forget who) was like “that was romantic” and then we rejoined the party 😂
FWIW we’d been together 9 years by then so it’s not like this was his first exposure to my blushing virginal body lol. But yeah, I am sure he didn’t picture taking me out of my dress on our wedding day under those circumstances….😋
Post # 14
Careful liquid intake after a certain time. I’m the type to go to the bathroom often. Made sure to drink plenty of liquids early in the morning, so I was not dehydrated. Then small sips after 2pm. Wedding at 4pm, Reception at 6 til 11. I knew that once the spanx went down after dancing all night that puppy was not going up. My bff and I knew the game plan a few days before. Stuck only to small sips of wine and lots of dancing to just sweat it away. Come 11pm, and it winded down, it’s like my bladder just knew it didn’t have to try any longer. Once minute I was perfectly fine, the next, I was yelling her name, she knew exactly what was up. She and I rushed to the bathroom and jumped and shimmied it down. Ahhh blessed release and relief.
Post # 15
kittycatcat : lol, I can just see you running back and forth!