Post # 1
Hi all! I’m stressing out about something (and with all the wedding planning, I certainly don’t need more stress!): I have a fit-and-flare gown that shows EVERYTHING because it’s tight and it’s satin. So, I bought a Spanx Slimplicity High-Waisted Shaper. This one goes from under the bra to mid-thigh, has no seam down the front (was afraid the seam would show through the fabric), and appears to have no pee hole! I’m not sure if I would even use it if it had one, but now I’m stressed about how I’m going to pee. Since the dress is tight to mid-thigh, I’m not sure I can hike it up high enough to get the Spanx down and then up again, and it has tons of buttons on the back, so taking the dress off would be a nightmare. Additionally, there’s a corset-type thing built into the dress.
Is there any hope for me?!
Post # 4
hahaha I bought the same pair of spanx, the hole cracked me up. I ended up not wearing it because of the extreme difficulty it would be to use the restroom! I tried the spanx out when I attended a friend’s wedding, so I was wearing a normal dress and even then it was soooooo difficult to get them off and back on
EDIT: my dress was a corset back too so I actually didn’t need the spanx at all.
Post # 5
why not just cut your own hole…
Post # 6
I didn’t pee the entire time I had my dress on (at least 10 hours, probably closer to 12). Just don’t have too much to drink. I think I had maybe 3 glasses of champagne total.
Post # 7
Cut your own hole or instruct some friends on how to help you to the restroom!
Post # 8
It sounds like your only option is to take the dress off.
I had a bit of a production to pee in my dress too and require at least two peoplesassistance. Luckily I only had to go twice between 1pm and midnight.
Post # 9
too funny… I’ve actually thought about the nightmare of having to pee w/ a ballgown. Maybe you could alter your dress and put a zipper under the buttons so you can actually take it off quick?
Post # 10
Hah honestly I didn’t have to pee all night because I was running around! I had like 6 glasses of champagne and a few glasses of wine and still didn’t pee and wasn’t even tipsy. All the dancing and running around probably helped.
Post # 11
Thats what maid of honors are for! To help you pee!!! (right out of the mouth of my MOH!)
Post # 12
Thanks all! I hear a crochet hook is great for doing all those little buttons. I guess I’ll have to have a team of bridesmaids with crochet hooks helping me! If I make them practice, maybe they can do it super fast and I won’t have to miss too much wedding 🙂
Post # 13
Have you tried calling their customer service line for help? I saw a picture of how these looked and thought, I have no clue how you’d pee in those!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
One of the most popular posts on Weddingbee: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/07/19/peeing-in-your-wedding-dress/
I would go without the Spanx, personally.
Post # 15
I’d cut your own hole and invest in a Go Girl!
Post # 16
Cut a hole and using something like peemate, whiz freedom, sani-fem freshette. These things are available at all good outdoor shops. I use to know a lady who flew a lot up north in a float plane and she used peemates (which are disposable) while she was up in the air and still tied into her seat.