Post # 17
Wow. I have literally never thought about the pain of going to the bathroom in a wedding dress. I guess it couldn’t be much worse than trying to pee @ prom & such… but still. Slightly nerve-wracking!
Like PPs have suggested, cut your own hole & have a friend or two assist you in the bathroom, if need be. You shouldn’t have to limit your drinking @ your wedding simply b/c you’re afraid to pee!
Post # 18
Mink– thanks for that link, I would never have thought of that approach lol Everytime I thought about how I would do it, all I could picture was Bethany peeing in a bucket with a guy and a girl helping her right before her ceremony in Bethany gets Married.
Post # 19
I actually tried what was suggested in the above link, and let me tell you, it worked wonders! My Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t believe that I wanted to go into the bathroom by myself, so she kept talking to me outside and asking if it was working! 😛
Post # 20
@AB Bride: @misspeanut: I thought I was the only one! :p I wore my dress from about 6:00 pm – 1:30 am and I didn’t pee once. I didn’t drink much (maybe a couple glasses of wine) but I was so busy getting pulled in every direction, I didn’t really think about it.
Post # 20
@pengoala: I did it too, but my train was still out, so my BMs were standing outside the stall holding it up. And laughing their heads off at me. Haha. We had to commandeer the bathroom because the door had to stay open. Totally worked, though!
Post # 21
@ sweetpea87 :: lol, this is sooo something I would do and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone snapped a picture to laugh at later haha
Post # 22
I am laughing while I am reading this becuase it is certainly not on the list of things I was worrying about (Until Now!). Thankfully I think my dress might be loose enough to just hike up and it isn’t too poofy. oh my goodness ladies you crack me up.
I am forseeing a bridesmaid bonding experience at least.
Post # 23
I found this a long time ago and thought that it was the best and clearest advice on the subject of the restroom and the wedding dress.
If you can’t bring the skirt up over your hips I think that you have to take the dress off completely regardless of the Spanx issue.
I would not recommend the “not going” suggestions for fear of dehydration or bladder infection during your honeymoon.
This post is reminding me of “Bethenny Getting Married” when she was wearing her designer wedding gown at The Four Seasons peeing into a silver champagne bucket.
Post # 24
@Zusie: bwahaha my Fiance just said I should just pee in a bucket since my dress is pretty massive.
Post # 25
Just have your moh and Bridesmaid or Best Man help you out, if it takes 10 minutes to open up the dress so you can pee, just do it, you’ll feel so much better once you do.
I wore a fitted mermaid dress but I made sure it was loose enough that I could put it up over my hips, I still needed help and my moh had to hold up my dress plus crinoline while I peed
Post # 26
Hahaha I love this. I got a freshette and have been practicing my peeing standing up since I’m wearing a big poofy ball gown and I plan on DRINKING!!! I think I’ll still need help, but only from someone willing to stand behind me and hold my dress up while I go. Since I don’t even have to drop my panties to use the freshette, it should be a breeze! And I bought the one with a nice long hose so I can really keep the pee away from my big tulle ball of a dress 🙂
Incidentally, my Future Mother-In-Law and I had a funny moment about this issue. I was joking about the freshette with her and she reminded me that since Fiance is an LPN (a man-nurse, as he calls it), I could always ask him to put in a catheter with a really big bag. “It’ll really make for a romantic first night, don’t you think?” she asked. “Oh baby, take my catheter out and let’s get to consummating!”
I about died laughing. I think she and I will get along fine!