Post # 1
Hi Bees,o it turns out going to the toilet maybe difficult wearing my tight mermaid wedding dress with a lace up back… too hard to pull the dress up! sooo should ii take it off when i go or insert a zipper on the side or? Any bees out there have any issues on their wedding day? (since i havent had my wedding day as yet, im trying to get this issue sorted hehe) my dress
Post # 3
@TanTan07: i wore the dakota by enzoani. Same silhouette. ..i straddled the toilet looking towards the wall lol….i was able to lift my dress enough to do so comfortably (and my dress was very fitted)
Post # 4
Ditto on @alaskin17‘s advice. Grab the bottom of the front of your dress and straddle the toilet so you’re facing the back of the toilet. This way, you won’t have to worry about anything getting wet or whatnot.
Post # 5
Actually, I concentrated really hard on making it the entire time without going to the bathroom, lol. Proud to say I achieved it! I made one bathroom trip and that was just to remove my corset and fix my hair 🙂
Post # 6
Are you going to have a bridal attendant? I was very nervous about this too with my mermaid but my attendant was a huge help. She held the dress up for me so I could get it high enough to sit. Yes it was awkward at first since she was a complete stranger but she couldnt see anything and she had done this before!
Post # 7
We have a bridal suite down the hall from the reception and my dress zips up (only takes 3 minuts to put on) so I will be stripping it off when I need to pee. I hope it’s only once or twice.
Post # 8
Have you seen this thread? 🙂
I wore a fit and flare on my wedding day and had no problem with it, but not too sure about mermaid. I think it should work though!
Post # 9
I can’t even sit very well in my mermaid dress so I’m really afraid about going to the bathroom. I have to go to the bathroom a lot when I’m nervous so it will be an interesting day.
I think a zipper on the side might save you a lot of trouble with the laces.
Your dress is beautiful By The Way.
Post # 10
@TanTan07: My MOH/sister came to the bathroom with me, lol. She held my dress up while I peed, haha 🙂 – I plan on returning the favor at her wedding, she was an AMAZING Maid/Matron of Honor
Post # 11
I hope this isn’t too hard, because my bladder is like a sieve when I’m drinking. I literally pee every 15 minutes… stupid alcohol and your diuretic properties! I’m gonna make my sister or my friend or my mom or someone come with me to help. And do the straddling the toilet backwards thing.
Post # 12
your dress is lovely on you!
I don’t have much experience with this yet, but I’m a sucker for comfort, and that has been very important to me in my dress search. I personally much prefer having a zipper sewn in to resisting the urge to pee – especially since that can increase the risk of bladder infections – not what you want on your wedding night!
If you can straddle the toilet comfortably, I suppose that’s not a bad way to go either – and I do think an attendant is helpful; even if you don’t have a Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man, a good friend can help.
Post # 13
I had to have someone take me right out of mine.
Post # 14
I think I can manage my mermaid but my venue doesn’t have a handicap stall so I’ll be squeezing in!
Post # 15
great thread!!! i just ordered a mermaid dress as well, and was just thinking about this the other day… hahah
Keep the advice coming ladies!
Post # 16
Oh dear…this never even occurred to me! Good advice though, I guess I will be straddling away!