How To Pee At Your Party

Alright, it’s time to lay down some wedding day wisdom regarding peeing!

I know this is something we’ve all thought about, or will have to think about. How the heck do you use the restroom in a wedding dress? It’s not easy, no matter how you look at it, that’s for sure. Especially if you have a dress with lots of material and poof, like an A-line or ball gown.

After purchasing my dress back in October, I looked on the Weddingbee boards and Googled for advice on how exactly to go about doing this. There was no way I was gonna hold it all night, and the ridonk rumor about bridal diapers wasn’t something I’d ever consider! But I basically found the same advice over and over, to get help from one of your bridesmaids.

Would you like to see a little illustration on the recommended way of peeing in a wedding gown, and the different way I found that works better? I thought so!

(And yeah, even though I’m a pretty dedicated blogger, I didn’t have someone take pictures of me in the bathroom so I could blog about it. You’ll have to make do with my lame line drawings. Apparently I’m pretty good at Photoshop, but not so much when it comes to actually drawing something in Illustrator!)

First, grab your MOH and enter the handicapped stall in the bathroom together.

Facing away from the toilet, have your MOH lift up your dress from behind.

Back toward the toilet, with your MOH standing behind you, squished up next to one side of the toilet.

Sit down, with her holding your dress up over the back of the toilet.

OK, so I had a lot of problems with this recommended way of relieving yourself. First, I’m not a big fan of doing my business in front of people. We definitely have a “closed door” policy in our house! Plus, holding your dress up above your head could easily pull out your bustle, or potentially mess up your hair if the dress bumps into the back of your head. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have to interrupt the fun that your MOH or bridesmaid is having at your reception, and drag them off the dance floor to attend to your bladder’s needs.

So I thought I’d share the way I peed at my party with you all, because I found it a lot easier to pull off!

First, enter the handicapped stall by yourself.

Approach the toilet, facing the toilet, and pull up the front of your dress.

Take off your panties so they are either only on one leg, or you can take them off altogether.

Straddle the toilet, continuing to hold the front of your dress up. Get rid of all that champagne you’ve been drinking all night! ;)

And”¦.that’s it! It’s SO much easier than the two person alternative, and as a bonus, you’ll get some alone time. In fact, this was the only time I had to myself our entire wedding day (the bathroom was empty except for me), and I relished the couple of minutes by myself, not having to talk to people!

So tell me, have you given this much though yet? Which way will you be peeing while wearing your wedding dress?


Mrs. Cola

Mountain View, CA
Wedding Date:
June 2010
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    vicarswifeintraining 579 posts, Busy bee @ 10:41 am

    Oh dear I’m crying with laughter!!! – but I guess now that I’m going to be a pregnant bride this is something I’m going to have to learn!! – but at least I have a short wedding dress – just a hefty few layers of underskirt – but I can hoist them myself :)

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    NicoliOliHpf, Guest @ 11:16 am

    Oh, thank you thank you thank you for this! There was no way in Hell I was going to have my MOH hold my dress up for me, but I was at a loss as to how to do it myself…successfully. But this makes sense! Yay!

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    RecoveringActor 7 posts, Newbee @ 4:33 pm

    Amazing. I’m still traumatized from when my mother made me hold her dress when I was a jr bridesmaid and she was a bridesmaid at my uncle’s wedding.. AND SHE WAS WEARING A GIRDLE! Trauma-tized.

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    starla729, Guest @ 11:02 am

    I totally used this technique on my wedding day! This is why I love the hive!! Thanks!

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    Katrina, Guest @ 12:47 pm

    I have the PERFECT image for this blog entry! I’d love to share it with you! (I couldn’t find a way to email you privately) please email me and I’ll send it right over =)

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    westcoast 1142 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:35 pm

    So funny, but good info!

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    Laura, Guest @ 7:11 pm

    thats crazy, I did the whole bridal diaper thing and couldn’t have been happier. nobody had to help me to the bathroom!

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    Lauren, Guest @ 12:45 am

    Love this!!!! I don’t have a sister so my MOH is a MAN of honor- no bueno! Thank you!!!

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    Mayre P, Guest @ 6:54 pm

    Those are good ideas. I usually have to pee badly, real fast. I would probably rush outside to a grass area, hoping I actually make it, stand and pee my panteis in private. Hopefully, with legs kept together, only my legs would get wet. More likely, I would end up having and accident right there on the floor, or hopefully out in a quiet area, alone! Maybe, with luck, I could actually make it to the bathroom and do as you instruct. But, if I had a really long dress, who would ever know!

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    mrspaulsbabyballerina 2055 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:17 am

    This post had me laughing out loud. I die at the illustrations. But in all seriousness, I think that your way of doing it sounds much easier…not to mention more private.

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    Melee75 7 posts, Newbee @ 8:04 pm

    Genius, cuz I do not need an audience to pee!

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