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?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Cola

Location:
Mountain View, CA
Wedding Date:
June 2010
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    M.Ruder 1435 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:29 pm

    I like the private method much better! But I think if I use the 2-person, I’ll have my mother do it!

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    gill84 731 posts, Busy bee @ 5:45 pm

    This post made me laugh out loud. I love your diagrams.

    Also I will be following your advice in 6 weeks time! Thanks!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:11 pm

    Your illustrations are AWESOME! Method #2 was my method of choice when I got married. Guest found it really odd seeing me in the restroom alone. Like I should have brought a buddy, but I assured them I had a plan ;-)

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    jackiet314 51 posts, Worker bee @ 6:45 pm

    Not only was this post HILARIOUS, it was also very good advice. Being 3 months out from the big day, I was thinking about this very problem. My MOH is very modest, and I didn’t think she’d be volunteering to assist me while I did my business! thanks so much for the tip, and the illustrations!

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    elaineathon 349 posts, Helper bee @ 7:08 pm

    LOL!! Thankfully I only had to pee once at our wedding but when I did, one of my childhood friends came with me. I gathered up the back of the dress and pulled it all around to the front. She held the mass of dress while I peed, and then she helped me flush. Worked perfectly and she couldn’t see a thing due to all the dress in front of me!

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    LynnC, Guest @ 7:27 pm

    hahahaha! I am sending this to all my friends who are getting married this summer. Probably the best thing I have ever read! <3

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    theoneandonlyliz 34 posts, Newbee @ 7:27 pm

    Favorite post ever.

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 7:38 pm

    Most. Informative. Post. Ever.

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 9:33 pm

    omg this is AWESOME! love the diagrams, lol

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    honeybun 1783 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:17 pm

    I def. did it that way! Except MOH still helped hold the dress up off the floor….alone or not, I think facing the toilet seems much easier!

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    mdarrah 1205 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:04 am

    OMG this is hilarious! I’m with you in private potty time! But my dress had a zipper, so i slipped out of it and left it in the bathroom “lobby” with my MOH, did my business, and then got zipped back in! super simple if you have a zipper and no petticoat

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    tetorger 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:05 am

    so funny. One of the most useful wb tips ever! haha

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    amanda, Guest @ 1:57 am

    This method won’t work for me! I have a mermaid style that is impossible to pull up past a certain point. I’m going to have to buy something they use for camping & long car rides called a GO GIRL…think of an oil filter with a long tube that goes into a container that you can empty after you pee. It’s genius.

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    Skywalk 87 posts, Worker bee @ 3:03 am

    I too am challenged by the thought of having other people in the stall with me while I pee. And I don’t have the type of dress that I can easily handle on my own.
    My MOH’s kit for the day includes a sheet and a robe. Our plan is to go into the handicap stall where she will take me out of the dress. (The sheet is for the floor.) Then I get to throw on a robe, run to another stall…do my business and come back to my dress.
    Your idea is awesome though! I am going to have to test that out with my dress at my next fitting to see if it something that I can manage! That would be even easier!

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 3:05 am

    I, too, peed like you didn’t in the 2nd illustration. I’m pretty sure I put that info out on the boards when I learned it. If not, I’m glad now others will have your awesome post! :)

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    Jina of JAC 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:31 am

    HAHAH! I just fell off my chair cracking up!! You are brilliant!! This post is definitely TOP most useful on my list~~

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    bridgetjones2010 167 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:24 am

    too funny. love the drawings. i actually took off my dress off entirely, but i think my method only works if you don’t have a corset or buttons.

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:51 am

    Gah, I did the “face the toilet” method as well after seeing Mrs. Meatball post about her technique. However, after getting done with my “bidness,” I quickly realized that the high waisted undergarments I had chosen to wear were impossible to put back on unless the dress was unzipped/unhooked (pretty much taken off completely). Ughhhh!

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    Katy, Guest @ 4:07 pm

    Makes me all that much happier that I had a dress that was super easy to get in and out of! My solution? Just take the dress off. Use restroom. Put dress back on. Didn’t even need help!

    And, yes, my dress looked like a wedding dress: http://monsterproof.blogspot.com/2010/06/reception-fun.html

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    Little Sister Cola, Guest @ 5:25 pm

    Thanks big sister Cola! I told my coworkers to read your blog and they did. Now you shop my head in a post about peeing! They are laughing at me :o (

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    Future Mrs. Racecar, Guest @ 7:15 pm

    This is AMAZING knowledge! Thank you so much for sharing your ingenuity! :)

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    marieta 339 posts, Helper bee @ 1:04 am

    LOL. This is great, especially with those stick figures. Hee.

    I haven’t figured out what I’m going to do yet. I’m a private person, though, so having someone in there with me… I’d like to avoid that. My dress is a corset, so I need help getting in and out and of it. Who knows, I might get help for undressing/redressing and enjoy the dress freedom for a few minutes.

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 1:40 am

    hahahah!!! omg i’m so tickled that you actually drew that!

    i just bundled my dress around my body, hugged it close with one arm and used the other free hand to do what was necessary ;)

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    sewing 2649 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:56 am

    lol cola, this is amazing. love the drawings and love the toliet straddling! XD

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    Meghan, Guest @ 12:31 pm

    Ha, I did it your way and it totally works. I also only peed ONCE during the whole day, from 2pm to 11pm and I was drinking a ton of champagne… I was like, “thanks, body, you’re doing me a solid!”

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    ribbonwife 7 posts, Newbee @ 2:21 pm

    so. funny. love! great illustrations.

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    Crystal, Guest @ 4:39 pm

    LOL Love the pictures…I was afraid of peeing as well and I was shocked I didn’t have to go all night till we got to the hotel! I think my pea sized bladder new better! LOL

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    diplomatswife 666 posts, Busy bee @ 4:58 pm

    Ooooookay. The drawing of stick-figure-Cola with her panties dropping just made me guffaw in my cubicle! Lady, you are hilarious!

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    Mrs. Boom 121 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:27 am

    I was just wondering about this, especially because I am horrible at squatting! lol Yes, I admit it. I am one of those people that has to put 6 layers of toilet paper down to pee because if I try to squat I will end up falling onto the toilet anyways… I just have NO balance, at all. (TMI, sorry! haha) Thank God my recepetion is at a nice restaurant so the bathrooms should be exquisite! And I WILL be using your method, it actually looks kinda comfortable and the squish the moh method just looks uncomfortable for everyone involved!!! thanks! :)

    P.S. I love the pictures!! You should so sell those to a bridal magazine. :)

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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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    Miss HunnyBunny 119 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:59 am

    HILARIOUS!! SO “BETHANY GETTING MARRIED.” I LIKE YOUR APPROACH, B/C I DONT WANT ANYONE IN THE STALL WITH ME WHILE I PEE. HOWEVER I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HOVERER, MEANING I DO NOT SIT ON PUBLIC RESTROOM TOILET SEATS (I KNOW IM A BIT NEUROTIC). I THINK I WILL BE LIKE MRS DOLPHIN AND JUST TAKE MY WEDDING DRESS OFF TO DO MY BUSINESS.
    LOVE YOUR GRAPHICS!!

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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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    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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