Originally published on July 19, 2010
Mrs. Bunny and Mrs. Zebra both nominated Mrs. Cola’s tutorial for…ahem…successfully relieving yourself while wearing a big poofy white dress. Mrs. Bunny says, “The most helpful post to me has been Mrs. Cola’s post about how to pee in a wedding dress. I pass this along to almost every bride I work with and they are all very impressed with my knowledge and also (after using the method) thank me and tell me I’m brilliant. I always cite my source, of course. ;)”
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.
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?