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01-06-2009, 01:30 PM
Alright, this may sound silly, but I was wondering about wedding dresses and the bathroom. I will be getting married this summer, and of course, THE BATHROOM has to be involved in the planning. How much skirt/train can be successfully managed for ye ole visits?
01-06-2009, 01:46 PM
This is a great question! Congrats!
I come from the school of simple, and I never had a wedding dress or a big wedding, so I'm probably the least qualified person on these boards and know nothing about this subject. I eloped at age 40! And I wore pants!
I've seen some really sexy beautiful sheath wedding dresses--no train at all.
01-06-2009, 04:11 PM
I was married Sept 07. I found the best thing to do is to first, make sure you go before you put on your dress. And dont put it on til you absolutely have to. I did hair, makeup, lunch, etc before I put my dress on. Then, make sure that whoever is helping you put on your dress, practices beforehand. Best time to do it is at the final fitting. That way you have an expert show your helper how to do it. That way too, you dont have to worry about how long it will take you to get your dress on.
Finally, once you have your dress on, snag a family member/friend to help you when you go. They can hold your dress up while you go. Make sure that this is someone you are very comfortable with and knows they may need to do this multiple times. If you find that you are having to use a bathroom with stalls, use the hadicap stall. Its the biggest, and probably the only one that will have room for two people. And dont feel bad at all during your day for taking your helper away from the festivities. Watch the movie 27 dresses. The main character has to do this in the movie. Its kinda funny
And, also dont feel bad if you are running late due to going to the bathroom. This is your day! They say its all about the bride, and the bride is never late.
Congratulations and good luck.
(PS You can see pics of my wedding dress on my myspace page. Or you can email me and I can send them to you. I had a very typical dress, so it shows that it can be done!)
01-06-2009, 04:23 PM
wow, how exciting to be planning a wedding! congrats! i had a traditional size dress and i remember having to pee with it on. i just took my mom in with me and we hiked everything up the best we could. we gave the train a quick roll and then placed it on the back of the potty. we held up the rest the best we could...it was kinda a shot in the dark if you know what i mean. hehehe... i would just pick the dress that you love and don't even think about potty problems. though it feels like it sometimes, ic doesn't control everything, and your wedding dress shouldn't be an exception :) be sure to post pictures!!!!
01-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Kuntrygurl gave some great advice...I will second her on all she advised, myself having been many a times the maid of honor, and never the bride! :) I thought I had all my girlfriends married off and that I was done with that duty, but alas, now they are getting divorced and remarried and wanting me to be the maid of honor the next time around, too! Haven't made it to 27 dresses yet, but it sure feels like I'm getting darn close!
Anyway, congratulations to you and best of luck!:)
Michelle in KC
01-06-2009, 04:36 PM
i think you need to go scope out bathroom situations at your place of ceremony/reception and measure. I would actually measure to bathroom stalls. But that is me. I am nuts about my bathroom availability. Then, if you have not found a dress yet, keep that in mind when trying them on.
01-07-2009, 05:35 PM
My daughter doesn't have IC but she had two people assigned to "help" her when she got married in May. She actually had a two-piece dress and the first time she used the rest room they ended up taking off her skirt and crinoline and she just used like normal. They didn't put the crinoline back on and she was able to go by herself after that. (Someone undid the hook and zipper in back, but she was able to have privacy.) She loved the two piece for a LOT of reasons...........but like someone else said, get the dress YOU want and do what you have to.
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