WEDDING ADVICE {Peeing…yep…}

I wrote a blog post similar to this one on my old blog.  It was so popular and I am STILL getting comments to this day, so I figured I would re-post it on this blog and hopefully help some of y’all out!  If you’re squeamish, easily embarrassed, or like to pretend that you never use the restroom, please exit out of this page…

I have both personal space issues AND public peeing issues.  If it’s quiet in a bathroom (especially when other people are in there) I get stage fright and need to hear running water to pee.  Try and get me into a stall WITH someone and forget it, it’s never going to happen.  This brings me to today’s post…peeing in your wedding dress.  It’s a fact of life that you’re going to have to do it at some point on your wedding day, but there’s no reason it should be a huge production involving your entire bridal party.  So here you go, the huge secret with step by step instructions that will potentially save you time and humiliation.

When you get to the venue, check to make sure the floor is clean so your dress doesn’t get dirty.  If it isn’t, notify someone from the venue and have them clean it…after all, your guests will be using these restrooms too!
When you feel like you need to go, head for the handicap stall so you have a little maneuvering room.  REMOVE, don’t just pull down, your underwear.  If your dress is easy to control and you have an extra hand you could do the pull to the side method (don’t act like you haven’t done it before), just be careful!
While facing the toilet, pull the front of your dress up to your waist.  Walk straight forward straddling the toilet and sit down…don’t even try to hover, it’s not worth the potential disaster.  Continue holding the front of your dress up and lean slightly forward before/while peeing.   Now relax and do your business…

If you have hoops or crinoline liners, remember when lifting your skirt, to grab all of the hoops together. This can be done by reaching under the bottom flounce and pulling that bottom layer straight up. If you are wearing an under-petticoat, don’t forget to grab it too. This can be, and has been, a very bad thing to forget.  Once you have a good handle on the hoops, swing the whole thing to the rear, as if you are preparing to hula-hoop with your dress. This will move the whole contraption behind you and out of the ‘danger zone’. It will also slightly lift a shorter train off the floor which is a plus.  When you are done, drop the hoop straight to the floor and give a little circular hip-shimmy. This will help you to get your dress hem back over the bottom hoop. It is always a good idea to have a friend do a 360 of the hem to make sure nothing is showing that shouldn’t be.

While peeing alone is probably preferred, you may still need help if your dress is huge (I don’t even know how she fit into that stall….).