How to go to the bathroom in a wedding dress: An IKEA pee bag hack

Well, I got married a few weeks ago (in a mermaid wedding dress) and I was really worried about going to the bathroom and not being able to … handle myself. Someone helping or watching me going to the bathroom on my wedding day? Not being able to have free hands to use the toilet paper? Or even worse if my period decides to show? NO WAY! Some stuff like this Bridal Buddy bathroom helper exists but are expensive just because it is wedding related.

My bridal bathroom helper hack costs about 0.80 euro and I did it the day before my wedding. It took only 3 minutes. What I like best is it’s almost free and allows me to make my life easier on my wedding day. So here is the hack.

IKEA items used:

Other materials and tools:

  • Scissors

How to hack a bridal gown bathroom helper:

Step 1. Fold the IKEA blue bag.

How to go to the bathroom in a wedding dress: Bridal bathroom helper IKEA Blue Bag Hack

Step 2. Cut in the middle of the bag’s bottom. Careful: The hole must not be too big. It is better to cut a smaller hole and to enlarge it a bit later. It must be close to your body if you want it to work! I have large hips, DO NOT take my measurements as an example. Each body is different.

Step 3. Then, step inside the bag, place your feet in the hole.

Cut a hole and step in the blue bag

Step 4. Put the large handles on your shoulders. If your hips do not fit through the hole, enlarge it a little bit. Again: just a bit! Your hips need to fit in the hole, but the closer the bag is to your body, the better.

Step 5. You are ready.

Step 6. The D Day: You can give this bag to your bridesmaids or leave it in the bathroom of your wedding venue.

How to use the wedding dress bathroom bag:

1. Simply step inside the bag, your feet in the hole. You don’t need to remove your shoes! Pay attention to step in the hole, not in the bag if you don’t want to have a dirty wedding dress.

2. Take the bottom of your dress and put it in the bag — all of it. Place the larger handles on your shoulders. You can also if you prefer, ask someone to just help you put the dress inside the bag and to leave you alone after.

Put the entire gown in the IKEA blue bag

3. You are ready to go! Both hands are free to do whatever you need to do without anyone watching!

You can: Pull down and up your underwear yourself, change your period protection yourself, you can use the toilet paper yourself!

Another wedding day tip:

On the big day, leave the IKEA bag in a private bathroom at your venue or ask one of your bridesmaids to set it aside for you. You can hang a “Bride Only” sign on the toilet door to keep the toilet clean and ready for your use.

When nature calls, grab the bag and just step in. 

Bridal bathroom helper IKEA Blue Bag Hack using the toilet

YEAY! Being a bride and having some privacy IS possible!

~ by Tina

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