Updated: Sep 12
You'd be surprise how often I get this question: how do I go to the bathroom in my wedding dress? And the answer is really simple: be really careful.
...not the answer you came here for? Fair. Here are some tips and tricks I've picked up over the years:
Do a trial run in a clean bathroom at home. This will help you determine what type of help you're going to need: no help, all the help, crane assistance. A lot of articles out there say to think about your choice of dress before you buy but honestly, I wouldn't let this determine what you want to wear.
Bring in a potty posse you trust to lift up the dress while you go (I recommend the largest stall for this one). This can be a really fun bonding experience! When my cousin got married, his bride came over to a bunch of us (cousins + new sisters-in-law), proclaimed she had to go, and we followed her to the restroom. It was easily one of the funniest moments of the evening, very effective, and efficient!
Purchase the Bridal Buddy. This handy thing allows you stuff/gently place your dress into a bag and gather it all up while you go. You can also create your own using one of those blue Ikea bags - just cut a hole big enough for you to step into and use the straps to lift the dress up.
Be prepared for an accident. I recommend having a non-scented fabric deodorizer, a stain stick, and unscented baby wipes on hand, just in case. Pack these in your day-of bag, assign a member of your entourage to have them, or hire a bad-ass coordinator who will have them in their magical "Mary Poppins" tote (*wink wink*).