All you need is an IKEA FRAKTA big blue bag and a pair of scissors. This hack is inexpensive and a great way to ensure your privacy.
Your wedding day is going to be a blur. It is supposed to be one of the most important days of your life and you'll need to cherish every moment. A wedding is a hectic affair and you'll spend months prior to plan your day out and make sure you have a smooth day. But, have you ever wanted to pee in your wedding dress and realized just how hard it is? With all the dancing and the commotion, you're going to have to hydrate yourself, and after a glass or two of champagne, you will definitely need a bathroom break. It's not going to be easy, to undress every time you want to pee, nor is it going to be better if you just lift up those lacy layers. You will definitely not be able to contain it in your hands alone, which means you'll need to ask for help, and there goes your privacy.
A woman, who identifies herself as Tina came up with a brilliant yet inexpensive hack that solved this issue! All she needed was a pair of scissors and an Ikea bag. DJ Sweeby shared the wedding hack on his page. Sweeby caters to a lot of weddings and he thought this could help a few people out, but this idea has been deemed as 'genius'. The bride also wrote a blog about it describing what she did to attain this level of comfort.
She wrote, "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 bathroom helper exists but are expensive just because it is wedding related."
She continued, "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." All you need is an IKEA FRAKTA big blue bag and a pair of scissors. Tina then describes every step in detail. First, "fold the IKEA blue bag," she wrote. "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. Then, step inside the bag and place your feet in the hole. 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. You are ready!" It actually is that simple and doesn't burn a hole in your wallet.
Tina added, "When you need to go to the bathroom: 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. 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. 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! YEAY! Being a bride and having some privacy IS possible!" she concluded. The post on Facebook was filled with people tagging brides-to-be and telling them how they could also try this hack for their wedding. Elizabeth Anderson thought this could also be an opportunity for people to use simpler dresses so they wouldn't have to struggle so much. She wrote, "This is a very good reason to use a very simple dress design for a wedding. I see absolutely no reason for cumbersome and elaborate things."