A story is sweeping the Internet right now about brides-to-be whose dresses are so complicated and ornate, they need to wear bridal diapers underneath them in case they need to go to the bathroom at any time during their big day.
As far as I can tell, it originates with Marie Claire blogger Courtney Dunlop, who claims she found bridal shops online selling diapers for the bride.
Other websites have picked up on the story and now everyone's talking about bridal diapers and who's wearing them.
But is this really a new trend among brides? Or is it just a bunch of hot (and possibly flatulent) air?
I investigated and here's what I found.
While I found one supposedly true story about a bride who ended up needing Depends for her wedding day and a message board question about a woman claiming her bridal store manager told her she sells bridal diapers all the time, I couldn't actually find any online store selling bridal diapers. And ladies, I did some serious online searching.
I believe this is one of those stories that's destined to become an online Urban Legend.
I don't doubt that there are women who've chosen to wear Depends on their big day for one reason or another. But do I believe that this is a widespread trend?
Most women simply have a bridesmaid or their mom help them with their dress if they need to go to the restroom on their wedding day and are having trouble. It seems to me that that wouldn't be a very big deal.
But I'd love to know if you've heard of bridal diapers ... or if you've worn them yourself!
Give me the poop! *snicker*
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