A former co-worker told me that someone spilled red wine on her during her wedding! I think it was the cocktail hour too so like really early on lol. Apparently it was all over the front of her dress but they somehow managed to remove most of it at the wedding and it ended up not being a big deal.
Just wanted to say this is a legit concern of mine also. I’m not even messy but I always get a drop of something or other on myself
As I was a regular spiller, one of my coworkers made a beautiful lace bib for my first wedding, it matched quite nicely with my dress and none of the guests even noticed. One suggestion though make sure it’s easy to remove such as a tuck in versus one that ties around your neck
We are having build your own burger and poutine for our food choices. I've been saying we should make bride and groom bibs for fun. 😂 Otherwise I will likely just tuck a napkin in my dress while I eat and possibly stick to poutine for my meal or cut my burger up lol.
I can relate! Haha our ceremony and dinner will be taking place outside in a back yard too so I'm pretty sure dirt or grass stains will be inevitable if food/drink doesn't leave a mark. But I did do some research into dry cleaners for preserving your dress after the wedding, and they recommend not trying to clean the mark(s) yourself and to take it in as soon as possible. Obviously they're not going to guarantee to get all the stains out 100% but it's just things that will help them do the best job they can
I was just a little bit more careful than normal while eating and didn't have any issues - we had Indian food so the potential for mess was relatively high lol. Definitely place your napkin over your lap though and maybe bring a tide to go stick with you just in case!
Also remember that your dress is likely going to get damaged to some extent. Whether it's a drink/food stain, small rips or snags, grass/dirt stains, etc. It's a pretty fragile piece of clothing that you'll be wearing for a long time and in a high energy environment. Don't stress if you get a bit of food on you during dinner - it happens and it's likely that nobody will notice.