Today’s wonderful and super practical guest post comes to us from Kawania Wooten of Howerton+Wooten Events, based in Washington, DC. Enjoy!

When you purchased your wedding gown, you may have inquired about ways to sit, hug and dance in a fitted gown — especially with so much material, beading and possibly a train.  But, what do you do when you need to get in and out of a limousine in your wedding gown?  Here are nine helpful steps to guide you in and out of the vehicle with ease.

Read the full post after the cut!

Getting Into the Limousine

  • Step 1 – Let go of the bouquet.  If you are holding your bouquet, hand it over to your bridesmaid, mother, planner or the limousine driver before you attempt to get in the car.
  • Step 2 – Hold someone’s hand. A wedding gown is a lot larger and heavier than your average dress, so this is no time to be super independent!  Take someone’s hand before you attempt to get into the limousine.  This will allow you to remain steady as you attempt to get into the vehicle.
  • Step 3 – Start with the “end” first.  Do not try to “step into” the limousine.  Turn around (with your back facing the vehicle) and sit down on the car seat first.  Then, bring your feet into the car.
  • Step 4 – Make sure your entire wedding gown (and your veil) is in the car.  Before someone shuts the door, make sure that all of your wedding gown (train included) and your wedding veil are inside of the car.  If it is too difficult for you to pull in your train and/or your veil, ask for assistance.

Getting Out of the Limousine

  • Step 1 – Don’t attempt to open the door.  Allow the driver to open the door for you before you get out of the vehicle.
  • Step 3 – Let go of the bouquet (again).  If you are holding your bouquet, hand it over to your bridesmaid, mother, planner or the limousine driver before you attempt to get out of the car.  Better yet, leave it on the seat next to you.
  • Step 2 – Look before you leap.  Before you get out of the car, check out the ground in the immediate area to ensure you are not stepping into mud or a puddle or debris or a pothole.
  • Step 4 – Start with your both feet first.  Swivel your body around and place both of your feet out of the car.  Then, take someone’s hand before you attempt to get out of the limousine.  This will keep you steady if you lose your “footing” as you get out of the vehicle.  Once you have both of your feet out of the car AND you take someone’s hand, you can step out of the car – Watch your head!
  • Step 5 – Make sure your entire dress is out of the car.  Before someone shuts the door, make sure that your entire gown and your veil is outside of the car.  If it is too difficult for you to grab your train and/or veil, ask for assistance.

Voila!  You are out of the car and ready to make your entrance!

Kawania Wooten is the principal consultant of Howerton+Wooten Events. Howerton+Wooten Events is an event management boutique based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To learn more about Howerton+Wooten Events, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.


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  • Thank you so much for including us! We are big fans of your blog!nLove & Soul Always, Kay

    • weddinglovely

      Thank you so much for participating! :)

  • Sarah Chancey

    Such a great and NEEDED article ladies!

    • weddinglovely

      I got the article via email and had the same reaction, so happy to be able to publish it! -T