Anyone not having a train?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I ordered mine without a train! I’m personally not a fan of the way bustles look, and really have no desire to have a train for 15 minutes and then have to bustle my pretty dress for the next several hours. Trains don’t particularly appeal to me in the first place, and it’s just so much easier this way. I don’t have a picture of my trainless version yet. 

ETA: your dress looks really nice bustled. Mine is a full A-line, and I think bustling it would ruin the look of the back. 

Post # 6
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My venue’s coordinator tried to bustle my 10-ft long train before the formal pictures! (I respectfully told her there was NO WAY I would be doing that)

Apparently, a LOT of brides would prefer to keep their trains bustles for the whole shebang!

Post # 7
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Mine didn’t have a train, it was awese because I didn’t have to mess with it at all!

Post # 8
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had my train cut off!!!! Best decision ever. I didn’t have to worry about it all night! I’m not a huge fan of the look of long trains. And I didn’t want to take time to bustle it. And the train has had to be re-buestled at almost every wedding I’ been to where the bride has a train.

I think your dress looks great bustled and it will be so much easier not to have to worry about a train! Go for it!!!

Here are some guests photos of my dress:

Post # 9
3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@orchidaloha:  I never wanted a train because they always just seemed to me like a LOT of extra fabric to worry about, plus I don’t usually like the look of bustled trains.

Heres my trainless dress:

Post # 10
3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@orchidaloha:  Just noticed the pic of your train bustled & it looks great! I would totally wear it like that if I were you 🙂

Post # 11
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I actually wanted a long train but didn’t realize until my dress came in that it only had a mini train – what I referred to as more of a “puddle” haha. It turned out fine though because even the little bit of train I had got in the way, very dirty and stepped on! If you prefer your gown without the train, go ahead and keep it bustled the whole time 🙂  Anyway, here’s a guest photo of my puddle! (And long veil that should not have been bunched up)

Post # 12
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@orchidaloha:  I was quite adamant in not having a train, my dressmaker just added a little ‘oomph’ instead 🙂

Post # 13
2062 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wish I hadn’t had a train. I bussled and the stich ripped out right away. Walked around with this train all night!

Post # 14
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I didn’t have a train!  I’m pretty low-fuss, our wedding was outside, and I just didn’t want to deal with a heavy bustled dress.

(Excuse my stupid face here!)

Post # 15
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I won’t have a train either.  I haven’t picked my dress yet, but I know I don’t want a train.  Our wedding will be very small with a small informal ceremony and reception.  As much as I love the look of a train, I think it’s too formal for our wedding.

Post # 16
4638 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t like bustles or trains, my dress has a train, but I’ll be having it removed and the whole thing cut into ballgown length instead!

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