Post # 1
I have this gorgeous train on my gown that I LOVE, it’s one of my favorite parts of my gown. I hate that the only time I’ll have my train down is really for the ceremony and some pictures; but there will be lots of dancing at my wedding and I don’t want my train in the way! I think the majority bustles their dress after their ceremony/pictures and before entering the reception, which is probably what I will be doing as well. I’m seeing what you bees have done!
Are you guys bustling your dress right after your ceremony/photos? Or after your first dances? Or halfway through the wedding? Maybe not bustling it at all?
Post # 3
Im in a similar boat. I love my train and it seems a little bit sad to bustle it so early. I will probably do it before entering the reception room. So even leave it down for the receiving line… Good luck!
Post # 4
I bustled mine after the ceremony, before the reception. It would be pretty hard to dance, even a slow dance, with a train.
Post # 5
I bustled mine after the ceremony and pictures right before the reception. my BM’s had my dress up in the air for what seemed like 10 mins and my ass was hanging out for the who,e beach to see!
Post # 6
@Chelwilly: I bustled my train for just about all of it – ceremony, vows, photos, dinner. My ceremony was outside and I really did not feel like dragging a lace train behind me sweeping up pine needles and woodland creatures, and then situating it right for the vows. So I kept it bustled and took it out only for one photo in the woods.
I didn’t really want a train to begin with but the dress I found in my price range had a cathedral length train!
Post # 7
@Chelwilly: I have a cathedral length train and there is NO way I can dance with that thing dragging across the floor so I’m being bustled before the reception – probably after I take a few photos with my dress unbustled.
Post # 8
I had mine bustled before the ceremony for a few hours for pictures. I then unbustled for the ceremony and family pictures and bustled it back up before getting in the limo to go to the reception. However, I was not a big fan of the train. DH told me he always envisioned me with a train so I kept it. If he hadn’t told me that I wild have had it cut off.
Post # 9
I had my train down for all the pre pictures, but bustled it after the ceremony/before we entered the reception. I didn’t want to worry on people stepping on it all night and ripping my dress.
Post # 10
I had my monster train bustled right after photos before we went into the reception. I had a cathedral length train though, so it kinda had to be bustled.
Post # 11
I plan to leave mine down for pictures between ceremony/reception, but then bustle it for the reception.
Post # 12
If I bustle mine it will be before entering the reception. But more than likely I’ll just get a reception dress so I don’t have to worry about it
Post # 13
You could probably still leave your train down for your first dance if you wanted – just warn your FI to be careful! Also I have seen some people who have the type of bustle that can also just loop around your wrist, so its kind of like you carry your train for a bit. If you wanted to show it off maybe that would work? Just ideas. 🙂
I’m bustling mine after ceremony and all my pictures and before reception. But i actually love the train and the bustle!
These were some google images i saw in case i wasn’t explaing myself well!
Post # 14
Maybe you do things in a slightly different order in the US – I kept mine down for all the drinks reception, photos and meal and bustled it just before the first dance about an hour after the meal finished.
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@Chelwilly: Do you have a picture of your dress? I wanna see this gorgeous train! 🙂