Cutting off my train

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do/did you have a train on your dress?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    65 %
    No : (7 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 2
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had the train cut off my dress.  I asked for about 2 inches or so to sweep the floor. It was perfect and I was really happy with my decision.  Don’t second guess yourself too much. You’ll make your self crazy!

    Post # 3
    3846 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    jenmyoungbodybyvi:   I tried on a similar dress and the train felt very strange.  I think you did the right thing, definitely.   Are you going to wear a veil?  

    Post # 7
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I didn’t have a train.  The dress I chose didn’t have one and I ended up really liking that, although it was not a criteria for me in finding a dress.  It was so much easier to move around in than the dresses with trains, and I didn’t want to make someone have to arrange the train all the time, etc.  We had to do a fair bit of walking to do our photos and it was so easy!  And there was no bustle to have to do and that could come undone/break during the reception/dancing.

    If you want something of a train feel, you could go with a longer veil.  I did a veil that was a little longer than floor length (I wanted floor length but it ended up being a little long and I didn’t want to bother altering it).  It didn’t hinder us walking around too much – I just gathered it over my arm.  It didn’t need arranging really.  The only problem I had with it was when during the ceremony we walked over to a little table to do our sand ceremony and my FI stepped on it and ripped it right off my head!  LOL!  


    Post # 8
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    jenmyoungbodybyvi:  I hacked off my train. Funny story actually…

    I’m 5’1” and this train was probably about half my size length-wise. I was drowning in fabric. So I went to a seamstress who ran her business out of her house and told her to cut the train off. The whole damn thing. My mother was wide eyed and freaked going “Are you sure? No, really I mean she can’t sew it back on. You are aware of this right???”

    In comes the seamstress with scissors and while I’m standing in the dress, she hacks off about 4 1/2 feet of fabric. My mom turned WHITE. Like whiter than my dress. After it was done I could finally walk in it without feeling like I was carrying an extra 15 lbs on me. It was quite liberating.

    So my advice? Cut it off if you don’t want it. And if you can, make sure your mom is there. The reaction was just hysterical!

    Post # 9
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    jenmyoungbodybyvi:  Friend got married down south and had her train cut off.  Looked great.

    Post # 10
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I had the train cut off my dress and it was a fantastic decision! I was also a bit unsure after I told the seamstress to hack it off, but I’m so so glad I went for it! I felt completely bridal and didn’t miss the train at all! Some awesome benefits of having the train cut off (or buying a dress without a train in the first place):

    1. It was so much lighter and easier to deal with on wedding day
    2. I didn’t have to waste time getting my train bustled and re-bustled throughout the night (as is generally necessary, in my experience)
    3. I don’t like the way bustled trains look and mine skirt back looked lovely and flowing all night long
    4. After the wedding, I got my dress dyed and now wear it as an evening gown – this would be way over the top if it still had a train!
    Post # 11
    163 posts
    Blushing bee

    jenmyoungbodybyvi:  yay another train hater like myself! ok slight over reaction i dont hate them at all – infact i think they are damn stunning however they are just not me,

    I’m also gettin married in a maggie – Nora – and although the train doesnt look big – it was huge and i just didnt like the way it bustled up – totally ruined the look i wanted so i said “off with it” and i LOVE it so much more now – its easier to walk and more importantly i can dance at the wedding without feelin weighed down like i did!

    Post # 12
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would also love to cut my train off, I’m only 5 feet and it feels way too heavy. I am wearing the Maggie Divina dress and while the train is stunning, it might weigh more than me lol. But they have quoted me 500 dollars to cut the train off alone!!! I wonder if anyone has cut a train off that has lots of ruffles, I wonder how the dress would look.

    My dress comes in May, wedding is in August, so I have a few weeks to think about it. I might opt to take MOST of the train off so when bustled it doesn’t feel so heavy.

    I’m all for removing your train though as it’s something I’m serioulsy contemplating….

    Post # 13
    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m cutting my train off.  I don’t have a beautiful train so it’s not much of a loss, but nobody what it was going. It causes people almost physical pain to hear it. Fortunately, it’s not their dress and they are more than welcome to keep theirs!

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