(Closed) Dancing in a poofy dress!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had no problems, except at one point when doing a traditional dance with too many people in too small a space, and when it got really fast and we were all spinning, my dress kept whacking my pregnant friend.  I felt bad, but she said it wasn’t a big deal.  Otherwise, no worries!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think usually people know to keep a bit of room clear around you so they’re not tripping on your dress. Assuming your dance floor is big enough for a good-sized crowd, this shouldn’t be a problem. You can also pick up part of your dress with one hand (or both?) and dance that way.

Post # 5
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I had some serious concerns about this too but in all honesty it wasn’t an issue. Just make sure to get the right kind of bustle (don’t skimp on this) to prevent it from breaking and dragging. As for the poof factor just ignore it and snuggle up. My dress was huge and my DH just smushed right on in. 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My dress definitely got stepped on a few times – including during my first/slow dance with my husband, hahaha – but I ROCKED that thing on the dance floor. Dancing in huge ballgowns is so much fun, they swish and twirl like no other. Having a secure and sturdy bustle definitely helped, in addition to my hoop skirt (which kept all the layers of organza and tulle away from my legs).

I absolutely loved it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I plan to have a full skirted ballgown for the ceremony, and a shorter dress for the reception. I plan to have a swing band, so I need to be able to dance in it without tripping.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree — dancing in a ball gown is SO MUCH FUN!!! I had a hoop skirt for the ceremony and pictures that I then took off and just had on a petticoat (haha ONLY a huge petticoat) for the reception, and I’m glad I did, as the dress moved a lot more without the hoop. Also agree on the bustle — get a nice strong one and you’ll be fine. Nobody stepped on my dress that I noticed Smile

Whooping it up with pops for our father-daughter dance:

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It actually fine, I was surprised! It was fun to twirl around in! The only time I had any trouble was dancing with one of DH’s uncles who is an amazing dancer, and that was more because I kept messing up and stepping on my own dress during his fancy moves!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been to a couple of weddings with brides wearing poofy dresses. Didn’t seem to bother them on the dance floor! Maybe give it a test run??? Wink

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I have a bit of a poofy skirt too, and I’m more worried about how I’m going to go to the bathroom in it than dancing Embarassed

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t have a problem at all. I was really worried about our first dance because he didn’t know anything about my dress and we had only practiced while I was in jeans. It went really well! I think if people are stepping on anything it will just be the train or something. My hoop kept somehow getting flipped up so my dress would fluctuate in how puffy it was 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@jules28:  This is going to sound crazy. But I got on the toilet backwards. My MOH (sister) had to help then I would get the TP first, pull up the skirt and hop on…so weird at first but WAY easier!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a big poofy skirt too…my fiance and I tested it out and busted a move at the bridal salon. And once we were in the area by ourselves I did a test lift to see if it would be bathroom easy. LOL

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Going to the bathroom in my ballgown was easy peasy. I flipped up my hoop skirt to make a big bowl, tucked my entire dress into it, and lifted everything out of the way. Took maybe a minute. No layers of dress or train to deal with. It looked pretty hilarious, though.

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