Did the dress' bustle factor into your final dress choice?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did the dress' bustle factor into your final choice?
    Yes, definitely! : (9 votes)
    27 %
    Maybe a little. : (10 votes)
    30 %
    Not really. : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Not at all! : (6 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 2
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    For me, yes. I wasnt sold on the train of my dress because it’s tulle like yours. I asked to see the bustle and liked the bustle better than the tulle train. then the consultant mentioned I could have the train taken off entirely because the tulle is easy to work with. That sold me on the dress. Prior to that I was torn between my dress and an all lace dress. 

    Post # 3
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Not really. I’ve spoken to so many brides who’ve just left their gowns unbustled for the night, and mine doesn’t have a huge, unmanageable train anyway. Also, I think by the time you get to the point in the evening when the gown needs to be bustled, all the main photos are done and you’re really just focussed on having fun. 🙂 I wouldn’t let it be a deciding factor if you really love the dress.

    Post # 4
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think a bustle should be a major factor in your dress. It will be bustled for most of the night. And I’ve seen more problem bustles than ones that worked smoothly. And unless you have a tiny sweep, not bustling iis a disaster waiting to happen. I’m generally not a fan of the look of bustles and i hate how long it takes to set them up and how often the come undone, so I actually just had my train cut off! Best decision I made! I would only pick a dress that you like  the way it looks both bustled and unbustled.

    Post # 5
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I originally wanted a dress with no train or a small one because I didn’t like huge bustles and ended up choosing one with a huge gorgeous train. However, the skirt is only 2 layers of material and versitile to whatever bustle.  When she showed me what it would look like I liked it and was sold.

    Post # 7
    3836 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    mildlybookish:   I voted maybe a little – I have a sweep train and am still wondering what to do with it.  I don’t like the look of any bustle, but I know I need to do something.  

    Post # 9
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    A little bit, yah. If I really hated the way a dress would have to be bustled, it did put me off. I wasn’t a fan of the overbustle.

    Post # 10
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    It didn’t factor in too much, but that is mainy because the dress I fell for was pretty simple to bussell.

    I will say, that I am dead set on the under bussell because it attaches at multiple points and is slightly more secure because of that. I have helped at a lot of weddings, and my fear is my bussle becoming undone because I have a pretty decent length train.

    Post # 11
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wasn’t even thinking of a bustle when I tried on my dress, and my consultant didn’t show me bustle options until after I said yes to it.  First she showed an over bustle, and I thought it looked like lace was pouring out of my bum.  She then showed me the under bustle, and I liked it a lot better so I wasn’t too worried. 

    Post # 12
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    mildlybookish:  im still waiting on my dress to come in- wedding is in October. So I’m leaning strongly towards the cutting the train off. I don’t have a use for one and I actually don’t like the tulle train on mine. 

    Post # 13
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It did for me, but that’s because I really like the way my dress bustles. I was 99% sure I was going to get it, and when the consultant showed me how it would bustle, I flipped out. I like it even better bustled than not. 

    I don’t think I would have cared otherwise though, I never thought about bustles going in.

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