Do I need to have a bustle?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@primadonna5:  I’m going to say yes just because I would hate for people to step on my train and possibly rip my dress… but it’s up to you! you could just add something where you can hold the train on your wrist so you can walk around with ease. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i would DEFINITELY have a bustle with a dress like that if it were me.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

There is going to be no way to walk around with people around with out that train getting trampled or ripped. Its gorgous, but huge. People wont even be able to get close without trampling it. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, you’re going to need one. I had a tiny train and something in my bustle broke early on. Even with the little bit that was on the ground, people were stepping on it and I kept slipping and tripping. :

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow, beautiful dress!

The purpose of a bustle is to be able to walk and move around without having someone having to carry your train, or slinging it over your arm or something like that (probably not the elegant look you’re going for!).  It’s hard to imagine how you could maneuver around with a train like that.  

Some things that are difficult with a train besides dancing are:

 – Walking near other people 

 – Sitting down and pushing your chair in 

 – Walking through a door

 – Turning around (it will literally wrap around your feet)

Etc.  

 

Post # 9
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  Trains look beautiful for pictures and the ceremony, and then it’s usually bustled up right before the reception, so you can dance and move around people

Post # 10
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1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@primadonna5:  I have a very similar train that I am obsessed with. As heartbroken as I am to bustle it, it must be done. I want to enjoy the reception not trip the entire time.

Not Bustled:

Bustled: (not me!)

Post # 11
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Yep, it’s some sort of system of pinning/tying/etc. the train up for the reception/dancing/being around a bunch of people. Mine was fine for the ceremony and pictures because it looked nice and there weren’t a ton of people around, but I sorely needed it for the reception.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@primadonna5:  I think that unless you and your hubby just plan on swaying in one spot, rather than kind of spinning slowly in a circle, you DEFINITELY need a bustle for the bad boy. Gorgeous dress, and you want to keep it that way, not ripped, or dirty from people stepping on it all night!

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