(Closed) Help! Should I cut the train off my dress?? Maggie Sottero Venecia

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will it look ok if I cut the train off??
    YES! It will look fine! : (57 votes)
    66 %
    NO! Don't do it! : (29 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it looks great without the train, but you’re not cutting it off yourself are you? You are taking it to a seamstress right?

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Are you planning on doing this yourself or getting a seamstress? I think it would look fine without the train, but make sure a professional does it, and make sure you to ask them if they can do it before they do it. Hope that helps. But yea, your second picture the dress looks fine, or could you even just fined a way to bustle it for the whole wedding?

    Post # 7
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    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the shape looks a little boxy without the train. Can you remove any layers from under the dress? Or maybe just shorten the train a little bit?

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it looks great either way!  I totally understand where you are coming from… I tried this one on, and ended up with “Gracie” (also very heavy!).  I have thought about doing something similar when my dress comes in.  For a beach wedding and your comfort, I think it looks totally fine sans train.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I tried on a similar dress and wanted to do the same thing lol…. It was way too heavy and it looked great bustled.. so i was good with cutting it off!

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @ms.walter : I have ordered this dress, and am also contemplating the same thing!! I found the train overwhelming long (although it is gorgeous), and I am also getting married at the end of July. Needless to say, trying to think of ideas so that it is not to hot or heavy. Our wedding consultant at the bridal gown store had also mentioned that it may be hard to bustle because of the weight. I wonder what the possibility would be to have a seamstress take the lenth of, and sew a zipper in so that you could literally “zip” the train off after the ceremony? I know it sounds chessy, but given the material and the texture, I am sure you could insert a hidden zipper and you would never know the difference! Please keep us posted on what you end up doing… my dress will be coming in at the beginning of May and I will have to make the same difficult decision! My biggest concern is how the dress will fall without the train. I definitely do not want it to look too boxy!

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think the dress will look great without the train, especially considering that you are getting married on the beach.  I couldn’t imagine the extra weight of the train on sand.  I would ensure that when they hem the dress they take off the finishing hem and put back on….if that point is not stressed they may try and get out of it.  Good luck, can’t wait to see the finished product!!

    I’m faced with a similar situation as I am getting married outdoors, but in snow:/ I’m contimplating having my niece carry my trian down the aisle to keep from dragging…

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it looks great without the train!

    I generally like the look of trains, but I don’t think I’ll be having one either because they just seem like such an inconvenience! And I’ve never been to a wedding where it managed to stay bustled all night.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think because you are getting married on a beach you should cut the train off. It will look great either way but I bet the bottom would be covered in sand, and that won’t be fun to try to get off.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like it better without the train! Go for it.

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