learning to bustle…no friends to bring!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@NavyBride2013:  what about mom? brother or sister? dad? any other family memeber? It might be nice to pick someone who you wanted to give a part to in the wedding, but weren’t able.  I might have my aunt help me with my bustle bc i know it will mean a lot to include her! (and my MOH will be like 8 months pregnant at my wedding!)

Post # 4
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you can just ask them to show you how to do it and you relay that to whoever will bustle the day of. Bustles typically aren’t that complicated. Put button in hole, put pinhok in pin, etc. ha ha I’m sure someone can figure it out. I wouldn’t stress!

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you have an iPhone? You could videotape it. 

Post # 6
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

When I picked up my dress I just had them show me how to do it, then the day before showed my mom. The day of she did a great job. Unless it is super crazy, it is not that hard to do, BUT needs to be figured out before the time to bustle comes. That could be super stressful.

Post # 7
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mtbikelover:  +1

Do not just hope it will bustle correctly. I didn’t have any friends in the area where I had alterations and figured I could just watch her and relay the information. My bustle looked fantastic when the seamstress did it and when she had me practice. Day of I tried to give instructions and my bustle looked terrible!

Post # 8
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am going to have one of the girls at the shop take a video so that my mom and mom can watch it (and I can see it too and help out if necessary) 

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If it’s an overbustle, it shouldn’t be a problem. But I had a French bustle, three people were there to watch it being done, and it was a MESS on the actual day!

Post # 11
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is color coded. Can they do that?

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