Poll- Do I have to bustle my dress after the ceremony!?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Can I wait to bustle until after dinner?
    Yes- you'll be fine! : (21 votes)
    53 %
    No- it will be too annoying. : (19 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

    Your train isn’t that long, so I think you’ll be mostly okay before dancing. You’ve just got to make sure that ppl are aware of your train if you’re taking group pics or standing in a crowd. It also depends on the terrain you’re walking on. If it’s indoors, I think you’ll be mostly good but when you’re taking pics and walking around on cement or grass, then I’d at least make sure to pick up the train and walk with it in hand instead of letting it drag on the ground chancing it getting snagged and/or dirty.

    Post # 3
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    I didn’t bustle my dress at all. It got a bit weird when we attempted a conga line but other than that, it wasn’t even an issue.

    Post # 4
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    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didn’t bustle mine and I regret it. I use the loop underneath. What a mistake. It was more than annoying, people were constantly stepping on it, and it was filthy by the end of the night. Bustling is worth from my experience.

    Post # 5
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    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think you will be fine for a while. I really do love your dress bustled though. It looks so chic!

    Post # 6
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    69 posts
    Worker bee

    From wearing way more than a few formal dresses with some trains –

    Anything past a sweep or puddle needs a bustle. They suck otherwise as people will step on the train. Plus, yours looks heavy, not sure that it’ll be any fun to carry via wrist loop.

    I do actually prefer the bustle, looks more balanced to me.

    My dress can’t bustle, so I’m switching. Either after pictures or first dance, depends on the weight really. 

    Post # 7
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    How long does it take to do the bustle? If it’s fairly quick can’t you just nip out with someone whenever you start to find it annoying rather than having to plan ahead and decide now?

    Post # 8
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    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I was super annoyed with my dress even bustled… I’d say get that thing up and out of the way ASAP.  If you love it though, leave it down, but if it starts to buy you, grab your bm’s and get some help getting it bustled.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    raspberrymojito:  Do whatever you like, however, I think that there is a good chance that your dress may be stepped on …

    Post # 10
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    296 posts
    Helper bee

    raspberrymojito:  My dress was very similar in length and I didn’t end up bustling it. I was fine all night, dancing, etc 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Have you tried sitting down & having someone push your chair in while wearing it unbustled?  I’m guessing that would be pretty difficult/annoying for no reason.  Ppl felt like they couldn’t even stand close to me until after I had it bustled- the photographer had to keep telling my husband and bridal party members that they could get closer to me w/o ruining the dress.  And I’d rather miss a small part of cocktail hour to bustle than miss dinner or dancing time or have guests waiting in between while I got bustled.

    Post # 12
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    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    raspberrymojito:  In most cases, I don’t like the way dresses look bustled… but it just sort of has to be done so no one is tripping all over your dress.  However, yours is pretty amazing bustled!! It’s so much fun and still has tons of great volume (a lot of dresses made of flimsier fabric tend to have sad, limp looking bustles that just doesn’t really work IMO)..

    I think your train is short enough you can get away without, but hoenstly, don’t be afraid to- your dress is awesome!

    Post # 13
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    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    raspberrymojito:  you will want to bustle your dress. people will step on your dress by mistake, not on purpose, while everyone is on the dance floor. my bustled dress was about the length of your unbustled dress and people stepped on it all night. it will make it easier to move around.

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