(Closed) To Bustle or Not to Bustle?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I leave my dress bustled the entire wedding?
    Yes : (33 votes)
    46 %
    No : (33 votes)
    46 %
    Other, describe below pretty please! : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Polls are the best!! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If I were in your position, I would unbustle it for the ceremony and for some pictures, and bustle it for everything else

    Post # 4
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If you love it bustled (and I do too, by the way), then leave it!!! There is nothing that says you HAVE to have a train.

    What kind of undergarments/crinoline do you have under the dress? Sometimes a crinoline can help the train hold its shape when you’re walking because it makes it so it can’t narrow in behind you as easily (sometimes it doesn’t help though).

    Post # 6
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @mchitt329:  I think you just made the case for leaving it bustled. It doesn’t sound like there’s a downside to it, other than “omg cultural expectations” that brides have trains.

    Your bustle is SERIOUSLY gorgeous. It is still very much a wedding dress without the train. If you love it, do it. I think you’ve clearly made the case for why it’s the best choice for you.

    Post # 7
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My gown is VERY SIMILAR. I am in the Maggie Sottero Deidre (Adorae was my backup). I myself do not care for trains and I think I may have it bustled the whole time. LOVE IT!

    Post # 9
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I like it either way! But you do seem more comfortable having it bustled and I think that is just fine~

    Post # 10
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I will be wearing Adorae and haven’t tried too much walking in it but I would say if you like the train at all maybe choose it unbustled for the ceremony only to get some pictures of it and then bustle it for the rest of the time. I think that’s the route I’m taking with mine, I have this paranoia of someone stepping on my dress train.

    If you plan on reselling it, my only qualm with permabustle is for finding a buyer who shares the dislike of the train. If you plan on keeping it though then who cares! It’s your dress, your day, your way!! πŸ™‚


    Post # 11
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would at least unbustle it for some of the formal pictures if not for the ceremony as well, but remember that your MoH will be there at the ceremony to fiz your train so that it falls beautifully while you are standing up there getting married.

    Post # 12
    9552 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I usually hate the way dresses look when they’re bustled. And I’m kind of ambivalent about them down. Which is why I’m going to get a dress without a train or cut it off.

    That being said, YOUR train looks awesome when it’s bustled! I think it looks better bustled than down. So I would just wear it bustled the whole night. Make sure it’s really securely bustled and then you don’t have to worry about it!

    Post # 14
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    you will definalty want a bustle for the reception. bustle is my vote

    Post # 16
    6127 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I happen to really love a train so I would have to leave it down for the ceremony and pictures but I think it looks great bustled too! Seriously do what makes you happy (which to me, sounds like you love it bustled).

    Btw, did your seamstress give you a name for that bustle? I’ve seen it called a “ballroom” bustle at DB’s but that’s incorrect. I’ve also seen it called a “flip train” and “italian” bustle but after searching the internet, didn’t find anything. I seriously LOVE this type of bustle πŸ™‚

    The topic ‘To Bustle or Not to Bustle?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors