Post # 1
Fellow Bees….I need help! I just came from my first alterations appointment where I was told that my train was “too heavy” to bustle. I don’t think that’s completely true – I just think it might be too much for this particular seamstress to take on. She’s encouraging me to use a wrist loop for the evening and told me “with practice – it would be more elegant than a bustle could ever be.”
So, my question is – should I go with the wrist loop (and practice) or is it worth the time & effort (and money) of seeking out another alterations place to try and put in a bustle that will hold the weight of my dress (which is just a heavy satin – no beading or anything like that!). Any thoughts or positive/negative experiences with wrist loops OR “heavy” bustles would be much apprecated!
Post # 3
I think that a wrist loop woul dget on my nerves very quickly!
Post # 4
A wrist loop will get in the way during the reception (especially if you plan on dancing all night) and by the sounds of it would put a strain on your wrist and arm. I think your best bet would be to try and have it bustled.
Post # 5
Can you post which dress you have?
Post # 6
If your train is too heavy to bustle, its definitely too heavy to have on your wrist all night! I think you should look at other alterations places and get another opinion. My dress weighed 20lbs and had 12 points for a french bustle and it still got bustled! I would definitely go with the bustle, it may be a bit of extra weight on your back and shoulders, but to me thats better than carrying on my wrist all night.
Post # 7
I have a silk satin dress that’s pretty heavy too (lots of material on the train), but my seamstress easily put in a 10-point French bustle. Can you post a picture of your train so we can get a better idea?
Post # 8
I don’t think that your material is necessarily too heavy to bustle. I think it’s more along the lines of she can put in a bustle but it may be too difficult to gather for someone who’s not experienced with them.
My dress is also very heavy matieral and there better be a bustle on it because I’m not trying to pump up one of my pecks and have one breast larger than the other LMAO.
Wedding dresses are heavy in general.