(Closed) want to wear big wedding dress at reception too

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

you can have a bustle created to keep your train in place.  a lot of people where the dresses to the ceremony and the reception site… check that link and it’ll show you plenty of bustle options.  your seamstress should be able to suggest and show you bustles.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=csO&q=wedding+dress+bustle&btnG=Search

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

you’re welcome!! what does your dress look like?

Post # 6
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Honey bee

The whole trend of a seperate reception dress is very new. Traditionally only Asian brides make costume changes and end up spending so much time changing clothes that they miss out on a fair portion of their reception. Most brides though don’t wear separate dresses to the reception, despite what the wedding industry wants you to believe. If you ask around to most people, speaking from guest perspectives, they more than likely have not seen the bride change after the ceremony either.

Ask the seamstress who is doing alterations to your dress to show your MOH (and mothers) how to fasten the bustle after the ceremony so that no one trips over your train.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No need to change your dress! Bustle it up – and I’d recommend a tie bustle rather than a hook and eye bustle since the hooks seem to break a lot. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yup, just bustle it.  I don’t want to change my dress at all, either!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I 10th the bustle, but make sure you have at least 3 people that know how to do it! Don’t want to have a last minute “um… what do we do with this again?” moment!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bustled my dress for the reception.  Just make sure that you have someone go with you to practice how to do it so that they are completely sure.  I only had my MIL come with me and she was able to get it done just fine on her own.  Here is a picture of my bustle.  It’s the traditional french bustle.  Oh, and make sure that they double tie the knots so that it doesn’t fall out!

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Post # 13
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I’m surprised that the ladies at David’s didn’t mention the bustle to you in the first place! There are so many ways to have it buttoned/tied up! Good luck!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have them make you a bustle so you can tuck your train up. Thats what I am doing because i want to rock my dress ALL DAY AND NIGHT!!!!

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