Post # 1
I’m kind of looking for input about whether or not to bustle my gown. It’s a gorgeous gown with several layers of silk tulle, the train is not terribly long, maybe trails 2-3 feet behind me. My cape/veil is much longer and trails about 6+ feet behind. My idea is to maybe wear the cape for the ceremony and remove it for the reception. If my train is only 2-3 feet long, is it even worth it to bustle it or would it be ok to leave it as is?
Here is my dress from the side to see the train without the cape.
Here is a photo of my dress with the cape.
Do you think it would be alright to leave the dress as is and not bustle it? Are there any bees who chose not to bustle their gown? Advice please!
Post # 2
Hmmm. Your train isn’t very long but people will definitely step on it if u r on the dancefloor.
Post # 3
My train is about the same length as yours but it is lace. I don’t plan on bustling it because I just love the way it looks down. Also, there is some ruching on one side of my dress that would look silly when bustled.
Post # 4
I decided to cut off my train just so I wouldn’t have to bustle it.
Post # 5
I think it will be fine unbustled, and would definitely look a lot better. The only wedding I’ve been to, the bride had a dropped waist ballgown type dress with a huge skirt and about a 3 foot train. She kept having to wrench the dress around when she turned around (or just walked in a straight line lol), and had to hold the skirt up when they had their first dance. It was definitely in the way, but it was very big and heavy which yours isn’t. Yours looks nice and light so you shouldn’t have much of a problem 🙂 That’s an amazing cape btw!
Post # 6
People would definitely step on it all night. People were even stepping on my dress with a bustle. If I were you, I would cut off the train on the dress since you have the cape that acts like a train for the ceremony.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I had a very similar train and once the dancing started I was very happy to have it bustled! The groom stepped on it more than anyone!! LOL. But eventually while dancing it would have been stepped on a lot. My bustle was six points and helped a lot.
Post # 8
I had a train far longer than yours, I bustled it….but it was so heavy it fell down at some point during the reception. I didnt even notice. Nobody trod on my dress……
I must be the opposite to everyone else here! I did dance a lot, wandered around all the time I guess I just got lucky that nobody trod on it…..especially as half my guests were newted.
Post # 9
crisy003: Just chiming in because I think your dress is increeeeeedible. Any photos of you wearing it yet?! I’d love to see more of it!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Leaving it the way it is may get cumbersome or damage your dress. I would either do a wrist strap for a bustle or simply cut the train. My dress is tulle as well and I’m cutting the chapel length train off most likely.
Post # 11
OP, I had a train with an over bustle, but even that got cumbersome. This is what I ended up doing at my reception
Post # 12
Even bustled, people were stepping on my skirt all night and causing small tears in the tulle. I really would suggest bustling it or at least adding a wrist tie to hold it up.
Post # 13
crisy003: First of all, this dress is AMAZING! I LOVE it! As others said, your dress will get stepped on though, a lot! I had my dress bustled and I was still constantly stepped on! And when they step on it, it rips often and you get pulled around. It was honestly my only big pet peeve of the whole night, it drove me crazy! So although, I understand why you don’t want to bustle it, I think you should or cut off the train as another mentioned.
Post # 14
crisy003: It’s beautiful, but I would bustle it. People will be stepping on it all night, and it will get filthy from spilled drinks and food (not that you cant have it dry cleaned).
housebee: I died a little inside seeing this picture, lol. Is that an actual pic from your wedding?! I don’t use my dress for anything now (in fact it sits unwashed from my weddig in my closet) but I don’t know if I could have cut my train off.
Post # 15
megz06: Yep, it’s my Maid/Matron of Honor hacking away at it lol. I’m not particularly sentimental, so cutting up my dress wasn’t a big deal to me. Plus I was able to use the cut up material in other crafts like this cake topper I made for a friend (I used my dress scraps for the veil)