Post # 1
I bought this dress and I’m getting married this Saturday!
Anyways, I decided not to bustle my dress because it just would look so weird and lose it’s overall “look”. The problem is…I do have a train. Maybe 8 inches-1 feet behind me.
It’s not that long but it’s long enough. I worry people will constantly step on it and I’m sure they will. It’s inevitable.
But are there other people out there who did not bustle their dress even with a short train? Did you have any major problems throughout the night?
Should I just hold it? or just let it be? I have a feeling I’ll get lazy and just let it be. I’m too lazy to hold it all night and again would look weird to me.
Post # 2
I didn’t have one on mine and my dress had about a foot train. I was worried people would trip on it on the dance floor (plus I got it wet during pictures so it dragged even more then planned), but I had practiced walking around with it before so I got hte hang of where it would be as I walked around. I was too lazy to hold it and no one tripped or anything. I read stories on here all the time about bustles breaking, so I didn’t want to spend the money on it for such a short train.
Post # 3
I didn’t bustle either. Only downfall was at the end of the night the entire bottom of my dress was black. It would have looked goofy though if it was bustled since the train was short.
Post # 4
i had a dress simliar to that and just chopped the train off. I’m so glad I did. The dress was even flowier and people weren’t stepping on it all night.
Post # 5
I had a short train that I wasn’t worried about bustling, but my mother insisted since she thought it would be easier for dancing. I got the bustle, but it broke very early on so there was basically no point to it. A couple of people stepped on it, but nothing that was a big deal. The only problem I had was during dancing. I kept stepping on it while I was trying to Waltz with my dad. It really wasnt a big deal though. I just laughed through it.
Post # 6
My dress had a train that was a couple feet long and I chose not to bustle it. I thought a bustle would look weird with the style of my dress and, honestly, I don’t like the look of many bustles… I had no problems with this decision and am so happy that I decided against a bustle. I’m sure people were stepping on my dress, but I honestly didn’t notice as I was so wrapped up in everything else that was going on! I will mention, the bottom of my dress was extremely dirty by the end of the night (it had to be cleaned twice!), but that was also probably due to the fact that we took pictures up in a mountain and down on a beach.
Post # 7
I didn’t bustle my short train and had no problems at all. Unless you walk backwards, or have someone walking really close behind you, you should be good to go!
Post # 8
DRESS TWIN HELLOOOO! I just bought this dress as well and I will NOT be bustling it! I think the short train is beautiful and have read reviews about other brides who also did not bustle this style. And if you had the dress shortened, you can make sure the sweep train stays proportional to your height if you can make last minute changes to it.
Post # 9
Where’s your dress from? Its gorgeous!
Post # 10
I simply forgot to bustle mine … But it was so not a big deal at all. It might be a little tattered on the edges now but oh well!