(Closed) anyone missing a train?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

Your dress is gorgeous!  I don’t know what style of wedding you’re going for, but chances are no one (including you) will even notice it’s missing! 

 I’m actually cutting off my train and making the whole thing hemmed evenly.  I don’t like all the poofiness on me plus it’ll be easier to move in 🙂  

(I know that didn’t really answer your question but I thought it might help to know there are other "trainless" brides out there) 

Post # 5
47 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

Absolutely not! It will be stunning without a train, especially if you accessorize like you plan on doing.

My dress is very similar to yours (mine is a halter, not strapless). I had the same doubts that you did. So, I tried on the whole ensemble together and I LOVED it! I suggest trying on the whole wedding day look and then deciding how you like it.

Post # 6
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You know I had this same issue. I went shopping high off of Bridal Fair fumes with my fomer Bridesmaid or Best Man and ended up buy a dress, I at the time loved. Something about 5 woman clerks ooing and aahing over me and my Bridesmaid or Best Man crying made me want it.

It was really simple, bunchy bottom, no train and a sweet heart cut top which I normally hate – but liked that doy for reasons beyond me. 

Not more then a week later I changed my mind. FH fronted the money for me to do the real dress thing, with the moms and BM’s which I’m so happy to have done – but I’m left with this dress to sell that I can’t unload (going to pop it on that dress selling site I’ve heard about…)

Luckily neither dress was more then $450 – still….

I went with my guy feeling on it, I knew I wouldn’t be happy and thats all the FH cared about, that I felt great about the dress I bought.

I say seek out your options, maybe go try some more on to see if anything cathces you eye or if you just needed to try out others to realize that’s the one.

Don’t worry your dress won’t think you’re cheating 😉 And in the end you’ll feel better! 

Post # 7
31 posts

I cut my train off too!  I had a cathedral length veil and I loved the way the whole thing looked.  The long veil gave me the train effect without having to drag my dress around.

Post # 8
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am having a sweep train – which I guess is the shortest possible train – and it can’t really be bustled – so maybe it isn’t even technically a train!!  Trainless dresses are fabulous, and you’ll be happy all night to not be lugging around the extra weight.  Instead, you should get a super long veil – a cathedral length veil.  Super long veils look pretty with trainless dresses.  And then, you get to take the veil off after the ceremony – so you get the joys of the train without the sorrows of a train!  You chose a fabulous dress – you should be very excited.

Post # 9
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I have a long train and love it.  That said, I think that your dress is beautiful.  Not every dress has to have a train.  Plus, the shaping and sweep in the back of that dress of yours is very pretty.  Don’t doubt your instinct about the dress.

Post # 10
103 posts
Blushing bee

Maybe you can have a long cathedral type viel during your ceremony for the sweep effect.  Your dress is lovely the way it is 🙂

Post # 11
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I am also having a sweep train.  It is a nice solution; just enough train so it doesn’t just look like an evening gown; not enough train to get in the way.  It doesn’t seem likely that I (or anybody else) will step on it.  I think I would spend all evening worrying about it otherwise.  Plus my Fiance has big feet.  he says he has already had nightmares about stepping on the train.  Heaven forbid he should be losing sleep about my dress…

Post # 12
184 posts
Blushing bee

trust me, considering the cost of a bustle (mine will cost $350), it’s a good thing!  and your dress is sooooo ADORABLE!

Post # 13
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am actually the opposite. I am having the train on my dress taken off! My dress is gorgeous, but the way it drapes would look really stupid with a bustle. Besides every wedding I have gone to lately the bustle broke and the bride carried her dress all night. I am not ok with that. So embrace the fact that you don’t have to worry about that!

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