Post # 1
I had my first fitting yesterday. After hemming and hawing about it for awhile, I decided to remove the train from my dress for a couple reasons. First is that my wedding is a casual, outdoor event. Also, I just don’t like the look or weight of a bustled dress with the type of fabric that my gown is (a heavier poly), and I am definitely going to be dancing a LOT. My grandma and great-aunt were taken back that I would even consider taking the train off.
Here’s the dress (Alfred Angelo 2200)
So for ladies that didn’t do the train thing, were you glad you took it off? Did you miss it, or not feel as “bridal” without it?
Post # 3
That is a beautiful dress! My dress had a slight train, but I would not have missed it if it wasn’t there. I think you will still feel very bridal in your dress. But, I’m of the opinion a train is not what makes a dress bridal!
Post # 4
I’m having a hard time deciding this as well!!! Initially I was looking for a dress without one, but the dress I ended up ordering has one. We’ll see…I’m interested in seeing what the other brides have to say, thanks for posting!
Post # 5
I think that that dress will look fine without a train.
Post # 6
That dress is gorgeous! I can see how a bustle would completely change the charm of it, and with being out doors you don’t want to worry about the length.
Its a gorgeous dress, you’ll have your name on the invitations, no one is going to wonder who the bride is.
Post # 7
My dress has a very short chapel train that barely looked like a train because of the tiered skirt of my dress but I had a cathedral veil for the ceremony with a metallic edge so that really took it up a notch.
Post # 8
@Oracle and @TheLadyK: why thank you! I’m rather partial to it myself.
@bells oooh I love the tiered skirt. I am playing with the idea of a cathedral veil for the ceremony as well for the “train effect” without hauling around a bunch of dress the rest of the time. But I don’t know if my dress is too simple for it.
Post # 9
I didn’t have a train and don’t regret it! I still felt like a bride and no one mentioned the lack of train. My wedding was also outside, so a train would have just got in the way.