Post # 1
So, I’m finally bringing my dress in to be altered this week after a month of procrastinating. The plan was to have it bustled… But the more I think about it, the more I am leaning towards just having them hack it off. We’re getting married in a botanical garden and I’m not sure if I want to have to deal with a train at all. Plus, I’m thinking it might look weird with the ruffles…
What do you think? Outdoor and ruffled dress bees in particular!!
Post # 3
Love your dress! Gorgeous!
Personally I’m not a huge fan of small trains. Looking back on mine I wish I’d picked one without a train, it was kind of a pain in the butt to drag around.
The bustle worked well though for me, but with yours I think it would look just as awesome without the extra foot of fabric.
Post # 4
I think it would look great either way (I love your dress!) but it might be nice not having to mess with a train!
Post # 5
Maybe have her pin it in a bustle before deciding.
I am personally having my train shortened. I don’t want to mess with a bustle for an outdoor wedding. My dress just didn’t look right with a bustle.
Post # 6
I would either cut it or do an underbustle so it looks ‘cut’, like regular dress, when its bustled.
Post # 7
i might be weird, but i personally don’t feel “bridal” in a gown without a train…i feel like that’s the one time in my life i’ll get to wear one, lol. doesn’t have to be a BIG one, but i want my dress to have one. (i’m an encore bride and i made my first dress…it had a sweep train a little shorter than the one on your dress. the current frontrunner gown has a sweep/semi-chapel train a little longer than yours.)
that said, we’re not talking about me here, we’re talking about YOU, and it doesn’t sound like it’s all that important to you. bustling a gown is a bit of a pain in the butt, and i see why you’re concerned it might look weird with the layering of your dress. i voted “cut it” for you, but i do want to give you a little advice…have your seamstress pin it in a bustle for you first and describe how it would be fastened (so you get an idea of how well it will hold and how easy it will be to do) before deciding for sure.
Post # 8
By The Way – LMAO at your poll question!
Post # 9
I like the idea of an under bustle also. I am in the same boat….with the train, LOL, and think I am going to French bustle my little lace train.
Post # 10
I am an encore bride and I really didn’t want a train. I was very happy to have it cut off.
Above is the before pic:
Above is the after pic:
Post # 11
I had this same question and my consultant at the bridal shop said that if i was interested in selling my dress after, that it would be easier if it has a bustle.
Post # 12
@kala_way: Thank you! I saw lace, ruffles, and feathers and was sold immediately. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really thinking about the train at the time… But the more I stare at it, the more I dislike how it puddles :-/
@cardus: This is something that I’ve been thinking a lot about, too. Actually it’s really the only reason I didn’t go for a tea length dress… I really want to look and feel like a bride! And when the heck else will I get to wear a big white dress?! (Hoping it’s just once, lol)
@40ishbride: This is all your fault!!!! LOL! I saw your dress on another thread yesterday and it really got the wheels turning. I love how yours turned out!
Post # 13
I think that would be gorgeous without a train!
Post # 14
I don’t like bustles. I don’t know why. I just don’t want to have to pay more to have it and go through the trouble of having someone get it together on our wedding day. SO, I’m ordering the dress without the train! It’s a small train and I think the dress will look better without it.
Bye bye train!
Post # 15
@Miss Tattoo: Don’t you hate that you’re spending all of this money on a dress knowing that you’re going to have to drop another ~$300 on alterations? I got mine off the rack so it was inevitable, but I really think if you have to order your dress they should just make it to your specifications in the first place! Grr.
Post # 16
@Asparagus: Yeah, if the OP can see it pinned up it will give her a clearer comparison, I think.