(Closed) Bustle or No Bustle?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I didn’t have a train but at the end of the night my dress was SO dirty.  I’d say get the bustle.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

GET THE BUSTLE! LOL That dress is too pretty to take that risk of having it dragging! Love your dress! Smile

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would bustle it… that’s a lot of train to drag around all night (even for 4 hours… you’ll get annoyed and tired).  Plus, how are you gonna dance without the dress being bustled?? 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

YES!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh my Goodness I had a bustle and I STILL got stepped on!  Its irritating.  Youre husting someplace and  *BAM* you get yanked back bc someone steps on it unknowingly. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

I think you need a bustle too.  It will save that gorgeous dress.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If you’re going to dance or even just walk around you’ll need a bustle. They’re pretty cheap to put in too. And if you’re getting alterations done at a bridal salon – run the other way! They charge way, way too much. Go to an independent seamstress or tailor with good yelp reviews.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I would definitely spend the money on a bustle, even though it’s hard. Your dress will get sooo beat up if you drag it around for 4 hours and the cost of the bustle is pretty small percentage-wise compared to the dress.

I didn’t want to spend money on expensive undergarments to make my dress look better, but then I realized I was being dumb. Why spend several thousand on a gorgeous dress and not be willing to invest a couple hundred in undergarments to make it look its best? That’s just crazy talk.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I say yes, but that’s mainly because I LOVE bustles. Amazing dress by the way!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that it will become a hassle for you to drag that around all night — I think it will be distracting for you and everybody else. It could get caught on something and rip, get dirty, you could trip and fall, and if anyone ELSE by chance trips on it and hurts themselves…you don’t want your wedding reception to become a liability issue.

Plus, bustles are SO pretty. You’ll LOVE the way the back/side of your dress looks in your pictures of your first dance with your new hubby.

But I DO understand budget issues. Can you maybe think of a way to do a makeshift bustle that’s less expensive (even if you just put some sparkles on a large safety pin, and pin it up)? Try googling your options, I bet you’ll find SOMETHING.

Good luck.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

What a pretty dress and I do agree that you’ll want to get it bustled.  Take it from someone who knows (my bustle broke before my reception even began)–you don’t want to be dragging your dress around all night!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t know how many bustle points you will need but I was quoted $10 per point.

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