Post # 1
Here’s a picture of my dress. My Question is, Do i ABSOLUTELY need a bustle, or can i just drag my dress around during the reception. It’ll only be 4 hours long (the reception) and that’s including dinner. The price of my alterations is just SO much and my budget is SO limited. but idk if it’s worth it.. eh.. help me bees!
Post # 3
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
GET THE BUSTLE! LOL That dress is too pretty to take that risk of having it dragging! Love your dress!
Post # 5
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
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
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
I think you need a bustle too. It will save that gorgeous dress.
Post # 8
Get the bustle for sure. Your dress is gorgeous!
Post # 9
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
- 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 # 11
aww.. thanks bees 😀 i was planning on it b/c yes, it does seem like it’ll be necessary, but y’all just finished convincing me.. oh yeah, here’s the front of it..
Post # 12
I say yes, but that’s mainly because I LOVE bustles. Amazing dress by the way!!
Post # 13
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.
Post # 14
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
Don’t know how many bustle points you will need but I was quoted $10 per point.
Post # 16
that’s why i’m so disturbed by my seamstress. she’ll need to do the following
-take in the waist (yay! i thought it was going to be the other way around!)
-fix the hem
-do a bustle
-add spaghetti straps
and she’s charging 500.00 for it all, the thing is, she didn’t itemize any of this. it was just “oh, it’ll be 500.00..”