Can I get away with not bustling my dress? (Poll)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1731 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017


lizstarlight22 :  You could probably get away with it.  Most formal gowns I wear are about that length and I never have an issue.

Post # 3
947 posts
Busy bee

You can definitely get away with it. I made a renaissance dress with a train about as long as that (if not longer) and never had any problems…it’s a much heavier material, too. 

If it comes down to it though, a DIY bustle looks like it would be super easy with that dress.  I French-bustled my heavy 2 layer ballgown on my own…I’m certainly no professional but it wasn’t hard at all and it held up well enough for the day, so it was totally worth saving the money. A chiffon gown would be so easy 🙂 

Post # 4
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I’ve always looked at the bustle as a precaution against the crowd more than your own footsteps.  Will you be very active on the dancefloor?  You may be a pro at moving in a formal gown but do you trust every single one of your wedding guests to tread carefully around you?..and after a few drinks?  Just things to think about.

Post # 5
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

I got a low French bustle on my gown but after our first dance when I planned on getting it bustled up, I decided I just couldn’t do it. The train was my favrotie part of the dress! I dacned all night and just held the train up. The dancefloor was packed and not a single person stepped on it, it didn’t get caught on anything. It was a non issue, no regrets. 

Post # 6
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I had a really long train it was 5 metres long and I didn’t have it bustled. I loved my train I had it custom designed and made to match my mother’s veil and my mother in law’s veil, there was no way that I wanted it hidden and out of the way

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