(Closed) Cathedral Length Train: Should I have it shortened a bit?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To shorten or not to shorten?

    Shorten it, it'll make your life easier

    Keep the length! (It wasn't any trouble day of)

    Keep the length! (It's cumbersome, but the wow factor is worth the trouble)

  • Post # 3
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @mrsfun:  I think it depends on the feel that you want for your wedding. Is it a formal affair? Are you getting married in a big church and having a fancy reception? If so, I say keep the length, and get creative with the bustle – there are many styles, and you can probably find one that isn’t too cumbersome. 

    However, if your wedding is more relaxed, on a beach, or a smaller event, then maybe consider removing some of the length. You could always add a great long veil that would be AMAZING in pictures, and save a little bit of the hassle.

    Just remember, once it comes off, it’s off for good. Maybe they can pin it so you can see what it would look like?

    Post # 5
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee

    keep the length for the ceremony and remove it for dancing… you don’t want anything dragging on the floor for dancing.

    Post # 6
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    I had a chapel train (longest train I tried on) and it was very long. I am only 5 feet tall so it was a lot of dress but I just loved the dress. I got it bustled and enjoyed the night. I too thought of shortening the train, but then it would have changed the whole look of the dress, which I did not want. My 2nd and 3rd choice dresses both had shorter and less eleborate trains. It all worked out in the end. 

    Post # 7
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I cut 18 inches off of my train. Best decision I made. I am very petite so a huge train (of all ruffles!) really overpowered my frame. It all depends on how YOU feel in it. For me, I felt that with the longer train, the dress “wore me” but I wanted to “wear the dress” if that makes sense. Do what makes you feel best. 🙂 

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