Post # 1
My dress, San Patrick Cobalto, has a cathedral length train (I think it is anyway). I’ve been flip-flopping between keeping the length and having it shortened to somewhere between cathedral and chapel. I was wondering if I could get some input from the bees who’ve had cathedral trains, and especially lace cathedral. (Even better if you had the Cobalto!)
I’m worried about weight, ease of movement, and tearing the lace and bustle while dancing. Thank you all so much for your responses!
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@BlondeBee: It’s a church in Miami Beach, old and beautiful, but with a really narrow center aisle. The reception is at a hotel, and it’ll be a little more modern/vintage/romantic (If that makes sense, I think bridal brain makes us somehow understand these word jumbles) Lots of candles, low light, etc.
The dress itself is all lace and has a great vintage feel to it, so I don’t think shortening the train will detract too much from the overall elegance of it, but I’m just a little freaked out about comfort day of. Two of my friends had their bustles rip on the dancefloor, which is also a little scary… Cuban weddings make for rowdy dancing.
I’ll definitely have them pin it if I go with shortening! 🙂 Measure twice, cut once and all that!
Post # 5
keep the length for the ceremony and remove it for dancing… you don’t want anything dragging on the floor for dancing.
Post # 6
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
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. 🙂
Post # 8
Thanks ladies! I’m decently tall, 5’7″, but I won’t be wearing heels for the wedding as I’m a flats girl through and through. (And yay, comfort!) I think I have to see the dress on me one more time. I was hoping to go for a chapel length train originally, but i fell in love with the dress and totally didn’t notice how much was going on in the back until I looked at pictures at home after buying it.
I was curious as to how all the cathedral train ladies fared with it through the wedding though, so I’d be making an informed decision and not just going off what I imagine it will be like.