(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 : (7 votes)
    39 %
    Keep the length! (It wasn't any trouble day of) : (3 votes)
    17 %
    Keep the length! (It's cumbersome, but the wow factor is worth the trouble) : (8 votes)
    44 %
  • 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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