(Closed) Do I have to have a bustle?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1327 posts
Bumble bee

Get a bustle unless you want people stepping on your dress all night.

Post # 4
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you don’t want to have a bustle you don’t have to.

I’ve seen brides that just pick up the skirt by a string that it has and go around the reception even dancing like that. 

Me personally I want to have full use of my hands and not worry about my train the whole time. Just make sure you’re ok with moving around during the reception.

Post # 5
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was a little worried about that too because the design of the train would not show.  My seamstress was able to do a bustle where the bustle goes underneath so the design shows.  I guess it depends on what kind of dress you have.  Mine is a puffy one so holding it all night would make it even harder to handle. 

Post # 6
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t even want to bother with a bustle so I’m getting a “permanent bustle” for my dress. Tack it up and move on. Find a good seamstress that can do an underbustle to at least be able to show your lovely train. However, everyone would be able to see your train for the ceremony and maybe during your dances… after that, I’d choose comfort

Post # 7
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My Maid/Matron of Honor started with a bustle that ended up ripping so her train was down all night. Her dress actually got ripped part way through the reception because of people stepping on it.

I would highly recommend a bustle just for convienence and the maintenance of your dress.

Post # 8
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you don’t pin it up somehow, it will drag on the floor and get dirty. Also, you and your guests will constantly trip over it.

Post # 9
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d either have the train chopped off or bustle it, otherwise you’ll end up with a torn dirty dress.

Post # 10
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We have made the decision not not bustle our gowns, but our technical reception after the ceremony is only scheduled to last an hour and then we are changing for dinner.

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