(Closed) Do I need a bustle?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you’re changing into a reception dress I would say there is no need for a bustle. You won’t be trying to dance or anything in this dress right?

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you are going to be wearing the dress for any of the reception I would suggest a bustle.  Otherwise, you are going to have to worry about people stepping on your dress and possibly ripping it.  If you want to wear a reception dress, maybe you should change into it at the start of the reception to avoid having to bustle at all?

Post # 5
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010


Post # 6
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would say no.

Post # 7
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m confused, it looks like the top picture is bustled, while the bottom two aren’t…  I would say yes, bustle it, if you are going to wear it for your first dance (if you’re having one).  If you’re just going to walk in, eat, cut the cake, etc. but won’t really be moving around a lot until you change into the other dress, then you probably don’t need to bustle.

Post # 8
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It depends at what point in the reception you plan on changing dresses.  A friend of mine didn’t bustle hers at all for the entire reception so if you’re looking to save some major cash – don’t bustle! If you do, definitely a French bustle!

Post # 9
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Its definitely beautiful with the bustel in the back.  If you are planning on not wearing it long though, I dont know that the cost of putting in a bustle would be worth it.  Are you doing your first dance in it?  If so I would do the bustle so you or your Darling Husband doesnt trip over it!

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