Post # 1
So I know it sounds crazy, but I’m considering doing our first dance before bustling up. I think it’d look beautiful and would give me just a few more moments to enjoy my train 🙂 I think the dress might have a loop near the bottom that I could slip my wrist through to hold up the train.
Has anyone else tried this? Any success stories? Or just horror stories??
Our first dance is Tiempo de Vals – its a traditional Waltz. So it’ll be more complicated than a slow dance, but it’s not difficult at all. I’m not particularly concerned about dancing it.
My dress is chapel length – http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Fit-and-Flare-Gown-with-Bow-Detail-V3204_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Petite
Also – I’ll be wearing a detachable chapel length veil that will come off when we bustle (leaving just an elbow length tier), so I suppose I’d leave that on for the first dance as well.
Is it worth a try or am I just crazy??? 🙂
Post # 3
Sorry, but in no way is this doable. I waltz frequently and since there are so many turn in waltz, you will most likely get tripped. Waltz is also a moving dance (unlike the high school prom sway) so it makes it harder for the train to be at the right place. It would be pretty bunched up looking. How would you go backwards with a train?
Maybe try it with your dress?
Post # 4
I’m gonna go with crazy. I could barely walk with my train in anything but a straight line, I cant even imagine any sort of dance in it.
Post # 6
Hahahaha, okay I take it I’m crazy
So what about if I held the train up in my hand rather than letting it drag? Kind of compromise between the bustle and actually have the train dragging behind me. Still crazy??
Post # 7
@ana77: My dance instructor gave me a checklist of things to see if I could do with my dress on 🙂 Can you try it out holding the loop thing? And is this a slow box waltz or something a bit faster? I would soooooo just waltz around the bridal shop at your next fitting….and get pictures, hehe
Post # 8
Yes, I think the picture would be sweeter if your arms were around your new husband instead of holding up a train and worrying about it falling and steping on it. I think it’d most likely look awkward until you do some alterations to it so that its easy to hold.
Post # 9
try it with holding the loop. Otherwise, you’re def crazypants! 🙂