Post # 1
So I have chosen my wedding dress, which is Mia Solano Delanie which has a huge train. Just to show you…
The lady in store told me the train is too long to bustle up and its simply not possible, so I probably will need a second dress for the reception and dancing…
But, I really want to do my first dance in this dress to really show it off…
Anyone have any ideas on how I can do this without falling over it?
Also, has anyone else had this dress? I would love to see some photos!!
Post # 2
A hoop skirt for underneath may help, it will at least get some of the dress away from your feet and give you more room to move without worrying about stepping on it
Post # 3
I’d say just do it! You’re not going to be able to do a glorious dance, but that’s not the whole point anyways.
I had a decently long train and my bustle snapped as soon as we walked in the reception room and I just went with it 🤷🏼♀️
GORGEOUS GOWN BY THE WAY 😍
Post # 4
I agree that you should get a second dress, but I think the dress can be bustled long enough for your first dance! You will need to ask for a ball gown bustle- 6 points or more. My train was very long and heavy and I can’t imagine expecting the bustle to hold all night. I changed after the first dance. I don’t think this will be a problem for you too. The fabric on your dress doesn’t look too heavy.
Post # 5
If I had had that glorious dress, there is no way on earth I would have taken it off after the ceremony . I guess if dancing is more important than wearing your actual wedding dress at your wedding reception then sure, of course a second dress .
But in the case of that dress I feel the French have it right ..il faut suffrir pour être belle .. just this one time.
Post # 6
Mine was no where near as long as this but still long and I managed it all night. I guess you could dance in yours then quickly go change? But if it were me, I’d stay in my gown all night
Post # 7
I’d get a second opinion about the bustling. My dress also has a really long train (granted it’s a single layer), so my seamstress is making a three-layer, 15-point French bustle. It can be done if your seamstress knows what she’s doing!
Post # 8
I would ask an actual seamstress if it could be bustled…the lady in the store is probably just trying to sell more dresses. I think the material seems like it would do pretty well for a bustle. There are several different styles that might work, too. Certainly no harm in asking a seamstress before shelling out hundreds for another dress 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
It can asbolutely be bustled! Wow, that’s a beauty!!!
Post # 10
Beautiful dress!!! Wow!
If you do decide to bustle it I’ll warn you – make sure the bustle is strong! I had a heavy train and tried to bustle it and the bustle broke halfway through the dancing. This meant that many people stepped on my dress and it is now ripped in quite a few places 🙁 It’s OK because I won’t wear it again, but still sad to think of my expensive dress being torn. You’ll really want to have a good, STRONG, bustle, and then I vote to wear it all night long!!
Post # 11
bretagne422 : kiram : Nay1976 : Unfortunately I really dont think it can. As frillsandthrills said, the bustle should hold for the first dance, but it wont hold all night.
My mum owns a bridal store and we have spoken with a steamstress that has attempted to bustle it before and she has said no way will it hold all night. Once the dress arrives I will get a second opinion from my mums steamstress who will be doing the alterations, but I think she might give me the same answer.
The train itself is a light material, but it is still pretty heavy.
sassybeee : I think I would want to have a back up dress for this exact reason. If I wanted to wear it all night, I could try, but if not, I can get changed and dont need to worry about ripping my dress!