(Closed) How come wedding dresses don’t already come with bustle?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good point.

Post # 4
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Pupperoni: I don’t know, good point. I know they come with the ribbon tie you can hold so I suppose that’s the minimum needed.

Post # 5
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Agreed! I wasn’t too thrilled to have to put four bustles in my dress!

Post # 6
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

I always wonder this too. Maybe it’s because there are different ways of bustling and they want you to be able to choose?

Post # 7
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hmmm… Maybe because the hem needs to be adjusted to the right size before? (what I mean is, it won’t sit at the right point if you’re really short) And it also leaves the possibilities open for different kinds of bustles.

Post # 8
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wedding industry = strategically planned to get brides to spend more money than they wanted to! Hahahaha….okay seriously though, probably because there are different kinds of bustles to choose from.

Post # 9
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree that the bustle can only be put in after the hem is adjusted to the right length. Also not everyone wants to same type of bustle…

Post # 10
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

There are different types of bustles and not everyone likes the same type.

The height of the bride makes a difference where the bustle is placed and how many points are used. If you are a taller bride you probably won’t need the train bustled as high or as much as a shorter bride.

We have had some prom gowns come with a bustle already added. Great, right? Except for most girls, the bustle was too low so it had to be redone anyway. If it had been any higher, it would have been too high for our  taller customers. I applaud the company for trying but there really wasn’t a way for it to work for every, or even the majority, of girls.

Post # 11
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@pengoala: you took the words right out of my mouth!  er, off my fingertips?  lol

Post # 12
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Personally, I would have been very upset if my dress had come with a bustle. I hate traditional bustles and I had a Nacho/”invisible” bustle put in. So, like others have said because of personal preference and hem length.

Post # 13
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with @pengoala:, in all honesty the industry is out to get money.

In reality I would also be upset if the dress I buy comes with a bustle, I want the Nacho bustle too. The big bustles are not my style and I would be upset if I was forced to have it.

Post # 14
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Two reasons, one is that the bustle has to be done after the dress is hemmed, and the second is that there are so many different types of bustles that they can’t possibly descide what type to put in for you! 

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