Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2019 - City, State
I am so lost on all the micromanagement that my head feels like a stuffed toy. Can’t decide without an advise!
I thought a train my dress har is waaay too long and it will be a nuisance most of the time. But when i tried on dress for alterations seamstress said it should be left as is because it suited better.
Train length now:
How i wanted it to be altered:
The only thing is i forgotten to put on underskirt so the dress will be a tiny bit wider on the floor
Thank you for your help!
Post # 2
She’s probably trying to save you money. Any kind of train is already a hassle because you have it dragging behind you and you can’t see it (I had 2 foot train) and it has to be bustled if you want it up. Cutting a foot around is honestly not going to make much of a difference. If you are tripping over the front now, that would be a different story!
Post # 3
Stick to your guns. Otherwise that long train will annoy you all day long
Post # 4
I don’t think the long train ‘suits’ it any better than the short train. Actually I think the short one is maybe more in proportion. Go with what you want!
Post # 5
If you don’t want a long train make sure you speak up and tell her you don’t want a long train.
I don’t know what it is about seamstresses, dressmakers and dress consultants but they all seem to be obsessed with trains and act like it’s a personal insult when you want to chop it off.
I tried on one dress that had a rediculous train – when i mentioned that I couldn’t really walk or turn around the consultant simply replied “well that’s what you have bridesmaids for, so they can carry your dress around…” like what? Even when I’m dancing?? lol
I noticed one bee said cutting a foot off won’t make much difference, I disagree – while it won’t feel much shorter and your probably still as likely to trip over it – losing a foot of fabric will make it much lighter! Which really makes a difference when you’rebdragging it around all day or once it’s bustled and all that weight is concentrated at one point.
Stick to your guns bee xx the dress looks amazing either way!
Post # 6
Bustle it, best of both worlds!
Post # 7
Agree with PP, bustle that gorgeous train when the ceremony and photos are over! It makes me so sad to see a beautiful long, dramatic train cut and butchered ☹️ Your dress is stunning and will simply wow everyone as is, especially since the rest of the dress is somewhat understated!
Post # 8
Make your dress how you want it, you have to wear it. I don’t think shortening it makes it looks weird, it’s beautiful both ways. Bustling is an easy way to get it out of the way but I’m not sure if you like that type of look! Bottom line go with what YOU like!