(Closed) Keeping train clean during photos?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

It’s pretty much a given that it will get a little dirty, but nobody will really notice. We took outdoor pics that morning, just the two of us and our photographer, and I carried my train around (you can see it looped over my wrist in the second picture):

It had a few smudges on it by the time the ceremony came around, but seriously, nobody noticed or cared, and you can’t see anything in the pictures:

Just try not to lean up against anything or allow anyone to step on it. If you’re really concerned, you could maybe bring a sheet or pillowcase to bundle up the train while you’re walking around, but I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 4
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been wondering this myself! Good tips 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Thinking back on it: actually, I believe my train was bustled during our morning pictures and it was just my (very long) veil that I was carrying around. My train had a simple, one-hook bustle that I was able to undo on my own. Still, if you want to leave your train down to get some pictures of it in the morning, I think you’ll be okay. Does it have a wrist loop? If not, maybe sew a length of ribbon to the underside of it so that you can lift it up with that. (Useful for carrying a train if it isn’t long enough to drape over your arm without raising the skirt too much in the back.)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine was pretty dirty after pictures mostly because I was so excited I forgot about keeping it up!  But my DOC had wet wipes and she cleaned it up pretty well.  So my advice is to have something to wipe dirt off with in your emergency kit.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We didn’t take pics before our ceremony BUT we did take alot after….and I never ONCE worried about pickin it up….and it was totally fine.  Well….not really fine…it was filthy but nobody noticed a thing.  I really wouldn’t worry about it.

Here is a post I made about it.  As you can see they really can take alot.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-story-of-a-very-dirty-dress-and-how-she-was-cleaned-in-my-washing-machine#axzz2Pis6cQJD

 

Here is a pic after all the dirtyness.  You can see you can’t even notice. 

 

I say go and enjoy our day and don’t stress.  If you pick it up at least a bit it will be fine.  Shout wipes are AWESOME for spot treating if need be.  My sister had yellow pollen on her dress from her flowers and it came out perfectly.

Good luck.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You should be able to pick up your skirt (it may not look that elegant walking around but it will keep it clean). Then for photos, gently place the skirt and arrange it how you want. Just don’t drag it along the ground when walking! 🙂 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had our pics at a park before the ceremony and I had a cathedral length train. It got dirty, but it got dirty underneath on the bottom layer. I cant remember what that layer is called, but it is basically there to get dirty so that the actual fabric of the dress does not. I didn’t carry my train when I walked around and it looked fine. 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@spring-bride:  My daughter’s dress got dirty just getting to the car because we only had their 3 children to help.  They wanted it that way.

After the ceremony we took pictures around a garden with a paved path.  It was very difficult to arrange her dress, hold the train, walk around, look after her flowers while she got into place, etc. etc.  In retrospect, we should have had at lease one other person to help, just to carry stuff like flowers and help manage and arrange her dress so it looked good.

Although I waw there (MOB), having to look after the three girls was enough for me.

To make it easier, I suggest taking someone else with you just to look at the way you both look, arrange the dress, check that your dress is sitting properly or even just ensuring your flowers are held in the correct place so they don’t cover up your dress detail, or your husband’s jacket is in the right position and his tie is straight.  An extra pair of eyes for the finer details helps and results in better photos.

May be a good friend who is not part of the bridal party.

Post # 12
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501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

we had a destination wedding so I had no attendants other than our wedding planner. She helped with the dress but I did get marks on it and noone noticed. It adds character hehe

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@spring-bride:  You can get a white bedsheet and tuck it under the dress (so that it won’t show in photos) when you are taking  pics. This is what I plan on doing.

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