Post # 1
This is my wedding dress, and I have no idea how to bustle it. Does anyone have pictures of this dress bustled, or a similar dress? I’m worried about the light weight fabric not hanging right.
Also, I’m considering a birdcage veil. Any opinions?
Post # 3
It’s my dress too! Yay, I haven’t found another bride wearing this dress until now! My wedding is tomorrow, so if you can wait a couple weeks, I will post my pics of me in the dress and my bustle.
I was pretty disappointed with the bustle… Basically, because I’m so petite, my dress shop has to cut off the underneath part of the train. So now my train is just the chiffon, making it a TON lighter so we could actually bustle it. We ended up with a three point, straight bustle and the middle point hooks onto the last button in the back.
Anyway, like I said, I’ll bring back pics soon! Good luck!
Post # 4
wow that is BEAUTIFUL!! My dress is very simular to yours. I just got it bustled last week.
Since my dress has a lot of layers and is heavy they bustled it two different ways.
1. a french style bustle for the underneight layers. They had to do three of these to make it lay right – one on each side of the back and one in the center (a french bustle is were they put ribbons on the under side of the dress that you tie together to bustle it up)
2. a hook and eye bustle on the top layer of chiffon. Because the chiffon was fairly light weight they were able to just use one hook and eye in the center of the back of my gown. (this is like a bra hook, on the top layer of the dress – they put a white hook and eye so you couldn’t see it)
Post # 5
i don’t know much about bustling this dress but i do know that this is the dress that i want to wear for my wedding! completely off topic, and maybe something you haven’t even thought about, but if you are thinking about selling your dress after your wedding, let me know! i am on a pretty tight budget and wouldnt mind a gently loved dress 🙂
Post # 6
Mrs. Spring, I’m really looking forward to seeing your pictures. I have my first fitting on Saturday, and my dress hasn’t come in yet, so I’m not going to have much time to play with it before it goes to stay with the seamstress.
Post # 7
Hey, Calicobride, I’m back, and I have some pictures of me in the dress. I don’t have any of the bustle yet, but my SIL is sending me some, so I’ll post them soon. Anyway, like I said, the underlining on the train had to be cut off in order to lighten the train enough to get it bustled. The picture I am posting will (hopefully) give you an idea of what just a sheer chiffon train looks like. It was really light and I think my photographers got some great shots of it in the wind because of how light it was.
I will post the bustle pics once I get them. Otherwise, you’ll at least have some idea of how the dress looks on a real person (since I only found a couple on the net when I was searching). Good luck!
Post # 8
Hi, I love your (both of your) dresses! Mine is similar & I am really worried about the bustle. Mrs. Spring, have you posted pics of the bustle yet? I’m really interested in seeing it! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 9
I am new to this sight. Until very recently I did bridal alterations for a living.Have been recently diagnosed with arthritis in thumbs and low back so thought maybe I could just pass on knowledge since I can’t do the work anymore. Was reading about the chiffon dress that they cut off the under train and sad. They could have bustled the under layer in french bustle seperately and then the chiffon over or under bustle. Usually have to do this because so often the chiffon layer is fuller. If top layer plain and would show buttons or hooks, sometimes pearls or chrystals can be added to hide them. I would love to use my God given talent and experience to give advice.