Post # 1
I’m sorry if I’ve posted this twice (I’m new!). I want to cut the train off of my dress (it’s an enzoani ankara) and my mom thinks it will ruin the flow of the dress and how the folds lay. What do you think? I originally wanted a sleek/non-poofy dress and am worried this is too much material for the outdoor wedding I’m having.
Post # 3
If it is an outdoor wedding then I do think that you should cut off train, and I dont think it would ruin it at all, but to be on the safe side you might want to ask about this first and then make your decision. Good luck!
Post # 4
I looove long trains and have a very long train myself. I think they are gorgeous regardless of the ceremony space so I vote no.
Post # 5
what kind of outdoor space are you getting married at, that could make a difference
Post # 6
I’m a huge fan of trains so it’s hard for me to say cut it off but if you don’t want a train you could just bustle it? Do you plan to sell it afterwards… it may be easier to sell it with the train still there.
Post # 7
I think its fine to have a train outdoors.Nice dress
Post # 8
The wedding ceremony is on a little grassy area just outside of the reception venue. It’s not very big, but also not too tiny either. I am so confused because initially I pictured myself in a sleek, form-fitting dress (something a little sexy 🙂 But… none of those dresses looked good on me! Apparently I don’t have much of a torso, so those styles looked pretty awful, even though I’m a petite person. When I put this dress on, it fit like a glove and I loved it! But I also thought “I’ll just chop off the train and it will be perfect!” The dress is quite heavy, and after I went for a fitting, I found out I’ll have to put a crinoline under it so that the dress will keep its shape while I walk. I feel like my wedding attire is ‘snowballing!’ I somehow ended up with a much poofier dress than I imagined, now with a crinoline, a long train, and a veil! LOL. I do think it’s beautiful, and it looks good on ME, which is what’s important, but it’s also not what I originally envisioned, and I think that’s what’s making me uneasy. But on the other hand, the train looks like its own piece of material, coming off the back of the dress. I worry that if I chop it off, the back will look bizarre. I can’t decide!!! I could bustle it, but then I think that that will just add to the poof and the weight factor, as I’ll have a ball of material on my butt!
Post # 9
I agree with your mom that it would ruin the flow of the dress to cut it off completely, but I do think you could have it shortened into a sweep train that might be more manageable.
Post # 10
Gosh, I just love this train so much that it’s hard for me to tell you anything about cutting off the train! I think it will look fine with the train cut off, but it’s just too beautiful!
Post # 11
just add a bustle , love your train
Post # 12
I love long dramatic trains for when you are walking down the aisle. I had a long train and yes, it is heavy. Once you bustle it the weight of it was hilarious to me, I would turn and then 5 seconds later wooosh there came my bustle weight. I had a second wedding dress for the reception though, a sheath gown that I chopped the train off of. That allowed me to have a light dress that I could dance freely in.
Post # 13
I think your mom is right, it would ruin the flow of the dress. I think it’s absolutely beautiful. You’re gonna rock it!
Post # 14
Thanks Bees for all of your input! Although the majority of you love long trains, I felt that this one was just too much material for me. So, I’m going to have a permanent bustle sewed in. It actually looks very pretty because it adds folds to the back of the dress as well, and I won’t have to worry about my Maid/Matron of Honor having to bustle it for me. Plus, it will stay put, I’ll feel more like myself walking down the aisle, and I can dance up a storm at the reception.