To bustle or not..

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4606 posts
Honey bee

Depends – do you not plan to walk around or dance or otherwise move at your wedding?  Are you not overly attached to the dress and fine with it getting trashed?  If the answers to those are yes – then you can skip the bustle.  But otherwise it will get stepped and tripped on by others and possibly yourself.

There are several different types of bustles – a google image search should show you the different options available.


Post # 3
6925 posts
Busy Beekeeper

YES get it bustled. If you dont everyone will be stepping on it and could rip it. You could also look at a wrist loop, but you need something to keep it closer to you. 

Post # 4
1731 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would bustle. I got stepped on so many times, it was crazy. When you’re dancing and people are drunk, they forget about the train. And mine was bustled. Lol. 

Post # 5
3873 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Everyone likes how their dress looks unbustled better, but it’s kind of a necessary evil! You could maybe get away with it if you’re not having any dancing but yeah, trains are pretty annoying things to walk around with!

Post # 6
2002 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Bee it will get wrecked if you don’t do it special outside! It is a beautiful dress!

Post # 7
8835 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

I agree, beautiful dress, it will be a shame to bustle it but it is necessary.

Post # 8
940 posts
Busy bee

I am so happy I had my dress bustled.  I think your dress might get ruined by being left down all night, like lots of rips and discoloration.  Your dress is gorgeous though!!IMG_5635

Post # 9
9809 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Get it bustled. It will be a pain in the ass to drag around the train all night. It will look beautiful in the ceremony, ask your photographer to make sure he gets pictures, and then save yourself the headache of getting it caught up on things and stepped on all night and bustle it.

Post # 10
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I hate bustles – so I had my train removed. I have zero regrets. I was able to move so easily all night. I also got married outdoors, in the fall, in Chicago and nothing was stuck in my dress.
But I never wanted a train – I don’t understand the point.

Post # 11
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had my seamstress add a low French bustle to my dress assuming that I would bustle it after our first dance. When I went upstairs to remove my veil, I decided I didn’t want to bustle the dress. I was only going to wear it for a few more hours and the chapel train was my favorite part! I just gathered it and carried the train when I was dancing for the rest of the night. It was really a non issue for me, and I wouldn’t change it if I could go back. At our sparkler exit at the end of the night, I was so glad it wasn’t bustled because my train looked so pretty sweeping behind me as we ran under the arch!

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