(Closed) To bustle or not to bustle for first dance?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

BUSTLE!! There is no way to dance without it bustled (IMO). It will make everything easier. Otherwise, you will find yourself tripping on the train, getting your heel(s) caught, etc.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would definitely bustle your dress for your first dance. My bustle was left a little longer by my seamstress and I wish it had been up all they way, I was tripping on it and getting stepped on all night at my reception!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Goregeous dress!!! OMG – love it!

Coming from someone who has already done a first dance – bustle that thing!  You cannot believe how annoying and awkward it is to try keeping it spread out and not completely in the way.  So annoying!  You just look clumsy and awkward dancing in it when its not bustled.  I don’t like bustles either, but just wanted to give you my experience.  Sorry Frown

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had an all lace dress too! I bustled mine for the first dance and I’m glad I did.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

bustle! or would you rather have a picture of yourself on the ground after tripping over your dress?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definitely bustle!! I wish mine had been higher, as a PP said–it got ripped out and I had to redo it with safety pins. Not fun!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

well if you’re planning to actually dance you would need to bustle cuz there’s no way you can dance and not trip over it.   BUT if you are just planning to sway side to side without moving much you may be able to get away with not bustling it.  But you’ll have to really limited your movements and not step backward AT ALL.  Even turning might be a problem depending on how long your train is.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Another vote for bustle here! If you don’t, you’re likely to step on it and topple over! Plus, it’s going to get majorly dirty from the dance floor if you let it drag while you’re dancing. It will just be very much in the way and you absolutely don’t want to trip while you’re dancing!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Bustle it!  We did a move where I was stepping backwards, and I kept tripping on my gown, even though it was bustled.  Unless you are just swaying back and forth there is no way you can dance with a train.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It sounds great in theory not to bustle a dress but my uncles wife didn’t bustle her dress for their first dance and she spent the entire time kicking it out of their way when they turned. It didn’t make fr a very romantic dance.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re going to be tripping over it if you don’t bustle it. It’s actually a safety hazard if you leave it down and try to get your groove on… Besides, people will have spent the entire ceremony looking at your train.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Bustle it. My mom bustled mine before we even ate, and then my husband’s extended family wanted a big group picture… During the commotion, my husband stepped on my dress, popped the hooks, and it couldn’t be bustled for the rest of the night. It was pretty hard to dance in like that. However, it can be done, it just isn’t very fun…

Post # 16
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Busy bee

Bustle, and you might try to make sure there are 3 buttons/ties instead of just one button holding up the train- I’ve seen a LOT of bustles break halfway through the reception. Or if nothing else, have a few large safety pins on hand!

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