Post # 1
I would love to see pictures of your dress bustles- possibly a before/after bustle if you have them!
i’ll be honest and say I am not really a fan of bustles- at least the ones I’ve seen so far, but I haven’t seen too many. I’d love to see pictures of yours to get an idea on different bustle options!
Also, did anyone decide against the bustle? Did you find a dress without a long train or have most of the train removed during alterations?
Post # 2
I didn’t bustle! My train was pretty small so I didn’t see the point. On my wedding day I was happy that I didn’t bother.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I had a really long train and I didn’t have it bustled. I don’t like the way that my wedding dress looked with a bustle
Post # 5
I knew I didn’t want to bustle my dress, I didn’t like any bustles I’d seen. I looked specifically for dresses with small or no trains, but ended up getting one that had a longer train and cutting it off in alterations. I did leave a small amount of train, I think they call it a puddle train. Just enough to feel special but not enough to need a bustle.
It was a little sad to cut off the beautiful train but I knew it would be worth it. Plus I had a very short ceremony at the same venue as my reception, so I didn’t feel like I needed a big train or a different look than the reception.
I was very happy with my choice. I loved the way it looked, and I was glad I didn’t have to worry about bustling it day of.
Before alterations (though not a great view of the train, it was really very pretty all spread out):
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre
sammypassion : I LOVEEEEEEEE how they did your bustle!!! I have no idea what to do with mine. They pulled it up and tucked it under but it didn’t look good like yours! Lol
Post # 7
cloud9bride : I believe mine was a 6point bustle. Possibly more ! Have them give you different options.
Post # 8
I hate how bustles look, but I managed to work with my alterations person to get a bustle that wasn’t super obvious! Pic 1 is no bustle, pic 2 has the bustle
Post # 9
i did an under-bustle aka a ballroom bustle aka a “ms nacho” (the first two could also mean different things.. but obviously when i went to the seamstress or when I went to the consignment store to sell I couldnt call it a mrs nacho.. I think I also heard it called a french bustle? I dont know, honestly.). I hate bustles too, so my goal was to have it so it didnt really look bustled when it was bustled.
note: it took 17 points to make this happen. It’s not trivial to do an under-bustle. Luckily since the bustle and hem were literally the only alterations needed, I still spend under $200 on alterations. (I also added those buttons in the back, which arent functional.. just pretty hehe)