(Closed) To cut or bustle? What did you do?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you cut or bustle?

    Cut

    Bustle

    Other, please explain

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I think cutting is cheaper than bustling, actually. It cost $36 to hem my skirt and about $60-something to have the bustle I wanted. So go with the look you like best! I have seen mermaid bustles, so I know they’re possible. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I cut off my train and loved it. Another con of the bustle is the time it takes to rig it up and carrying around the weight of the train. I loved being able to spin and the movement of the skirt 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I cut off the train. I’m so glad. I hated the idea of dragging a bunch of fabric around and/or looking like a duck in the back. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    To hem my dress was $90, fair for 4 layers of chiffon and the bustle was free. My Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t understand the bustle concept and hooked the hanger loop under the dress to the bustle hook, luckily it was fixed before anyone else noticed. Looking at pictures I am glad I had the train and the bustle ended up being pretty cute. I  For that dress a bustle would be cute and the train will be beautiful for pictures

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Mine was a two-layer organza and satin A-line dress… I hemmed the front due to my height (I’m 5’0″) and bustled the rest. Pretty sure yours would be easier to cut than mine since it’s just one layer and doesn’t have embroidery or beading. 

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    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    In your case I would probably just cut it off. I can’t imagine a bustle looking very good with the style of your dress and there’s no lace or intricate beading you need to save or work around. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    Giblets:  I really don’t like the look of bustles but I didn’t want to cut my train off because I loved it so much. My seamstress put in a bustle that just had one loop and button and I was glad I had it. We did pictures before the ceremony and were walking around the venue a lot so while walking I bustled the dress and when we stopped for pictures one of my BMs could easily let it down. It only took a few seconds to bustle and unbustle but it’ll depend on how complicated it is. In the end I decided I lived the train more than I disliked the bustle look and my steamstress did a good job not making it look too bustley if that makes sense. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I cut mine. I don’t like bustles and the trains all get so dirty so quickly. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    Giblets:  I bustled but was able to create one that I could do by myself in about 5 seconds flat. It swept behind me and pinned on my side –  liked having the extra movement in the skirt that my bustle gave. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I had a beach elopement and I bustled. I hemmed and hawwed on cutting but in the end just had a simple bustle putting in to keep the dress it’s original condition. I hate bustles but mine was easy and held through out the night. Totally should have cut it though. Sand and a train? Ain’t nobody got time for that! 

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