Post # 1
Hi bees, I’ve chosen a dress and I love it, but I’m having trouble envisioning what I want for the train and bustle. The dress is chiffon and comes with a train, but I’m wondering if the train will be more trouble than it’s worth. Since the fabric is so delicate I’m afraid a train would get destroyed at my outdoor wedding and would just get bunched up and not lay nicely. And if it doesn’t look good in a bustle I’m wondering if I should skip it. So please show me the backs of your dresses, trains, bustles, or neither, especially chiffon! And here is my dress 🙂
Post # 2
I didn’t bustle my dress but did have a wrist loop (that I didn’t use). I ran barefoot through a field and Darling Husband and my Dad twirled me aeound the dancefloor. A few grass stains but nothing out of the ordinary. The cleaner (a national one in the UK) said they’d rarely seen a dress so clean! I didn’t personally find it a problem 🙂
Post # 3
I also had a small train in a light fabric (tulle) and I didn’t bother to bustle it. It didn’t get ruined and I was able to dance fine, and dry cleaning took care of the stains from our outdoor ceremony and photos.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I had a long train and I had a wrist loop that I didn’t use much
Post # 5
Could you have a seamstress cut off the train? If it’s a more casual wedding, it would still look like a wedding dress!
Post # 6
I think the wrist loop would work the best with this type of fabric like the previous Bees did.
Post # 7
I’d talk to the seamstress who is doing your alterations. I didn’t really care about a train and TBH because the samples were so long I had no idea my dress even had one until my dress came in! I was worried a bustle would look odd since the my dress has a really light, flowy tulle.
But we played around with different bustle types until we found the one I liked the best. Though I agree with a PP, this looks like a good candidate for a wrist loop.
Post # 8
I didn’t know about wrist loops! Thanks, I will talk to my seamstress. Just wanted to have an idea before I go in for alterations.