Post # 1
I’ve got one of those traditional puffy dresses with a relatively long train. If I keep it the way it is I doubt there’s any way I can wear it at the reception, people will be stepping all over it and I won’t be able to dance in it or move around a lot.
But I don’t want to buy a reception dress, I love my wedding dress and want to wear it all day. Do alteration places do things with dresses so that when it comes time for the reception you can tuck things in or remove anything, etc?
Post # 3
you can have a bustle created to keep your train in place. a lot of people where the dresses to the ceremony and the reception site… check that link and it’ll show you plenty of bustle options. your seamstress should be able to suggest and show you bustles.
Post # 5
you’re welcome!! what does your dress look like?
Post # 6
The whole trend of a seperate reception dress is very new. Traditionally only Asian brides make costume changes and end up spending so much time changing clothes that they miss out on a fair portion of their reception. Most brides though don’t wear separate dresses to the reception, despite what the wedding industry wants you to believe. If you ask around to most people, speaking from guest perspectives, they more than likely have not seen the bride change after the ceremony either.
Ask the seamstress who is doing alterations to your dress to show your Maid/Matron of Honor (and mothers) how to fasten the bustle after the ceremony so that no one trips over your train.
Post # 7
No need to change your dress! Bustle it up – and I’d recommend a tie bustle rather than a hook and eye bustle since the hooks seem to break a lot.
Post # 8
ok, great. i’m glad to hear there is a bustle alternative.
since you asked this is the dress: it’s puffy and satin with a chapel train and two long sheer “ribbon” like sashes behind it…
It’s from David’s Bridal.
Post # 9
Yup, just bustle it. I don’t want to change my dress at all, either!
Post # 10
I 10th the bustle, but make sure you have at least 3 people that know how to do it! Don’t want to have a last minute “um… what do we do with this again?” moment!
Post # 11
I bustled my dress for the reception. Just make sure that you have someone go with you to practice how to do it so that they are completely sure. I only had my Mother-In-Law come with me and she was able to get it done just fine on her own. Here is a picture of my bustle. It’s the traditional french bustle. Oh, and make sure that they double tie the knots so that it doesn’t fall out!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
I’m surprised that the ladies at David’s didn’t mention the bustle to you in the first place! There are so many ways to have it buttoned/tied up! Good luck!
Post # 14
Have them make you a bustle so you can tuck your train up. Thats what I am doing because i want to rock my dress ALL DAY AND NIGHT!!!!
Post # 15
terrific i am so glad to hear this b/c i really want to wear my dress the entire time…