(Closed) Wedding Dress Train Too Long… ?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1758 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I don’t have any personal experience but I absolutely love the train and think you should keep it! Not very helpful, I know 😂

Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee

My train is a similar length and my bustle broke when I decided to join in the conga line (pro tip – don’t haha) and yes it was a pain in the arse walking after and I had to kind of hold it around the side and it was extremely annoying. I would either shorten or bustle.

Post # 4
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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mandyk:  gorgeous dress!  i would definitely bustle.  mine was bustled and people still stepped on it and ripped part of my skirt.  if you or anyone in your family can sew on a button, you can sew in a bustle.  the hardest part is just picking which style you like.  http://www.leanna.com/Bustle/Bustles.shtml this is a great place to start looking.  if you pick one, i can send you general instructions on how to do it.  you will need a friend to help if you don’t have a mannequin.  best of luck!

Post # 5
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

I’m curious – what bustle style did your seamstress show you?

Post # 6
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wouldn’t worry too much if you can’t afford a bustle mine and everyone who I’ve ever spoken to has had theirs break I had quite a long train and was still able to move and since once it broke 

Post # 7
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had a similar train and the type of lace that my dress was made out of was very heavy.  My bustle broke and it was lopsided at one point so I ended up taking the other two pins out.  I would have liked to have a loop so I could put it on my wrist.  I don’t particularly love the way most dresses look when they’re bustled so I think a loop helps to keep the beauty of the train while making it easy to even just walk around.

Post # 8
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a cathedral train on mine and when it was bustled it was no problem, I danced all night. Beautiful dress by the way!

Post # 9
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

A loop is probably your best option. I think someone would easily rip that train on the dance floor.

Post # 10
851 posts
Busy bee

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mandyk:  my friend got married a few weeks ago & she had a dress with a similar train. She had just a loop instead of a bustle & had no problem just carrying it around a lot of the day, and even for the first dance (https://instagram.com/p/6t9defiBPJ/). I think a lot of dresses come with loops already in them?

Post # 11
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It would be a huge PITA for you if you don’t get a bustle. You won’t be dancing much,  guaranteed.  Get the bustle done, and also bring extra large safety pins, in case the bustle loop breaks.  Also you don’t want to be carrying the train on a loop on your hand,  It’s also a huge PITA. My best friend had a ballgown with a train and no bustle and she regretted it not  done, because of comfort issue. 

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