Post # 1
Hello! I recently went to my fitting to try on my dress after the seamstress shortened the length a bit. My dress is a mermaid-like shape and has a train in the back but I’m not sure if it’s too long? (see photo) I really like it, especially for the ceremony, but I plan on dancing during the reception. I don’t have the money to add a bustle, nor am I fond of how the bustle would look on my dress (my seamstress pinned it to show me). I also like that it’s not too long or short in the front so I won’t trip when I walk.
My question is, has anyone ever danced without a bustle and was it difficult? I really love the fit and style of my dress, but the length of the train is the only part I’m worried about. I’ve thought of adding a loop but I’m not sure if that would also be costly.
Side note, I am having a small sized wedding, a bit under 50 people. Also would love to waltz as my first dance.
Any feedback/personal experience is much appreciated!
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Post # 2
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
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
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
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
I’m curious – what bustle style did your seamstress show you?
Post # 6
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
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
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
A loop is probably your best option. I think someone would easily rip that train on the dance floor.
Post # 10
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
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.