Post # 1
Okay, I fell in love with my dress. I was so happy I had a long train that I didn’t pay much attention to HOW long my train was. Turns out I have an almost Royal length. Monarch to be exact. A 9 ft train and a 30 ft aisle… The wedding is going to be in the afternoon and was intended to be semi-formal. But now I have this dress that is SUPER formal. I don’t want to look out of place at my own wedding!!! Do I try to make it a little more formal? How do I do that? Do I just suck it up and hope nobody thinks its weird? Am I overreacting? I can’t change the dress. I already bought it, have it, and love it.
Post # 3
The only thing I can think of is to shorten the train if you want to. I had mine permanently bustled because I’m not a fan of trains. No one will notice and no one will have outbursts 10 years from now. And if they do, they are weirdos.
Post # 4
I think that you’re the bride, and nobody will really care if you’re looking a bit more formal! I think it’s good you found a dress you really love and look great in. If it’s something you’re *really* worried about, you can try to add a few slightly more formal touches to the rest of the wedding, but I think you’ll be fine.
Post # 5
Are you going to get alterations? Maybe talk to the seamstress and have her shorten the train a bit for you. If you don’t want to have it shortened, don’t worry about it. I am sure no one will think bad of you for having a long train.
Post # 6
That is rather long. But it probably won’t matter in the end, people will not be thinking “look at miss hoity toity with her long train! It’s only three pm! Her train-to-aisle ratio is too big!” They will be too busy thinking ooo here comes the bride!
There’s no easy or inexpensive way to fancy-up most weddings to Monarch length train level. I say embrace your train and your wedding the way it is!!!
Post # 7
Honestly, this is the one day of your life when you can be WAY overdressed, and no one will question you. Rock out your train, and have a great day! It’ll be bustled for a good part of the evening anyway (most likely), so I really wouldn’t stress over it if I were you!
Post # 8
What if you cut the train?
Post # 9
@Magdalena: train to aisle ratio. That’s awesome.
Post # 10
The way I look at it, the bride can wear whatever makes her feel most beautiful on her wedding day! If you’re really worried about it, a seamstress can shorten the train for you, like some PPs suggested.
Post # 11
Its your day. If you love the dress and you fell in love with it because of the train then keep it!
Post # 12
Once the ceremony is over it will be bustled and there will be nothing odd about it so enjoy your dress and day!
Post # 13
If you love your dress and you love your venue, don’t change a thing! You picked both of them for a reason, and who cares what anyone else thinks!
Post # 14
I say Rock it girl, its your day to be however you want to be
Post # 15
You might get a citation for excessive dress in relation to decor from the secret wedding police.
But I think you should live dangerously.
Post # 16
There is one day where you can be the most overdressed individual in a room and no one will care and that is when you are in a wedding gown!
Enjoy your dress and don’t fret!