(Closed) When do you bustle your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

have your train out for pics. 

i put my bustle up at the cocktail hour before dinner.  it took a while, but it got done.

Post # 4
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We did pictuers before the ceremony, so I bustled right after the ceremony during cocktails. I asked my aunt to do it for me, so she came to my final fitting to learn how to do it. Her and my mom came in to our little private room and bustled me while my husband ate bacon wrapped scallops with our photographer.

We took pictures of just the two of us once I was bustled because I wanted to go outside and not drag it all over the dirt. I also loved the way my bustle looked.

Post # 5
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I bustled my dress before we were announced at our reception.

Post # 6
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bustled mine after some pictures after the ceremony.  I had it bustled for our first look pictures.

Post # 7
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bustled after the ceremony, before we took photos with our families (we’d done photos of the two of us before the ceremony). I’d agree with those who say leave it undone for photos of the two of you, even if it gets a little dirty at the hem–no one notices your hem during the reception.

Post # 8
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine is actually staying bustled the whole time. I didn’t want a train. But didn’t want them to chop it in case I did in fact want it.

Post # 9
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

We put a “bridal party refresh” at the end of cocktail hour, which is outside.

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