Post # 1
I never noticed before so I am asking.
I got fitted in my dress and once it was bustled the bottom in the back still swept on the floor. The woman said it looks beautiful this way, just a little bit on the floor… and yes it looked really nice, I liked it a lot, but I’m worried about people stepping on it and ruining it or it just getting dirty in general.
I just want to know if anyone else’s does this? It’s a good place I went to, same place I got my dress. The woman was really good but I am curious about that bustling part. Does anyone else’s sweep on the floor a bit when bustled? Do you think people will be careful dancing around me in general and not step on it?? agh.. I am conflicted on this bustle length business.. It’s like a mini train, like “the real train is gone when its bustled but here’s just a little taste of what you saw earlier…” it’s like that…
edit- I just googeld “bustled wedding dress” and found this photo– it looks exactly like the first photo of the dress on this site, same amount on the floor:
Post # 3
How much of it is still touching the floor? I have seen it done this way where a tiny little bit still sweeps on the floor like a sweep train, as long as it inst several inches dragging behind you, you should be fine
Post # 4
I would just talk to your seamstress and see if she can give you a “higher” option. My lady was awesome and actaully put in 4 different “height” options. I ended up going with the highest so that it didn’t drag, but really I still stepped on the front, and my crinoline quite a bit. lol
Others, like my Darling Husband, stepped on it on the side a couple of times but really I think there’s not much way around that. lol
Just talk to her and see if she can give you atleast 1 other option… it is your dress, not hers. lol
Post # 5
Mine was bustled like this. It looked absolutely gorgeous, but the sweeping fabric did get stepped on when the dancing started, and by the end of the evening several of the bustle ties had broken, so I just grabbed a handful of skirt and held it off the floor manually while we were dancing, lol.
So yeah, it’s very likely that if you leave a mini-train it will get stepped on, but it’s really not the end of the world. I totally didn’t care on the day of. My bustle stayed in for the parts of the reception when all eyes were on me, but by party time everyone was too busy dancing to care what my dress looked like, so neither did I. If you think it will bother you, have your seamstress adjust it.
Post # 6
My bustle still had a train about a foot long. Like linguo, it was stepped on and dirty by the end of the night… In hindsight I wish I would have asked to have it raised.
Post # 7
Do you think it can be made to be bustled in two different ways? Like long in that way for the first dance… then bustled higher for the rest of the night? I do like how it looked but yeah I am nervous about it getting ruined… I find this dress really sentimental, I’m sure it won’t be pristine by the end of the night but I’ve just got this image in my head of the bottom being awful and stepped on! I feel like I need more time to decide… thinking I might call to see if I can schedule another fitting. It was only a couple days ago that I was there
Post # 8
@yassim: What kind of fabric is your dress made of? Mine was silk and even though it had been stepped on, rained on, dragged over wet pavement during photographs, and sat on (my darling Maid/Matron of Honor kept accidentally shifting her chair onto my skirt at dinner), there was no actual damage done and the dirt was nothing dry cleaning couldn’t fix.
Post # 9
The fabric is organza, it also has a silk part separate underneath since the organza is sheer. I think that sounds great your dress held up not needing any serious attention at the end!!
I’m going to call them, I think I need more time to think about this… if they can make the bustle shorter after putting this longer bustle in then I think that is ok, because at least it can be changed. I think I will go by what looks best, but honestly I had a different image in my head of the bustle this entire time!
Post # 10
Mine dragged on the floor a bit and it drove me crazy all night. I danced the entire reception, and I held up my dress the entire reception
Post # 11
My dragged a little bit, but I was the only one stepping on it. I cringed every time I did. Hearing the beads crunch was so awful!
Post # 12
My bustle was also a French and it still swept the floor a bit…….I found myself stepping on it a bit while I danced…..But, honestly, it wasn’t bad……once you are there and having a great time, you won’t worry about people stepping on it or getting dirty