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Just Said Yes February 2019

Bustle Trouble

elissa, on February 5, 2019 at 9:14 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 9
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My wedding is less than two weeks away and I am extremely worried about my wedding dress. I loved my dress since I put it on the first time in the store. I had no doubts about it until the seamstress bustle it. The seamstress used an over bustle using 1 point right below my butt area. The dress was still so long and I have no idea how I am going to dance in it. She said that was the only way to bustle it because the fabric is delicate and the train is heavy. My dress has lace fabric. I attached a picture below with the dress not bustle. I don't have a picture of the dress bustle. It fits so well and it is perfect for my body type. The only problem is the bustle and I am not sure what I should do. I can leave the dress the way that it is using 1 point bustle but I will be suffering during dancing. Or I can go to another seamstress to get an second opinion. Or I can get another dress to change into during the reception but I rather not because I love the dress and I spend a lot of money on it. I want to wear the dress the whole night and enjoy dancing to the music. Please give me your opinion. I really appreciate it.

Dress without the bustle Bustle Trouble 1

Front of the dress Bustle Trouble 2


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Latest activity by Caitlin, on August 7, 2021 at 12:41 PM
  • Clara
    Dedicated August 2019
    Clara ·
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    I don't know much about bustling but I think getting a second opinion is a good idea. I know that I've seen pictures of dresses with I think three point bustles? That might work with a longer dress but not sure. Your dress is stunning and if I were you I also wouldn't want to change into a second dress!

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  • Bailey
    Super March 2019
    Bailey ·
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    I would go get a second opinion on the bustle! My dress had to have one point for the satin under lay, and 7 for the top couple layers of dress including lace. I would think having only one point would be way too heavy and it would break.
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  • Kristin
    Super November 2019
    Kristin ·
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    I would definitely get a second opinion. I have not gone to my fittings yet but my friend had a very delicate lace overlay on hers... she had a french bustle with 5 points for the under skirt and an additional 3 on top for the lace. I wish I could find a pic of it for you, sorry Smiley sad

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  • S
    Devoted December 2018
    Sarah ·
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    My dress was heavy with a lace overly and I had an underbustle with 3 ties and a 5 point over bustle for the lace layer alone.

    That looks like WAY too much dress for a 1 point over bustle. I would think the heavier it is the more you would want.
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  • Brittany
    Master April 2019
    Brittany ·
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    Definitely agree with others here, to get a second opinion. Check out seamstresses in your area on Yelp and see who gets good reviews. You want someone knowledgeable.

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  • Brittany
    Devoted March 2019
    Brittany ·
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    I agree, get a second opinion. My train is lace and very delegate and I’m getting it double bustled with five points. If it’s too heavy, one point will not last.
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    Just Said Yes February 2019
    elissa ·
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    Thank you for your comments. I had a friend who used to be a seamstress come to my dress fittings with me. She also said that using 1 point is the only way and the dress is going to rip even with 1 more or points. I don't understand why I can't bustle the dress using more points. I thought wedding dresses are designed to be bustle.


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  • Maria
    Super October 2019
    Maria ·
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    If there are no other bustle options, can you get a wrist strap to hold your train while dancing? It is not ideal but might be easier than a long train!

    Bustle Trouble 3

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  • Caitlin
    Savvy September 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    Gorgeous dress. My dress is also very heavy and I just had my bustle appointment. She is doing a 3 or 5 point I think? It’s so heavy though it feels like it’s pulling my dress down so I'm really nervous. Did yours feel like that?
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