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Jocelyn
Savvy December 2019

Did anyone trip in their dress?

Jocelyn, on November 25, 2019 at 12:29 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 13
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Wanted to see everyone's experience with a long dress. I'm super anxious and my dress and train wre pretty long. Did anyone trip walking down the aisle or during their first dance?

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Latest activity by Crystal, on November 27, 2019 at 9:38 AM
  • Amber
    Super September 2020
    Amber
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    I think that's brides worst fear falling right on your face because you've tripped over your dress or somebody stepped on back of dress.


    I've not gotten married but I haven't even tried sitting in my dress which maybe I should've before I purchased it.
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  • Amber
    Super September 2020
    Amber
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    Did anyone trip in their dress? 1This is back of my dress I haven't tried walking in it but I'm hoping I'll be okay but only time will tell 馃し maybe I'll just 馃檹
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  • Candace
    Savvy February 2020
    Candace
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    When I married my late husband 5 years ago, I tripped on my dress walking up the stairs to the alter. There's a hilarious video of me stopping, letting go of my dad's arm, and jumping to get my dress out from under my feet. 馃槀 And then, my late hubby stepped on my dress during the flash mob recessional and ripped it! My mom safety-pinned it together while we were signing the marriage certificate.


    Anyway, all that is to say that stuff like that might happen, but it might end up being some of the fondest/funniest memories of the day! Try not to sweat it...and make sure to pack some safety pins. 馃槈
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    Length should be taken care of in alterations. Your dress shouldn't be too long where you are tripping over it. The train is a pain, but that's what bustles are for! As soon as the ceremony was over, my MOH bustled my dress and I was good to go for the rest of the night. And I'm usually a clumsy person. I even tripped over myself wearing a long dress at a friend's wedding last weekend. However, I didn't trip in my wedding dress.
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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie
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    I鈥檓 a naturally clumsy person (I trip on flat ground 馃檲) and I wasn鈥檛 afraid of this till just now.馃ぃ My dress has a double train and pretty long but it鈥檒l be Bustled immediately following the ceremony so I won鈥檛 trip during the dance.
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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP
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    I originally planned to take off my petticoat after the ceremony but at the last moment decided to leave it on so I didn't trip or get it stepped on. It was hotter than I planned, but at least I stayed upright. lol

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  • Jennifer
    Super March 2020
    Jennifer
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    I haven't worn mine yet BUT I had a friend who's new husband stepped on hers and ripped it!
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle
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    Yeah AHAH. I didn't trip so much but j kept stepping on it while walking down the aisle that I ended up looking really funny
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  • Erikasviolin
    Savvy September 2019
    Erikasviolin
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    I did not trip in my dress. My fabulous seamstress made genius alterations so my hem was perfect when I was in my heels and then I had the ability to adjust the hem for when I was in my reception shoes. She added a discreet row of buttons on the underside that made it the perfect length for my reception shoes. Definitely get the alterations for that done. It's absolutely worth it.

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  • B
    Super July 2018
    Brittany
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    I didn't trip but after the ceremony everyone I hugged or walked by stepped on my dress. I'd go to walk and get pulled back because someone was on my dress. I made it through a few photos and then had my MOH bustle it because I was afraid of it ripping. So it was bustled for my first dance and father daughter dance. No way I would have been able to make it through those dances without it bustled

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan
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    I stepped on my dress a bunch of times but never really tripped. Luckily I would feel the pulling before getting close to falling.

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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry
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    I did a practice walk after alterations and the night before and had no problems but damned if I didn't have an issue while walking down the aisle. I didn't trip, thankfully but my shoe did catch the front a couple times. After that any time I was walking for pictures etc, I would hold it up. I was very glad I had already planned on changing into a different dress for the reception or I probably would have fallen on my face later on.

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  • Crystal
    Devoted August 2021
    Crystal
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    OHHHH! Great idea and recommendation! Thank you! I'm taking this into consideration! I stumbled on my bridesmaid dress at my cousins wedding, going up the steps to the alter. I was walking with my other cousin, and he had to grab my arm tight cuz he felt me stumble. LOL DURH! i felt like an idiot. lol

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