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. 😂 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. 😉
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.
I’m a naturally clumsy person (I trip on flat ground 🙈) and I wasn’t afraid of this till just now.🤣 My dress has a double train and pretty long but it’ll be Bustled immediately following the ceremony so I won’t trip during the dance.
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
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.
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
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.
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