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Married Ladies: Did they step on your dress?

Kelsey, on September 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM Posted in Married Life 0 32
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Did your train or dress get stepped on at the reception? I was just looking at my dress trails out a bit and our reception is in tight quarters. Has anyone ever had a "pinned down by a foot" moment?

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  • Koch Bride
    Master September 2014
    Koch Bride ·
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    Yes! During our first dance (which we took lessons for) I stepped on it a little bit but not badly. At the end of the night, I had out danced my bustle and was stepping all over the dress but at that point I really didn't care. I was having the time of my life!!

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  • Kelsey
    Expert August 2015
    Kelsey ·
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    Lol! That's awesome Koch Bride Smiley smile

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  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·
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    I had mine bustled but someone still stepped on it. I thought the whole button came off but thankfully we found the loop and were able to put it back on

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  • About to be Mrs. Nic
    Super September 2014
    About to be Mrs. Nic ·
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    Yes, definitely, even bustled my dress dragged a little and a few people stepped on it, I stepped on it, and right at the end of the reception the bustle came out (thank god for safety pins). Also, during the pics, my groom kept stepping on my cathedral length veil and my train when we'd switch positions. I think it's just par for the course.

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  • K
    Master May 2014
    KT ·
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    Totally happened to me and in result, my dress is all ripped up. When I went to my final fitting and saw how it was bustled, I mentioned that part of it was still dragging on the ground and the lady said that's how it's supposed to be because if it's bustled any higher the whole dress will lose its shape. I would have rather had a miss-shaped dress than a ripped up dress.

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  • L + R
    Master September 2014
    L + R ·
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    Yep... I was being stepped on all night long, and I kept catching my dress on the door when I'd go from the balcony of the venue to inside. I would just laugh it off, when I was really dying inside and growling, "Get OFF my dress!" Several people asked me if I was going to go change clothes already. I did after the photographer left.

    Dress is still in pristine condition though, no rips!

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  • SunshineJenn
    Master August 2014
    SunshineJenn ·
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    My dad stepped on it, my MOH stepped on it (payback for stepping on hers and breaking her bustle I guess), other guests stepped on it. My dad also almost ripped the veil out of my hair each time he hugged me LOL.

    Par for course.

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  • C
    Master July 2014
    csquid ·
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    Yes, mine was stepped on during the conga line (not something I OK'ed but putting a napkin on your head and doing the conga line around the room is tradition in DH's family). I think that ripped the bustle out b/c I had to hold it up until I changed into my second dress.

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  • K'lyssa
    VIP July 2014
    K'lyssa ·
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    Yep! DH actually ended up ripping the bustle near the end of the night.

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  • Ashleigh
    Master November 2013
    Ashleigh ·
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    Yep. I didn't pay attention to my seamstress and we couldn't figure out the bustle and it kept falling out. I was stepped on and mopped up all the spills with my train, apparently. I hope. Or it fell in the toilet... It was filthy, regardless.

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  • Chantel
    Master May 2014
    Chantel ·
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    Yes.. It was stepped on a few times, by either hubby or my daughter. I think it is inevitable lol

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  • The New Mrs. Pool
    Devoted August 2014
    The New Mrs. Pool ·
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    Yes, the hubby stepped on it towards the end of the night. It sound like it ripped, but I didn't see anything. And by then, I didn't care anyway.

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  • rusticbride
    Master May 2014
    rusticbride ·
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    Yes, I had some folks step on it, and I feel like I even stepped on it myself a couple of times. No damage done. It was bustled, and people still stepped on it because it was a floor length gown. There's probably nothing you can do. It's bound to happen.

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  • HopeRebecca
    VIP October 2013
    HopeRebecca ·
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    Someone stepped on my dress before dinner even started - broke my bustle. So one of my bridesmaids saftey pin it but it kept getting stepped on and falling so I just left it down. wasted $110 bucks on it!

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  • GrayCatVintage
    Master October 2015
    GrayCatVintage ·
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    I absolutely stepped back and stomped on a friends gown in the bathroom at her reception...I was so mortified I almost fainted and I am not kidding. She laughed it off and said "no worries, this damn bustle is a boat anchor that won't stay hitched." I guess she got it stuck in the limo door and it ripped the button clean off and it was safety pinned up a that point.

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  • LadyMonk
    Master September 2014
    LadyMonk ·
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    Wow ok, so it's 100% that your dress will be stepped on! Good thing we packed a sewing kit...

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  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·
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    No, the seamstress hemmed it so the underlay was a bit shorter and the lace overlay a touch longer so I didn't fear that.

    That being said, I understand (and there are pics) that I threw my train over peoples' heads...

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  • B
    Expert September 2014
    Blue one 4 ·
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    Only a bit once or twice it wasn't a huge deal!

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  • Kristine
    Super October 2014
    Kristine ·
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    I'm not married, but my grandfather used to tell everyone how his first fight with his beautiful bride (he called her that until the day he passed away) was over his stepping on her train.

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  • ItsGoodToBeKing
    Master February 2014
    ItsGoodToBeKing ·
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    I have paw prints from my bossʻs dog on mine (I think theyʻre cute).

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