Saturday, May 5, 2012

DO's & DONT's of the Bustle

Some of you may be asking what is a “Bustle.” A bustle is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a woman’s dress. Most brides have their seamstress create a bustle for their dress so that after the ceremony the bride can dance and move in her dress without tripping on the dress. There are different types of bustles that are appropriate for different dresses and will look the best.
I’m writing this blog post because during my wedding reception I had some issues with my bustle and I don’t want other brides to have these problems. My bustle ended breaking three times and in the end I just danced with my train wrapped around my arms.
One of my best friends Monica Lane just got engaged, therefore, I have been thinking a lot about little tips like this for her and other brides as well. Hope this helps you. 

  • Have a seamstress do your bustle and make sure you try on the dress when the bustle is done and walk around with it fastened.
  • Tug on the dress when it’s hooked to make sure the loop that will hold the dress is strong and can take people stepping on it.
  • Tell your groom to be careful when your entering the reception to not step on it :) this happened to me.
  • Make sure your mother or a bridesmaid has a sewing kit at the reception in case the bustle breaks.
  • Get upset if your bustle breaks, just keep having fun and your guests will help you dance with your dress.
  • Try to fix your bustle by yourself in the bathroom…that’s what your bridesmaids are there for.
  • Ignore getting a bustle and think that you can just get away with holding your dress…this will get annoying if you have to do it the whole night.
The best lesson is to just go with the flow and laugh if your bustle breaks, after all it makes for a good story!

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