KEEP CALM AND WEDDING ON: WHEN DO I BUSTLE?
DON'T ASSUME YOU WILL FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY.
'When do I bustle?' is a fantastic question! Lets be real, It is not always easy to bustle a wedding dress. I never learned because my wedding dress didn't have a bustle. It was hemmed to my feet and I didn't wear shoes. This is not usually the case with brides. There is a complex process to bustling a dress. This is the 'real' reason you have bridesmaids.
Now, every dress is unique and thus, knowing how to bustle one dress doesn't mean you will magically know how to bustle all dresses... believe me!
So here are a few tips and tricks that I've learned:
- Plan for it and give yourself some cushion in your timeline for bustling, you will not but sad you did.
- Take a bridesmaid (or two) with you to the dress shop and have them teach you how to bustle your dress. For some reason, it's like figuring out a complex math equation...
- P R A C T I C E
- Don't be afraid to ask for more help. Sometimes it will take more than one person to bustle a dress.
SO, WHEN DO I BUSTLE MY DRESS?
RIGHT BEFORE YOU ARE ANNOUNCED TO GO INTO YOUR RECEPTION
Don't forget to give yourself time - however if you don't have time don't fret simply bustle during dinner!
WHY WE BUSTLE
You want your dress long for your ceremony and for your pictures, after that you will want to bustle up. You don't want to be tripping on your dress during your grand entrance, greeting your guests, or during your first dance. So the perfect time to bustle is right before you are announced.
Laura & Will had a choreographed first dance so she definitely needed to be bustled before their first dance happened. This gave her plenty of freedom to move and dance!
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