Picking your wedding dress can be a fun but daunting experience. On your wedding day your dress will be the talk of your friends and family, it will be cried on, fawned over and danced in. If your gown has a train, it will be dragged on the floor of the ceremony and will be exposed to the elements outside while getting your fabulous pictures taken. But have no fear of your dress being dirty all night or being stepped on by many a guest. A bustle will hide any imperfections and you’ll be able to dance and enjoy your wedding!
The first step in choosing the perfect bustle is finding some inspiration. Ask your seamstress what she would recommend for your gown and do some research on your own! Search the internet for pictures of bustles or ask recently married friends what type of bustle they had on their dress and if it stayed in place. If you see one you like, ask your seamstress if this is possible for your gown. Keep in mind that certain fabrics are better suited for certain types of bustles and you want to be sure to ask if your bustle will stay in place. If the fabric is too heavy for your bustle, it will most likely break. Also, keep in mind to ask the price of the bustle when speaking with your seamstress. Some are more expensive than others.
Here are a great group of options for your wedding gown!
One Point Over-Bustle
This is one of the easiest and simplest bustles and is also usually the least expensive! It is easy to find this bustle on dresses with lighter fabric as if the dress is made of heavy material, it will break. The seamstress adds a loop to the gown and a button to the bodice and you just hook it on! Super easy and makes for a traditional look.