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Should I get the train of my dress cut??

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#1 Colombambina

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    Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

    I am in the dilema if I should alter my dress and cut the train. I was looking for a more simple dress more appropriate for the beach, but when I saw this one and tried it on, I fell in love with it! it didn't need any altarations at all! It is size 4 and it fits perfectly.

    The only problem is that the train is a bit too long. The dress feels pretty light though, but now I think I would look silly wearing this fancy dress at the beach...so I need some opinions on weather to cut the train or not

    Here is the link: the picture doesn't really show how long it is, but it's all I got

    Davinci Bridal___wedding dress, bridal dress, bridal wedding dress, bridal wedding gowns, bridal gowns, wedding gowns, bridesmaid wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, bridesmaid gowns, bridesmaid wedding gowns, mother of the bride wedding dress, mother o thumb/8338FM.jpg&MAX_WIDTH=301&MAX_HEIGHT=418

    If the first link doesn't work here's another one: (it's the 4th one)
    Modest Wedding Gowns And Bridal Gowns - Davinci Bridal


    #2 mexicana bride

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      Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:13 AM

      Judging by the picture, I think it'll look great without a train.
      I wanted to cut my whole train off as well, but they showed me why it'll kill the whole look of my dress, due to the detail on the back. So I would definitely check with an experienced seamstress to make sure it will still work with yours.

      #3 Kristy!


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        Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:51 AM

        I had mine cut to a sweep train and I was so happy I did. It made the dress very light and didn't look out of place on the beach at all. I think a sweep train would work for your dress as well.

        #4 Ginalyn

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          Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:30 AM

          I think a sweep train would be nice if you don't want a full train. Another option could be not to cut the train and just wear the dress bustled the whole time.

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:52 AM

            My train wasn't extra long but I don't think a train makes a dress look out of place on a beach. I am goig to give the same advice that I give to just about everyone - Do what you want! There are no rules.

            #6 ~ Dani ~

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              Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:39 PM

              I am in the same dilemma as you. I thought that my dress would be too fancy for a beach wedding as well. I opted not for taking the train off and I am just bustling it all night. I was afraid if I actually took the scissors to it that I would hate it and there is no going back.

              I say if you love the dress the way it is, then keep it! It's your day and you are only going to do this once. I think your dress is absolutely GORGEOUS the way it is!

              Just know that whatever you decide to do, you will be stunning!

              Good luck!

              #7 baj

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                Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:23 PM

                The dress looks beautiful and I don't think it would look out of place.

                Go for it

                #8 Amarillis

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                  Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:50 PM

                  My dress had a train... about 3ish feet off the back.

                  I debated the same thing.

                  This was the bustle the seamstress offered on my first fitting
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                  On the actual day - with the train removed completely

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                  Removing the train was the right decision for me.

                  I might add that this alteration WAS NOT CHEAP!!!!!! Removing the train cost over $200. Bustling was going to cost $50... At the end of the day DH said "Amarillis, you have been known to spend more than than that on a bottle of wine, and you are skimping on your wedding dress?!?" Immeadiately after, I called the seamstress and told her to cut it off!!

                  #9 JOSIE

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                    Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:32 PM

                    wow that is a gorgeous dress. I was also wondering the same thing and think I might be cutting my train off :) Amy's input really helped!

                    #10 Amarillis

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                      Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

                      Thanks Josie!!!!

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