Wedding Dress Trains – To Have or Have Not…



Wedding Dress Trains, the stuff of fairy tales…

There are countless options for wedding gowns.  A train is just one of them.  For my daughter, Maggie, a train was a high priority.  She found a beautiful gown she loved on Pintrest.  We went to the nearest large bridal boutique and tried it on.  It was exquisite.  But she was uncertain…  Our next step was to travel to New York City and visit the famous bridal boutique, Kleinfeld’s, featured on American Television’s TLC program, “Say Yes To The Dress.”  If you’d like to read my blog entry on THAT experience, click, “HERE”, and “HERE” for Kleinfeld’s, Part II.


The dress Maggie loved looked just as lovely on her the second time she tried it on.  Before our trip to NYC, she had contacted the gown’s manufacture in Canada, and found they would ship it to our home for only 60% of the retail price!  The only caveat was that we would have to be responsible for the alterations.  We planned on doing that anyway.  If you’d like to read my blog on saving money on wedding gown alterations, while still having exquisite work done, click “HERE”

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But…the dress DID NOT HAVE A TRAIN!  It was a deal breaker for Maggie.  I had mixed emotions.  She looked exactly as I always had envisioned her as a bride…until I saw her in the gown she chose…

Next time, I’ll tell you about the different styles and options of trains, and “bustling” (the operation of drawing up the train so the bride can move easily – and others do not step on her dress during the reception).  Until then, please note the picture below of Maggie and her groom as they walk down the isle of the church as man and wife…


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