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Your wedding dress is perfect.  It reflects your style and personality and may have personal touches added to make the dress unique to you (embroider your initials onto a piece of linen and have your seamstress/alterations person sew the fabric into your wedding dress.)

 But, don’t forget one big details that will take you away from your guests before your wedding reception begins for a minimum of 20 minutes – that one tiny button that raises your wedding dress train so you can dance the night away comfortably.

Manufacturers of wedding dress should be able to create an easier way to bustle your long train to your dress in layers without taking extensive time to do so.  What about color coordinating the buttons or loops to make it the process easier and faster?  How about a ribbon tied to the single button as an indicator for the Mother of the Bride or Matron of Honor to align the ribbon to the corresponding button or hook?  Even with directions given to a specific person within the bridal party, the elusive bustle takes way too much time and connect, hook, button and fluff.  The bride is ready to be introduced along side her spouse and her dress train cannot be raised without physically crawling under the dress fabric to find the smallest pearl button and the thinnest thread loop to make the train one length for dancing, mingling and walking without someone stepping on the hem.

Before you say ‘yes to your dress’ take into account the buttons, zippers, ribbons, hooks and train.  Have the alteration person attach different color threads to the loops or tie a simple ribbon around the pearl button that attaches to the loop.  Have your designated bridal party person practice before and after you have your magnificent wedding dress on so they can perform the task quickly and efficiently in the dimming light so you can join your wedding reception before dinner is served.

Posted on October 6, 2015
by Lisa Kenward

Featured Guest Blogger on, Lisa Kenward of Lisa Kenward Events on Hilton Head Island, touches on simplicity being the key to perfection when planning your Lowcountry wedding. Lisa Kenward Events specializes in creating sophisticated and memorable ceremonies involving menu planning, venue selection, event coordination, before and after wedding festivities and rehearsal dinners. For additional information on Lisa Kenward Events of planning a wedding on Hilton Head Island, Click Here