If you will be wearing a wedding dress with a train and a bustle then you may be worried about the bustle process for the day of the wedding. Bustles can be a bit complicated and take some time but there are a few things you can do to make the process go a bit smoother!
Have your bridal store or alterations specialist show you your bustle.
Once your dress is done and your bustle is in place, you will have a fitting appointment to make sure everything is good to go and no additional alterations are needed. At this point, ask your bridal store or alterations specialist to show you how to do the bustle. Have them walk you through the exact steps so that you know exactly how your bustle works.
Take photos and/or a video of the bustle process.
While they are showing you how to do the bustle, take lots of photos and/or a video. Store this on your phone so you can access this on your wedding day in case you forget how the bustle works. If your bridesmaids, mom, etc who will be helping you with the bustle aren't at that last fitting appointment, this video will help them see how it works before the wedding day.
Practice the bustle!
Before the wedding day (again, BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY!!!!) get your bustle helpers together and practice putting on your dress and doing your bustle. This will help put everyones minds at ease and help them feel prepared for the wedding day.
Practice the bustle again!
If your bustle is complicated, have one last bustle practice the week of your wedding. This will refresh everyones memory and make sure your bustle will be fast and painless.
Ask your wedding planner, venue coordinator, or photographer for help!
The day of the wedding if you are having any issues with your bustle and need help, don't be afraid to reach out! Your planner, coordinator, and photographer have more than likely been a part of hundred of weddings and have saw all bustle scenarios. They will be able to help you figure out your bustle faster than you figuring it out on your own. They can provide some helpful insight so don't be afraid to have someone grab them for some quick help.