How to Bustle Your Dress In Under 5 Minutes

The bustle. It’s one of those “can’t live with it, can’t live without it,” sort of situations. The bustle of your wedding dress can easily be the biggest time suck of the wedding day. Usually after all the newlywed photos have been taken your dress gets bustled before you enter the reception. Bustling your dress always seems to take longer than expected!

So, here is the number one way to ensure you can bustle your dress in UNDER five minutes!

Bustling your Dress Cape Neddick Intimate Wedding Photos by Linda Barry Photography

Color coordinate the bustle!

I can’t remember which bride I saw do this, but when I saw it, I thought it was absolutely genius. Ask the person doing the alterations to the dress to color coordinate your bustle! The blue loop goes to the blue button. The red loop goes to the red button, etc. Not only does it make it super quick to bustle the dress, but it also makes it easier to even FIND the pieces that need to be bustled!

It’s an absolute game changer! Give it a shot, I can pretty much guarantee you (and your bridesmaids) won’t be sorry!!


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