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Wedding Dress Bustling


Perfect Bustles on yourWedding Dress 

At Alterations While U Wait

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Bustles & Bustling of your wedding dress train

What about wedding dress bustles????


Do you already know exactly the bustling you want?

        Did someone tell you what bustling you should have?

                Are you worried about your wedding gown train bustle?

                         Are you trusting the professionals for the right kind of bustle?

                                                          Have you been obsessing over your wedding dress bustles?

                                                Or have you not even given train bustles a single thought?



        Whether you,re  obsessing over it, or have  not given it even the first thought,

Do not worry

About your wedding dress bustling



        Alterations While U Wait will take care of it for you. You may simply leave the whole issue to us, if you'd like, or you may dictate your desires, or even have your advisors dictate what's desired.

        However, the very best scenario is the team effort idea. It's best we synchronize the energy between "Her Magesty" the Bride, "His Lordship" the tailor, and "Her Visorialship" Mom (or maid of honor) With a team like that, you'll be "hangin' out" at your reception with the perfectly bustled dress all night long!

The Romantic

Village of Glendale


The perfect wedding place!

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 Walk through  the quaint and lovely Village of Glendale. You will be charmed and amazed! Our romantic little village has BIG passion and perfect ambiace and atmosphere! Tell your wedding planner!
For your wedding and every event or need related to it, the Village of Glengale Ohio is the only perfect spot in the entire Midwest Region; primmari;y because Glendale affers all the goods and services you could possibly need or want for your wedding. Tell your professional wedding planner you want to experience every aspect of your wedding in Glendale.
Every event related to your wedding can be experienced in the Romantic Village of Glendale
Glendale Merchants
 Glendale is centrally located 1 mile off I-75, on Sharon Road (at the RR tracks).


 JUST IMAGINE, your entire event bathed in the allure and magnetism of the period theme. Being surrounded entirely by the historic village, locked in the enchanted mode! You can eliminate going to and from home or driving through a crowded city or passing through unsavory urban settings to get from the wedding rehearsal to the rehearsal dinner and then to the wedding ceremony and to the reception. Those outside conditions destroy the sensitive attitude of your blessed, solemn yet festive event. So, by having your entire event in Glendale, you will keep your entire wedding party in the romantic mood of your wedding throughout and between each episode of your event.


The Historic Village of Glendale Ohio is unique. No other city, town or village in America offers such authentic old-world charm coupled together with every service or product you could possibly need for your special event. Whether your event is a wedding, a banquet, an awards ceremony or your prom dinner; whether it's an intimate gathering of two or gala of a hundred; whether it's formal or casual; whether it's a single evening, an over-nighter, or an excursion of several nights and days. Enchant yourself. Escape to fairy-tale land. Experience magic better than Dickens! It's better than Brigadoon!!


You simply must speak to the merchants in The Village of Glendale before booking your banquette room, bed &breakfast, wedding gown alterations, invitations, make-overs, photographer or any other accommodations you will need for your very special occasion. Before finalizing the plans for your wedding or other important event, contact the merchants in Glendale Ohio. We promise you will be thrilled!


For more information or to book appointments or an event, CLICK HERE or phone any of the outstanding merchants of glendale.

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Bring your shoes and your spanx and  bra to your fitting

If you plan to wear a different pair of shoes for the reception from the ones you'll wear at the ceremony, bring those shoes too, because it will impact the fitting for the front hem-length and may require front bustling

Guaranteed Perfect Bustles
(For your safety, bustling is always recommended)

Every bride wants a beautiful train with beautiful bustling!

There are eight basic bustles.


1.  Fold-up Bustle

2.  Inside Bustle

3.  Outside Bustle

4.  Fusion (combo) Bustle

5.  Shade Bustle (Draw-string)

6.  Tack Bustle (pick-ups)

7.  Key Ringer

8.  Peek-a-boo Conversion


There are practically unlimited variations on these eight basics. The final choices are subject to the bride. We recommend that each bride see the options we offer before deciding, and remember, the dress will have its own limitations either in logistics or by its style or both.

Multiple inside bustles

An Inside Bustle, often called a “FrenchBustle” is one Pickup Point on the inside of a seam lifted and fastened to a Fasten Point on the inside of the dress.

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Outside Bustle

An Outside Bustle, often called a “waterfall” is one Pickup Point on the outside of a seam lifted and fastened to a Fasten Point on the outside of the same seam.

One outside "waterfall" and four inside "French" bustles.

A Fusion Bustle is two or more pick-ups lifted to a single attachment. A fusion bustle can be an inside or outside bustle.


A Tack Bustle is any bustle permanently stitched.


Pictures are suggestive only and may not be appropriate examples for all dresses.

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Fundamentals First

We must not forget to address first and foremost, the real purpose for the wedding dress bustles.

The fundamental purpose of bustling is that while at your wedding reception, your entire train and dress hem should be off the floor, for safety’s sake. That’s why your attendants should fasten up your bustle system before your reception. No part of your dress hem or train should be lying on the floor or even touching the floor when bustled; especially if you are active on the dance floor!

It is incumbent upon the professionals in the needle trades of artistic bridal crafting to make the bride aware of this safety matter and help her maintain her focus. To sell the bride a beautiful bustle yet disregard the safety issues of floor dragging does her a grave and dangerous disservice. We, in the trade must always perform as craftsmen first, artists secondarily.

At Alterations While you Wait, our solid, unbending policy is to perform our craft against the need for which you hire us. We simply vow to make the finished product as artistic as we can, and thad certainly includes your wedding dress bustle. If you didn’t love your wedding dress when you bought it, we must fix it so you will love it! You likely loved it, though, or you wouldn’t have bought it. If you loved it a little, but it has flaws and problems, then it is our job to make you love it even more! If we didn’t make you love your wedding dress, then we’re not finished!


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This is an outside bustle, attached at the waist with multiple fasteners.

A fold-up bustle rarely applies, but it does have its place. When a fold-up bustle is needed, it usually is the only type of bustle that will work. A fold-up bustle is a single fold, usually to the inside by an entire span of the train's hem being lifted and held up with along the lifted edge. Fold-ups are usually expensive because of the need for multiple fasteners .


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Multiple inside bustles

Which bustle(s) are best for you?

You may already have an answer to this question. You may be solidly adamant, or you may not have a clue! In fact, many brides are not aware of the several bustling options, and therefore have never given a single thought to the bustle, but rather assume that “a bustle is a bustle is a bustle. . .” Some brides are predisposed toward one style of bustle over another, and occasionally a bride becomes fixated on one style of bustle, usually by having been influenced by someone else’s gown or a friend’s suggestion.

In our shop, we will certainly perform for each bride anything she really wants. However, you may find that, once you are wearing your gown and standing before our mirror, simply seeing yourself in your well-fitted gown actually prompts you toward your best bustle option! If not, then we will assist you in the matter so you will not have any bustle drama.

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            Key Ringer
One or more lift-point rings are threaded onto a waist-cincher sash. The Sash can be structured and fitted,  or it can be as simple as a ribbon tied and streamered.

Peek-a-boo Conversion


A bottom tier and crinoline lining slip can be removed and remade into an elaborate peek-a-boo slip. There are limits to this method. It seems to have the most desireable "eye appeal" on a mermaid style dress, and obviously, shortening your gown to knee length will create a tier if it's not already tiered.

How Will We Assist You with Your Wedding Dress Bustling?

We will systematically demonstrate all the options for you. This usually suffices for you to choose and decide based on your visual observations.

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