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Poll: Train length!

So, I'm casually browsing dresses (18 months off...not a lot of time to sit on a dress, but not like I have to rush out and buy one TOMORROW OMG!!) and I'm noting all the different train lengths.  I was wondering how many people actually had the chathedral like trains, or if anyone said, "eh, no thanks" to a train at all (like I think I want to!) 

So....tell me about your dress! :)

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    I had a Cathedral length. You don't have to have a train. Just depends on what you prefer. Although for a super formal/elaborate wedding I would kind of expect a train but again it's really up to the bride.

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    I didn't really want a train, but I love dress so much that the train length didn't bother me.
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    I have a semi-cathedral length train and i can't wait for it!!!
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    Mine is cathedral length!  It's gorgeous, but I hope it's not too heavy to carry around in July at the reception (even with a bussle). 
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    I had a semi-cathedral train.  At first I only wanted a sweep train but when I started trying on dresses I started liking the idea of a longer train.  I figured I will only get to do this once (same with the veil) so I might as well do it all out.

    If you're not sure what length you'd like, you'll start to get the idea when you try on dresses.  And remember if there's a dress you really like (and there's not much detail to the train) you can always get the train shortened.
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    I have a cathedral length train.  What do you like?
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    Mine is sweep (very short). My mom wanted me to have a long train, but I found I didn't really like them, it was too heavy, and also my FI kind of has a limp because he has CP, and he was afraid he may trip on a really long train when we are walking back up the aisle after the ceremony, plus I fell in love with a dress that had a sweep. I just depends on what you like.
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    Chapel length.  It flows really well with my dress (ballgown), but doesn't go overboard.
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    The train on my dress is kind of shortish, I guess, but it has a detachable train that's pretty long, I think semi-cathedral but I'm not sure. http://www.bcouture.ie/images/mm/SILENCIO_c.html
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    My dress has a very short train and a slightly longer court train. I am, however wearing a cathedral length mantilla style veil that many of the women in my family (including my mom) have worn since early 20th century.
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    Thanks for all your responses!  I'm not really sure I want a train, but I will definitely keep in mind to try on all different styles so that I'm sure to find the right one for me.  All of your dresses are so beautiful - I'm sure you will look gorgeous on your special day (and if you already had your special day, I KNOW you looked gorgeous =]])  Thanks again!

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    Mine was chapel length.  I wanted a train, but nothing too long (I had to go around corners in our aisle) or heavy.  It was the perfect length for me.  PIB
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    Mine is a sweep. I'm actually a little nervous that it's too short, but I loved the dress so much in the store and it seemed plenty long in there. I highly doubt I will even notice day of. But if I was picking just on train I like chapel length best.
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    I guess mine would be called semi-cathedral?  I don't really know.  No experience with these things! :D  Initially I wasn't going to have a train at all, figuring that I'm a klutz, I'll step on it, it'll be a nuisance for an outdoor wedding, etc, etc.  But what I ended up finding out as I tried on dresses was that I quickly learned how to move around in them (kick out to the side to move the train back) and I wasn't tripping.  So then I decided it didn't matter that much.  I ended up with the train I have because I love the dress.
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    I have a Chapel length train (Medium length I believe), though I really adore sweep trains and wish mine had one!
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    Mine is chapel length and I love it!!!

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_attire-accessories_poll-train-length?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:15Discussion:bb0dd005-df7f-49d6-ba11-a2eb9bfb2dcePost:bfe2e227-6006-4642-846b-f7f42a4f279e">Re: Poll: Train length!</a>:
    [QUOTE]I had a semi-cathedral train.  At first I only wanted a sweep train but when I started trying on dresses I started liking the idea of a longer train.  I figured I will only get to do this once (same with the veil) so I might as well do it all out. If you're not sure what length you'd like, you'll start to get the idea when you try on dresses.  And remember if there's a dress you really like (and there's not much detail to the train) you can always get the train shortened.
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    I did the same thing! I was set on the sweep train and LOVED the dress, but when I tried on a dress with a longer train I was blown away.  I ended up with the same designer, same type of dress but a semi-cathedral train
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    Mine is a sweep train (short). One thing I am running into, and I don't know if it's just me or something typical with shorter trains, is that it's a bit tricky to bustle, since there's not a lot to work with.  Part of the issue with mine is that the bottom of the dress has a wide hem all the way around, and it's been a challenge to find a good way to bustle so that the hem "maintains its integrity" when bustled.  Just something to keep in mind when you look at trains.  

    At first I didn't think I'd need a bustle at all, but then FI and signed up for dance lessons and I realized I need to be able to move in all directions with ease.  That would not happen if my train stayed dragging on the floor during a dance.

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