Bridal retailer, shares some of their tips for keeping your wedding dress train clean on your big day!

There are only so many times in a woman’s life where she can get away with wearing a train, and if you’re not going to be walking the red carpet anytime soon, then it’s probably going to be at your wedding. Now, I hate to say it, but it’s pretty much inevitable that your dress is going to get dirty on your wedding. Even indoor weddings will have dirt and dust on the floors that your gown will pick up. But, there are ways to minimize how dirty your gown’s train gets at your wedding.

1. Hands Off!

You don’t want to be messing with your dress before it’s actually time to put it on for your walk down the aisle. As much as you’re going to want to take it out of its bag and look at it adoringly, or even try it on just one more time, it ups the chance of getting dirt or smudges on your gown. You also want to be careful how your store your gown. You want to make sure that it’s hanging high enough so that your train isn’t bunched up on the floor getting wrinkled for your walk down the aisle.

2. Outdoor Tips

Now, when it comes to actually meeting your man at the altar, you have a few options for keeping your train clean. Outdoor weddings tend to be the most worrisome for brides, and for good reason, what with dirt, mud or grass stains mocking you at every step.

One solution is to have an aisle runner that you walk down for your processional. Just make sure that the aisle runner is secure so no one trips or twists an ankle in stilettos.

Another option is to have your maid of honor follow behind you and actually carry your train, a choice that works better for a longer train. For outdoor pictures during the cocktail hour, your best bet is to have a white sheet laid out wherever you need to stand. You can lift your dress and hold your train over your arm as you walk to the designated pic location, and then have your MOH or planner help you arrange the train on the sheet.


3. Receptions Tips

For the reception, my biggest suggestion would be to bustle the gown – basically where the train is tied-up so that it no longer drags on the floor behind you. Your wedding planner can often help you with the bustling, but if you won’t have one, makes sure to have your bridesmaids practice pre-wedding to make sure they can get you bustled correctly. Another option is to have a loop on the end of your train that you wear on your wrist, but that means holding the train up yourself for the evening.

Your wedding gown is going to collect some dirt and grime underneath as you make your walk down the aisle and shimmy out on the dance floor, but with these tips you should be able to minimize how much of a beating your train gets on your wedding day. is an online retailer of quality wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and bridal accessories. Started in Los Angeles in 2011, SimplyBridal now ships to North America, much of Europe, and parts of Asia. SimplyBridal’s dresses have been featured on Style Me Pretty, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, and Wedding Chicks.