Who Helps With The Dress?

This may be a silly question, but who is supposed to help arrange the dress before the bride walks down the aisle?


For my cousin's wedding in December, all the bridal party members walked down the aisle before her and no one was there to help with her dress.  She said it was a mess and her train was lopsided (church wedding, no breeze) and she kept tripping on it. 


She recommended that we have someone hold my train as I walk down the aisle.  We were thinking of having my niece who is the youngest bridesmaid (4yo) hold the dress behind me but her mom said that would take away from the train of my dress, which is true.


My mom says it's the MOH's duty but I don't know. 


It's a small issue, but I'm just curious how this is done.  Also, I love my train so I want to make sure everyone gets a good view.


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 7:20 am
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Uhlease
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I think it depends on the dress. My friend's wedding last week was outside, so that might be different than a church, but hers was fine. Is your dress altered correctly with the height of your shoes? Can you practice walking around the house in it when FI isn't home? It's up to you though if you want a FG to hold your train behind you.


I've always seen the bridal party walk in first...bride is last of course, and then when you get to the alter then the MOH fixes the train to show during the ceremony. Good luck, I'm not much more help.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 7:31 am
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My location came with a coordinator...and she told me when I take my last step down the stairs, before I walked down the aisle...stop and she will fix my dress.


Then when I got to the gazebo, my MOH's straightened my dress. I had to walk around for my sand ceremony, and when I returned...the MOH's were on it.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 7:37 am
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Your MOH is the last one to walk down the aisle before you (and maybe your FG/RB), so I'm sure she could fluff out your train and as long as you stand still before your walk down the aisle, it should stay straight. If you're that concerned, maybe you could have your dad fluff it once before you take that big walk together? On the way back down the aisle, I would say that it's your MOH's responsibilty to give you back your bouquet and make sure your train is straight. You could practice it during the rehersal so she knows her responsibility:) 

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 7:50 am
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Thanks for the replies!  Littlebit07 - I like your idea of my dad fluffing it.  He's very into details so he'd do a great job.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:14 am
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I agree with what has been said.  For my friend's wedding the coordinator fixed it before she walked down the aisle and it was fine without someone holding it.  When she got to the altar the MOH fixed it for her.


Just have someone there to fix it before you go down the aisle, your coordinator, your father, or an usher if you're having one.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:15 am
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This is a good question.. all my ladies are walking before me too, and I don't have a coordinator or planner! Hmm!!!

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:19 am
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My church coordinator arranged it for me...for those who don't have one maybe you can ask a close family member to stand by you and fix it.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:56 am
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I am going to ask my Mom if she will fix it since she is walking with me.  If she can't then I am going to see if the coordinator can do it.  

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 10:28 am
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My planner is going to fix it.
Posted on June 29, 2012 at 10:35 am
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Well in our case our coordinator will make sure everything looks picture perfect before I walk down the aisle. But what if you had someone (anyone really) make sure everything is set for you before the processional even starts. Then you should be good to just follow in line and keep walking.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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The train on my dress wasn't too long or complicated, but my DOC fixed it for me before my grandfather and I walked down the aisle.  Because of the set up of the church, I had to walk behind the seats and then make a right turn to head down the aisle, and so we had practiced the night before on making a slightly wider turn than normal to keep the train from messing up; this worked perfectly.  However, I pretty much stayed in the same place the entire ceremony except for turning to my DH when I needed to.


Here are some pics of how mine looked:


The train on my photo 3371581-1The train on my photo 3371581-2

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:58 am
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My DOC fluffed my train before I walked down.  If you don't have a DOC, you could probably get your MOH to do it since she will walk down right before you.  

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm
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I am so happy u asked this question. Good answers. Thanks.
Posted on July 2, 2012 at 2:07 am
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My DOC fluffed the train for me before walking down the aisle - after that, my MOH did what she could during the ceremony!  But I love the ideas being thrown around if you don't have a DOC or church attendant - a family member or whomever is walking you down the aisle would totally work!  :)

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

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