The wedding train is the part of the skirt that gives it the length. The length depends entirely on YOU and what you think looks best for your wedding ceremony. Normally, the fancier the wedding is the longer the train will be. Back in the day the train usually determined your status, so how wealthier you are. Nowadays it is based upon how formal or informal your wedding is.
There are a few different trains you can decide from, the sweep, court, chapel, cathedral, and monarch.
The Sweep: Is the shortest and extends only 1 to 1.5 feet beyond the end of the dress
Court: This is the same length as the sweep, the only difference is it extends from the waist
Chapel: The chapel is the most common and extends from the waist to the floor from 3.5 to 4.5 feet
Cathedral: This train is typically seen in very formal weddings and requires a supporting bustle because there is so much fabric. The train extends 6.5 to 7.5 from the waist to the floor
Monarch: This is the train seen on Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. It is normally reserved for royalty because it extends 12 feet from the waist. It is rarely seen on American wedding gowns
Choose your train wisely! Be creative, if you want a long train for the ceremony but don’t want to have to fuss with a long dress for the reception get a detachable train. You can also have a bustle for your train. It is all up to YOU the bride! Have fun with it!