Bustle Hustle

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Bumping for you!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

It looks pretty, but unfortunately I can’t be much help. I don’t know anything about bustles. Sorry.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

All i can tell you is the last 2 weddings i was involved in, I was pulled aside by the bride at least 3 times to fix her bustle. the more points, the more difficult it is to figure out which hooks hook where while on your knees in the bathroom trying to prevent the bride from missing as much of her reception as possible. I encourage you to get the simplist bustle you can. Because it could interrupt your reception. And bring a bridesmaid with you to learn how to do it!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a bridal alterations seamstress and I have to say, I think your seamstress gave you a few unneccessary bustle points just to rack up your bill.  I can only SEE 9 of them (accounting for both sides being done), so where are the others?  And some of the ones I see seem a little superfluous.  ANYWAYS, if you’re happy with the way it looks, ask your seamstress to draw you a diagram of how it should go up and have someone come with you to your final fitting to see how it goes.  Otherwise it could get a little confusing for someone who’s never done a bustle before.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That is a good price, that’s what I charge.  A lot of places charge much more than that, that’s what I was afraid of.  But I still would have used less bustle points, for simplicity’s sake.  The majority of the weight falls on the center seam.  So having more than one center bustle point is a good idea.  The points on the side aren’t carrying much weight, though, they are just fanning the train out in a pleasing way.  Actually this is good, if you were looking to reduce the amount of poof in the back.  Without them, the whole train would gather in the middle and swish back and forth as you danced.  However, I think your seamstress went a little overboard.  You could get the same effect with 5-7 points. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sounds like a plan!  You definitely could have paid more for that bustle so it’s not like you got ripped off anyway.  Hope it looks beautiful when it’s done!

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