(Closed) Blue by Enzoani Dillon bustle: Do alteration caps include bustling?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think bustling, hemming and general alterations are usually included in that. It is NOT a dumb question, I would just say something along the lines of “What does the alteration cap include?” As far as price, I don’t have the slightest clue, I’m not at that stage yet with my dress! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Hello, dress twin!  I wish I had an answer for you, but the salon here doesn’t have a cap…  And they told me it would be $250-$300 just for the lace hem.  Before the bustle.  Awesome. πŸ˜‰

Post # 6
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Busy bee

@WYAtocha:  I’ve actually had major dress regret (it’s a beautiful dress, but just not something I had ever pictured myself in).  I’m coming around, though (I think) πŸ™‚  I don’t think I’m going to wear a veil, maybe just a flower in my hair.  I have to sort our whether or not I’ll wear a sash (and if so, which one).  I didn’t order the belt that came with the dress because I there were other sashes I tried on that I liked better at the time (and the dress was cheaper without the belt).  I’ve only seen a couple other threads on here with bees in the Dillon.  (If you search ‘Dillon” in the search field on the right, they come up.)  Let me know what you find accessory-wise! πŸ™‚

Side note: Philly is a special little place for our family. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@WYAtocha:  We may end up being sash twins, too!  Those are right up my alley! πŸ™‚  I knew I wanted strapless and simple, but in a million years I never thought I’d wear a lace dress…  It was the best of the few dresses I tried on, and I didn’t love the whole dress shopping experience.  it was more of a “I don’t want to shop any more, I’ll take this one” moment than “OMG this is the dress” moment.  My mom and 2 of my bridesmaids insist that it’s beautiful and that I should keep it – they have me convinced for now. πŸ™‚

I’ve been checking out the hair flowers on Etsy, too.  Don’t worry, I haven’t a clue about veils, either.  No joke – I googled cathedral veil the other day because I didn’t know what the difference was. 

My dress came in a month ago (I ordered it at the end of October, so it took 4 months).  I was nervous when I went to try it on, but it fit perfectly, so I was actually pretty happy with it.  Then I went last week to try it on again while my mom was in town, and I started having doubts again (even though she loved it).  Borderline crazy over here..haha.  It’s still at the store until I have my alterations appointment.  I do have some pics of me in the dress, but they only let me take them after I had chosen it and put my deposit down.  I’m hesitant to post them here because FI’s always around when I’m on here.

Before I forget, when you go to see you dress when it comes in, don’t panic if it smells disgusting.  I was freaking out because mine did (I went in on the day it arrived).  I posted this thread about it:

Yay! It fits perfectly! But it smells TERRIBLE!!!

It’s all good now – when I went last week, it didn’t smell AT ALL.

Lastly, yes, we’ve been to Philly, and we’ll go back eventually one day (it’s a bit of a trip from Western Canada).  We spent a month there last April.  Our baby girl had a super rare condition that they couldn’t fix anywhere in Canada – she was in the hospital here for 5 months, with several unsuccessful surgeries before we went there.  She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where the radiologists there performed a prcedure that saved her life.  We’ll never be able to thank them enough.  We obviously didn’t have the time to sight see/get the whole Philly experience, but we do plan on taking our little lady back one day. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@WYAtocha:  I can’t even believe it.  Wow.  I just told my Fiance you work at CHOP and he is speechless. πŸ™‚  Please have one of those glorious soft pretzels from the gift shop for me.  And a build your own salad bar?  Genious. πŸ˜‰

My dress is a 4, too!  You might be okay – I’ve heard that the inside corset really helps you adjust sizes without too many alterations, but if you do have to take it in – awesome that you have the $200 cap!  My measurements are 34, 26, 37.5, and the 4 fits on the widest hooks of the inner corset.  So, even if I get a bit smaller before the wedding, it’ll still be fine.  I’m excited to see your off the shoulder part (you should PM me a photo, when you eventually get it, if you don’t want to post it here).

I know what you mean about the $.  The Dillon was on the higher end of what I wanted to spend, and I opted out of the belt and bolero to make it cheaper. We’ll see what the final tally is after all the add ons/alterations.  I’ve only paid for half of it so far, the rest is due when I go in for alterations.  I’ve seriously considered going out and buying a $200 ivory bridesmaids dress and calling it a day. πŸ™‚

Just realized we’ve pretty much jacked your thread about the alteration cap… πŸ™‚  Feel free to PM me whenever if you have any questions/ideas!

 

Post # 11
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Dress triplets! I am wearing the Dillon dress too! I ordered it back in February, and it should get here in either June or July.

I did not realize that I could order the dress without the sash. I don’t really like the sash that comes with the dress so I probably won’t wear it. I am on the hunt now for a better one that does not cost an arm and a leg. I will probably try to sell the one that comes with the dress.

The bridal salon that I bought it from told me to budget around $200 for alterations.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@NCSUchick27:  Yay!  Is it weird that my dress regret is going away a little knowing that there are others with the same dress? πŸ™‚

I had to ask if the dress would be cheaper without the sash, because I was on the fence about it, so they did it for me.  Which sash did you get?  You probably will be able to sell it. 

When I ordered the dress, they told me it was $150-$200 for a lace hem. Then, when it came in, they said it was actually $250-$300 for the hem….  But the owner claims she’s going to work with me, so we’ll see what happens.

Post # 13
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MalbecMe:  This is the sash that I bought with the dress:

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My alterations for this dress are $580!  I am so upset.  They quoted me $200-$300.  The alterations girl was so rude about it and said when they give a quote, it is just an estimate, even though the sample size I tried on was the same size I bought, so how would alterations be any different?  After I get my dress back I am writing her a terrible review. πŸ™‚

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