Post # 1
I didn’t think I’ll spend so much on alterations, but I am so happy with the results! The total was close to $550 (that’s a lot for me already. Yikes!) but that’s because I had many things done: the hem, added a petticoat/crinoline (sewn in), got it taken in, and 13 bustle points with two different bustle styles. The seamstress also fixed minor imperfections here and there. I’m so excited for my fiancé to finally see it in a little over two weeks! 🙂
This is when my dress came in (before any alterations). The bottom looked fuller since it was too long and nowherelse to go but out. Lol
And now! The lighting is a little different
The back! Here is the before pic. When the dress came in, the inner lining of the sweetheart neckline and the back kept coming out. My wonderful seamstress was able to keep most of it in. Also, the dress came in with the top hook (above the zipper) far apart.
Here it is now. The top hook and linings were fixed! My train wasn’t fully spread out in this pic, but you get the idea 😉
The bustle. A 7-point English bustle for the inner linings and 6-point French bustle only on the tulle with beadings, so even when bustled, most of the beading will still be visible.
here’s a clearer and closer shot
I hope you like it too! 🙂
Post # 2
what a stunning dress! It fits you like a glove! You’Re going to look amazing on your wedding day!!! 😀
Post # 3
Stunning! Fits you beautifully and I love the bustle!
Post # 4
You look amazing! I love the way you did the bustle.<br />
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Beautiful! Love the bustle 🙂
Post # 7
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the bustle too!
Post # 8
Love the bustle! Gorgeous
Post # 9
You look gorgeous! Love it!
Post # 10
Wow what a difference!!! Looks beautiful! Money well spent! congrats!
Post # 11
really nice bustling! I had a sort of similar dress and they only did a 5 pt bustle and it was a bit of a mess (and cost over $700) you were right to have them bustled seperately — even though its a lot of money it looks so much nicer
Post # 13
I had NO bustle done on my dress and alterations were over $700. Luda..
Your dress fits you like a glove!
Post # 14
bridetobee16: OH. MY. GOD. You look incredible! And your bustle is to die for!!! I usually HATE how bustles look, but you cant even tell your dress is bustled!!! Your going to be a beautiful bride!
Post # 15
I love how your dress looks when its bustled. You look phenomenal in it.