Post # 1
I went to the salon this weekend to try on my dress for the first time since it came in. For the most part it fits like a glove! I was so worried I would need to spend a lot in alterations but it looks like all I will need is a slight hem and french bustle. I may opt to take it in a little around the mid section but that’s still up in the air.
To those who had similar alterations, how much could I expect to spend? I know different factors will impact the cost but I’m just looking for a ballpark.
Post # 3
Hmm I didn’t need a hem, but I had four bustles that cost $15 each, if that helps!
Post # 4
My french bustle costs $90, I ended up not needing it hemmed (huge suprise to me because I’m only 5’2! but I used a hoop under)
Post # 5
My bustle was a 8 point french bustle and that was if remember right $145. I just had that, shorten the straps a bit, and steam/pressing it
Post # 6
Hem,bustle and steaming was $75. It really depends on where you go.
Post # 7
I had to have the hem of mine taken up about an inch or more, I’m having the bustle done, bra cups inserted and steaming. All together it will be $265.
But I have a complicated hem (Adorae), so for taking it up and making the bustle look appropriate is costing me more. :/
Post # 8
I got a quote today and was told $80 for the hem and $10 for the bustle. Not bad. I budgeted $150 so I’m happy!
Post # 9
@UpstateCait:I’m jealous. Damn complicated hem….
Post # 10
I am having the bustle, hem and boob pads put in for $250
Post # 11
I think it depends where you live… I’ve traveled looking for dresses, and in smaller towns the alterations were quoted lower than similar alterations in larger cities.
Post # 12
I was blown away by how much my alterations were. For a hem (no lace or beading on my dress), a 5 point American bustle, and steamed/pressed I paid $310; $175 for the hem, $75 for the bustle, and $60 for the steaming/pressing. I had budgeted $150 as well so I am glad yours came in under budget because I wanted to throw up when she told me how much it would be lol.
Post # 13
Holy crap, quadruple post!
Post # 14
I paid $50 bucks for the french bustle.