(Closed) Hem and french bustle – How much should I expect to spend?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Hmm I didn’t need a hem, but I had four bustles that cost $15 each, if that helps!

Post # 4
Member
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
Member
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
Member
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

Hem,bustle and steaming was $75. It really depends on where you go.

Post # 7
Member
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 9
Member
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@UpstateCait:I’m jealous. Damn complicated hem….

Post # 10
Member
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am having the bustle, hem and boob pads put in for $250

Post # 11
Member
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
Member
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
Member
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Holy crap, quadruple post!

Post # 13
Member
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Stupid iPhone

Post # 13
Member
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Last one!

Post # 14
Member
27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I paid $50 bucks for the french bustle.

The topic ‘Hem and french bustle – How much should I expect to spend?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors