(Closed) How much does it cost to bustle your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My whole alterations with bustle, steaming and fixing my straps were $300.  I had a 8 point french bustle.  I believe if remember right was bustle alone about $100 something

Post # 5
18 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

I didn’t need any alterations except the bustle.  (Why don’t designers just put the darn bustle in to begin with?  They know you are going to need it!) 

Mine cost $50 for 3 strings to be sown in underneath.  Ridiculous, but I feel like I got off easy since everything else fit perfectly.

Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My alternations were $300 for a bustle and a hem.  I think the breakdown was that the bustle itself cost $65. 

Post # 7
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a similiar bustle done.  My bustle was $125 USD, I had a take-in on the bodice, about $175 for that.  Steaming was another $75 bucks.  None of it is cheap 🙁

Post # 8
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

$50 for three points, but I’m using the dress shop that I bought my dress at and thier pricing awesome.

Post # 10
16196 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Mine was $15 per bustle “point,” and I had four of them, so $60 total for the bustle.

Post # 11
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I paid $30 for 3 point. Ask around. Thats how I found the seamstress.

Post # 12
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I’m getting ripped off…she priced my bustle as $300 alone without hemming and neckline alterations…only getting 3 points put in…

Post # 13
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had the train on my reception dress removed and hemmed and bra cups inserted and my ceremony dress hemmed, bustled, and bra cups inserted all for $150. She is a tailor that works out of her home so no over head and she is AMAZING.

Post # 14
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was told at the salon that they usually charge 10$ per point

Post # 15
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had about 5 bustle points put in and she also hemmed my dress and it cost me $400.CDN

Post # 16
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

At the salon I went to, bustles are flat-fee around $50. Mine ended up being a little more because I needed a combination bustle (the underskirt is american, and the train is french). Between that and hemming (4 layers of dress), alterations were $195.

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