(Closed) Reception Dress? Bustle?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I vote 2 dresses, it just seems like more fun! That being said, a bustle is usually ties or snaps, it is super easy I have done lots of them, and I hem things with that melty stuff, believe me i am not a handy seamstress!! Your alterations person should be able to add a bustle, my friend had color coded ribbons on hers, so you just tied the blue to the blue, pink to pink etc. Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

My bustle was put together with really sturdy, color-coded hooks so it was really easy to manage.  I’ve heard of brides who had a little bit  of trouble with the ribbons because they are so delicate and people will always step on your dress (as much as they don’t mean to!), so the ribbons will inevitably fall out. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

MsA – bustling is usually included in your alterations price since it’s very rare that a bride would only need a bustle. I would call the prospective shop or tailor you are going to use and ask what their alterations start at, where they cap them or if it’s just a flat fee (mine are a flat fee for anything the dress needs). Alteration prices seem to vary depending on area of the country and type of dress so perhaps contact Mrs Cupcake to ask what she paid since you are interested in her dress.

HTH!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I don’t remember the cost of the bustle but my alterations were about $275 – this was for some hemming, getting a few inches taken in around the bodice, having the straps shortened, adding cups, and a 5 point bustle.  I live in a high cost area though, so it might be cheaper where you are.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My dress has a removable train, so I’ll get two different looks out of one dress..  Otherwise, I was going to wear a vintage gown to the reception.  Now, no need for that… and I love my dress so much I couldn’t imagine taking it off for the reception.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve been quoted $10-15 per point.  So depending on what you want done, they’re not especially expensive. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The bustle was included in the price of my alterations.  I think having a bustle made would be less than purchasing another dress.

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