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Had my first fitting today...$200 for just a bussell????? (pics)

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#11 Leslie-Xcaret09

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    Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:04 AM

    Very flattering dress...it looks great on you!! I dont know about the prices yet though....

    #12 amandalovesryan

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      Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:24 AM

      my alterations were so expensive. It was like 120 for the hem. and then it was about an additional 200 hundred for adjusting the straps and adding a bustle. oh and they took it in about 2 inches!
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      #13 *JillD*

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        Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:49 AM

        $200 doesn't sound unreasonable, but sometimes it depends on what type of bustle you get.

        When I went the woman did this really complicated bustle and had I known how complicated it was going to be before she did it, I would have told her to just do a simple one and I think it would have saved me money too. But it depends what you want.

        #14 DanielleNDerek

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          Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:00 AM

          I have no idea about the bussell but your dress looks great on you.
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          #15 StephanieMN

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            Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:42 AM

            yah mine was $65 and they charged $15 per bustle. I agree that it looks like yours might be tricky to do. Beautiful by the way.

            #16 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:01 AM

            first of all, yes it's too much, BUT unfortunately that's how is usually goes. i paid about $250, because of all the pickups in my skirt, the way they created the bustle they made 16 more pickups and it cost so much to do that.

            i cant see your pics cause i'm at work, but i'm sure its gorgeous!

            #17 SunBride

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              Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:24 AM

              I was quoted only 45$ for a bustle (and I think like 80$ to shorten the 5 layers, and 40$ to hand sew the beads back on the bottom front portion). But it makes sense that it would vary a lot depending on the dress. Here is mine


              #18 Spazz

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                Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

                I have no idea how much a bustle is supposed to cost, but you look beautiful

                #19 PenMarie

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                  Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:59 AM

                  I don't know about prices either, but had to say your dress is GORGEOUS!!...and very flattering.

                  #20 ErinB


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                    Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:04 AM

                    Your dress is beautiful!

                    I'd say $200 is very reasonable for your dress. Usually with a pick up skirt like that they can't do a regular 3 button bustle, they have to do 10 or so and you button each pick -up up.

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