Post # 1
I just had my first fitting! It reminded me how much I love my dress. They pinned it up to where they’ll hem it, and showed me how the bustle will look (it’s EXACTLY what I pictured.. I LOVE it!)… and I was actually, for the FIRST time ever, able to walk around freely in my dress!!! I’m 5′ tall, so the dress was super long on me and I could never walk in it properly before. All very exciting!
Until it came time to pay… yikes!!
My hem was included in the purchase of the gown, so the only alterations I had to pay for were the bustle, and the top/waist have to be taken in about 1/2 inch. Oh, and I asked them to fix part of the ruching that was sticking out funny (minor error in manufacturing). Nothing crazy, no beading added/removed, no sleeves, no drastic changes….and it cost me:
Is this typical?
How much did you pay for your alterations? And what did that include?
Post # 3
I’m paying $250 at Davids Bridal for hem, bustle, and one inch take-in
Post # 4
Mine were $135 for the hem, the bustle, and taking in the bust area.
Post # 5
Mine were about $300 for hemming, adding cups, taking in the bodice (lots of ruching and some beading),adding straps, and adding a bustle. I think your price sounds a bit high (at least in my area) for the amount of work you are having done.
Post # 6
I know I’m being severly overcharged, but my MIL is paying (thank GOD) – it’s $400
Post # 8
I wonder if I’m being overcharged. :/
The bustle is basically all of the train being tucked up under the dress near my butt, so that the end result looks exactly the same as the regular dress but without the train.. if that makes sense?? Like, no obvious bustle point/fold of fabric, that sort of thing… I forgot to take a picture of the bustle. 🙁
But apparently it will have a LOT of points underneath, so I like to think I’m not being totally overcharged….
Post # 9
My dress had to be taken in an inch and a half and then bustled. It cost $56. This also included messing with some beading since it had to be taken in.