Post # 1
So no one seems to be able to give me an estimate until I go in for a fitting and I just want a ROUGH guess at what it may cost.
All I’m having done are adding spaghetti straps and a bustle to the bottom of the dress. But they say they can’t even give me an idea of the cost until I’m in there getting ready to have it done!
Any ideas? Just a rough guesstimate? Doesn’t have to be exact or even close just what you think it would cost going by your experience?
Post # 3
Thats odd they wont tell you. The lady told me an estimate of what it would cost when I picked up my dress (needed a hem, bustle, taken in 2 inches, sash removed, cups added, etc.) I ended up going with an outside seamstress just because the quality and price will probably be better.
Post # 4
There’s a thread on here that lists DB’s alteration prices and they’re fairly accurate, since I just had my first fitting today. I will try to find that thread and post it but you can also just search for “David’s Bridal” and it’ll probably come up.
I have to get the sides of my dress taken in about 1″ on both sides, they will have to slightly reshape the dress under my arms because of that, and I am also getting a black sash cut and tacked on. To do all that, I paid $90. It’s steep to me, but in my area there’s no other options for quality alterations so I have no choice.
Originally, I wanted to get my dress permanently bustled because I didn’t want a train and this one has a slight sweep train. They quoted me between $75 and $100 because I wanted it done on the inside, not the outside. I ended up not getting it bustled but that is what they said. I was actually quoted higher prices than what it ended up being so I was very happy.
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Post # 6
@iheartmarshall: Thank you 🙂
It says take in at sides but was considering having it taken in a 1/2 inch (maybe) in the middle of the back, would that still be on the sides?
Doesn’t list straps but I’ll figure that out 🙂
Post # 7
I just had my bustle done and my dress was shortened. It cost me 260 total for both services. Mine was the most expensive option. They charge more for vera wang dress alterations and mine had many many layers. I hope this helps!
Post # 8
@kris325: I’d say that the back still counts as sides if they do that, although there may be an additional charge depending on whether they have to redo the zipper, corset, etc. But wouldn’t they be able to fix the back by working on the sides? The back is where mine was a bit big and she just pinned the sides of mine and it fixed the problem. Plus, it helped my dress stay up and not fall down! lol
Post # 9
I have a friend who does alterations at DB… She says they’re REALLY expensive! I’d bring it in for the estimate, but I’d find a bunch of alternatives, too!