Final alterations tally – a bit of sticker shock!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yep. That sounds about right. I budgeted $500 for mine–just in case. We’ll see how much it ends up being…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

About right — mine is $600 for shortening straps, hemming about 10 layers of crinolyn (spelling? who knows), and adding a bustle…

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m paying $475

-bustle

-have the top of the dress taken in

-dress is being shortened

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

havent got that far yet, dont expect to have my dress in hand until mid september but im budgeting 300 for any last minutes alterations

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes it is expensive, mine was $700, but i had a very intriquite dress

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@leenh78:  Is your wedding actually in October? If so, try hard to keep your weight the same if this really was your final fitting. I just had my final fitting on Friday and my wedding is 3 weeks away. I lost 5lbs between my 3rd and final (about 1 month) and they had to take it in some more. 

My total alterations came to $360 for hemming (I have scalloped edge less which was $260 alone), bustle (multiple points because of train size) and taking in the bust area a little. Below is my dress before alterations. I haven’t taken a pic since the alterations were complete.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That doesn’t sound out of line. mine was $789 made me hate my dress even more. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I also was a bit shocked at the price (about $400 for hem and bustle).  However, I know my big ball gown would be challenging to alter, so I can understand the price.  I keep reminding myself that the bridal store works with my dress all the time and they are the BEST people to be doing this…even if it costs a bit more than a local seamstress. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee

@leenh78:  I see. Your MOHs should probably get their dresses asap depending on where they are purchasing from. My BMs got their dresses from David’s bridal and it took 6 weeks to come in and one needed alterations. I had them buy about 4 months out to be safe.

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