Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out if I could get a dress locally and have it altered or take a gamble and have one made-to-measure from an online store.
If you can, please leave a note of what was done and for how much! =D
Post # 3
I paid $400 for my alterations.
Post # 4
I had mine made to measure (for an extra 30 dollars) but because I hadn’t chosen my shoes yet, I ordered the dress too long as a precaution. I had to have some inches taken off the hem at a local seamstress after I chose flats. She charged me 30 dollars for that, bringing my total alteration fee to sixty.
Post # 5
My alterations were $100 and included:
1. Hemmed dress
2. Adding straps (using hemmed fabric)
3. Steaming dress
Post # 6
I paid $270 in total. The actual alterations cost $250 and then I paid 20 for cups. I could have paid less because this was supposed to cover hemming, bustle and taking the sides in, but in the end it didnt need to be hemmed so she only did the bustle, sewed in the cups and added velcro on the inside. I didnt want to be difficult when I picked up the dress since she had done a good job I just paid for it.
Post # 7
I needed the hem taken up 1 inch and a bustled added on my wedding dress for the ceremony and my reception dress taken in and hemmed as well –cutting off the train. The bridal shop quoted me $300 for dress #1. The other bridal shop I got my reception dress from quoted me $200 so $500 total. I went to an independent seamstress who did everything plus sewed in bra cups all for $150.
Post # 8
$215, but she’s doing so much amazing work that I swear to god she’s under-charging me.
Post # 9
$800. I’m adding (long) sleeves and doing a bustle (my dress has a lottttt of tulle and a long train) .
Post # 10
I’m coming in just over 300, for 2 types of bustles (one’s a backup), hemming, steaming, and taking the dress in.
Post # 11
Honestly, it depends on where you live and what you need done. I ordered a made-to-measure dress, but I have bust issues, so I had to get mine taken in anyway. It cost me $60, and I did my own bustle. I also bought a steamer for $30, and steamed my own dress. I ended up ironing part of it anyway – satin is HARD to steam, but it irons out nicely.
Post # 12
Thanks guys! I think I’ll be getting the made-to-measure unless I find a steal! Alterations are pricey!
Post # 13
I got mine made to measure and still had to have alterations. Maybe I lost weight right before, but the only alterations that I had were having the dress taken in about 1″ on each side and a bustle.
I paid $70.
Post # 14
I paid zero. Alterations were included in the purchase price.
Post # 15
I paid just under $300 for hemming and bustle including tax. That’s with 30% off because the owner/seamstress charges more if you bring in a dress you didn’t buy from her.
Post # 16
I expect it wont be more than $200.