Post # 1
In a good way!! I am a GREAT shocked!
Little back-story: I was stressing majorly about a dress that was one size too big and a corset back. Didn’t know if my seamstress could fix it! She took in both sides one inch, and it fits beautifully. She also reattached the lace all the way around my mother’s elbow length mantilla veil, reattached some embroidered flowers which had fallen off, took off the blusher veil and head piece, AND she hemmed three layers of dress, one of which was chiffon so she did that one by hand.
Total for her services? $100? $150?? This is what I was expecting, but no… FORTY DOLLARS! I can’t even imagine what I would have been charged at a bridal salon, but needless to say I am over the moon!! Finally some good money news! I was thinking about writing the check for $50, would that be weird? Would she consider it a tip? Or would she be insulted??
What do you think?
Post # 3
First I thought you were really angry about your seamstress demanding a ridiculous sum of money. But it’s great that it was only $40! I don’t think it would be insulting to give $50 since she provided a service and you are allowed to tip the person who provides great service. It’s not required or a recommended to give your seamstress a tip but you can if you want! By The Way where is the seamstress located? It would help other bees to go to get great alterations done at a good price.
Post # 4
In the middle of nowhere, a town of maybe 1000 people, Vermont. I don’t think it would be very useful to most here, but I just am glad and wanted to share! Thanks for the advice on the tip, I think I will!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Wow, that’s awesome! I knew mine would be pricey, so before I purchased my dress, I locked in an agreement in the contract that alterations couldn’t top $375.
Post # 6
that’s amazing!! a tip is definitely in order.. or if you feel weird about cash tip, a gift of some sort as a tocken of thanks for the fantastic job?
Post # 7
Thats awesome! I just paid $35 for a bridesmaids dress, to be altered, what a great price for a wedding dress alteration!
Post # 8
That’s incredible! I wish mine were only $40. A thank you gift and an offer to recommend her to others is always appreciated by vendors. Where in Vermont?
Post # 9
incredible! When I saw the title of your post, I also assumed you meant it was outrageously high!
Post # 11
@cantabrigian: She is in Newark, VT. Was recommended to me by a co-worker, I think she just does odd things here and there, its not her full time job.
So I gave her $50, I feel good about it!
Post # 12
Holy crap! I am headed to VT!
Post # 13
Wow, that’s awesome. I was totally expecting you to be upset at how much (not how little) the alterations cost!
Post # 14
That’s super cheap for alterations. $40!!! I spent about $150 for alterations which included a bustle and bra that was sewn into my dress including boning.