My dress is in!!!! How much do you think alterations will cost?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much will alterations cost?
    $100-$200 : (3 votes)
    27 %
    $200-$300 : (4 votes)
    36 %
    $300-$400 : (4 votes)
    36 %
    I refuse to pay more than $400 so that's no even an option. Lol. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1174 posts
    Bumble bee

    It honestly depends on your seamstress, the cost varies from shop to shop.

    Post # 4
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @DeeVine1217:  +1

    The first seamstress I visited quoted me $700 to hem my dress and slightly take it in. I went to another woman and it was $350 total. It really depends on where you go.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Penelopeee:  It depends on the area, seamstress and what needs to be done. At the shop I went, the minimum for alterations was $425, and that doesn’t include the bustle. 

    Post # 7
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Penelopeee:  Yes! And considering my dress was only $1100 there was no way I was going to pay $700 just for minor alterations. Definitely call around.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Agreed with the PPs.  I would shop around for quotes if you can.  For example, my dress will need alterations because I am 1.5 years out from my wedding and in the middle of losing a lot of weight.   A friend of mine who was in a wedding party last month went to a lady who owns her own shop out of her house.  She does fantastic work and she charged her $20. Her friend, the bride, was charged $60 and she did a LOT of alterations.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2325 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Penelopeee:  Mine were $600, but I did them at the designer’s shop and in NYC. It really depends on your location and where you go honestly. 

    Post # 10
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    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Penelopeee:  I have a modified A-line gown and I had to have 7 bustle connection points installed so it cost around $375. But yours shouldn’t cost more than $300. The bustle is more expensive than hemming and taking it in. At my bridal boutique, simple alterations cost $45.

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