Post # 1
Hi all! Went for a final emergency fitting (lost weight) a month before the wedding.
The seamstress is estimating that the cost of alterations will be around $300 (with cutting me a deal bc she knows my wedding planner). I am just wondering whether this seems like a reasonable price for what I am having done from your experience. I am having the dress taken in (went from 142 to 127lbs), having it shortened (decided to switch to more comfortable shoes), and am adding two extra places on the dress to bustle the sides (the original seamstresses only put one button for bustling for the back, not allowing me to walk or dance much).
The seamstress said because my dress has a lot of detail, when she takes it in she will have to remove the appliquing and then put it back on.
Here is a picture of my dress from my fitting with her (all clipped up of course, but just so you can get an idea of the detailing).
Post # 3
Seems a reasonable amount for that much work on a wedding dress. I’ve known people who have spent a lot more on getting similar alterations done.
Post # 4
I didn’t have to get my dress taken in but as I understand that’s the most complicated and expensive alteration. What I had done for $75.
One point bustle added
Train shortened a few inches
Custom straps made out of the train fabric
Post # 5
@flaminga: I’m having similar things done to my dress including getting my corset taking In since I lost weight too and am paying a little bit more than you. Seems to be reasonable for the amount of work being done
Post # 6
Yes that is reasonable most of the time it is that or higher for wedding dress alterations.
Post # 7
Very reasonable for all that you’re having done.The two main things that are time consuming will be removing the appliques and replacing them and also taking the dress in.That can be difficult since you’re going down a couple dress sizes.$300 is a great deal
Post # 8
My dress is similar and I paid less then 200 – ( I don’t remember exactly ) for all of the things you are doing.
Hem: 30 or 40 ( can’t remember)
Taking it in – ( Twice mind you it still needed more when I went into my fitting) 80 ish.
Bustle – 35 ish.