Reasonable price for alterations?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Reasonable price for alterations?
    Yes : (20 votes)
    77 %
    No : (4 votes)
    15 %
    No Idea : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    6632 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes that is reasonable most of the time it is that or higher for wedding dress alterations. 

    Post # 7
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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.



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