(Closed) seamstress drama..

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

That sounds like way too much, for what you need done.  I’d take it to someone else!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

sorry, that sounds about right for the bridal salon. (((HUGS))) shocking, right? i was quoted $1250 from one place and $1500 from another to shorten the hem and take in the waist. I ended up finding a couturier (sp?) to do it for $250, but it took her 3 months (I got a great deal because she worked on it when she had time).

In general, expect to pay a premium for anything related to the gown.  I you take it somewhere else, you may have to have the dress dry cleaned afterwards, which could run you another $200.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

$500 might be their standard alteration fee, where whatever you get done, it’s $500.  I would just take it somewhere else, if money is an issue.  I took mine to an independent seamstress I found online, and she charged me less than $140 to take in the waist/torso by several inches (on a heavily beaded top), shorten the straps, reduce the train by 6 inches, add in a bustle, and add little flutter sleeves.

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