To add buttons or not to add buttons???

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@haker4:  I added buttons to my gown (different designer) and it was only $70 for the buttons from the manufacturer (Watters) and about $10 to have them sewn on to the dress, so your estimate seems a little expensive, but I absolutely love my buttons so for me it would have been worth it to spend the extra $$$! I would say if you want to give it a go, just order the buttons and wait to see if the loops are needed. Often if buttons are added to a zipper dress they end up on one side of the zipper and can’t really be made to look like they “cover” the zipper, even with loops.

Post # 4
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That seems very expensive to add buttons.  I love the look of buttons down the back of a dress, especially if they actually close in loops.  If it is in your budget and is something you really want, then go for it.  If it is too much and you would have to reduce costs in other areas of your budget to pay for it then I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 5
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I didn’t have to add buttons to my dress since they were already there, but I LOVE the look of buttons. I wouldn’t add loops though, they are just frustrating.

 

Post # 8
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@haker4:  That sounds like a LOT for the simple process of adding buttons. My alterations guru (provided through the bridal shop) added mine for $10!

Post # 9
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126 posts
Blushing bee

Obsessed with the buttons!  I found this great site via pinterest which of course I can’t find at the moment (will post eventually) that shows you what wedding alterations “should” cost.  These are averages, so depending where you are, they can be more or less- in CT? Probably more.  I think buttons down the back were 2-3$/button (a little more if you are adding loops). The loops are find on the zipper.  You will probably spend about $200 for everything, max.  However, I am curious where in CT you are, because I know an amazing tailor! She has done absolute wonders for me, my family and most people I know (because I send them to her!)  Let me know if you are still looking for someone 😀

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