(Closed) Vegas Brides!!

posted 5 years ago in Las Vegas, Nevada
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@missapes7:  I’m having Alfred Angelo alter my dress which I know isn’t very helpful to you but I wanted to tell you how much I paid so you know what’s reasonable for the area! I am having it hemmed, adding a one shoulder, and doing a bustle for $300. Go on yelp and search wedding gown alterations I know when I searched a couple people with great reviews came up!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@missapes7:  ya they’re going to steam the dress and veil for me! Only 1 fitting?! I had my first fitting early January to just get an idea of what needed to be done, I had my second fitting a couple weeks ago and we were able to see what the dress will look like with the one shoulder and hem and we actually decided to do a different bustle, my 3rd fitting is feb 26! So I think 3 fittings is pretty good, minimum 2 if you’re rushed. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsRichard:  Do you know if they only do alterations for dresses purchased there?

I purchased my dress at Bowtie Bridal. They quoted me $400 to get it hemmed (all lace around the edges), around $250 to let it out or change to corset back, $50 to sew in bra cups, and over $100 for a bustle.

I found another place…Fit for a Bride. I emailed the store and sent a picture of my dress. She quoted me $300-350 for a hem. Their prices on their website are:

Wedding gowns most common alterations

Hems $125 to $400

Take in bodice and/or through the hips: $125 to $250

To let out: Approx 20% more

Train Bustle: $20 per point (most can be done with 3 points)

Sew in bra cups: $25

Tighten straps: $20 to $45

Wedding gown Modifications

Replace zipper with a lace-up corset: $200 to $350

Add sleeves to a strapless Gown: $200 to $350

Bridesmaids’ other special occasion garments

Hems: $35 to $65

Take in bodice and/or through the hips: $45 to $85

To let out: approx 20% more

Sew in bra cups: $25

Tighten straps: $10 to $25

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@katievee:  I don’t think they typically do, but when I asked if they could hem my moms dress which she purchased at Dillard’s they said they might make an acception, so I’d call and check! Those prices seem so high! Now I feel like 300 was a great deal! My dress isn’t super simple either, it’s a satin trumpet with a tulle sheath overlay so it’s like altering two dresses! What side of town is ur bridal boutique?

Post # 8
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsRichard:  Yours is a really good price! I’ll call them and find out. My dress is a fit & flare, all lace (inc. the entire bottom) with tulle underneath. My bridal boutique is on Sunset, near Pecos.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@katievee:  oh ok .. The alfred angelo I went to is right next to the galleria mall!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bought my dress from Bowties and spent about $500-$600 on alterations. I thought of getting my dress altered elsewhere, but I really wanted that peace of mind that it would be done correctly knowing that they have altered similar dresses by the same designer. I have also had a bridesmaid dress altered by Debi at Fit-for-a-Bride and she did a fantastic job. I would recommend either one of them.

Post # 12
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@gohtimeevents:  I got my dress at the same place. She was quoting me over $800 for alterations ($400 for hem, $250 to switch to corset back or let out, around $50 for cups sewn in, $100+ for a 3 point bustle), so I went elsewhere. I actually dropped the dress off at Fit for a Bride yesterday. The woman there was very professional and seemed to know what she was talking about. My total came out to $420 (hem, let it in around the hips, one point bustle, cups sewn in, let it out at the top of zipper if needed- this will be done if I don’t lose enough weight).

 

@missapes7:  I called Celebrity Tailors. The guy (husband) was pretty rude, so I never scheduled an appointment with them.

Post # 14
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@missapes7:  Have you tried Fit for a Bride? They were really helpful in regards to emails/phone calls and very nice and professional when I went there.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

I’m a local and I used Fit for a Bride. Deb was awesome (I had multiple meltdowns during the fittings and she put up with me through out). I had a corset put into the back of my dress, had it taken in, had a custom belt added, and had my sister’s MOH dress altered to fit her like a glove. We also had my dress, MOH dress, and MOB dress steamed. I didn’t use the service but I know she can deliver the dresses to you at any casino on the strip after the alterations are complete.

 

Here’s a picture of my sister and my mom lacing up my corset, the dress was a zip back originally:

 

 

 

 

And my sister looking perfect in her MOH dress posing for pics with us after the ceremony (FWIW, she didn’t have to wear a bra and she’s a 32DD because the alterations were so well done):

 

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