What alterations did you have done? How much did it cost?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I only needed a bustle and it cost $120

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had a bustle, cups sewn in, and darts put in the back so the lace of the keyhole back laid flat.  I think it was about $170ish for everything.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had a 5-point bustle, cups sewn in, added adhesive so the top stayed snug while I moved and the bust brought in pretty extensively. My total costs were $130 (went to alterations lady who worked out of her home vs bridal salon).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

MrsYellowDaffodil:  5 point bustle, I forgot to add I had cups added too!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hem: $150

Bussell: $100

Bust pads: $35

Hips and thighs taken in: $175

My dress was a lace with a tulle overlay which made it difficult to alter so I was told. I had to have the bottom half take in a lot to make it more of a fitted dress instead of an A line. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

I had bra pads sewed in, the chest taken in, a bustle added, and a corset loop fixed (My friend tore it trying to get the dress tightened hahaha) and it cost me $207.00. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had it hemmed, bustled, cups put in, straps shortened and I think some fitting of the torso. It was $400something! It was all lace so the hem had to be removed and then put back on and that was the most expensive part.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had my dress taken in pretty much a whole size, hemmed, staps shortened, 7 point french bustle, cups added.  My slip/crinoline had to be hemmed and taken in.  My veil was also shortened.

It cost me $280.00 (this was  aprivate seamstress, not a salon) 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I havnt had mine done yet but I got my dress at klienfields and they require you to pay a $500 (roughly) fee for alterations if you have them done there, no matter what you are getting (even if it’s simple) kinda a rip off for people who don’t need much but I trust they will do it right so went with it. I think a few other salons have this type of pricing in place too. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just needed my dress taken out a tish in the hips, so that was the main thing. I also had her adjust my straps (v-neck), but had her loosen it up when it was digging into my shoulders and arm pits too much. Oh, and some of my wasit was taken in after the hips were let out so it would fit my shape a little more, but still allow me to move, sit down and breath.

She also added a bar into the sweetheart neckline.

Mine costed about $100. She has a shop in her home, and I’ve used her in the past for alterations.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsYellowDaffodil:  my dress was mermaid and solid (mostly) tulle with lots of gathers in the front and corset back.

had hips/bust taken in, dress hemmed, and 5 point bustle done, plus had a series of flowers sewn in to the “belt” area – total was about $380.00. this was at an alterations place that is well know in the city we live in and i knew they would be pricey, but they did an amazing job!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsYellowDaffodil:  My mom happened to know her, as she was a sub in the school systems here in town. Otherwise, I think if you went to non-bridal alertation places, they might be a little bit cheaper than if you went to a bridal salon.

You could start asking friends or co-workers if they know anyone.

Oh, and “bar” should be “bra”. *lol*

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