Post # 1
If anyone doesnt mind disclosing how much they paid for alterations on the wedding dress(including bustle) or more preferably, what was the price cap that you were told for alterations? I was told $400 is the cap for both the basic alterations and the bustle. I just want to make sure that I wasnt given a high quote-although im sure location slightly effects this(Im on Long island). Thanks girls!
Post # 3
That sounds reasonable for the NYC area. For reference, RK Bridal charges a flat $350 and Kleinfeld, $600.
Post # 4
Pronovias in NYC charged me $500 flat. My dress is getting cups sewn it, hemmed, nipped and tucked, and my bustle is rather complicated.
Post # 5
I paid $280. That included hemming, adding a bustle, taking the dress in on the sides, and adding bra cups. I got the alterations done in Northern Virginia.
Post # 6
I paid $170 yesterday for the sides and bust be taken in.
Post # 7
I paid $60 at a tailor’s for the bust to get taken in, and I did the bustle myself.
Post # 8
About $400 for hemming, adding the bra cups and 11 bustle points.
Post # 9
I paid $390 for hemming, doing the bustle, adding cups and taking some inches off the bodice.
Post # 10
I’ve been quoted $300 flat at a bridal salon, but bustle would be an extra $10 per point. I’ve been quoted by seamstresses at $200-$300 including an underbustle.
Post # 11
I live in Orange County. What I had done:
- Waist/Bust taken in
- Small hem on sides
- Extra tulle added in the front
- Dress and veil steamed
- Mom’s dress taken in
This all cost me $330. 🙂
Post # 12
You are in NY, so that sounds right, here in Boston I paid $600! I had a high end intricate gown though and probably could of went cheaper but was afraid to risk it, so I went to someone who specializes in high end alterations.
Not sure of the breakdown but it incuded:
All work to take dress in from an 8 to a 2
Snap in bra
12 point color coded french bustle.
Post # 13
@StephieBee: thats a great price!
Post # 14
@Miss Sunset: wow that is expensive but I see what you mean about not taking a risk…I usually go with the theory that you get what you pay for, so I agree
Post # 15
@LittleRiver: thank you for the info, and now im glad I didnt go to Kleinfelds haha
Post # 16
@MASPA: I guess the quote they gave me isnt too bad then, sounds like youre at least getting enough done for what youre paying, plus youre in the city