Post # 1
My dress is now in the hands of the seamstress, did I pay too much?? 300 seems like a lot!
Structured satin dress, they had to:
take it in at the sides
remove the entire back panel including a train, zipper, detail to do the alterations and then re-attach
she’s reinforcing the stiching which had buckled from being tried on
material is rippling a bit when she pinned it so she’ll smooth that out
Post # 3
That sounds about right! My alterations were also about $300 for that amount of work.
Post # 4
I paid 300 for just a straight hem (235) and a bustle (65). So that doesn’t seem THAT bad.
Post # 5
“remove the entire back panel including a train, zipper, detail to do the alterations and then re-attach” sounds like a lot of work.
DB will charge me $170 just to shorten the skirt (6 layers).
Post # 6
I think that sounds normal. You are having a lot done to it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
No way. In fact, I think you got a deal.
Post # 8
With that amount of work, I would agree that you got a deal…..
Post # 9
Nope that is about right, mine last year was $300 something for bustle, steam, shorting the straps and fixing my long line bra.
Post # 10
Yeah the back part is a lot of work – she couldn’t take it in from the sides because there’s a belt detail that she couldn’t touch – so she had to ‘go in’ from the back – which meant she basically has to take it apart to take it in and then put it back together
She told me you’d never be able tell that she did that and the back would be just the same once she’s finished
Oh yeah and I forgot to add bustle to the work she’s doing.
sheesh dresses are expensive. My groom’s tux rental: $150. Even including shoes.
Post # 11
That doesn’t sound bad, mine were $460. I had to have mine taken in at the waist and hips, hemmed and a 14 point bustle.
Post # 12
Glad this was posted. Now I know what to expect on May 20. Eek.
Post # 13
I’m getting cap sleeved added, a train replaced and bra cups added for $300. I have not gotten the dress hemmed or taken in. You got a sweet deal.
Post # 14
Sounds like a good price to me!
Post # 15
Sounds like a good price.
Post # 16
I paid $325 for a ton of work, and I was happy to do so – I was expecting a lot more.