Post # 1
So…I had a recommendation for this lady who does alterations out of her home. My Future Sister-In-Law and her sister both had their wedding dresses done by her and they said she was very reasonable. I went yesterday for our first meeting and WOW!
I’m getting my dress hemmed, the bust taken in, straps shortened, and the bustle done and when she was done pinning I asked her for an estimate. She said, “Ohh, about $60-70.”
I couldn’t believe it. That seems so cheap!
Then she said, “But if that’s too much for you we can talk about it.” Holy cripes!
How much are you paying/did you pay for alterations?
Post # 3
@Wannabe-diy-bride: that is cheap!!! my dress is costing $120 just to get it taken in and cups added >_<
Post # 4
Wow! That’s so inexpensive!
My friend is having her dress let out a tiny bit and was quoted at $200. Yikes!
Post # 5
That is SUCH a steal! I’m paying $310 for about the same amount of work. Lucky you!!
Post # 6
Wow thats great!! Im glad you found someone who wont break the bank!!! Remember to post pics 🙂
Post # 7
Im getting mine done from a lady out of her home that i was recommended to as well and im getting about the sam amount of work done. I was quoted $300 tops…she says thats her limit. Im in MN and i guess thats a good deal around here.
Post # 8
Wow! That is REALLY cheap! I am paying $175 for a tie-back put in, $70 for my dress to be hemmed, and $95 for the bustle
Post # 9
Dude! That’s amazing! Mine were $400, but that was adding cups, adjusting the top and adding a couple crinolines.
Post # 10
It really depends on your area, and also the type of wedding dress you have. some styles require much more work than others
Post # 11
I also used a seamstress who works out of her home – she altered the neckline and did the bustle – for $35!
Post # 12
That sounds really good! I got an awesome deal on mine too. I got quoted $300 for my alterations by one lady, taken in about 6 sizes, cups added, hemmed, and bustled. Then the next lady I went to said $130! I was in shoock!! And then she adds “Is that ok??” after telling me the price, like she thought it was too much. I was still so in shcoked that I just said yes. If I had more time to think, I might have asked her to go down more, but I’m glad I didn’t now, she was so sweet too. My friend went to take her bridesmaid dress in too (she bought it for our friends wedding when she was 8 mos pregnant) and she took it in for $10 and was done in 45 minutes which she went down the street to grab a bite to eat.