(Closed) Alterations: Before/After Cost?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BriansBride:  I ordered my dress with a modified neckline that cost 100 from

the designer. The dress shop had a 300 dollar cap on alterations which included general alterations (taking in, in areas and a hem).

i am having other alterations done which together was 400: a sewn in bra and 5 point bustle

alterations I have been thinking of but havent discussed… Adding a small now to the back and adding buttons (mu dress zips up, but I love the look of buttons- even if they are fake buttons). 


Post # 4
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My dress had to be hemmed by hand because if the intricate beadwork at the bottom. I also had it taken in slightly on the sides. These 2 alterations were $300. Totally worth it – the dress looked amazing at my wedding!

Post # 5
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014


I don’t have pictures yet (picking up the dress after the final fitting this weekend), but my alteration for taking in the sides & adding one button bustle cost $150. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@BriansBride:  I had to get my dress altered three dress sizes bc I lost weight.  Thankfully, the place I purchased my dress at had a flat alteration fee of $150!  Best deal I got for anything wedding related. lol

Post # 7
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My dress was hemmed like 8 inches and then taken in about 2. My alterations only cost $75, but the seamstress gave me a deal and only charged me the flower girl dress alteration cost because I’m only 4’10” haha!

Post # 8
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had my dress hemmed a few inches to make it just over knee-length/shorter than tea-length. I had it taken in a few inches all around, the sleeves bunched together, loops put in for my buttons hiding the zipper, cups adjusted & cups put in the dress, neckline adjusted a tad, and the armholes adjusted numerous times (every time she took in the cup the arms dug into my pits), and I had the sash sewed on. It took about 2 months total with 4 visits to the alterationist and under $200. 




Post # 9
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I haven’t had my alterations yet but for a lace dress with beading, they quoted me $700. That’s to hem and have it pulled in a bit! 

I think I’m being overcharged… ๐Ÿ™

Post # 10
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am having my dress hemmed (but it is tulle and a cut hem, so no sewing), the neckline raised, a 5 point bustle added, and the back changed to a corset back. This cost me $550 plus tax.

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