(Closed) Alterations cost

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BoiledPNut: no alterations yet, but I was charged $500 flat.  High, but will cover everything I need, so they said. 

Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I am having my bust taken in. It is $60.  But that is NOT NORMAL.  This seamstress also gets paid by the dry cleaner she is at, so her prices are lower than normal.  Typically, getting a bodice taken in, with beading, will run at least $100.

Post # 6
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BoiledPNut: thats where i bouhgt my dress.  they never gave me an option to not alter there.

Post # 7
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mine was $300.00 that included shorting the cap sleves, steaming, and adjusting my long line bra. 

Post # 8
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is my total damages:

Hem = $220 for 6 layers.

Side seam to take the dress in and make it more mermaid like = $100

Bustle = $95

Petticoat = $75 (I checked out DB but their was not full as the one the they offered)

Bra cups (including the cups) sewn in = $70

The alteration service come with dress and veil steamed.

Post # 9
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got a rough quote of 

Hem: $120

Sides taken in: $60

Bra cups: $15

I have a feeling it’ll be less once she sees how simple my dress really is, but yeah – $500 is cray-cray to me.

Post # 10
1426 posts
Bumble bee

Bustle with a cathedral train
Hemming with a bubble hem
Tiny bit taken in on the bust area
Spaghetti straps sewn on

= $200 Cash. Cleaning and steaming were included.

Post # 11
14402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went to an independant.  I had mine taken in 6 sizes, hemmed, cups sewn in, and 13 point bustle for $130.

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