(Closed) Alterations cost

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t had my alterations done yet, but based upon the vague quote I’ve gotten, your price sounds like a good one for the greater Boston area.  I’m going to try out an outisde the city (Jamaica Plain) tailor, and he said that the hem alone will be $100, so I think $355 for all you’re having done sounds like a decent deal.  I’m expecting to spend $200-300 for taking the hem up and having the entire dress taken in about two sizes (hooray for losing weight, but boo for higher alterations costs!).  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

That sounds like a fair price

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that sounds like a good price. Mine were $260 i think? for taking it in from the hips to the top, adding the bustle & um 8 tacks?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sounds good to me. All mine did was sew in some cups, hem it and put the little ties on for the bustle and it was $350

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sounds right on par.  I got my alterations for $100 or $120 –can’t recall.  I had my dress shortened, the straps shorted, a piece of material put in the slip (to make it bigger), and a bustle, but I know I got a fantastic rate.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

sounds right about what it should be. in a bridal store that would run you upwards of 800… private seamstress, about the same as shes charging 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

mine was 175 for hem and bustle and the fabric removed from the corset back so you see my back, not the fabric

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I’m in the Boston area too and mine is $330 for shortening the lace gown, putting in cups, taking in about 4 inches at the waist and bust, and adding a french bustle so I think that prices is about right.

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