(Closed) Alterations honesty

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

$75 total, No hemming was needed, just had to be taken in and a bustle added.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The salon where I got my dress is charging a flat fee for the alterations. $600 for whatever I need done.

At the very least I will need a bustle and cups put in.

Hopefully not much else but they are custom making the dress to my measurements, so I’m not sure what is technically making the dress vs alterations.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

$200.  That was adding bra cups, taking in the sides, removing two layers of tulle, hemming (9 layers) and bustle.

Hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Mine was $290 for a hem, bustle, and strap.  I think the hem was $180-190 of that. 

Post # 8
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2742 posts
Sugar bee

Ugh, NYC prices drive me crazy!

Post # 9
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the place I bought mine from locked me in for $325 for everything.  I’m still going to look around to see if I can get a better deal.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For my dress i just needed it hemmed at the bottom because it was to long, added the bustle, had boob cups put in and steamed. It cost me an even $300.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MasqueradeMom: Who did your alterations? I was recommended someone through bridal and formal in OH, just curious about her….

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@KatNYC2011: my goodness!! my jaw just DROPPED!!  $600 is a ton!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

the place i am taking my dress has a $200 minimum (its in the greater seattle area).

she needs to take the dress in a 1/2 size, change the bow, add a flower, add small buttons to the back and steam it. she said we dont need to hem it based on my shoe height.

is that too expensive? my dress only cost $399!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

Um…. like $200? Thats was to have it let out a bit (due to a screw-up in my dress delivery, I got it a size smaller than it was supposed to be) and for my awesome 7 point Nacho bustle.

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