(Closed) Alterations, or, being felt up by a complete stranger

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did your alterations cost?
    Less than $50 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    $50-$100 : (6 votes)
    21 %
    $100-$200 : (8 votes)
    29 %
    $200 + : (13 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    For my ceremony dress- the alterations were 120, and the dress was 120 (chinese online).   Straps moved, darts added, hem done.

    For the photo dress- alternations were 60$ dress was around 140.  seams tightened. see my post on cupcake dress;)


    Post # 4
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I paid 250 for cups, bustle and velcro added sewn in on the inside of my bra and inside of my dress and she took in the sides slightly/ She also wanted to do my hem but I said no. I thought she would reduced the cost of the alterations since she didnt so the hem but she didnt and I was just to tired to argue.  But I think it was way to much

    Post # 5
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Total cost for alteration – $358.  That includes bra cups, taking it it at the bust & waist, bustle, steaming the dress before the wedding and a custom made sash.

    Post # 6
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ours were under $100.  However, we went to an independent seamstress who works out of her home (and has stellar reviews), rather than to a tailor shop or bridal salon.

    Post # 7
    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    360 – bustle, hem, taking in zipper dress

    Post # 8
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My alterations were $225. I took them to my seamstress, rather than at having it done at the bridal store. This included having cups sewn in, the bust taken in, and hemming of my many layers. I didn’t have a bustle put in.

    My Bridesmaid or Best Man took her dress to the same person and had cups sewn in, the boning removed, bust taken in, and got it hemmed for $40.

    Post # 9
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    LOL. The title of this thread reminds me of the Friends episode where Joey recommends a tailor to Chandler who has to get some pants tailored… LOL

    My alteration are going to cost just shy of $400.00. BOO.

    Post # 11
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Mrs.Oat: LOL!!!!! I forgot about the “In Prison” part!!!!!! SO funny.

    Post # 12
    45 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    $330 at the first salon, in Orange, CA, for:

    • Bra cups
    • Taking in the sides
    • Bustle
    • Hemming
    • Adding an elastic band

    Because of what they did wrong and refused to acknowledge, I had to go to another salon a week before my wedding and spend more money on alterations.  (If anyone is interested in the details, see: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/alterations-distress-courtesy-of-ferndales-bridal)

    @Lida: I applaud your diligence in taking time to read reviews first before deciding where to get your alterations done.    

    Post # 14
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    The place I bought my dress has a flat fee of $450, but I got my alterations for free by buying the dress on a promotion day. Every place I checked out in LA had a flat fee of $450-$500.

    Post # 15
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    $300 for bustle, shorten straps, fix my long line bra and steaming it

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