(Closed) alterations pricing?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmmm, not sure.  NJ is a bit more pricey sometimes than other areas.  I got my dress altered for a bit over $100, to do the hem and bring in the bodice and back.  So for all the work your’e saying it might be easily $200. 

Post # 4
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The extra boning and taking the bust in are pretty major alterations, and they tend to run more than a hem and a bustle…I’d say you’re better off going with the shop who includes the alterations, especially if they were so great to work with. 

Post # 5
1044 posts
Bumble bee

Mine cost $100 which included a bustle and boning but I rarely had to have anything done since my dress was custom made to fit when I ordered it.  If you have a lot of beading on it, they may literally have to take the beads off one by one and cut the dress before sewing the beads on again one by one.  Plus, if you have a bustle that’s harder to do and have a lot of fabric you have to work with, it may cost more.

Post # 6
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think for getting all those alterations done, it would be an absolute steal to find it for ~$100…but assume for a second you could find someone who would do it for that little.  Then your cheapest price for the dress ($1100 +$100) would be $1200.

If you really like the people at this one salon and trust their work, spending $150 more (and likely even less than that, since I think those alterations will be more than $100), is probably worth it to save you the time of looking for other alterations places and the sanity of not having to deal with someone you dislike/distrust.

Good luck! 🙂

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