(Closed) Alterations – quote first?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

um. wow.

Post # 5
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2006

Yes you should be able to get an estimate for the work on your gown.  Take it to the seamstresses and explain what you want done. They should be able to give you an estimate after looking at how the dress is made.


If you are shopping around at multiple places I would suggest you ask for estimates for all the work you might want done.  To get the high level estimates you probably don’t need to try on the dress until you are ready for the actual fitting.



Post # 6
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i would highly recommend getting estimates, and in writing if possible.  i went to 2 places to get estimates for similar work as you have mentioned, and let them know that i’d be coming in for a trial fitting and i wanted an estimate.  the first place was incredibly nice about it, and gave me a hand written estimate. 

the second place acted shocked when i said ‘thank you very much’ and got ready to leave, they apparently didn’t understand or the appointment taker hadn’t told them it was a trial.  they also refused to write down the prices they told me for all the work.  guess who got the job?   get it in writing, you don’t want them doubling the cost when you go to pick it up.

Post # 7
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, get estimates in writting.

Post # 8
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, get the estimate in writing.  And shop around. 

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