(Closed) Am I supposed to tip my seamstress for alterations?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am not great at tipping etiquette, but my seamstress also gave me great deals the two times I took my dress in. I paid less than $200 total for removing a strap, taking off an entire chunk of the back, reworking the zipper, hemming the bottom, and all done in 5 day turnarounds each time! I tipped her $40, which is 20%.

Post # 4
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also went to an independent seamstress. After I picked up my dress, got in the car, then realized I didn’t tip her… but then also wondered if I should have?

She didn’t seem like she was expecting anything though when I left her boutique. 

Post # 5
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have never tipped a seamstress. I have one that I go to for various alterations and it doesn’t seem like she has ever expected it. I don’t really see that as a service industry job. I could be wrong.

Post # 6
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I figure if you go to someone who works for themselves that the prices they quote are sufficient.

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