Post # 1
I took my dress to begin alterations. All i needed was to have the dress taken in slightly and the have it hemmed and it cost me $130! The bodice isn’t complex and has no beading. I thought about shopping around but the lady had good reviews and she’d already pinned my dress. Ugh! How much did your alterations cost?
Post # 3
Mine was $150 to take in the bust and add the bustle. The dress had a ton of beading on the bodice, so she had to take it all off by the side seams and put it back on. I didn’t need hemming because I had the dress made in a custom length to begin with.
Post # 4
Mine was ‘flat rate’ of $199…i thought that was good lol guess I should of did my research!
Post # 5
Mine was over $300 for just a bustle (that fell out after about 3 minutes) and a hem.
Post # 6
I have yet to get mine altered and I figured it would cost an arm and leg but seeing what you guys are paying is making me scared.. Guess what i saved on my dress i will put back into it in alterations.
Post # 7
120$ and she did a ton of work, it actually never fit me until she took out some pleats, moved lace around, added straps, and shortened it just a bit. We probably had 10 visits. She also made me a veil.
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Post # 9
Mine is around $450. My seamstress is well known for her couture work on high end designer dresses and she does an impeccable job. She also does more intricate bustles than usual. I got a quote half the price from another streamstress, but I do believe you get what you pay for and I went with someone who I could trust to do a great job.
Post # 10
My alterations cost $350! My dress was only $299 to begin with. They had to do a lot of alterations though. If my dress had been a more complex material, I would have been in a world of trouble.
First picture is before, second is during my first fitting
It had to be taken in a lot, they changed where the dress began to flare out, it was hemmed, I had my longline bra sewn into the dress, and they added a bustle.
Post # 11
I just brought mine in yesterday! I only needed a hem and the bustle. She is also going to press it for me. Alterations depend on quite a few things. I know just with the hem mine was affected by how many layers and that there was this band in the bottom to hold the shape. With my two-layer hem, the overbustle, and pressing, the cost was $140.
Post # 12
My bridal shop had a flat fee of $500 for the basics. “Custom” changes were above that. I used a private seamstress that is much more than that, however I’m also paying her to come to my wedding to dress me before and bustle me after the ceremony.
Post # 13
I bought my dress a few weeks ago, and because i paid in full the shop gave me any and all alterations for free! In some shops i was looking at £400 though.
Post # 14
The other day, one of my co-workers was shocked to find out that a few simple alterations would cost $150. She ended up finding a dress she liked better — that needed no alterations — and it was only $100! So she just got a second dress… she’s getting married in about two weeks so it was perfect timing!
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