(Closed) Cost of Alterations?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3072 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The place I bought my dress from quoted me around $400.  I went through an outside seamstress that a friend recommended and only had to pay $160.  What alterations need to be done?


Post # 4
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m having my alterations done in NYC, its a flat rate of $695 no matter what I want done

Post # 5
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it dpeends on where you go and also depends on how much you spent on your dress.  I spent close to 8k and would rather spend the extra amt to get the best alterations done.. but if I had bought like a cheap david’s bridal dress I prob wouldn’t care as much. That said my alterations were only 500 .. i got a french bustle , bra pads, and sweetheart neckline.. i thoguht that was a pretty good price!

Post # 6
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lazybee123:  I’m getting the sides taken in, a custom-made Bolero, and an under bustle for around $100. Maybe less than that.

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