(Closed) Cost Of Dress Alterations?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did you spend on your dress alterations?
    No alterations needed/did them myself. : (2 votes)
    8 %
    $100 or less : (0 votes)
    $100-200 : (4 votes)
    15 %
    $200-300 : (11 votes)
    42 %
    $300-400 : (3 votes)
    12 %
    $400-500 : (4 votes)
    15 %
    $500-600 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    $600-800 : (0 votes)
    $800-$1000 : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    3060 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I paid extra for the hollow to hem measurement, so my only alteration was the bustle.  My gown has a cathedral train, and a 5 point, 2 snap bustle was $100.18.  I just went in to get it done last week, so I haven’t seen the end result yet.

    Post # 4
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m afraid of alteration costs also. Like you @Kitty285 I’m waiting to see if I put on any winter weight. lol One of my dresses needs to be taking in from top to bottom. I have absolutely NO idea how much this is going to cost. I’m afraid I’m going to go in there and say yeah forget it and just wear my other dress that doesnt need any alterations!

    Post # 5
    1387 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a size 10 wedding dress taken in to fit a street size 2, cups sewn in, and a beautiful 12-point French bustle put in… total cost was $250.  It was totally worth it!  My seamstress made my dress fit me like a glove… so happy with the end result. 

    Post # 6
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Thanks for posting! I also arbitrarily have $500 budgeted for alterations because I need a lot, but I have NO idea if I’m even in the right ballpark.

    Post # 7
    37 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it depends on the seamstress but PLEASE make sure to get a quote UPFRONT.  I was silly and believed her when she said not to worry her prices are reasonable.  I was blown away by the cost of my alterations.  One dress was $480 for alterations and the other was $550.  I was so displeased that it tainted my opinion of my dresses.  I had put down a $300 deposit (which she told me was more than enough) then the total bill was over $700 more.  I was in shell shock and completely unhappy.  The alterations bill was more than the cost of my two vintage dresses!  Anyway, be careful.  I learned my lesson.  I won’t hand over the dress without getting a quote in writing first. 

    Post # 8
    17 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am drastically different on top than on the bottom so we were able to order split sizing which will make alterations much cheaper. Look if that is an option with the designer of your dress.

    Post # 9
    1915 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I tried dresses on in a shop today that offers an entire bridal alterations package for $150, no matter what you need done. We talked about hemming lace (taking off the lace, hemming it, and then reattaching the lace — not taking it up from the waist or anything), letting out the waist a little, and altering a straight across neckline to a sweetheart. I think that’s a pretty good deal!

    I planned to have a friend of Future Mother-In-Law do my alterations, but if I would get a dress from this place, I would totally go with them for alterations.

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