(Closed) Cost to add buttons?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Jcal87:  are you asking about useable buttons (to replace a zipper or corset) or show buttons? I had a zipper back that I had them hide with show buttons (still had the loop around them, just coverd the zipper) and it was only like $15 but I only had room for less than 10 buttons… 

Post # 4
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Old Victorian B&B/Restaurant & Gardens

Jcal87:  My dress comes with some but they end by my bum so I am altering it to have buttons all the way down to the bottom. It is only costing me about $40….definitely not expensive! 🙂

Post # 6
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had 72 chiffon covered buttons custom made at $1 a piece. My seamstress added them at .50 a button, from the bottom of the zipper buttons all the way down to the tip of the train. In total, that alteration came to about $110. They did not get loops like the zipper buttons had.

Post # 7
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

OP- im so glad you made this thread, because after reading the replies, I’m getting buttons!!!

Post # 8
283 posts
Helper bee

I didn’t get buttons put on so maybe this is an unrelated reply, but I have the CWG533 Oleg Cassini gown and it has dozens and dozens of tiny buttons but none are actually useable and all hide the zipper.

It’s such a beautiful detail and I can’t imagine that it’s difficult to add!

Post # 9
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I ordered a Tara Keely dress during a trunk show and they were offering 50% off customizations (meaning the changes are made when the dress is made and not by the alterations dept. at the salon) so I had buttons added over the zipper and it was $160 which I thought was really good until I read this thread lol oh well

Post # 10
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Jcal87:  The bridal store I ordered my dress from has quoted $5 per button and I think I need roughly 40 (from the top to just above where the bustle will gather!) so i’m paying roughly $200. I have NO idea if that’s expensive/reasonable/cheap.. but I was happy to pay it to get it done by the people who actually work with my dress!

The topic ‘Cost to add buttons?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors