Post # 1
So I have heard that DB makes money by over-charging for alterations. But the original quotes don’t seem high. They said $125 for my hem. Is that high? And if not, is it likely that they will find other ways to up the price? Anyone have experience with DB alterations? I am considering a seamstress in my town instead.
Post # 3
That is actually about right..usually wedding alterations are more expensive since they do take special care. I personally am using DB alteration so that if they mess it up they can replace the dress. If I go to an outside tailor I would be screwed if they messed it up. It is just peace of mind for me and worth the extra bucks.
Post # 4
oh, that’s true…
also, they have experience in tailoring their own dresses.
Post # 5
The price of a hem depends largely on the dress. If you have multiple layers to your dress it will cost more. For example, if you have lining, tulle, the actual dress, and a layer of chiffon, it will cost more because the seamstress is ultimately hemming the dress four times. That price sounds pretty standard, but it never hurts to shop around.
Post # 6
Alterations depends on your dress, I’ve heard lace dresses can be very expensive to alter. Or a lot of beeding, layers etc.
I’m not sure if it’s because you are on the east coast, but if you are being charged $125 just for the hem and you don’t think your dress falls into the complicated category then I think it sounds high.
I just had my fitting two weeks ago maybe and for $98 I’m having it hemmed, bustled and tucked in at the top just a little. The price was lower than I expected, but I still think $125 for just a hem is a little much.
If you really wanted to check around, you could call another alterations person and just discuss what you need/your dress and get a quote.