(Closed) David’s bridal alterations

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 # 5
98 posts
Worker bee

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
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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.

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