(Closed) Dress Alterations – Yay or Nay?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I pay the extra $ to alter the neckline?
    Yes - $125 is a good price and the sweetheart will make the dress look nicer! : (39 votes)
    83 %
    No - $125 is too much, find another seamstress! : (5 votes)
    11 %
    No - the dress is fine how it is, do not change the neckline! : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s a good price! You were lucky to find a dress so cheap, I think that even with the alterations the cost of the dress will still be pretty good!

    Post # 4
    49 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Get what you want. I was going to pay to have a sweatheart neckline as well. I ended buying a different dress (that was 25% more then budget EEEEP!) that had the sweatheart already. But I really like the difference it looks on.

    Post # 5
    4023 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you like and want the sweetheart, do it! That is a really good price, and the dress was such a good deal anyways, so its not like you are paying more for a dress that cost thousands already. I love sweethearts, so I would do it 🙂

    Post # 7
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Go for it.  I think it’s a GREAT price!

    Post # 9
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @808mjm202: It sounds like you were so happy and excited to go for it, especially after your Fiance gave his support.  You have time to think it over, and your plan to cancel your alt appt is a good one if you change your mind to keep the original bustline as is. These dress decisions are SO tough, I feel your pain…

    Post # 10
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yeah, alteration costs really hurt but it sounds like a pretty good deal.  I myself am toying with the idea of sweetheart vs non sweetheart when my dress gets in, and will probably do it.  Really, it’s about what will make you feel most beautiful!

    Post # 11
    17 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I got my dress neckline altered from straight to sweetheart for $90. $125 sounds a little high.

    Post # 12
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it looks gorgeous the way it is. But I also think you should do what you want and will just have to do what makes you happy and realize you can’t always please mom. My mom doesn’t like any of the dresses I like, but I have to choose what makes me happy!

    Post # 14
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think if you shopped around for another seamstress you may find someone to do it for slightly less, but if this person comes recommended I wouldn’t worry about it as you probably are only going to save $30-$40 max and this isn’t something where the cheapest option is necessarily the best!

    Also, I think the sweetheart neckline on this dress will be much more flattering!  Go ahead and do it! 🙂

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