(Closed) Dress Alterations…Wow was that a shocker

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think I would have left my dress for the work!

Post # 5
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow!  That seems really high.  Having my dress taken in, a hem added and a 3 point underbustle was $200. The seamstress I used was an independent person, but she had been altering wedding dresses (as her business) for 20 years.


Have you consulted with any other seamstresses? 

Post # 6
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow yeah, I would’ve walked out. That’s a LOT of money to be spending…

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that is way too much. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of alterations being more than $500 for a wedding dress and that’s for extensive stuff. I would definitely at least talk to someone else. It seems like this lady is taking advantage of a desperate bride!

Post # 9
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow that’s alot! I would have looked somewhere else before paying that.

Post # 10
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Look around first. Read reviews of potentials on yelp. I’m almost certain you can find someone who will charge less than that.

Post # 11
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Prices do depend on where you are for one thing. Seeing as your in Stocholm and things are generally more expensive there. Second, depending on the fabrics it can also be more expensive -a lace hem is going to cost an arm and a leg..

Its alot to pay, but if you know its quality I’d still do it. Think about what taking in a wedding dress involves -undoing a seem of 2-4  layers of fabric VERY carefully, and sewing it to the correct measurements. It takes time and effort because bridal fabrics are not typically the most vigorous of things.

I know my seamstress and alterations are going to cost me an arm and a leg, but I also know that I have the BEST around, so I’ve just put in some overtime.

Post # 12
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would at least check prices at other places, you should never just accept the first price you hear. But it does depend on how the dresses are made and how complicated they are.

Post # 13
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would have never left my dress there! Thats an awful price. Maybe look around somewhere else first? That is a huge amount of money to put down for three dresses.

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