(Closed) First fitting for alterations today, is it reasonable?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

How much does the hem need to be taken up and how much do the sides need to be taken in?  If more inches need to be removed, the cost will be higher.  Also, I am not familiar with the dress but is the hem lace or beading?  That brings up the alterations more expensive than plain cloth.

Post # 4
Member
4824 posts
Honey bee

Sounds right on the money to me!

Post # 5
Member
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Honey bee

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: really? My place is a flat fee. They have the fees stated on a printout so you know what they are charging for everything.

They even have a $75 fee for “If bride changes weight prior to last fitting and needs alterations” hah

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@lefeymw: Hmm the one I went to based the price on the amount of alterations but I can see why they would have set prices to make it easier.  Wow a fee just for losing weight before the last fitting?  Eep!

Post # 7
Member
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

That sounds totally reasonable.  With all the draping going on in your dress, I can see why it would be tricky to alter it and make sure it falls correctly.  

Post # 8
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6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That sounds about right if you do a search there has been quite a few threads on costs of alterations in the last few weeks.  The dollar amounts have been about that range

Post # 10
Member
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Busy Beekeeper

That sounds reasonable.  I’m sure you could find someone to do it for less, but the time and energy wouldn’t be worth it to me.

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sounds right on the money to me, too.  It’s shocking how much alterations cost but it is a wedding dress. Mine were $200 for the hem and sides and $25 for the bustle.  But the bustle is an “over” not an “under” which is less expensive because it’s easier.  My dress also doesn’t have any beading on it all so, that probably counts for something too.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow, this seems very expensive to me.

I ordered my dress online so have taken it to a private seamstress (i.e. not in a bridal salon) for alterations. In total she is charge me $150 to do the following – take in inches on the side, hips and bust, completely remake the bust/top portion of the dress, remove the cups and boning, hem, and add crinoline.

I guess I’m getting a great deal!

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