(Closed) HELP Should i sell my dress? Alterations are going to be so expensive

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The dress looks great on you. If you love the dress, I would just suck it up and pay for the alterations. =]

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d just suck it up and pay for alterations. The way I see it, if you sell the dress you are going to lose at least $200, would $275 for alterations be more reasonable for you?

Post # 6
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Price around. Some seamstresses really could really use the work and might be a lot more reasonable

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Did you ask how much the hem would be at the time you tried it on? Or assumed it would be $50?

I would shop around at more seamstresses. You may find one that is more within your budget, or at least one that is willing to work within your budget. My seamstress is amazing, she had lots of cost cutting ways that got the same result, but for a fraction of the price I was quoted by the bridal boutique’s alterations department.

Post # 8
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

do you really only dislike it when you sit down?    it looks lovely on you.  

the alterations sound quite pricey,  dont you know someone thats handy with a sewing machine that could do it for you?  

If you sell it and buy another one there are 2 problems i can see

1. it will not be your dream dress,  cos what you have now is that dres/

2.  you may still have to pay for alterations,  and with what you lose on selling this dress,  i can see you being disappointed with the cheaper dress,  because it will have  actually ended up being the same price as the one you have…..BECAUSE  of the money you lost through selling it. 

(that sounds better in my head than seeing it written here)  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Stupid Wedding Bee double post!   

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are all of your alterations because when you sit down you don’t like how you look?  Or can some of those be adjusted for just wearing/standing in the gown?

Do you plan on sitting a lot during your wedding?  We sat down for about 20 minutes to quickly eat some appetizers before making our rounds to the guests and then to dance all. night. long.  They didn’t even bring us our main dishes.  🙂  Plus, you’ll be sitting behind a table, maybe with a centerpiece of some sort, and you’ll have the bridal glow!  Although maybe you’re doing a full Catholic mass where you sit down during the ceremony too?  And if you’re concerned about pictures while sitting, make sure you don’t do any with your photographer, and when you look back at your guests’ pictures, you’ll see a happy girl who just married her best friend.  You won’t see all the small details you’re focused on before the big day. 

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