(Closed) how much are you paying or paid for dress alterations

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much are paying or paid for dress alerations
    $0-$50 : (3 votes)
    6 %
    $50-$100 : (7 votes)
    15 %
    $100-$150 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $151-$200 : (6 votes)
    13 %
    $201-$250 : (7 votes)
    15 %
    $251-$300 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $301-$350 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $351-$400 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $401-$450 : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My Divina dress is having a lot of work done. Im having 18inches taken off the train. It was big when I bought it but have since lost 13lbs so now its wayyyy too big (Thanks Advocare!!). I am having my belt sewn into my corset and hemmed quite a bit. Im paying $450 and I had budgeted for $500. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I paid $165 for mine, which includes hemming it all of the way around, added crystal-beaded spaghetti straps, bra cups, and taking it in a little on the sides of the bodice (and the rebeading that goes along with it, since the top if all beaded.)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    Alterations don’t seem as much as I thought. I have lost alot of weight and am getting worried because I have ordered my dress and it arrives May….soooo I guess I will see. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve got a lot to get done on mine. Taking it in about an inch, scooping out the armpits because it comes up a little high, shortening the torso an inch, adding lace sleeves, making the scallop neckline go around the newly added sleeves (lots of lace work), hemming, bustling. All for $250

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I had custom straps added (she took a bit off fabric off the train and created the straps) and had it bustled for $75. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I had mine hemmed, bustled, added a one shoulder and had the top taken in for 300

    Post # 9
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    $15. I went to see my seamstress last week and all I need is the bustle. I’m a little relieved.

    Post # 10
    Member
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think mine was around $240. It was just over $100 for the hem, just over another $100 for the bustle (9 point, under-bustle designed to ensure the back still looks the same with the pickups, and $12 to move the panel on the back.

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    wow, you ladies got great prices for alterations. Maybe it’s the area I live in, or just the places I visited. Most shops wanted between $400-$500 for standard alterations (hem, bustle, any cups, and fitting), and that was only if you bought a dress there. Bringing in an outside dress was even more. I can tell you Kleinfeld’s has a flat fee of about $650! crazy!

    Post # 12
    Member
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My bridal shop charges a flat fee of $475

    Post # 13
    Member
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Lisushi:  Kleinfelds is $700. I tried on dresses there. Lol

    Post # 14
    Member
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I havent gotten mine done yet, but I voted for 0-$50. All I need is a bustle (which I might not even get) and cups added.

    Post # 15
    Member
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I lucked out and mine was on sale over the weekend for $375. Needless to say when I found out I almost peed myself and ran out and bought it.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My dress is going to be made to order, so hopefully it’ll be the correct size!

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