(Closed) How much did you alterations cost?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did you alterations cost?
    $0 - $250 : (19 votes)
    40 %
    $250 - $350 : (9 votes)
    19 %
    $350 - $500 : (12 votes)
    25 %
    $500 plus : (8 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it all depends on how much it needs taken in and all the little details. I paid $150 for my alterations. My dress needed everything yours did but just barely taken in.

    Post # 5
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I did mine at Kleinfelds where I purchased the dress and they had a flat fee of like…$675 I think. I know I could have done it elsewhere for less, but it was easy, convenient, I trusted them, and my dress fit better than a glove (I have short fingers and gloves NEVER fit me perfectly!) and I’ve never felt sexier in my life, so I think the money was well worth it 🙂

    Post # 6
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    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    $190 to add a bustle, take in chest and waist abt 2inches, shorten train and add bra cups. My dress is pretty simple and is A-line, no elaborate fabrics like lace or beading.

    Post # 7
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    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    $400.. My bustle and it getting it hemmed was the most expensive because my dress had a lot of fluffy layers.. I also had cups sewn in and taking it in on the bust area..also fixing some fabric in back.. My dress is a sample so there were 2 minor things that needed to be fixed.

     

    Post # 9
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    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    $42

    Post # 10
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    $77. I’m adding a bustle, taking in the lace cap sleeves, putting cups in, fixing some lace that’s coming off of it, and adding additional clips to the back because the old ones are coming off.

    Post # 11
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    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am paying $378. I had to have it taken in quite a bit, hemmed, sew in bra cups and bustled.

    Post # 12
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    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was actually able to get my alterations for “free” by negotiating with the bridal salon, but I didn’t vote in the poll because the store said that the alterations I got (had 4 alterations appointments and got bustle, bra/cups sewn in, lots of taking in, and dress was all lace with many layers of tulle underneath) would normally have been at least $500.

     

    Post # 13
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    6112 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was quoted for $500 from the bridal salon and that was to take in the bust (intricate beading), hem (textured skirt), add bra cups, 5 point bustle, and removing the ribbon that came attached to my dress. I’m going to get a quote from an independent seamstress hopefully soon

    Post # 14
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    $250 to take in, bustle, hem (and I have a CRAZY skirt) shorten straps. She has a cap, and I hit it. It would have been way more expensive anywhere else because of the skirt. Do some research online for people in your area and compare reviews on Yelp, etc. That’s what I did.

     

    Post # 15
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    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I just had major alterations in the bodice (taken in quite a bit, but apaprently it’s calculated by seams to be opened rather than inches; I had three opened). No hem, no bustle, no cups, no corset.

     

    I paid around $300. I had to find a salon that would alter a dress purchased elsewhere, and the only one I could find had an “outside dress” alterations package for $395. Luckily, I negotiated them down to $300 since I didn’t need the bustle or hem.

    Post # 16
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m getting mine done at Kleinfeld’s where they charge a flat rate of $695. I don’t know what will be needed yet, but I definitely think their seamstresses are worth the price.

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