(Closed) How much did you pay for alterations? help!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Am I being overcharged?
    yes, say something to her about it. : (2 votes)
    13 %
    yes, let it slide. : (1 votes)
    7 %
    no, the price is fair. : (12 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That price sounds fair to me.

    Did you ask for a quote prior to the work being done?

    If it were just cups and bustle that might be a little steep, but taking in the dress (especially if it is beaded/more ornate) can be difficult and expensive.

    Post # 4
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If it sounds like too much, go elsewhere. Often with seamstress prices, you pay more for a more experience seamstress who does better quality work.

    Her price sounds fair, even cheap if your dress has beading (she has to match up the pattern on both sides, and may have to tie off the beading, or rebead some of it so the seams match up.

    Post # 5
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m paying at least $150. My dress isn’t even in yet so I know I will need more done once it arrives

    Post # 6
    1766 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    That sounds fair to me.  I’m surprised that DB quoted you so little. My friend had her alterations done there and they cost more than her dress!

    Mine were $250 for dress 1 (bustle, hem, taking in the sides, steaming) and $215 for dress 2 (bringing it from size 12 to size 10, bustle).

    Post # 7
    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It seems like a reasonable price to me. When you are taking in the sides that have beading, that involves a lot of work and time. I have to have more alterations done than that, and they are costing me $440 which seemed like a lot to me initially, then I thought about all the work that was involved.

    Post # 8
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think the price seems fair, alterations are really expensive and who knows why!!

    Post # 9
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Mine was $210 for a french bustle and taking in the hips and top. I think alterations are just generally a rip off, but based on the usual rip off cost, it sounds about right.

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