Post # 1
I have my alterations appointment tomorrow and I am curious to see what bees out there have paid. I understand it is very dependent on what you have done/where you go. I am just interested to see what the average is so that when I go I can get an idea if the quote is right on or if they are playing me!
Post # 3
For the same amount of work – dress taken in, cups added, hemmed, and bustled I went to two independant seamstresses, both great reviews, and got quotes of $350 and $130… I went with the $130 =)
Post # 4
I only had to have my straps shortened, so $30. But… I didn’t buy a real wedding dress, ordered a limited edition dress from one of my favorite stores that comes in normal sizes. But she still had to deal with beads and sequins.
Post # 5
@pinkshoes: that’s a big difference!
Post # 6
My quote is somewhere around 200 for a bunch of random things.
Post # 7
I had alterations done, but the salon where I purchased them from includes it in the cost of the dress… The salon owner is the woman who does their alterations. Sweet deal!
Post # 8
I recently had my first fitting and my tailor suggested having the sides taken in, cups and wire around the bust put in, bottom hemmed up, bustle put in. I have a TON of beading in all of those areas meaning she would have to take off the beading and rebead individually. My total so far is $490 :X Luckily, I got my dress at the Running of the Brides and paid just a little over that for the actual dress! Craziness, but I could see a complete difference in what a little nip and tuck here and there by a professional can do for a dress!!! 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 9
@Jenlon: what a score!
@Stellabella324: I think alterations can make a huge difference!!
Post # 10
Mine was quoted at $80 (only for adding cups and a bustle), but she messed up so she only charged us $50.
Post # 10
Sides taken in, sweetheart deepened, skirt more mermaid-fitted, very simple bustle, and she hemmed it for no charge…. total overall came to $230.
Post # 11
$25… getting it back monday… so excited!! I was freakishly lucky in that my dress fit perfect from the start, like it was made just for me and my exact body shape. The only alteration I need is a bustle. 🙂
Post # 12
I was kind of annoyed with mine because I think the price was high but I was standing there.. in my dress and didn’t feel like going through all that and finding another seamstress.
Take in bust & add cups
Take in hips
Cut tulle layer under train to floor length
Add bustle (3 points, 7 loops)
I would have expected that if they were hemming it too but jeez..
Post # 13
Complicated lace hem
Spot cleaning between bridals/wedding
Post # 15
Mine are $200. I need a hem and a bustle. The hem is kind of expensive because my dress apparently is really complicated. That’s ok though. It beats the $500 that Pronovias was going to charge me!