(Closed) How much did you pay for alterations?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did you pay for your dress alterations?
    Nada (DIY or didn't need it) : (12 votes)
    17 %
    Less than $100 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    $100-$200 : (18 votes)
    26 %
    $200-$300 : (9 votes)
    13 %
    $300-$400 : (13 votes)
    19 %
    Way too much! : (12 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    15528 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    12 posts
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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 # 6
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My quote is somewhere around 200 for a bunch of random things.

    Post # 7
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    10 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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 # 10
    1445 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine was quoted at $80 (only for adding cups and a bustle), but she messed up so she only charged us $50.

    Post # 10
    4883 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    31 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    $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
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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

    Shorten Straps

    Take in hips

    Cut tulle layer under train to floor length

    Add bustle (3 points, 7 loops)

    = $340.00

    I would have expected that if they were hemming it too but jeez..

    Post # 13
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Add cups

    Add bustle

    Complicated lace hem

    Spot cleaning between bridals/wedding


    Post # 14
    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    $500 flat fee

    Post # 15
    2813 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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!

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