(Closed) How much did you pay for alterations?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did you pay for your dress alterations?

    Nada (DIY or didn't need it)

    Less than $100

    $100-$200

    $200-$300

    $300-$400

    Way too much!

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Cups were 30$

    One bustle 20$

    I would go to a alterations place that is right next to a bridal store, but is not the high priced bridal store in your area.

    I was going to have her do more alterations but she made sugestions that would allow me not to it saved me a ton of money. I was going to get two estimates but after her final price I was sold.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I go in April and I am nervous to hear the cost!

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Ugh – we don’t have the final cost of my alterations yet (he said just hemming/bustling a dress like mine the way I want it would be around $100) 🙁  but my mom insisted we go with the person we are going with, so I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter (she keeps saying she would rather pay for peace of mind than worry and he is really great) I don’t think that it would be over the top if I wasn’t doing a couple of changes – oh and the fact that my dress is now “huge” as he says on me – over an inch needs to be taken in on each side and we are lowering the back and adding buttons all the way down (it was my dream to have buttons) 🙂

    I didn’t get an expensive dress (thank goodness) but now I worry that my savings on the dress are going to be eaten up by alterations…thank goodness mom is covering this tab

    i think that shopping around is a great thing to do especially if you have the time!

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    $350 FLAT FEE

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    For 4 layers to be hemmed and making a french bustle $150, she is also steamming my dress for free!

    At any bridal shop though I was qouted, $350-450! I ended up going to a taylor shop that someone reccommended and they are wonderful wonderful wonderful!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    AHH I feel I totally got ripped off!!! Mine came to $600. I got hem, bustle, sides taken in and cups put in. I got my alterations done right at the salon I bought which probably was a mistake because they obviously hugely upcharge! But I had no idea what the cost would be until after my first appointment.

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @Hippos:  oh wow! your price is making me feel a whole lot better about my hemming/bustle quote – i was worried he was overcharging.  we went to a tailor as well though, so i’m hoping that helps with costs

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Hem and Bustle: $400. I think it’s kinda regional…but I also didn’t shop around because we got such a good deal on the dress, we just had the alterations done at the boutique where we got the dress.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    400 – for sides taken in, hem shortnened a bit, cups added, bustle (which is the majorty of the cost because my dress is layered and asymmetrical), and adding a one-shoulder to it.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee

    $700, but I’m adding long sleeves to the dress.

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I only had to have the straps taken in…David’s Bridal did mine for $20.00.  Same place I bought the dress.

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @MrsElopement:  Wow! I didn’t know they did sweetheart necklines! The DB I went to said they couldn’t alter the design of the dress at all (which I thought was weird). My friend’s mom is going to do a fitting on me tomorrow. I have no idea what she will charge me but if its too much I may go to DB and ask again. 

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had the bust tightened ($40) and the train removed ($100)… plus tax etc soooo $150

     

    They said i was the easiest fitting they’ve ever done

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