Post # 1
I’m getting a wedding dress that is several sizes too big and the seamstress quoted me $375 which I’m okay with because I’m buying my dress for $99 (discontinued dress).
I just wanted to get an average on how much alterations cost 🙂
Post # 2
$130 with a local seamstress to hem, add cups amd take in 4 sizes
Post # 3
In SoCal, $270 for adding extra lace to bottom, taking in at waist, and bustling. (local seamstress)
My friend that got married in Novemeber paid $400 (for bustle and hem) at the bridal store where she bought her dress.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front
Uuugh my seamstress charging $360 for bustle, hem and taking in at waist/bust area.
This seems high but a friend recommends and said did her dress perfectly!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ
I purchased my dress at Kleinfelds. Alterations are steep there, 850 flat.
Post # 6
$250. And I have a ton of alterations.
Post # 7
I’ve been quoted between $595 and $695 flat, but that includes everything you could need including bustle. I budgeted $1k when I did my original spreadsheet so I’m happy
Post # 8
pinkshoes : That’s really good! They’re taking mine in from a bridal size 10 to a bridal size 2
Post # 9
kelleyk8087 : Yikes! But I’m also sure the work will be excellent.
Post # 10
harleybeachbride6 : Right! I don’t mind paying a little more if the work reflects that. She said it could be less but it just depends what the dress looks like on me.
Post # 11
I paid $250 in advance. If I hadn’t, alterations would have been close to $400! I am currently having my bridesmaids dress for my sister’s wedding altered and it’s $170 to make a size 14 work for a size 2/4 six months pregnant lady!
Post # 12
$600 (AUD) for mine as the skirt has three layers which all need to be taken up. Also needs to be taken in under the arms (which means lifting the lace, taking it in, and putting the lace back in place), and half cups fitted to lift my bust into place.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park
morganallison : mine were done by a friend who is a professional seamstress. For my ceremony dress: taken in, let it, taken in, switch bling patch, add tulle to under skirt, hem, make lace bolero (no bustle). For my reception dress: change/add lace to strap and bust. For mom: shorten sleeves, add straps to hold bra in place. For sister: taken in, hem, make bling belt to match mine. Total $300+ tip. I love having a friend to help me out 🙂
Post # 14
the hem was roughly $80
the fake buttons i had added over the zipper was roughly $20-30
the bustle was roughly $120 (I had a 17 point bustle!)
so $220 total, roughly.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle
Mine are just starting, but I paid 180 flat for hemming, taking it in around the boobs, and a bustle, plus 150 to put in a corset back.