How much did you/are you spending on alterations?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

MrsSapphire :  $480 just for bustling? Ouch!

Could you not have a simpler bustle?

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

$350.  My shop offers a $450 package that covers everything, and a $100 discount for having purchased the dress through them.  My hem will be the most complicated piece, so it was money well spent.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

stephisaur :  We had 4 options and only one complimented me. The others were not flattering in the least, but the price wouldn’t have been much less because I have many layers of material and a cathedral length train. It just hurts my wallet so much!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

£400 flat at the salon where I bought my dress.  It was more expensive than other places I looked but I wanted the hassle free situation of the dress and alterations coming from the same place where they have experience with ‘my’ dress.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I needed my dress taken up (hem), in at the waist and shoulders, and a bustle added. It was also 2 layers (one charmeuse and one lace) I paid $150. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Grandover Resort

I just had my first fitting last week. The alterations ran me $480. The dress fits perfectly on my hips but has to be taken in A LOT at the waist & chest. I also needed a hem, a bustle put in, and cups sewn in. I’m in NC by the way. 

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Mine was $200 to take in the straps, hem about 3 layers of tulle, and a 10 point bustle 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Wow! I spent $450 on my dress (it’s just a sheath dress), and my alterations are only $65. The only thing I need done is to have the shoulders pulled up and taken in. I was lucky that they carried my particular dress in a petitite size so I was able to avoid having to have it hemmed and other alterations.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My mom’s friend is a seamstress so $0. I ordered my dress online and purposely ordered a generous size so it could be taken in if needed. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

kelleyk8087 :  Ya same here but we are not going to do alterations there. 850 is insane unless your adding dresses together and doing something crazy. I highly suggest you go elsewhere

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

$650   Bustle, cups, and a lot of taking in of the top.  The dress has lots of rouching and the top had to be taken in like 4 sizes so there was a lot of work involved.  

I split the seam a few days later and she fixed for free.

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

$200 for cups sewn it, bustle, and the tiniest bit off the hem. 

Post # 44
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My designer, Carol Hannah, does the alterations, $750 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

$600 for bustle, hemming, adding illusion to sweetheart neck, extra lace/buttons on the back, and adding sequins to layers of tulle

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