(Closed) How much did your alterations cost?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine was $75 for shortening the skirt, form fitting the top, and adding a bustle.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I paid $250 for a French bustle, cups sewn in, an elastic band to keep my dress from falling, and taking in the dress from a bridal size 10 to a street size 2 (I didn’t need it hemmed).  She did an amazing job, so it was well worth it!  🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

$365 — *sigh.  Taking it in, adding cups, hemming and bustle.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

$150 for letting the bodice out to allow the girls to breathe :-). Didn’t need anything else done, but the bodice has 10 different seams, so it is complicated!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine was $175 for adding boning, taking it in slightly in the chest and adding interior elastic (kept it on and up!).  She also added a free 1 pt. bussle.  No hem.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

$85 for taking in the bust, moving the straps, and a french bustle.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine was $350….I was soo surprised hw much it cost and I am sooo anxious to see how it turned out when I go back net month. That was for taking in the sides about 2″ on each side, taking it in a little in the back, the bustle and adding a few layers of crinoline on the bottom to make the skirt fuller and as well as a slip and cups. The dress does have a lot of detail so I keep teling myself it makes up for it..

I hope I was not over charged.. 🙁

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

$250 for hemming 6 layers, taking in the bust, taking in at the back zipper, adding cups, and adding a french bustle

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

$270 to straighten the hem, add a lace border all the way around, re-bustle (the previous owner had it bustled very weirdly), add cups, and take in the sides/bust. Also included a custom made lace-trimmed fingertip veil (I purchased the materials) and she took in my Chinese dress as well. Soooo worth it!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I locked mine in at no more than $150 – cash. 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It was $257 altogether for alterations to the two dresses and veils.  NotFroofy’s dress was shortened and a five-point bustle was added.  Mine was taken out in the bodice, and a one-point bustle was added.  Both veils were sewn to the tiaras.  And a blusher veil was made for my veil.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is $340 to hem, add in a small bustle, changing the straight neckline into a sweetheart neckline and removing cap sleeves. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh, and the dress has a wateau style train, which they are making removable, so I’ll wear the train during the ceremony, than remove it after. The back where the train connects will just be a pretty, low back to the dress.

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