(Closed) How much did your alterations cost?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did your alterations cost?
    $0 - I have a perfect body ;) : (4 votes)
    4 %
    less than $100 : (11 votes)
    11 %
    $100-$300 : (39 votes)
    39 %
    $300+ : (46 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m interested to see too.  I go for my first fitting next weekend and am so scared of what it’s going to cost.  I need a bustle and it has to be taken in about 2 sizes, but I don’t need it hemmed so that’s a plus, I’ve heard that’s one of the more expensive alterations.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    $500

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    *

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine came in at $325. I needed the entire dress taken in (I’m very small… I bought the smallest size it came in, but it was still too big everywhere). It had a scalloped lace hem, so just the hemming was pretty expensive (she had to detach and hand sew the bottom of the lace layer).Then I had a pretty complicated bustle, so that was $100 or so on its own.

    I think overall it was like $75 for the bustle, $125 for taking in the dress everywhere, $25 for sewing in bra cups, $75 for hemming the bottom, and $25 in taxes.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    bump

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    A lot. My bustle cost $120. The other alterations cost about $250.

    Ridiculous

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    *

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My alterations were more than $400. 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Mine were $200.  My dress is only one type of fabric with no lace or beading, so I think it was cheaper than it could have been. I think it also depends on where you live. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think I got a great deal.  $130 for taking it in a few sizes, hem, 13 pt bustle and adding cups.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    $495. Not great, but I knew it was going to be that going in, so there wasn’t any sticker shock. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mine were $400. I had my zippered back switched to a corset, a bustle added, dress hemmed, and cups sewn into the bodice.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My alterations were $450, which I found to be ABSOLUTELY shocking, especially since my dress had been only $700 (it was a sample).  

    Here’s a breakdown:

    Bustling (for 5 tie-up points): $125

    Hemming: $200 (such a rip-off, I would have totally done it myself if I’d known it’d be that much!)

    Letting the dress out like 1/2″: $100

    Misc (replacing a couple buttons, etc): $25

    My advice to any future brides, is to consider not using the tailoring services at your salon.  I would definitely get a price list and then find another seamstress/tailor around who you know has done good work and price compare.  

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    60 buckeroos… i couldn’t believe it!  That was for bustle and taking in the bodice.

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