(Closed) How much did your alterations cost?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I went to a local seamstress who just does alterations out of her home. She was recommended by a friend. I only needed a bustle added which she did for $25. My bridesmaid went to her to have her dress hemmed and brought in a size and she paid $45. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Almost 300 usd for mine. I didn’t have to get it hemmed because I’m tall. I got cups, bustle, taken in on the sides, in the front, and the hips.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

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katcomer :  Mine cost $350 USD, for a bustle and having the hem shortened because I’m petite

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t exactly remember but it was around £250, including sides taken in, hemming twice, a bra sewn into the dress and bustle.

This was central London by the seamstress recommended by the bridal salon. She was amazing but has since switched jobs. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I paid $370 recently. That was hemming, 8 point bustle, bringing in the bust, and making it a bit more of a sweetheart.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Mine are going to be $450 at the bridal shop, but it’s a flat fee that covers any and all alterations. I’m anticipating needing tons of alterations due to losing weight, so it works in my favor. 

By the way, I could take the dress elsewhere, but the shop’s seamstress is nationally recognized as being spectacular. Wouldn’t want to risk it taking it elsewhere. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I wanna say mine was around 400. Cups sewn in, bodice taken in, straps adjusted, tulle cut and hoop. Mine required some hand stitching due to lace/extensive beading so she said I had an extra labor charge for that. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

AUD$500 for hem, bustle, cups and sides taken in. This is at the store I bought it from. Plus another $220 to have 2 pieces of tulle sewn to the shoulders kind of like a cape veil. I kind of regret not shopping around but it was easiest to just get it done at the store.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Mine is £120 for it taking in 7 inches, a bustle adding and the sleeves redoing (as the material was not stretchy and they were too small. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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katcomer :  I wouldn’t mind but she would! Sorry, she now does a totally different job with regular hours, nothing to do with seamstressing, I was her very last dress I think. A shame because she was so fantastic but she had very valid reasons to switch career. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Mine are fairly pricey — $520 frown 

I’m getting them done at an independent seamstress and part of it is my fault–I was paranoid and picked the absolute best reviewed one in the city. My guess is she’s also fairly pricey. 

I am getting a lot done though, too: cups added, sides/waist taken in, straps shortened, neckline recut, arm holes recut, lots of hemming, taking the back in by the zipper a smidge. I’m a fairly extreme pear and bought my dress to fit over my hips, so now I have to fix basically everything else!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

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katcomer :  mine was around $400 USD for cups, taking out some boning in the bodice, hemming, a 9 point bustle, shortening the straps, and taking the dress in. 

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