(Closed) How much were your alterations?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much were your alterations?

    My dress was ordered in my size.

    My dress was a sample, or used, or other.

    $0.00 - $150.00

    $150.00 - $300.00

    $300.00 - $450.00

    $450.00 - $600.00

    $600 - $10,000...!

  • Post # 17
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    $45 for the bustle and $65 to have boning added to the skirt.

    everything else is being done for free because of a promotion the store was having at the time that i bought my dress.

    my dress is lace and i was told alterations would have been pretty pricey, so i’m glad i was able to take advantage of the free alterations.

    Post # 19
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I paid $120 for a four layer dress to be hemmed and a bustle to be added.

    Post # 20
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @pinkshoes: running of the brides! You’re so brave!  Out of curiosity:  what was the original price vs what you paid?  Pics?

    Post # 22
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    $325 on a $2000 dress  (16%) -6 point bustle, letting it out a little, hemming multiple layers of tulle. 

    Post # 23
    557 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    $470 for “regular” alterations and changed neckline to sweetheart. I live in NYC and bought my dress here as well. *sigh*

    Post # 24
    356 posts
    Helper bee

    Not sure yet.  My dress is in my size and fits pretty well. I think I’ll only need it hemmed.  DB quoted me an estimate of $150 to hem it.  It has 7 layers.

    Post # 25
    12340 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Ms Flamenco: oh not brave at all!  I went after work after the crazy rush was over.  🙂 I ended up paying $250 for the dress, I think it was tagged $825, I cant remember for sure, it was a Jasmine dress.  Here’s a pic of it during my first fitting.

    Post # 26
    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Depends on what you’re having done.  I got bra cups, a bustle and the dress taken in 4 sizes for around $200. 

    Post # 27
    24 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    my bridal salon has estimated $350 for my alterations:

    1) fix slight gape at bust and add cups to gown

    2) hem

    3) build bustle

    4) take the shawl the came with the dress and turn it into a detachable halter strap for the reception

    My alterations aren’t till the start of July, so I’m concerned the bustle will be more expensive than expected. I’m pretty stoked about the halter strap though, fits the dress perfectly.

    Post # 28
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Good to know – I’m enquiring on my June/july holidays. I’m getting cups, maybe taken in on thigh and a bustle.

    Post # 29
    1203 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I paid $120 for them to take in the sides and add a one-point underbustle. I ordered the dress in the shortest length available and then didn’t have to have it hemmed. I’m paying an additional $65 for them to steam and press it though, which I think is kind of a ripoff, but…serves me right for not shopping around, I guess.

    Post # 30
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ours were under $100 for each of us.  That included bustling each of the dresses.  The seamstress also took out the bodice of mine, and hemmed NotFroofy’s.

    Post # 31
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Chapel of Flowers

    I (well my parents) paid $200-something at davids bridal. They have to take the dress in, reshape the armpits and add an under-bustle with 4 points. They did not have to hem it. I feel like they over-charged big time! The dress had to be taken in maybe 1 inch on each side and the under bustle was an after thought (mentioned by the alterations department, go figure) and more expensive then the over-bustle. 

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