(Closed) How much were your dress alterations?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    blankenshiptobe:  The dress shop I went to wanted to charge 350 plus tax for just taking it in by the bust and hemming it. NOT including the extra lace straps I wanted put on, and with that, said it would be about $500. I thought that was beyond nuts. I ended up getting a recommendation for this seamstress who does work out of her house. I didn’t end up needing to get it hemmed because I wore a tulle thing under my dress, but for the straps, taking it in, and my bustle (keeping in mind I had a big train), she charged $120. And did a fabulous job. Shop around for alterations.

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 1 month ago by  Diamond84.
    Post # 3
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Initially I went to the seamstress my dress shop highly recommended. She charged the following:

    Hem: $150

    Bussell: $100

    Bust pads $35

    Side seams $100

    Back seam $75

    My dress is lace with a tulle overlay which makes it difficult to alter apparently? I had the bottom half taken in a lot to show off my body so that explains the hefty seam charges. The seamstress took up the hem (once) and at my final fitting after I explained numerous times it was still too long and I was tripping on it she refused to take it up again. It was literally a stand off. So that left me with having to take my dress to another seamstress 12 days before my wedding and having to pay $120 to have the dress re-hemmed!! It’s been an awful experience but luckily I will be able to actually walk and not trip down the aisle day of so I guess it’s worth it! 

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