(Closed) How much were your dress alterations?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did your alterations cost?
    Nothing- my dress fit perfectly : (3 votes)
    5 %
    $0-100 : (11 votes)
    18 %
    $101-200 : (17 votes)
    28 %
    $201-300 : (10 votes)
    16 %
    $301-400 : (11 votes)
    18 %
    401+++ : (9 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    From what I know, that seems about right.  I have heard that they charge for how much needs to be taken in, but I’m not possitive about that.

    I haven’t taken mine in yet, but my friend’s mom is doing it and only charging me $50.  My dress is pretty simple compared to most of the ones she usually does, and I think she charges everyone the same. I’m getting it hemmed, taken in a couple sizes, and bustled.

    Post # 5
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My bridal salon initially said $475 and I got them to drop it to $350 so yours sounds about right to me but I understand the sticker shock.  I still feel like I’m getting ripped off because the size I ordered was the sample size and it fit perfectly without any alterations, so they’re barely going to be doing anything to it. 

    Post # 6
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had the hips taken in 3/4 of an inch on either side and about 1 inch along half of the sipper and it cost me 200$. I was floored! I took it to a family friend where she did the following for free:

    Take the back in more (the original seamstress didnt make it fit me

    move the ribbon around my waist up in the back

    make it a sweatheart neckline

    take the dress in the side (to make it fit in the bust)

    tapper the dress more (take it in just under my bum)

    bustle (half nachos bustle half over bustle)

    Frorm what it sound like what you paid isnt that drastic, althought I know I would be questioning it too

    Post # 7
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    You know.. I was thinking about this the other day.. one of bridesmaids when to the salon to try on dresses and get sized.. well she tried on one size that fit her well.. a little snug in the bust (maybe losing 5lbs would make it fit better), but the larger size was too big.. and the lady insisted she order the larger size! It really made me think that she was trying to get her to get alterations done to bring more money to the salon…

    Post # 8
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Sounds reasonable to me. Mine were $400 and included: taking the dress in about a size and a half (yeah I lost some weight, lol), altering to sweetheart neckline, a lot of hemming, sewing in cups, and putting in a 14 point French bustle.

    Post # 9
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    oh I thought I was ridiculous for having to spend so much! good thing I’m not the only one… 😉

    Post # 10
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    11283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I paid £130 pounds which is I think under $200 dollars. I had it taken in and a bustle done. So yours probably sounds about right as you had a few things done.

    Post # 11
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My alterations were 195$.. I had a few inches taken out of the waist and wanted them to take the train off. However, the seamstress left about 1/4th of the train on so I asked them to at least give me a bustle so they threw that in for free.

    Post # 12
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    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My alterations were shocking since it was hemmed and she did the bustle and it was around $300.

    Post # 13
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    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My alterations were shocking since it was hemmed and she did the bustle and it was around $300.

    Post # 14
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @JerseyGirlLaur: Your post sounds like it could have been written by me! I’m actually still deciding between two dresses, but one of the ones I tried on and loved, the sample fit me almost perfectly. So if I ordered that one in the sample size, it wouln’t need much work. But regardless, they have a flat fee of $475 for alterations. Seems ridiculous!

    Post # 15
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I had my dress taken in, hemmed, and a bustle added. It was nearly $300. The hemming alone on my dress cost $120-couldn’t believe it!

    Post # 16
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Nothing. When I bought the dress a year before it was too big… but unfortunately by the time the wedding came I grew into it 🙁 I would have rather paid for alterations!

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