(Closed) I have alterations sticker price shock right now, someone come hold my hand LOL

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it makes you feel any better, I’m paying $695 for my alterations….

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That actually is about normal for alterations. For mine it was 300 and some change.  And that was for the 8 point bustle and shortening the straps and fixing my long line bra (also steaming/pressing)

Post # 5
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

After loving 15 lbs. between buying and receiving I’m paying $450. Sighhhh

Post # 6
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine were about $500…it sucks, but it’s worth it to have your gown done right : (

Post # 7
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I guess this doesn’t help you now but maybe to other bees reading… try talking to the seamstress before hand about an alterations budget? Mine told me the alterations should be max $250. There were some major issues when the dress finally came in that needed a lot of work, but since I was told a max of $250 that’s all she charged (even though it came out to more).


There is nothing you can do about it now but just try and picture how smoking hot you will be on your wedding dress when it fits you to perfection 🙂

Post # 8
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am paying $350 for mainly a hem and a bustle.

Post # 9
2462 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

If it makes you feel better, mine was $700?

I had to have it taken in, three layers hemmed (satin, lace, tulle), the lace hem added to the middle layer, a 6-point bustle, darts added to the bust, and velcro patches sewn into the inside lol.

Post # 12
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@beautifulmama28:  ah I am about to make that appointment…eeeekk!! So. Much. Money.

Post # 14
3229 posts
Sugar bee

It’s very shocking. After reading stuff on Bee, I decided that anything under $300 would be good for mine since I only needed the hem taken up. Luckily, my alterations only cost $110. I have no bustle and a completely straight hem.

Post # 15
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am setting aside $450 for alterations.  When I ordered my dress yesterday they said they would expect it to be anywhere from $300 – $400 … so if it’s less than I set aside I’ll be relieved but I know how things can add up!  Luckily there isn’t a whole lot that needs to be done – but I ended up having to order a dress 3 sizes too big to accomodate my boobies.  

Post # 16
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@beautifulmama28:  Mine is $320 AFTER a 10% discount.. I have an A-line ballgown and am having it hemmed (several layers of tulle underneath to be hemmed plus the satin layer), a bustle put in, taken in in the chest & cups sewn in. So yeah it sucks it costs so much… but I guess we pay it, or do it ourselves.. yikes.

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