(Closed) I Was Told to Get a Different Dress – Alterations

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Helper bee

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crayray :  Everything depends on WHERE you’re getting your alterations. Prices vary hugely from area to area, and not to mention from country to country. A good seamstress can alter ANY dress in almost any way that you like. I went to a fancy wedding salon in London, shelled £220 – and they did an awful job, returned my dress dirty and even torn in several places. I went back home (Bulgaria) and this tiny seamstress shop fixed everything, did amazing alterations and turned my dress into a stunning masterpiece in 2 days. Cost me less than $15. (!!)

You’re probably based in the US, where of course everything is much more costly. But don’t rush, do some digging and research before you commit to anything. Sometimes people can surprise you in the most unlikely places.  

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper

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ivanjelina :  

What a nice outcome, I;m so glad for you !!

Post # 18
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Helper bee

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elderbee :  Thank you! I wish the same good fortune to all stressed brides, worried about budget and alterations! ;))

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m short and just fixing the hem on my dress was $130.00

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Can’t really contribute, but I can relate! I bought a used Maggie Sottero sheath dress with a lace overlay for fairly cheap. At the time, it was a tiny bit big, but I could have worn it that day without a problem. A few months and 20 lost pounds later (and counting), I’m afraid to even try it on. Haha. Given my weight loss, I kind of regret not getting a more fitted silhouette. I figure I saved money by buying a used dress, especially since it was already tailored to my height (less than 5′). So I’m going to see what my options are – the savings can go to the alterations.

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