(Closed) Is this expensive?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That sounds pretty reasonable to me, but I would still get a few other quotes. It also depends on your region, but in Portland I was getting quoted around $150 just for a hem. I went to a local seamstress in our little town about a mile away from me, and it’s costing me $135 for a hem, cups sewn in, fixing beading, fixing rouching, adding tulle (so I don’t need a crini), steaming, and cleaning. 

Post # 4
Member
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Shoppe:  I think its reasonable, but it all depends if she will do a good job. Mine is $225 for taking it in a size, hem (many layers) and a bustle. I’m always willing to pay a little bit more to make sure the job is done correctly. You can probably find somebody to do your dress for much less, but will you really want them doing your alterations?

Post # 5
Member
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Shoppe:  I just posted about this not too long ago, my alterations are costing $362, others were quoted $500-$600+!

Post # 6
Member
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

It all depends on the dress and your area.  

 

My bustle was $125 but it was about as complicated as it could be, requiring 18 ties!  If you’re nervous about the price get a second opinion.

Post # 7
Member
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i was quoted between 350-400 for everything!! ugh so expensive

Post # 8
Member
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Shoppe I had the same alterations PLUS i am having her tack down some of the fluff on the top of the dress… it is costing my $135

Post # 9
Member
3417 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I think that sounds pretty reasonable.  I hope my alterations are that inexpensive.

Post # 10
Member
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that sounds very reasonable. I paid $150 for everything and my best friend, who just had her alterations appt., was quoted $390.

Post # 11
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8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Omg that’s very reasonable!!  The prices I had were much higher than that!

Post # 12
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3691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

That sounds reasonable.  I paid around $150 for bustle, cups sewn in, and for the bust and waist to be taken in.

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