(Closed) LACE dress brides, how much were your alterations?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much were alterations to your lace dress?





  • Post # 4
    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My lace dress was much easier and cheaper to alter than my beaded one. I paid maybe $300-$400?  And that was through the way overpriced bridal salon in Beverly Hills, for rush alterations done in a week. I don’t know why they need to hem it from the waist. Usually they just remove the scallop hem, shorten the dress and sew it back on. I’d check with another seamstress.

    Post # 5
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I haven’t had the final cost yet but it will be around $400. Alterations ain’t cheap…

    Post # 6
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My lace dress thankfully didn’t need to be hemmed. But it was also designed smartly–because it was alencon lace, the lace could be removed from the dress, the hemline altered, and then the lace restitched on top. I still think it would have been an expensive alteration, but less so than other designs.

    Post # 7
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    mine was around $650 if I remember correctly…

    Post # 8
    8 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mine was/is $295 it had to be hemmed ( taking off the scallop hem and sewing it on) an a double french bustle.

    Post # 9
    3928 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My alterations are just over $400.00. I am getting it taken our in the bust, the bodice reshaped, and a 6 point French bustle.

    Post # 10
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was given the hourly rate of $42.00, and although I didn’t need it to be hemmed, I did have an inch taken in and sleeves, a bustle, and cups added. I was quoted between 3-4 hours work, and it was 4 hours in the end. So around $180 with tax. They ended up taking in a bit too much, so that was redone for free, but beading had to removed and added each time.



    Post # 11
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I just realized this was over 5 months ago. Oh, well. I hope it wasn’t too expensive for the original poster.

    Post # 12
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    $400 for seamless Guipure lace…taken in a bit at the hips and replacing the trim at the hem.  I’m terrified to have her cut into it at all.

    Post # 13
    2593 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Mine was right around $300-$350 for a hem (that part was the most expensive), a bustle, and having it taken in twice.

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