(Closed) Maggie brides, need alterations advice

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow.  That seems like a lot!  My bridal shop charges 250 for taking in or hemming a dress, and 80-100 for the bustle.  I’m a Maggie bride as well.  I would suggest going to a seamstress who is not affliated with the bridal shop and getting a quote there.  Sorry I can’t offer any more solid advice, but that does stink.  Hope everything works out for her!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s crazy. I’m wearing a lace Maggie dress (which makes the hem more difficult), and I’m not paying NEARLY that much. I would advise her to get quotes from outside sources, too!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would definitely take it to another seamstress – that is ridiculous! My salon does hems for $100 and bustle for $50 and it is also a Maggie retailer. That is such a rip off. I would tell her to even go to other salons and non bridal salon seamstresses. It is completely unnecessary to look for a new dress!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is crazy!

I am not sure if all stores do this for Maggie brides, but when I ordered it, they gave me the option of hemming the dress up to 5 inches for an additional $100.  That way, when it arrives in the store, it’ll already be hemmed for me.  If the salon need to hem it anymore (which they will for me, since the dress was 8 inches too long), it’ll cost an additional $50.  If they hemmed it all onsite, it would have costed me at least $150. 

I am wondering whether hemming the dress is really intricate or something to make them charge too much.  If I was her, I’d go elsewhere and get at least a second opinion!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just looked up the dress . . . maybe the scalloped edges and beading just makes it a very difficult dress to shorten. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Lady – my store ordered me the petit dress size (5″ shorter) for free so I don’t think it is MS that charges that price!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m wearing a Maggie and my alterations are $550 at this point, that is for a hem, taking it in, adding cups, and the bustle.  Like Lady said, if there is a lot of  intricacy to the dress then it is going to drive the price up on the alterations.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It cost me $300 to have it taken in 3 inches, add cups and a bustle.

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