(Closed) My dress is in… now what? Help!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Where should I get my alterations done?
    The tailor associated w/ the bridal shop where I got my dress? : (2 votes)
    50 %
    An alterations place that comes reccomended by another bride, 20 years experience? : (2 votes)
    50 %
    Other... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I used the seamstress available through my store and she was knowledgeable and efficient. I had my dress taken in quite a lot, hemmed, altered to a sweetheart neckline, bustled, and she sewed cups in as well. I had a week between my first fitting and my second, and everything was done by the second fitting, so they don’t have to take all that long.

    Alteration costs vary greatly depending on the area. Mine were $400 for everything I just listed. I’ve seen bees who got theirs for $75, and others who paid several hundred. You’ll really need to ask around about rates where you live.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would probably take it to the place where you bought it.  Mine was hemmed, bustled, and taken in at the sides in only about 4 weeks time.  I would start now if you aren’t planning on losing anymore weight.  I think my alterations were a couple hundred dollars?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @vlvesq: You definitely can take it to wear you bought it but don’t be afraid to check out local tailors/seamstresses. Alot of them are much cheaper and do the same quality of work.

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