(Closed) Reasonable pricing for dress alterations

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A bustle costs $300??!!! Crap. That’s the only thing I am having done and I was really hoping it would be around $100.

Post # 4
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just had my dress altered and for a bustle and hem it was $300. I almost had a heart attack. But apparently, “that’s what it costs for these things”. Note: my dress is a heavy satin material adn it is a complicated bustle.

Post # 5
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

mu bustle and alterations was $100 but i have a very simple satin wiht chiffon overlay dress 🙂

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had my alts and bustle done for $53. But I also have a pretty simple gown, 2 layers of satin and 1 of chiffon. I only had the front hemmed to my height and left the back extra long for the train – that saved me a lot of money. And I took it to a local seamstress, instead of a chain. But I guess I got a lucky break, and am probably not the norm, eh?

Post # 7
3 posts

A bustle shouldn’t cost $100. Don’t they just sew in 2 straps to tie together or a loop and button?  My seamstress was very seasonable and did a fantastic job. I had hem and sides taken in for $100. We did talk about a bustle for $35 but decided not to have it.

Post # 8
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ele:  Hi, can you give me the contact to your seamstress?

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