(Closed) Saving money on alterations…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think lace alterations are any more expensive than regular alterations.  Often they measure the dress in the exact length so it does not need any hemming.  I think your best bet would be to order a lace dress in your size so it would just need some taking in.

Post # 4
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You could always try wearing really high heels?  I kind of had the opposite problem–my dress would’ve been too short if I wore the shoes I originally wanted to wear, but instead of doing alterations (which would’ve been expensive since my dress is really ruffly with lots of lace and organza) I just bought some 1 inch shoes.

Post # 5
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My friend who is petite 5’2″ish said the one thing she did that saved her a lot of money on alterations was to pay for the hollow to hem measurement.  It’s usually an extra $150-$200 for it, but you won’t have to pay for hemming, and the dress will be proportioned properly for your height. 

Post # 7
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Uh, if you’re planning on ordering online, it would be better to just get your measured properly.

Heck, even if you’re buying from a store, it would probably be cheaper to hem a dress than to get them to add lace.

Adding the lace is hard work, it’s painful, excrutiating, iritating work so I doubt it’ll be cheap. Plus lace itself is expensive so you’d also have to pay for material.


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