Post # 1
why i’m so disturbed by my seamstress…
she’ll need to do the following
-take in the waist (yay! i thought it was going to be the other way around!)
-fix the hem
-do a bustle
-add spaghetti straps
and she’s charging 500.00 for it all, the thing is, she didn’t itemize any of this. it was just “oh, it’ll be 500.00..”
it’s through the store though (alfred angelo.. ugh, don’t get me started) and the more i read the more i’m leaning towards going through someone else… plus, they’ve ticked me off b/c of other stuff.
Post # 3
That sounds like way too much, for what you need done. I’d take it to someone else!
Post # 4
sorry, that sounds about right for the bridal salon. (((HUGS))) shocking, right? i was quoted $1250 from one place and $1500 from another to shorten the hem and take in the waist. I ended up finding a couturier (sp?) to do it for $250, but it took her 3 months (I got a great deal because she worked on it when she had time).
In general, expect to pay a premium for anything related to the gown. I you take it somewhere else, you may have to have the dress dry cleaned afterwards, which could run you another $200.
Post # 5
$500 might be their standard alteration fee, where whatever you get done, it’s $500. I would just take it somewhere else, if money is an issue. I took mine to an independent seamstress I found online, and she charged me less than $140 to take in the waist/torso by several inches (on a heavily beaded top), shorten the straps, reduce the train by 6 inches, add in a bustle, and add little flutter sleeves.