(Closed) What did you pay for alterations?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That sounds reasonable for the NYC area.  For reference, RK Bridal charges a flat $350 and Kleinfeld, $600.

Post # 4
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Pronovias in NYC charged me $500 flat. My dress is getting cups sewn it, hemmed, nipped and tucked, and my bustle is rather complicated.

Post # 5
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I paid $280.  That included hemming, adding a bustle, taking the dress in on the sides, and adding bra cups.  I got the alterations done in Northern Virginia.

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I paid $170 yesterday for the sides and bust be taken in.

Post # 7
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I paid $60 at a tailor’s for the bust to get taken in, and I did the bustle myself.

Post # 8
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

About $400 for hemming, adding the bra cups and 11 bustle points. 

Post # 9
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I paid $390 for hemming, doing the bustle, adding cups and taking some inches off the bodice.

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been quoted $300 flat at a bridal salon, but bustle would be an extra $10 per point.  I’ve been quoted by seamstresses at $200-$300 including an underbustle.

Post # 11
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I live in Orange County. What I had done: 

  • Bustle
  • Cups
  • Waist/Bust taken in
  • Small hem on sides
  • Extra tulle added in the front
  • Dress and veil steamed
  • Mom’s dress taken in

This all cost me $330. 🙂

Post # 12
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You are in NY, so that sounds right, here in Boston I paid $600! I had a high end intricate gown though and probably could of went cheaper but was afraid to risk it, so I went to someone who specializes in high end alterations.

Not sure of the breakdown but it incuded:

All work to take dress in from an 8 to a 2

New zipper

Snap in bra


12 point color coded french bustle.



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