(Closed) What did you pay for alterations?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
Hostess
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I went to the gal that does costume work and alterations for the SF Opera… she charged about 500 to get the top remade; cups put in, spaghetti straps remaid, hemmed but since I had beading and no waist seam she had to rebead everything, and a bustle put in.

Post # 18
Member
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

$57 just to have the sides taken in an inch

Post # 19
Member
6116 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

$30 hour – I needed only 3 hours worth.

Post # 20
Member
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Paid just over $300 to have it hemmed, waist taken in 2 sizes and bustle added.

Post # 21
Member
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think mine were $500.  I had to get 4 in. taken in on the beaded top, cups sewn in, hemmed, and bustled.  My dress was assymmetrical with ruffles, so it made things more difficult.

Post # 22
Member
2177 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

$105 at David’s Bridal to have the bust taken in, french bustle added and sash attached.

Post # 23
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

$500 for bustle, hemming, taking in the top a little bit. Ouch!!

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