Post # 1
I was soooo happy today, bees! I’d budged about $400 for the dress alterations (about half of the cost of the dress is the tip I’d heard around), but this gal is awesome and is getting the work all done for under $225 (and that’s with the $60 to steam it included)!!! Mr.ND has a surgery coming up, so we’ve got a new kink in the budget, so it was SO great to hear that we’ve got $175 to put towards other things. Yay!
So bees, how bad (or great) was your alterations damages? What’d you have done?
For me: $225- hemmed, taken in at the sides (with boning), cups added, and steaming the dress and the detachable train (no bustle to alter in).
Post # 3
Mine was about $175. She had to hem it a little, take in several inches at the waist (my boobs fit my size 10 dress perfectly, but my waist would have fit a 6 or 8 better), and add a bustle.
Post # 4
I had the same lady do my alterations as Mrs. Sushi did! Karen Chow in Lititz, PA. She was incredible.
This woman was serious wedding magic. She hemmed 3 layers of my dress, took in the sides, halter straps, and boobs, fixed some beading, AND steamed it for… drumroll…. $47.15!!
Finding her was one of my favorite Weddingbee tips ever, plus she also came highly recommended from a friend. Any brides in the Central PA area should look into using her.
Post # 5
I was quoted at about $125, which includes a 3 point bustles, taking it in and changing the shape to more of a mermaid shape. I am currently thinking about having off the shoulder lace quarter sleeves added to the dress which I was quoted at a additional $250 for that. I am thinking the reason I got such an awesome deal(compared to what I was quoted elsewhere) was that the store I got my dress from does all of there stuff in house.
Post # 6
Wow, you gals got some fabulous deals!
@GreenEyedMoon: I wish that we could just get them to measurements rather than ‘ordering to the biggest part of you’ and taking the rest in. Meh!
@piglet_625: Sheesh, that’s almost worth flying out to PA for! 🙂
@Koolbeans621: Crazy what can add so much! The sleeves sound like a little addition while the other thing sound like more structural work but they’re much cheaper. I’ll never understand the world of alterations.
Post # 7
NDBee The huge expense with the sleeves is the lace which is like $150,to be honest I was really surprised when they quoted me for the structural work since we had budgeted like $400 for just that.
Post # 8
Not sure yet. I know my reception dress is going to be $175+. It is a ball gown that we are making into a tea length gown. My dress for the ceremony shouldn’t need much the sample was a 4 and fit well besides length so we ordered the same.
Post # 9
Almost $1,200. This includes the cost of extra fabric, adding long sleeves to the gown, and the regular alterations package (bustle, hem, etc)
Post # 10
Mine were $320 just for a hem and a bustle. I was absolutely flabbergasted but since my dress came in 2 weeks before my weddin I wasn’t really in a position to shop around.