(Closed) What’s your damage? (alterations cost thread)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much were your alterations?
    Free! Fit like a glove / had a friend or family member alter for free. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $1-$75 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $76-$150 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    $151-$225 : (9 votes)
    27 %
    $226-$300 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    $301-$375 : (4 votes)
    12 %
    $376-$450 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    $451-$525 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $526+ : (7 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    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
    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    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 # 7
    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    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
    45 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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. 

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