(Closed) Who pays for alterations?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
212 posts
Helper bee

i am gifting my bridemaid dresses to my BMs and they are going to pay for their own alterations.  the place I bought my bridesmaid dresses at caps alterations at $75 (which is pretty good for nyc).  I just told them they need to pay for their own alterations and they were fine with it, esp since i gifted the dress to them.

 i think you just need to communicate the message to them in whatever way you speak to them.  For me, I talk to my bridemaids a few times a week on AIM so i just brought it up during one of our convos.

Post # 4
21 posts
  • Wedding: October 2007

I bought my BMs their dresses, and asked that they cover any alterations that might be necessary themselves. Pick out own shoes, jewelry (if they wanted to wear any), hairstyles, etc…but the dress was on me!

Post # 5
236 posts
Helper bee

You are being generous to buy the dresses.  So, unless the changes are something you specifically asked for (add straps, change from tea to knoww length, etc) then they should be paying for the alterations.  If they ask just tell them that you unfortuantly you are unable to cover that cost as well.

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