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Zanetah
Savvy September 2022

Alteration price reasonable?

Zanetah, yesterday at 1:24 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 9
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Hi so I went to get my wedding dress altered and I was quoted 850 for a hem, taking it in at the sleeves and waist…and adding a bustle. My dress is pictured below. Does this seem accurate? I’ve heard hemming and the bustle are usually the most costly and my dress does have alot of beading and some layers.
Alteration price reasonable? 1
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Latest activity by Gillian, today at 1:12 AM
  • Jasmine S.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine S. ·
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    That sounds high to me. My alterations were only $300 and I'm in a HCOL area. Was this at David's Bridal? They are notorious for over-charging on alterations.
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  • Zanetah
    Savvy September 2022
    Zanetah ·
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    I’m in the New England area.. I left the dress but I am now wondering if that was a mistake. You think I can get it back?, I just dropped it off today
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar August 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I paid similar last year in NY for a beaded, lace dress with 8? under layers. She also had to move lace appliques and 3D flowers up for the hem. This included steaming of dress + overskirt.

    Did they measure you and give you a quote when you first purchased the dress? A hem may start at $150 in some salons.

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  • PermaGrin
    Devoted June 2022
    PermaGrin ·
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    I am also in New England - is that from our favorite Fall RIiver dream dress house?

    If so YESSSS - that is what I paid for sleeves, taking off a train, taking the dress in - and the seamstresses are amazing due to the reputation they have.

    If you trust someone else - shop around for a better price - but I AM SO HAPPY with the work that Alexandria's did for me

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  • Zanetah
    Savvy September 2022
    Zanetah ·
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    I didn’t purchase the dress from where I went to get fitted but my bridal salon did say I should expect to pay at least 500-600 for alterations. I just didn’t expect $850
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  • Zanetah
    Savvy September 2022
    Zanetah ·
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    I am so happy to hear you were satisfied!! It wasn’t that place but I have heard good reviews about the place I went to! I don’t know if I should go elsewhere…I’ve never used seamstresses really so I don’t have anyone I would say I trust lol
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  • Bird
    Expert June 2021
    Bird ·
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    I live in NJ/NYC area and my dress was a flat fee of $550
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  • Sloane
    Rockstar May 2022
    Sloane ·
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    That seems accurate and exactly the price I paid for mine. Prices may vary by location though.
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  • Gillian
    Dedicated October 2022
    Gillian ·
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    My alterations were a similar price, style of dress, and with similar alterations. I went to a little mom and pop shop for my alterations though. Sometimes the fabric is really difficult to work with, so that is likely part of it. When there’s lace, buttons, and appliqués, it can be hard for them to remove them and adjust placement while keeping the design the same- especially when fitting alterations around the torso are required.
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