| Originally Posted by dragonfly |
If anyone has a regular seamstress I would ask what they would charge you, and if you don't I really think you will be charged higher if you stick with the bridal salons seamstress's. Another things you girls should think about is try to negotiate your alteration costs with the bridal salon before ordering your dress, I managed to get a pretty good discount on my dress from my salon because I asked, and I made it clear I had other dresses in other bridal shops that I liked just as well (not true) but it worked.
I have to agree with you...I almost bought my dress at full-price bc I wasn't "vocal" enough but I decided to put my big-girl panties on and spoke with the owner of the bridal salon and asked her if she can do a price match for me...and she said YES!! It saved me $200 and on top of that she is still giving me a free bustle bc my BMs also bought their dresses there. So I think its definitely worth to ask/negotiate before hand on some of these things bc after all they do
want your business. But to answer your original question, I think the alteraration costs is a bit steep! I would definitely suggest getting a quote from a seamtress (outside a bridal salon). Is there anyone in your family/friends that can recommend a good one perhaps? Best of luck.