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My alterations were a flat fee of $300.smile27.gif Included was anything that I needed done to the dress from top to bottom. I thought that was highway robbery...but each time I had a fitting I saw how the dress changed & saw how much work it entailed. So I guess in reality it is worth it, especially if you have a lot to do, but it really hurt me to part with that much $!

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Wow! That's nice they included WHATEVER needed to be done to the dress in the price, however I am going to need just an inch or so taken in under my arms and nothing more. I'll have to shop around a bit.

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mine cost $200 just for the hem!smile105.gif i think it's craziness but there weren't many other options. a friend of mine is having her wedding in Sept, she got her dress custom made and spent $500 in alterations, how nuts, esp since it was custom made!

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mine cost $200 just for the hem!smile105.gif i think it's craziness but there weren't many other options. a friend of mine is having her wedding in Sept, she got her dress custom made and spent $500 in alterations, how nuts, esp since it was custom made!
$500 for alterations and the dress is CUSTOM madehuh.gif What am I missinghuh.gif?smile43.gif

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$500 for alterations and the dress is CUSTOM madehuh.gif What am I missinghuh.gif?smile43.gif
That's what I'm sayin'!!!! I don't get it either.

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Andrea - I don't even have my dress yet, but I'm seriously thinking of bringing it to this little dry cleaners in the basement of a mall nearby for the alterations I'll need done. They hem my pants for me and I've seen wedding dresses in there...

Is that crazy? I thought I might be able to get away with $60 or something... I will need to tighten the bodice area and figure something out like a bustle (but it's so small of a train and very little material).

 

Am I nuts? That's my hope. There's no way I'm shelling out $200! My dress is less than $500...

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Mine was $20. I didnt have it hemed or taken in though. Fit like a glove! I just had loops put on in the back for the buttons, a clasp on the top and a button to bustle the dress.

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OMG I was pissed spending 135.00! I was advised to not get them done at the bridal shop-way overpriced...so I listened and got asweet italian lady (referral) and she did a hem, french bustle and took it in under the amrs and waist. The dress was 2 sizes too big for me-but...i was in a rush.

 

I thought 135 was alot-considering the hem was 65.00 of it-but she did have to take it in twice...and ddnt chare extra! The dress was only 300 to start with. I wanted to stay cheap cheap-since the wedding is so short and no real reception. Im also in small town-Rochester-I assume its more in a bigger city!

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Andrea - I don't even have my dress yet, but I'm seriously thinking of bringing it to this little dry cleaners in the basement of a mall nearby for the alterations I'll need done. They hem my pants for me and I've seen wedding dresses in there...
Is that crazy? I thought I might be able to get away with $60 or something... I will need to tighten the bodice area and figure something out like a bustle (but it's so small of a train and very little material).

Am I nuts? That's my hope. There's no way I'm shelling out $200! My dress is less than $500...
I don't think it's crazy at all! My dress was also under $500.00 so I can't imagine spending MORE in alterations than I paid for the dress. LOL....I am going to look around a bit and probably take it to a local mom and pop shop. :)

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