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#11 Davematthews16

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    Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:50 PM

    Thanks everyone for your responses! Now I atleast have an idea of what to expect :)

    #12 Maura

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    Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:57 PM

    mine were $80 from my seamstress, she took in the halter straps, the sides of the boddice, just under the armpits, shortened the length in the front by about 6 inches and did a french bustle

    #13 Alyssa

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      Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:02 PM

      I am actually going tomorrow for my first fitting and am scared of the cost.

      they told me it was going to be $200 to shorten it and i need the waist taken in a bit and my veil shortened UGGGHHH i will let you know!

      #14 Samantha S

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        Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:32 AM

        I'm trying to figure this out too. I have a seamstress from a bridal shop all lined up but I've heard it is about $300 for her and I don't want to pay that much. That is 50% of the cost of my dress! But, I am equally as scared to have some one butcher it. Alyssa, definitely let us know what your's ends up costing!

        #15 Davematthews16

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          Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

          I am scared about the whole alterations thing too lol. Especially after this post http://bestdestinati....=dress ruinedI feel so bad for this bride I hope she get's everything taken care of. The scary part about her story is that, she took her dress to a repitable person who has apparently been in business for 35 years. Thanks soo much for your responses! :)

          #16 Jenn

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            Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

            My dress was about $250 and that included changing it from a zipper back to a corset, hemming, and bustle. They also took it in twice since I kept losing weight before the wedding. My dress was almost $2k though, so I don't think the alterations fee was that bad. They really did a lot!

            #17 1elephant

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              Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:27 PM

              my dress was kinda custom-made - they did a hollow to hem measurement and made the dress for my height and measurements. i still spent $250 on alterations b/c i needed the bustle done (3 buttons), cups sewn in, and needed the bust and bodice taken in a bit. my dress was less than $500 too.

              #18 Shay2679

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                Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:30 PM

                My dress shop charges a flat rate of 10% of the total cost of your dress...

                My alterations...are $375.

                I hope its worth it!

                #19 syl1115

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                  Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

                  My dress was only $273.00 and my alterations were $125.00. I am still waiting to see if she was able to repair her mistakes! I may have to have a new dress.
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                  #20 Davematthews16

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                    Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:54 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by syl1115
                    My dress was only $273.00 and my alterations were $125.00. I am still waiting to see if she was able to repair her mistakes! I may have to have a new dress.
                    Did you go and talk to her? Was she totally shocked that you thought she did a bad job, or was she not suprised at all? Regardless, my hopes are that end up with the dress of your dreams, and don't have to re-go dress shopping! Sending you very positive thoughts and energy!!! I really hope she can fix it! Please keep us updated!




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