1st Fitting...Estimate...$625 - $775!!!! Yikes!
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:40 PM
I apparently picked the most expensive alterations place is the country.
The quote came in at $400 - 450 to take in the bodice 3/8" tapered through the hips to 1" and $150-200 for a hem and $75-125 for the bustle.
I almost fell over. I told the lady the alterations were more expensive than my dress. She basically encouraged me to go somewhere else for the alterations. She even gave me her cell phone number to call her after consulting with other seamstresses to see which one of the other people I should take the dress to based on what they tell me needs to be done.
Just had to vent a little. I was almost in tears on the way to work after my fitting.
But, I feel better now and I have a new task on my to do list.......to find a new seamstress!
If anyone can share their alterations costs, it would be helpful. Thank you!!
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:42 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:44 PM
My friend brought a wedding dress from a bridal store and alterations were free. Did you not buy your dress from a store? I guess someone else would know better than me about the cost, but really, that seems a bit high!
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:47 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:50 PM
| Originally Posted by BayBug |
That is really expensive. I am looking for a seamstress as well because my dress needs to be hemmed. I am hoping that it will not cost too much. Otherwise I am going to be walking down the aisle with a long dress.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:54 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:57 PM
Is this normal. I already went waaaaaaaaaaaaay over my budget with the dress I bought. It will need alterations.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:18 PM
| Originally Posted by CABOBRIDE200 |
Yes, that is what I am thinking and the hem is only like 1/2" shorter....Maybe I'll just find higher shoes! I really think this place I went to is just over priced.
~ Jaime & Martin ~
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:23 PM
They are just making money off of you because you didn't buy your dress from them!!
Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:31 PM
You're definalty on the right track - get a good seamstress, it shouldn't be that expensive.
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