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Wedding Dress Alterations -- Cost

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My bridal shop wanted to charge me almost $400.00 to alter my dress, just shorten it and bustle it. My seamstress who I have been going to for years did my dress, my daughters, E pant's, and Timothy's pant's for $130.00. I also had her take my crinolin out and make it into a slip. It paid off using someone who saw me as a valued customer, she did it for hardly anything because of our longstanding relationship. Take it to your tailor and get your quote it will save you money in the end.

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definately sounds a little pricy......Mine will be a flat rate of $350 and ALOT has to be done to it. I would just get a second opinion from your tailor!!!

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Way high!!! My dress is having some serious alterations including putting a corset in where there is a zipper, all length alterations, bustle, etc, and it is $225. I would definitely get a second opinion!

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WOW that is just nuts... I paid to have a hollow hem ($100.00 extra) and then I paid for the alterations of my dress (two sizes too big) and the alterations were about $200.00. So IMO I wouldn't pay over $350.00. I just seen your dress (beautiful BTW) and I really think you should get a second quote..

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$550 JUST for the FIRST set of alterations??!??!!! That's insane! First of all, that's a very high price for alterations period, but to say that you'll have to pay even more to finish the alterations is a scam. Definitely get some quotes from other tailors.

 

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I think they're ripping you off... no way could it be that much.

 

I'd get a second quote first. Good luck!

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You are definately being taken advantage of. The highest quote I received was $400 but the average was between $100 and $250. Also, from what I know you only pay for alterations ONCE!!!

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I guess it all depends on the store. Somethimes if they know you can afford a very expensive dress and they see you really love it, they will try to "ask" for more money ! fryingpan.gif

 

700$ is almost like buying another dress !

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Originally Posted by annieroy View Post
I guess it all depends on the store. Somethimes if they know you can afford a very expensive dress and they see you really love it, they will try to "ask" for more money ! fryingpan.gif

700$ is almost like buying another dress !
yeah, that is crazy!!

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