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#11 dragonfly

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    Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

    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.

    #12 cmw

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      Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

      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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      #13 Jenn

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        Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:13 PM

        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!

        #14 TammyB

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          Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:26 PM

          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..

          #15 calyx6

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            Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:57 PM

            $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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            #16 ~Melissa~

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            Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:05 PM

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

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

            #17 nat4crim

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              Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:06 PM

              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!!!

              #18 MsShelley

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                Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:38 AM

                I found this fabulous bridal shop where I got my dress, that does all of your alterations for free... I couldn't be more excited!!

                #19 DreamsTulumBride

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                  Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:05 AM

                  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 !

                  700$ is almost like buying another dress !

                  #20 MsShelley

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                    Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:07 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by annieroy
                    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 !

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




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