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Alteration-1/2 Cost Of My Dress!

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#1 cmingalone

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    Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

    I have allurec207, took it in for 1st fitting and received a $900 bill!! What did you guys pay?

    #2 Wedding2014

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      Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

      My dress is from kleinfelds and there alteration price was about 650

      #3 lgerry

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      Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:04 PM

      My dress is top to bottom lace (Jim Hjelm 8011) and I paid about $450 for everything (taking in sides from bust to hips, raising the straps, shortening hemline, adding bustle). Shortening the hem was the most pricey due to the lace. $900 seems very high!!

      #4 DinaQtobe

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      Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:14 PM

      The cost of alterations was more than half the price of my dress.  It honestly is a bit crazy.  I trusted the seamstress that I went to though, and she did an amazing job.

      #5 KK2013

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      Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

      Mine was Allure 8958 and it was $300 where I bought it in NJ. They quoted this before we began alterations, but to be fair they didn't have to do much.

      #6 NJBride2014

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      Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:38 PM

      My alterations are going to be $500 it was a set price that went on top of what my dress cost.  It includes 3 fittings, I didn't know that alterations were going to be that much and wasn't told about the "included" alterations until I was in love with my dress and about to pay.  I really liked the boutique I went to and the level of service so i went with it and if they do have to do a lot of alterations I know that its all covered but if its minmal I'm going to be a little annoyed I paid so much in advance.  By the way I bought my dress in NJ.  Alteration prices are pretty crazy.  $900 does sound nuts though can you take your dress somewhere else?

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      #7 cmingalone

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        Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:26 PM

        We'll she is taking up straps, fixing weird point in boob cups, taking down sides from arm pit to knee. I took off bustle, extra petticoat and extra lace and it came down to $391

        #8 GingerJ228

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        Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:59 PM

        @cmingalone that seems very expensive.  My seamstress is charging me 500 but I went with a few of my friends for their fittings and depending on what bustle they chose they were charged bit more.  I live in NYC where everything is overpriced and 900would give me sticker shock.  Are you going to a very high end salon or having a lot of alterations done.  They do charge by the about of work they have to do?  This may be why.

        #9 megthomson

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        Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

        Glad to hear she dropped the price.  Maybe you can find another place to do the bustle if you want one?

        #10 KWitt

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          Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

          This is one of my big concerns.  I went to a few places that won't even do the alterations because the size difference.  I am a size 16 bust and a size 6 or 8 waist and hips.   

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