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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!!

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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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@@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.

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