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#31 LissaSou

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:47 AM

The shop I bought my dress from said for a bustle and hemming it would start at ~$300. Aside from that I shouldn't need anything else on the dress changed, so I'm glad because I've heard that alterations can cost an arm and a leg.



#32 kcole123

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:02 PM

the cost of alterations are scaring me too. I ordered my dress from a dress shop in Edmonton just this past weekend. I went $300 over budget on my dress. I hop the alterations won't be too bad. Gonna be six months before my dress gets here and I am hoping to lose a few pounds before then so I most likely will hae to get it taken in.


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#33 LissaSou

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:29 PM

If it does end up costing a lot you can always check out a reputable seamstress that isn't working for a salon. One of my friends in Calgary found a lady that did alterations out of her home. It was really good quality and cost about half of what the salon had quoted her. I'm sure in Edmonton you could find the same thing.

#34 vanessanini

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    Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

    Good luck! I look forward to seeing the picture after you wear your favorite dress.



    #35 GingerJ228

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    Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

    I actually decided to do a DW because I knew it would limit the # of people attending.  My FI and I both have big families and to have a wedding at home, we would have had over 200 guests.  We just can't afford a wedding that big.  So DW it i

    I say go for it!!



    #36 keezy

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    Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:06 AM

    Oh man these alteration stories are really making me bite my nails. I bought my dress at Davids Bridal and my last alteration is in Aug. I've lost some weight, not a whole lot but I think I should budget around $300 



    #37 stefadile

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    Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:43 AM

    If it does end up costing a lot you can always check out a reputable seamstress that isn't working for a salon. One of my friends in Calgary found a lady that did alterations out of her home. It was really good quality and cost about half of what the salon had quoted her. I'm sure in Edmonton you could find the same thing.



    This is a very too idea, I have found a dressmaker that lives locally, who altered my Sisters dress for her wedding. It works out much cheaper than getting the store to alter them. I'd say budget between 100-250 € ( 350 USD) for alterations.

    #38 kmk2016

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    Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:59 AM

    If it does end up costing a lot you can always check out a reputable seamstress that isn't working for a salon. One of my friends in Calgary found a lady that did alterations out of her home. It was really good quality and cost about half of what the salon had quoted her. I'm sure in Edmonton you could find the same thing.


    Can you ask your friend for the woman's contact info for the seamstress in Calgary? I would love to use her for future alterations!


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    #39 LissaSou

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    Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:55 AM

    @kmk2016 - she said she'll try to remember or find her contact info. She got married years ago

    #40 angelajackson

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    Posted 24 May 2014 - 06:12 AM

    I know I should have a budget in mind... but I already accept that if faced with finding the perfect dress and it is over-budget, the budget doesn't stand a chance.

    I know in my head what I am looking for and because it is not mainstream and more the trend in Europe or Australia I am sure to not find a deal or proudly boast I got a deal, but I will be a savvy informed buyer! ... well in theory!






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