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My wedding dress cost $500 bucks. If I have to spend another $500 to get the ass taken in, I will get myself a pair of those shorts with a sewn in booty. And I won't feel so bad when I trash it 2 days later!

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I was shocked on alterations. My dress was cheap and it was like almost 3/4 the cost of the dress. I didn't realize I wouldhave to hem it bc the rest fit perfectly... Bc of beading it was $$. I hope to loose 10 lbs before leaving, hope it doesn't need more alterations since it is a bit snug now

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My dress was almost $700 and my alterations are $285, which includes hemming, bringing the shoulders in a bit (since it's not strapless), and a full bustle. I was expecting it to be around $300 going in. My mom worked in bridal for a long time, so she had forewarned me that alterations are pricey. :blink:

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I paid $325. Had it taken out twice, a hem and a French bustle (goes under not up)

 

My dress cost $500

 

 

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I just now had to google bustle bc I had no clue what one was. I could tell you all about fashion, but when it comes to bridal fashion I'm lost in translation.

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I just went in today to the store I got mine to look for bridesmaid dresses and I got a rough quote. It will be $300-350 for replacing the zipper closing for a corset, the hem, taking it out at the hips and the bustle. I thought it would be more for all that. It feels like I have to remake the dress when I list all the things that need to be done! Haha

 

 

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I just went in today to the store I got mine to look for bridesmaid dresses and I got a rough quote. It will be $300-350 for replacing the zipper closing for a corset, the hem, taking it out at the hips and the bustle. I thought it would be more for all that. It feels like I have to remake the dress when I list all the things that need to be done! Haha

 

 

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That actually sounds like a fantastic price when compared to mine :)  Wonder if it plays into it how long things actually take - ie, maybe a corset back isn't much longer time wise than taking a dress out, etc.    awesome!

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That actually sounds like a fantastic price when compared to mine :) Wonder if it plays into it how long things actually take - ie, maybe a corset back isn't much longer time wise than taking a dress out, etc. awesome!

I was reading about it the other day. Apparently it's not so hard (for a seamstress of course hhah) but the hard part is matching the fabric to the dress. I truly love the zipper closing on mine with all the tiny buttons and I would keep it if I can but replicating all the beading on the bodice after taking it out would probably be super expensive. I'll still get a quote when I finally bring my dress to the store

 

 

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I was reading about it the other day. Apparently it's not so hard (for a seamstress of course hhah) but the hard part is matching the fabric to the dress. I truly love the zipper closing on mine with all the tiny buttons and I would keep it if I can but replicating all the beading on the bodice after taking it out would probably be super expensive. I'll still get a quote when I finally bring my dress to the store

 

 

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Totally! you could always ask and see what they say.   I also love the tiny beads over the zipper look too!  For me, corset would have been the safest bet haha!   Thankfully we got it done up, but we tore the top eye/hook closure trying to do so....the seamstress had put 3 on to be safe (top, middle, bottom) hahahahaha!!!! she wasn't a dummy!

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I just went in today to the store I got mine to look for bridesmaid dresses and I got a rough quote. It will be $300-350 for replacing the zipper closing for a corset, the hem, taking it out at the hips and the bustle. I thought it would be more for all that. It feels like I have to remake the dress when I list all the things that need to be done! Haha

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That sounds like a great price. I hope mine comes in close to that since I also want to do everything you are doing. I love my dress but I'm worried about bloating in Mexico so I think a tie up may be the best choice.

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