Ok so my dress came back yesterday, and i met with the alterations lady today. She told me that it would be about $550 for alterations?! She had to adjust my straps and tool at the bottom, that is all. I feel like that is soo expensive. How much did you all pay for alterations, is this an average price for the amount of work being done?
Like everyone said if it has layers then there’s the reason! I paid $850 (ouch) and they had to do work on the armholes (bring them down), shorten the dress that has 9 layers and remove it from the torso and shorten it there instead of at the bottom, adjust the straps and make them longer, add an inch to the back, fill in with more lace where alterations were done, and also are steaming it for me before the big day. Whew!
I paid $400 with a $50 discount. My seamstress charges a flat rate to all her brides, so it’s good if you need a lot done but probably not the best option if you only need a few adjustments. I didn’t shop around, I just used the lady my bridal shop recommended.