Brianna N
Super October 2019

Gown alterations, payment question

Brianna N, on July 24, 2019 at 2:29 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 29
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Hey ladies!

Just a quick question, when you took your gown in for alterations did they have you pay for all of the alterations at the first appointment? Or half and half, or something else? Just wondering before I go to my first alterations appointment!

Thank you Smiley smile

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly Online ·
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    I didn’t pay anything until the end but I’m not sure if this is the norm or just my experience.
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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    Thank you!

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    This will most likely depend on your seamstress and what they require. I have seen it where the seamstress will want you to pay in full upfront and other times where they only require half down at the beginning and then the other half when you pick up your dress. I suggest you call the place where you're going for alterations and ask them their payment policies.

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  • Charlotte
    Dedicated August 2019
    Charlotte ·
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    Since mine was at David’s Bridal and they literally did my alterations at the last minute, I had to pay the entire amount upfront. But mine wasn’t that expensive ($200).

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Same. They gave us the bill after the first appointment but we don't have to pay until it's done and I pick it up.

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  • Martha
    Devoted September 2019
    Martha ·
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    I paid the total at the first appointment and I have a total of 3 appointments. They do a full assessment of what needs to be done.
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  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    I was given an invoice after my first appointment and I paid when I picked my gown up.

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  • L
    Savvy October 2019
    Lené ·
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    I went for my alterations first appointment and the seamstress didn't charge me at all. I will have to pay the full amount when I pick up the finished product to make sure I'm happy with the work
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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara ·
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    I think I had to put down $200 up front, but went ahead and paid for it all so I didn't have to worry about it later.

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    I paid at the first appt but was allowed as many appts as neccessary in order to complete the work outlined at the first appt.

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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    It will vary. I had to pay 50% up front and the balance the day I took the dress home.
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  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
    Dita ·
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    My first appointment was really an assessment of what needs to be done, which they then priced out and gave me an invoice for then my alterations payment was due in full at my next appointment.
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  • ASMini914
    Super September 2019
    ASMini914 ·
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    It will depend, mine had me give a deposit (it was supposed to be half but she only had me do like 30%). She gave me a range of what the bustle will cost because it will depend on how many snaps or pins (can’t remember what they are called) she uses.
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  • Rachel
    Beginner August 2019
    Rachel ·
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    Mine had me pay at my final fitting!
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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride ·
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    I paid at the end for mine.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    I didn't pay anything until the end.

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  • E
    Devoted October 2019
    emjo ·
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    They gave me the option of paying upfront, half and half, or at the end.
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  • Susan
    Expert August 2019
    Susan ·
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    I did half before, as a deposit, and the rest at pick up once everything was done and to my liking.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I paid upfront.

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    I'll pay for it upon pick up
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