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Emily
Savvy October 2022

How much did your wedding dress alterations cost?

Emily, on June 21, 2022 at 1:31 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 3 121
How much did your wedding dress alterations cost? Thats all i have left for my dress!How much did your wedding dress alterations cost? 1

How much did your wedding dress alterations cost? 2

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Latest activity by Dru, on October 7, 2023 at 1:11 PM
  • Imani
    Master July 2022
    Imani
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    馃槏 it鈥檚 gorgeous! I鈥檒l be going this Saturday for alterations. How much did you have to pay?
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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2022
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    The dress was only $670 with the veil! I think alterations are going to be about 300 at the lowest, the top has to be brought it and it needs to be hemmed

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  • Imani
    Master July 2022
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    Wow! That鈥檚 a really good deal for a wedding dress plus veil. I am so scared of alteration prices. I did not know it cost so much. I鈥檓 only having it hemmed and I know it鈥檒l cost a lot.
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  • Ashlee
    Super September 2022
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    I went to a more expensive boutique and am choosing to use their inhouse seamstress for alterations, so my dress was $2500, alterations are $600. It's having my straps shortened, the length hemmed, and a bustle added

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  • Leslie
    Devoted December 2022
    Leslie
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    Haven鈥檛 done them yet but the lady said on average they鈥檙e $600
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  • Shannon
    Super July 2022
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    Mine were $200 and they were not simple. My last WW post notes what was done.
    I found an independent Seamstress on our town Facebook page. She is fabulous.
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  • Samantha
    Expert April 2022
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    I paid $225 for slight adjustments at my neckline, sleeves, sides/back of the dress, and my bustle.
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  • Michael
    Rockstar October 2023
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    It seems that a difference that can affect the pricing is whether the seamstress leaves the original seams in place except where the slack needs to be removed. Then it was apparently the higher quality service which involves ripping out the whole seam and sewing it up the whole length.

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  • Nichole
    Expert September 2022
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    Davids bridal quoted me $800 to $1000+ for alterations (nothing crazy.....hem, taken in slightly, and a bustle). Found an independent seamtress who is doing it for $630.
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  • Alisha
    Rockstar April 2021
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    I paid $435 for my alterations at David鈥檚 Bridal. I had my dress hemmed, bustled, and taken in.
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  • Bird
    Super June 2021
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    I paid a flat fee of $550 for anything to do with my bridal gown. She hemmed it, brought in the bust area, put in cups, fit the torso, waist, hips, and legs to my measurements, changed it from an a-line to sheath, pressed and steamed it. I didn鈥檛 like the price at all at first but she did a great job and it fit me like a glove. I thought it fit me well before alterations, but definitely no where near what it looked like after.
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  • Sloane
    Super May 2022
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    I paid 800 for ceremony gown and 770 for reception gown. I went to Grace Bridal Couture who is fab!
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
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    Dress was $1800, alterations were $800

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  • Erin
    Super May 2022
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    I had a mediocre tailor at first, paid her $150, then found a much better tailor that fixed everything and paid her $300, so in all I paid $450 for my dress alterations. It鈥檚 a cost that is unfortunately unavoidable/hard to keep down most of the time as it鈥檚 very rare for a dress to fit someone perfectly when it arrives from the company.
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    Just Said Yes May 2022
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    $600! Got it hemmed. Added cups. Added buttons to pin it up once the ceremony/photos were done. And had to add a corset to the back because I gained weight & my zipper didnt fully close.
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    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    My hem, bustle, added cups and tightened in my chest $435
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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes April 2022
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    My alterations were included with the cost of my dress. The only thing I had to pay extra for was having the bustle added.
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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes March 2023
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    I鈥檓 expecting to pay around $100.00. I鈥檓 having a bustle be added to my dress, take in by arm pits, taken in like an inch at the waist to give that hour glass look and fix the loop at the top where the hook goes through.tenor.gif

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  • Jay
    Beginner August 2023
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    I paid $150 for my dress from David's Bridal (I got lucky with the price for a brand new dress) and alterations are $0, because of the material I chose.
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    Dedicated July 2022
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    $480 for hem and bustle - why the eff do all these vendors say cash only?!?
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