Hey Evelyn! I haven't had my dress altered yet. Following for the information. I also, just had to tell you that I love your name it's beautiful! ❤
This is mine. I just had my first dress alteration appointment. I have 7 different layers. I am having it taken in at sides and hip, hemmed, cups sewn in it, and straps taken up, and cost will be 425-475.
These numbers are reasonable. I went to the for my first fitting this week and they said the alterations would cost $650. My heart almost dropped. This is for basic minimal alteration. I have a ball gown they are just reshaping the bust and tailoring the corset part. I wish I knew a cheaper alternative.
I had my dress taken in, the straps changed from off the shoulder to up on my shoulder, and an 18-point bustle (she bustled the lining and then the two layers of lace) added for a little over $300.
I’ll most likely go through a local seamstress (she also owns a bridal store) for $425 after extensive negotiation. The average is $500 for my dress. If I travel further it’d be $350 but does not include steam and will cost about $30 in transportation costs ($10 each way for fitting) and 1.5 hour commuting time each way.