5.2.09

$DRESS/2=$ALTERATION

Ok, so I just got back from getting a quote for alterations.
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$350....

Is this normal?
$100 to cut off my cute little train since I'm getting married outside and she said it would just get dirty and tulle doesn't look that great bustled.
$250 to make a new top - granted this will be custom fitted/muslin template/etc., but still, thats like 1/2 of what I paid for the entire dress and doesn't include any alterations for potential weight loss in the waist area.
she suggested to keep the halter -

she has really great reviews.
What say ye?

5 comments:

AmyJean said...

I haven't gotten to that point yet, but from what i hear... alterations can be very pricey - but as long as she's reputable - it may be worth every penny. :)
RelentlessBride

Cyd said...

$100 for the shortening of the train sounds very reasonable. $250 for the halter changes...that much I'm not sure of to be honest. With that said, if you really want to change the top of the dress I think you should go for it...comfort is key. If the girls are trying to come out and play all night and you're not loving that idea, make the dress work for you. :-)

Jessica said...

try shopping around and getting another quote. it wont hurt!

i Do {blog!} said...

that sounds a little on the pricey side... i would shop around or talk to the seamstress and see if she'd be willing to give you a discount... you may be able to strike up a deal!

flamingofluffy said...

ugh i hope it's not supposed to be that expensive...

that's a lot of money!