Quick question I want to know is it the norm with bridal shops to charge for dress alterations(ie shorten, take in the dress etc). The dress shop I bought my bridal gown and maids dresses say they dont employ a seamstress but what they do do is recommend a girl who charges 25euros for alterations per hour. Is this very steep?
Yeah unfortunately i think they all charge for alterations. Mine said they estimate my alterations will cost €80 so sounds like you're getting a good deal..provided she doesn't sew really slowly!! Would prefer to pay a set price rather than per hour....ask them to give you a quote.
Yip I'm getting charged as well not too sure how much but know it's not included in the price of the dress
Yeap unfortunately that is another cost. Mine is 100 and 25 for my BM. But I was told when ordering my dress that it could cost upto 200 for the alterations but never mentioned anything about the BM having to be altered.
Ya I am paying for the alterations separtate. All the shop are doin is recommending someone to do it. Def get an accurate cost, not per hour.
Hi Honeybee, do you mind me asking where the seamstress is located and if you have hear good reports about her? I bought my dress in Sydney and need to have it altered (just straps and hemline) in about a months time. I was going to use Des Byrne on Grafton St but want to keep my options open...
yep i've to pay for mine - however i'm hoping the make a going away outfit with the material left over from it being taken in! ha ha ha.
i don't know how much they'll be yet but another shop which had a dress which was on the short list guaranteed cost wouldn't exceed 200e.
Thanks girls for all your replies, am really worried about transporting myself in the car from the shop to dressmakers. I love this site for advise expecially being so far away from home(Living in Canada)>