Have you been wondering how much your wedding gown alterations are going to cost?
This is a problem that every bride faces as they pick up their gorgeous wedding dress from the bridal boutique and then need to trust someone to take scissors and a needle to their gown to make it fit like a glove!
You did just spend endless hours looking for the perfect wedding gown didn’t you?
Why would you just trust the first person that has a pair of scissors to work on your treasured wedding dress then?
Common Wedding Gown Alterations and Costs
The hem (the bottom of the dress) generally runs $140-$225.
The hem is many times much more complicated than it looks. You may see some plastic webbing around the bottom, or feel it in the dress. This is called horse braid or horsehair, and as a result that little bit of plastic your price is higher. Have more layers with it? You will be charged more. Have a layer of lace on your bridal gown down there? Yep, the price goes up with that.
Is the bottom of your wedding dress beaded? The price goes up even more…
So what does an average bridal hem cost? From our experience you can estimate $140-$225 just for the hemming.
Altering the sides of the dress can run anywhere from $50-$200.
Many times brides need the wedding dress taken in at the sides. Again, lace and beading will increase the amount that taking in the sides of your wedding dress will cost.
Additionally, most places charge for how much they need to take the wedding dress in, whether it is just in the bust area, the hips, or along the entire seam.
Get Expert Support for Your Wedding Dress Alterations
When you spend the money to get the perfect dress, make sure you are investing in expert support to get it altered. Not sure where to go? Give us a call. Not only can we make sure your dress gets to the right people, we can come to you to do measurements and send your dress off with detailed instructions and careful oversight.