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victoriachase asked:

05 Sep 2012

How much are major alterations to a wedding dress?

I am getting married and I am wearing my mother's wedding dress, but the dress is a long sleeve. I wanted to take the sleeves off and make a very cute strapless dress. How much would that cost to do?

Thank you in advanced!



jackie_walsh says:

Posted on 05 Sep 2012

Bridal gown alterations are definitely not cheap!! There are really not all that many tailor/dressmakers who can do ball gowns or other wedding dresses. And the first thing you have to do is to see if what you want can even be done. Depending on the cut of the gown, you can't do everything you want. Converting a dress to strapless means it has to be made properly so the bodice holds up or well you know what could happen there...

It's great that you're wearing your mom's dress because it kinda links you two plus it saves you money (probably a few thousand dollars), but be prepared to spend a few hundred at least for alterations.

You could try a regular bridal store, but remember that they make most of their money off selling dresses so they may not be willing to do them or may charge a lot. So what I would do is google dressmakers in your area and then pick a good one and take the dress in and try it on. They'll tell you if they can do it and how much it will cost.

Good luck and Happy Wedding! xD


zoeyaung says:

Posted on 07 Sep 2012

The alterations all depend on the initial construction methods used to create the original dress.Or if you r worrying about your budget,you may choose shop online, which dose not mean bad quality. can provide you nice and cheap bridal dresses.

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