Whether you have already got a wedding dress or you are about to buy one, you probably want to know how much you need to pay for alterations. As a bridal alterations specialist, it is our responsibility to tell you the importance to only quote from a reputable bridal alteration seamstress.
A true quote accurately reflects the time and expertise required to alter your wedding dress to your requirements, while a false quote miscalculates and ignores the time and expertise needed to satisfy your requirements. Let’s explore in the following table how your alteration cost may vary according to three major factors: your requirements, time required and expertise required.
|YOUR REQUIREMENTS||TIME REQUIRED||EXPERTISE REQUIRED||COST|
|Huge size difference between your dress and you body||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Complicated dress with multiple layers||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Dress with beadings||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Alterations require pattern making or modification||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Dress badly made||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Dress made in delicate fabrics||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Fixing dress previously damaged by other seamstresses||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Using bridal specialists rather than general alterations||Increased||Increased||Increased|
|Good communication, explanation and support||Increased||Increased||Increased|
As you can see from the above table, getting an accurate cost for your wedding dress alteration requires physical sighting of your wedding dress; careful inspections on how it fits on your body; and thorough understanding of your need and requirements. Therefore, it is impossible and irresponsible for an alteration seamstress to provide a quotation online or over the phone. You must be cautious when dealing with anyone who falsely provides you a quote for dress alterations without seeing you and having a proper fitting with your dress. The easy way sometimes is not the right way and the cheap way sometimes will cost you in another way. If you truly want to know the cost of your wedding dress alterations, please book an appointment and have a professional dress fitting with us.