How Much Does It Cost To Alter Wedding Dress, Prom Dress, Formal Dress?
Most questions are about getting a quote for some alterations. Typical question sounds like this: How much would it cost to alter a wedding/prom/formal/ dress, roughly?
Answer: You have to understand that giving a quote without seeing at least a picture of the dress wouldn’t be an accurate, especially on the phone.
Before you bring the actual dress to a seamstress you can clarify a lot of things via e-mail.
It would be the best to provide as many pictures of the dress as you can, and add a full description of alterations you want to do to it. Pictures of you wearing the dress are most helpful.
After discussing what is possible in your timeframe, and what is not, you will get your ballpark quote.
It can still go up or down when the actual work starts. But this process is the most time-effective, so I am asking everyone to do it this way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Shortening a strapless dress in some cases can cost a fortune. To avoid doing it order the length of the dress by your measurement Hollow to The Floor wearing your shoes.
Buy one size bigger – never buy small! Ready made dresses usually DO NOT have allowances to let out.