Linda's Dress Making and Alterations
Confetti Occasions realises that you have spent a lot of time and money on finding that perfect dress. Because of this we are only willing to put your dress into the most capable hands to have your minor alterations done.
Here at Confetti Occasions we offer an in-house dress alterations service with a qualified dress maker specialising in bridal alterations. Please see below to find a range of expected costs.
The Hem (the bottom) $120-$250
The bottom of your wedding dress will almost always need to be shortened. This may sound simple, but the hem can often be much more complicated than it looks. You may see or feel some plastic webbing around the bottom of your dress. This is called horsebraid or horsehair, and as a result of that little piece of plastic your price will be higher. Have more layers ? You will be charged more. Have a layer of lace on the hem? Yep, the price goes up. Is the bottom of your dress beaded? Guess what? The price goes up even more… So what does an average bridal hem cost? From our experience you can estimate anywhere between $120-$250.
The Sides $60-$200
Quite often if a dress has a zip at the back your wedding dress will need to be taken in on the sides to fit you perfectly. If your dress has lace and beading this will again increase the amount that taking in the sides of your wedding dress will cost. So what does the average cost for taking in the sides on your
wedding dress cost? From our experience you can estimate anywhere between $60-$200.
The Cups (if you aren’t wearing a bar) $20-$40
If you require additional cups in your wedding dress the cost to put these in will vary slightly depending on the type of cups and your wedding dress, but you can pretty much expect to pay approximately $20-$40.
Additional Beading $25 per hour
If your wedding dress needs additional beading or the beads needs to be re-sewn due to alterations there is an additional charge of $25 per hour.
The Bustle (picking the back of your wedding dress up off the floor) $50-$100
If you have a train a bustle is needed. Most bridal boutiques will charge $50-$100 to bustle your dress.
This is a complementary service offered by Confetti Occasions on the purchase of your dress.
So, in final you may still be wondering…what will the cost of my bridal alterations be?
From our experience at Linda’s Dressmaking and Alterations you can expect to pay somewhere between $150-$500 for your bridal alterations.