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Your Wedding Dress Shop Doesn’t Need to do Your Alterations

Lauren Richmond


Alterations are where a lot of dress shops make most of their profits and some salons will hike up those prices to pay for overhead. While a dress might not necessarily be a different price at different stores, alterations might, so ask for an alterations quote before you buy.

When I bought my wedding dress, I picked an appropriate size and thought everything looked great. I went back for a few small alterations and got a quote for a hem that was almost the price of the dress. My stomach sank. I had no idea how much to expect from alterations but I had a bad feeling about the quote they’d given me. I ended up taking my dress to a local bridal seamstress and she did a great job for less than half the price I would have paid at the first place.

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