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I'm trying to find a wedding dress and have been to two shops. They were very different, the second shop had dresses off the rail/peg. They are half the price and I'm interested in them as I don't want to spend too much on a dress, I am in my early 50-ies. I have been told in the shop that alterations will be between 100 and 200/300 pounds. Does anyone have any first hand experience. I would like to know what to add to the budget for alterations. I appreciate that it depends on how much needs doing.
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Some bridal shops include alterations/fittings in the price, mine did not.
Dress was altered around the bust also adding in cups and extra boning, let out at hips, hemmed 1 inch.
Hope that helps!
Nor am I, but surely it would be better to shop around for a dress that fits? Particularly as you don't have set ideas of exactly what you want.
There must be heaps of evening/prom type dresses around that could be suitable. Or as this is a mse thread what about ebay?
There is a small shop in the next village over from us and she makes wedding dresses and they are far cheaper than buying off the pegs ones and no additional alteration charges!
Let us not rush to judge but encourage the brave woman. Weddings are fearsome things to plan & noone's excused the hype & hope.
May you find The Right Dress, wear it with aplomb, grace & joy & continue thus all the days of your life.