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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    sorry if this has been asked and its prbably an unanswerable question really im just after an idea!

    ive paid for measured length so dress will already be made to fit length wise, so it will be bust and waist which needs taking in.. my shop charges 20 an hour

    typically what am i looking at prce wise to lets say take a size 12 dress to a size 8/6 (they think theyll only need to order me a 10 to take down to roughly 6 or 8 so im just working on most alterations with my question lol)

    what have others paid? im budgeting 150 but my parents do have some money for me so ill add that if i need to bt i cant imagine bust and waist would be too much? oh and a removal of a flower on dress and a very few crystals on belt

    thx in advance
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    • Sonya
      CommentAuthorSonya
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    Can you not order it in a smaller size if you already know it will be too big?

    Mine needs taking in but only because I've lost a little weight since buying it but the shop ordered me the size that fit me at the time. That way if I didn't lose weight it would fit

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    shes ordering it closest to my biggest measurement and looking at romantica dress sizigs it may nred to be a 10 or 12 after 2 kids so close together my hips have jumped out of some of my size 8 clothes into a petite 10 lol :-) and bust wise who knows whats going on there 1 min i was a c the nxt a d now a c or a d depends on bra style lol!

    i do know it wont need alot of taking in so lets say to go down 1 dress size it shouldnt tske too long??
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    I asked how much my alts would be at a guess as it needs taking in quite a lot, and she said the max they will be was £120, so if she says to budget that much, then anything less will be a good extra, instead of saying alts to be like £80 then turning out to be £120

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    yea i asked but they said untill seamstress is there they cant give me a quote which is fair enough. my dress wont be ordered u till december anyway so they wont know much untill then. i have budgeted 150 so far and parents have money to give me to help so im not going to be stuck but cant imagine it would be that much tbh :-) (im hoping lol)
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    thanks for replies xx
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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    I have a Romantica dress in a size 12 but I am a size 8 in normal clothes! It fits everywhere but my bust which needs taken in and my shop lady charges £75 to do that, with that, the length altered and some removable straps being added it is costing £210 xxx

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    ahh ok thanks for that! ive paid for measured length so that should be fine :-) so im probs about right with what i thought as the flower on my dress is getting took off and ive added a belt but the beading is too long i dont want to ruin it myself by picking at stitching so they said theyd do that for me it would take seconds lol

    thx :-) xx
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    Im going through a well known bridal shop that begins with a B there alteration package is £200.00 which I thought was ok for a bridal dress.

    My sisters BM dress is Romantica of Devon and she will only need it took in at the bust and to the hips and the lady said it would be about £50.00 for this.

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    my bridal shop charges by the hour at £20 an hour x which is where its got me confused lol but plenty time im jst budgeting so like to have things written down i guess it maybe something i cant predict untill the time comes to handing over the money id just rather know ive got enough than not enough :-)
 
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