Hello all, I can see from reading some of the comments alterations are quite varied. My advice to any Bride is ask, ask, ask you Bridal boutique everything from storage to weather it's all included or per alteration that needs doing. This should give you a fairly good idea. If not happy don't feel you can't ring other boutiques to see what they charge or if they know of a seamstress. The prices will always vary as no two dresses are the same, but it is wise if seeing an independent seamstress that she sees your dress and you in it with right height shoes and any specialised underwear (strapless bra or basque). I am a qualified seamstress with over 20 years experience, but specialise in bridal. I have a basic rate for alterations but again this varies dress to dress. Good luck ladies hope this helps. Happy to give any advice.