Alteration help!

Hi all, would really appreciate some help and advice please!

I bought my wedding dress a while ago and forgot to get alterations sorted until now! Because II bough it off the rack, it's several sizes too big for me and needs a lot of work altering. The sides need to be taken in, and there is a zip on the side. It needs hemming and the skirt section has 4 layers. The shoulder straps need taking up, but it's beaded so that will be complicated. 

I live in North London and got a quote from Elite Alterations (https://elitealterations.co.uk) for about £500. I also got a quote from Make Me A Wedding Dress (https://www.makemeaweddingdress.co.uk) for about £200 (although she said "let me see your dress first"). Both of these quotes were done over email, by photos. I also got a quote from Alterations Boutique and got an eye watering quote of £600+. So that was obviously a no haha

The issue I have is... My dress is a really beautiful Pronovias/La Sposa dress and I really don't want it to get ruined! Elite Alterations have amazing examples of her work on Facebook, but the cost is nearly half the cost of the dress! Whereas Make Me A Wedding Dress... I don't know if I should trust a price that is that much cheaper. Has anybody got any experience with either of those companies?

And for reference... Here is my dress! 😊



Thank you!!

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  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,257 New bride
    Nothing with either of those companies sadly. My seamstress charges £20 an hour. I have a pronovias dress too but I'm not having any length off, it will just be brought in a bit and a bustle added. 

    I think Pronovias offer in house alternations too?  
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  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,257 New bride
    I should have said, beautiful dress!  :) 
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  • laura862008laura862008 Posts: 8 New bride
    I would love to know who you go with in the end and how it all works out. I’m having my alterations done at alterations boutique for 300 which is abit steep in my opinion for what I’m having done but I didn’t shop around and was in abit of a rush :/
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