I am so glad you asked this question lil_dancestar!!!
I am in the middle of working out whether to go with bridal shop or looking around.
I need my dress taken in 3 sizes, hem taken up and one piece moved. The bridal shop has said it would be roughly $350 BUT she won't know full price until she sees it again.
I have a lady I know can do it and will charge me only $100-$200 but she can't do the steaming/ironing.
So I am in a bit of a pickle because the bridal shop scrunched it up in it's bag (literally rolled it up and handed it to me!!!) and I don't know whether I am getting ripped off! So my option is to pay extra for alterations to make sure it gets steamed...or save money and find somewhere else to steam it?
I will be interested to find out what some other prices are on alterations