I bought my dress off the rack for under $500! I only needed a bustle for the dress (no other alterations at all). I went with their in house seamstress and was less than impressed with her. I got my dress on time, but it was EXTREMELY tough. No one in her office spoke English and she cancelled on me twice for my first fitting! I wasn’t charged for the bustle … I guess the dress salon gives alterations for free. Not too sure on that one, but hey, I didn’t have to pay!!