I didn't do it, but I got an estimate for it there. It was $150.00 to change from a zipper to a corset and the bustle, for a ONE point bustle, was going to be about $40.00. The dress I was looking at also had buttons down the back covering the zipper. They wanted to charge me $5.00 PER BUTTON to remove them. I said, but you are cutting it out to put in the corset, why do I have to pay for button removal?!"
DB is notoriously overpriced for their alterations.
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I got my dress at DB too and had to switched from zipper to corset, that was $150 or $160 (it was a year ago) but money well worth it to me. My weight was going up and down the last month, some due to nerves and some due to extreme cold so it was nice knowing we could tighten or loosen up the dress as needed on my wedding day.
The bustle, well I paid out the xxx for that. I didn' go with a traditional bustle. I went with a ballroom bustle where the dress is tucked under and buttoned to the insie of the dress. It was the bustle that looked best with my dress. I had 18 buttons I think, the first three I think are included in bustle price & then eah additional button was $5 if I am remembering correctly. I'm not sure if that many would be required on every dress, but have to say, the bustle stayed up with no problems, even after lots of dancing.
When it was all said & dne I think the corest & bustle ended up running me around $350.00.