I found my dream dress. The dress is a little outside of my price range. Since I'm paying for my dress on my own, and being plus-sized, getting the most flattering dress was extremely important. However, I'm afraid that after alterations it will cost almost double my budget. I'd have to buy a dress to fit my hips and get the rest of the dress taken in and I need some advice on the cost of alterations. I want to be knowledgeable so that I'm not taken advantage of by the alterations department.