Post # 1
This might be an inappropriate question but I was just wondering around how much everyone paid for their dress. I sometimes I think I overpaid for mine…not that I think it was expensive I actually budgeted for a lot more it was around $800.00 with the veil. and my budget ( I should say my FI budget lol) was $2,000.
Post # 3
I had a budget of $1K and mine came in just under, I think around $920, without alterations or veil.
Post # 4
You should make a poll with different ranges. Some people might not want to tell everyone with their names, but wouldn’t mind saying so in a poll.
I’m pretty darn proud of my $300 price…..bought a sample dress (perfect condition)…..well, I will probably pay $100 for alterations because it was too big….and whatever a veil costs on top of that. Still proud.
Post # 5
the actual dress itself cost $850 – but the whole ensamble:
dress – $850
veil, gloves, crinolin, bra = $250
shoes – $65
jewelry – $30
TOTAL = (rounded) = $1200
we wanted to stay around $600 for the dress – but even my mom – who was all about the budget – fell in love with the dress and bought it for me even though it was “over budge”…
Post # 6
My budget is $3000 but Im hope to go under budget…
Post # 7
I didn’t have a set budget in mind, but it ended up being $850. Then $200 for alterations, $50 for shoes, about $100 for accessories, for a total of $1200.
Post # 8
I got mine as a sample so I paid ~$700. My mom’s making my veil. And shoes were around $60, I think. Not a bad deal.
Post # 9
My dress was $450.00, bought from another bride who bought it and then decided to go a different way. The dress was origionally well over 1,000, which was 500 more than my budget.
Post # 10
Veil FYI, since I saw someone else mention veils . . . I was shocked at how expensive veils were in the bridal shops! I ordered mine online through veilshop.com. They have a great return policy, so even if you’re hesitant about ordering online, I would check them out!
Post # 11
i was willing to go up to $1500 (if i REALLY loved it) but my actual budget was $1000. i ended up finding something i loved that ended up being right around $700, which made me love it more 🙂
Post # 12
Mom really wanted to buy my dress. She gave me a budget of $1500 (I think she was ready to spend up to $2k though) and my dress was $850 – $1084 with taxes and alterations. Not too bad.
The shoes were $425 (!!!) and were a gift to me from my soon-to-be MIL. I love that lady.
All the other accessories came out to around $100 (Hair flower, bracelets). I have my eye on 2 swarovski cuffs though, so if by some miracle I can get them they’re about $350.
Post # 13
I got my dress for $106. Went to a small, local boutique and they had a huge sale. Since the wedding is very casual, on the beach, I decided to go with something super simple. WIth alterations it will cost me a total of $150. 😉
Post # 14
Mine was $300 + tax. The veil was $80, and I also got a fancy lace ribbon for $50.
I still need shoes (I am hoping for under $50)
Post # 15
Got my dress for $400 (!), paid about $230 in alterations, and my shoes were $20. I think I did pretty good! 🙂
Post # 16
$299 for the dress. About $20 for the headpiece and veil, both DIY. $40 for the shoes. Looking at around $220 for alterations with hemming it, around $145 if I decide not to hem it.