(Closed) How much did you spend on your wedding gown?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: how much did you spend?
    0-500--I don't like to waste my money, so long as it looks good : (11 votes)
    18 %
    500-800--I'm open and still frugal for a bride : (18 votes)
    30 %
    800-1800--, if I Iove it I'm taking it : (20 votes)
    33 %
    1800 to sky's the limit--no limit, I'm not bothered by price, mom and dad's shelling out : (11 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    Congratulations on finding the dress!  Did you take any photos?

    Post # 5
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Hm, well, I only spent $400 but it wasn’t cuz i was necessarily being "frugal". My budget was more like $700 but I’d go up to $1,000. Max. It was a $700 dress and I bargained 35% off the price and walked out the door with it. I got a Maggie Sottero gown, so it’s not like I went with some low-end inexpensive designer. I just lucked out with a great dress and a good price. If i’d kept searching I probably would have found a dress that brought tears to my eyes (ok maybe not, i’m not that mushy!) but I tried to look at buying my wedding dress as pracitcally as I do any other item. It has to look awesome for the price and I have to be comfortable with it. And it can’t outshine me =]

    Yay I can’t wait to see all the "no" dresses!  

    Post # 6
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I was going to go all frugal on this, assuming the $$ would need to go toward other, more important things like a kickin DJ…then I found Demetrios dresses and I am IN LOVE, so I’m not sure! I am obsessed with the idea of fabric flowers decorating the dress (not sure what the official name for those is,) and they do the coolest things with them…

    Post # 7
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I had a budget of 600.00 for my dress and when I went into the store I told the lady and she lead me towards a bunch of dresses.Some were from this year, some from another year, but I didn’t care. I don’t need the latest fashion to make me happy. About 3/4 of the stuff they have in regular stores I don’t like anyways.

    Amazingly mine fit like a glove. I only have to shorten it about 2 inches and make a bustle. 

    So mine was 600.00 plus tax 🙂

    Post # 8
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I went in not wanting to spend over $800 without alterations. I went to a Sophia Tolli trunk show and got a dress for $900 with FREE alterations and tax! Score. And I freakin’ love it.

    Post # 9
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I originally intended on only spending $500 on a dress (not including alterations) because I couldn’t really justify more… I was trying to stick to a tight budget, I’ll be wearing it one day, and I didn’t intend on keeping it after the wedding (no where to put it!) But, I ended up finding a Maggie Sottero gown (well, Sottero and Midgely) that was $708+tax. Out of budget, but I didn’t really want to go to David’s Bridals either. Alterations were $200+tax flat, no matter the size of alterations needed. Could have been a good deal, but I only needed a bustle and a couple inches taken off the bottom, but ah well.

    Post # 10
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

    Congrats on the great find.  $2,000 is my max and have found one that I love….now I just need to buy it!

    Post # 11
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    $175 for dress, veil and underskirt!  i love ebay! 🙂  The total of all of that stuff would have been over $700

    i just tried on dresses i liked and looked up the # and style and stalked ebay til i found one at the right price

     also only needed shortening and bustle which MIL did

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