How much did your dress cost in comparison to your wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2124 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@allinoelle:  Overall, our wedding costed a little over $20,000. My dress was $1,400 so that’s about 7 % of my budget. 

Post # 4
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my dress was $900 full price. I got it on sale for $600. It came in and was given to me unfinished, so they knocked my price down to $480 for the inconvenience. My total budget is loosely $12k, so 4% of my budget, but my math could be wrong 🙂

Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My dress was a gift, but it was 1,800, and our wedding cost just under 4k.

So if I would have paid for the dress, it would have been nearly 33% of our budget!

Post # 6
473 posts
Helper bee

20%… Embarassed But I was assured by the money makers that it was the right decision. My dress was 2k, and our budget is 10kish.

Post # 8
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I paid around 5 k for my dress and veil..and it is about 5% of our wedding budget..


Post # 9
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

my parents paid for my wedding, and here its traditional for the groom to pay for the wedding dress. otherwise, it owuld have been 4%

Post # 10
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My dress (pre-alterations) was a gift from my parents, and it was just over $1K.

I’m paying for alterations and pressing, for which I budgeted $500 (alterations were $390, and I’m hoping that pressing will be less than $110). That’s a teensy percentage of our wedding budget, which is clocking in around $15,500.

Post # 12
37 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

our wedding is going to be 40k and my dress cost $2500

Post # 13
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

About 4%, my original budget was 2% because I really didn’t think my dress should be a big chunk of our wedding cost, but I couldn’t find anything in that price range so I had to up it.

Post # 14
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Dress was $1900, with alterations about $2100. Wedding budget is around 21k so it was 10% of our total costs


Post # 15
1773 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dress was around $1200, wedding will cost round $15000

Post # 16
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

Dress was paid for by my parents but it was $1300 and our budget was $10k (looking like it will end up closer to $15k though! Ah!)

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