(Closed) How much did/does having the perfect dress matter to you?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What kind of dress did you go for?
    A designer gown that was expensive but worth it! : (48 votes)
    27 %
    An inexpensive gown - it's just one day! : (78 votes)
    44 %
    A used gown (please let me know how you found the fit!) : (13 votes)
    7 %
    I got married in a nudist colony - problem solved! : (6 votes)
    3 %
    There are too many exclamation marks in wedding discussions!!!!! : (32 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I ended up with a dress that was mid-range as far as budget (just under $2k), but it was everything I’d dreamed of.  From my first marriage, one of my biggest regrets (other than marrying the wrong guy) was compromising on my dress.  I swore that if I got married again, that I would wear whatever dress I wanted, and I am!  

    Post # 4
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Having the right dress is definitely my main wedding concern right now.  Luckily I’ve been able to find many dresses that I love in my budget so I’m not too concerned about the money.  Right now I am having trouble deciding what kind of feel I want my dress to have. Do I want a more classic romantic gown or more fun and trendy?

    Post # 5
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I went to the Brides Project, a nonprofit organization that sales new and used wedding dresses for a fraction of the price. All the proceeds go to Breast cancer, and you can even write it off in your taxes. 

    You’ll find dresses from David’s Bridal to Vera Wang, so it’s pretty cool.

    I got a Marisa dress. The one I picked was previously worn, but I couldn’t even tell. My runner up was a brand new one. 

    Post # 8
    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I picked the first and second option… there were many more inexpensive options out there but i wanted my dress to be spectacular, so i splurged a little on a nicole miller and payed $1100 for the dress and $275 for the sash to go with it. I know its not the most expensive out there but i did try on dresses that were cheaper, however they werent “me” so i had to pass

    Post # 9
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I voted inexpensive dress but it wasn’t for the reason listed. It was what we could afford. We spent about $1500 I think. 

    Post # 10
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I tried on a tonne of dresses as the best looking one was the cheapest. Granted it was still $2500 lol! But this perfect dress business, i could have gotten married in any of them but my Mother-In-Law and aunty in law (is that a saying) both got teary in the one I got so I went with that haha

    Post # 11
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I wanted my dress to look great on me, I wasn’t terribly concerned with who made it. I went to a bridal consignment shop, and got a Sophia Tolli dress for a great price. I think it was a sample at a higher-end shop nearby. It fit perfectly, all I had to do was hem it. 🙂

    Post # 12
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I went with inexpensive but something I was happy with, I didn’t just randomly grab a dress, lol. Just because it’s “inexpensive” (quotes because all in all it was close to $1000 with alterations and everything!) doesn’t mean it’s not an amazing and perfect gown.

    I had never heard of renting a dress until after it was too late. I would have totally gone that route if I’d known about it in time.

    Post # 13
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    it mattered so much i ended up buying five dresses and wearing only two.

    Post # 14
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not a huge biggie here. It’s one day, we didn’t have a huge budget, but I found a dress that made me fall head over heels in love with it when I saw it on DHgate, and so ordered it, and thankfully I was a happy ending story in the fact the dress is fab! I put it on and feel all giddy inside, so for me, that’s what matters. Not how much it costs, not if it’s designer, nothing like that. It’s make me feel amazing, thats the main thing. It only cost $160ish USD, so very little, but still makes me feel like a princess and makes me feel very comfortable and beautiful

    Post # 16
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The dress I found was 1/4 of my dress budget and was everything I was looking for.  I lucked out 🙂

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