(Closed) How much did/will your wedding dress cost?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My dress budegt was $600 (for everything- shoes, veil, alterations, bra- EVERYTHING).

My dress was $300
shoe $22
bra $73
veil $0 (didn’t get one)
alterations $150

So, I spent $545 overall 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

While my mother’s gift to me is to pay for my wedding gown, I’ve never wanted to go over $800. I could care less about the designer, just as long as it looks good on me! I spent $350 on my Prom dress and always regretted it. I don’t want the same thing to happen for my wedding gown! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My wedding dress being more expensive then I had planned and it was $1,300 (but I absolutely love my dress!).  However, for the rest of my items I possibly using my mother’s veil so that saves money, and I already have my under garments.  Alterations were included when I purchased the dress so that is also saving money too!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Before alterations:

 usually $700, got on sale for $625

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Dress: $300, marked down from $4500

Alterations: $600

Cleaning & Preservation: $700

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Goal Dress Budget:  Under $1000

Actual Cost: $1015…So close!  (but I got a great deal on a veil so it’s all good)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Mine was $300 (originally $650).  It was being discontinued and was off the rack (although didn’t appear to have been tried on since there was another in the same size that was used and abused) and I had a coupon I had picked up at a bridal show.

Alterations were about $75 or $100 (can’t remember exactly)

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My wedding budget for the dress is $1,000 and budget for alteration is $300.  It ended up being about $1,100.  Alteration costs about $330.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oui-  fell in love… with a $3,000 dress… But my mom is paying for it. She saw the other dresses that were more in my budget- but I couldn’t take my mind off of the more pricey one. So she basically said that was her gift to me.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am in the middle of looking for the dress!  What a good idea Latte to take the best of several different gowns and making one unique gown for a great price with a seamstress!  

As far as designers go, I am going to go and hunt down a store that sells Martina Liana (or is that liana martina?  lol!) and Anjolique.  I think they run about 1,500 or so?  My budget right now is about 1200.  Little wiggle room but not much.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My dress and veil cost about $2,000. Since my dress is classic and plain, Mikaella 1351, I decided to jazz it up a bit and got a platinum colored sash to go around the waste. It’s totally jewled and be-dazzled and definitely quenches my thirst for something shiny on my big day! I’m a street size 2/4 and am worried about the cost of alterations, as I ordered a size 8 dress and am pretty short (5’3). I know, I know, you always have to order up sizes when getting dresses, but I’m still worried since the dress was a little pricey for my budget!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I got a $500 BCBG dress on eBay for $49. Seriously. I love it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I bought my $650 Davids Bridal dress from Ebay for $220 including shipping 🙂

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

ali-o – so jealous.

budget was $800, spent $1000.

alterations: $300…pending

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