(Closed) How much was your wedding dress and who’s paying for it?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much was your dress?
    Less than $1000 : (144 votes)
    50 %
    $1,000 to $2,000 : (90 votes)
    31 %
    $2,000 to $3,000 : (23 votes)
    8 %
    $3,000 to $4,000 : (11 votes)
    4 %
    $4,000 to $5,000 : (11 votes)
    4 %
    $5,000 to $6,000 : (4 votes)
    1 %
    More than $6,000 : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My parents paid for my dress. These days anyone one can pay for their dress, but I have never heard of it being a tradition for the groom to pay for it.

    Post # 4
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i made mine so i paid for it.. but it only cost me $60

    Post # 5
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I also paid for my own gown. I have never heard of it being traditional for the groom to pay for it. Old tradition is for the bride’s parents to pay for it.

    Post # 6
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    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve never heard of that tradition either. Traditionally it’s considered a bridal expense and therefore your parents pay, but nowadays whoever offers can pay for it. My dad and grandfather bought mine as an early birthday gift surprise. FI and I were planning on paying for it ourselves otherwise and my gown was $600 and exactly what I wanted.

    Post # 7
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    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My parents offered to pay and its $1500 w/o taxes or alterations – its a Maggie and I love it  :o)

    Post # 8
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    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine was 900 and my parents paid for it. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    336 posts
    Helper bee

    Mine was $1400, my parents and I split the cost.

    Post # 10
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    My first dress was paid by my parents and then I bought a reception dress and then I bought a dress to replace the first dress which were both paid for by me. However, the total for all three dresses and alterations is still under $1,000. Anyone want to buy a white ball gown with a chapel length train for a good price? lol I never thought I would buy 3 dresses!

    Post # 11
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    555 posts
    Busy bee

    My mom treated me to my dress and it was >6k. I have never heard of the groom’s family buying it, but every culture is different.

    Post # 12
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My gorgeous generous mum is paying for mine. I’m having mine made (a silk 50s tea length prom dress – SO excited!). Its costing $1900 so I’m VERY grateful!

    Post # 13
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    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The total for my dress and matching shrug and underskirt rang up for €1700/$2200 which almost gave me a heartattack!!! The dress itself is “just” €1299/$1600 which I found doable for the type of dress (it got some lovely beadwork and embroidery on it)  but they charged an insane amount of €295/$370 for the matching shrug.. 🙁

    Here the old-fashioned tradition would be for the bride’s parents/father to pay for the dress as tis part of the bridal expenses. But as we live in a modern day world and all I would not at all feel comfortable if my parents had to pay for something that me and my FI decided on and all so I am more then happy to pay for our own wedding. My mum the sweetheart gifted me the dress for which I am extremely grateful cause otherwise I might have had to pick me a less expensive dress (we paying for the wedding in full ourslves).<3 mum!

    Post # 14
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My parents offered to pay for mine. I was ecstatic!! It was just a touch under $1000.

    Post # 15
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine was $3000, including alterations, and my parents paid for it.

    Post # 16
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    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My dress is $1800, and that price includes tax and all alterations. I paid for half of it and my Mom paid the other half.

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