(Closed) Personal question… how much did you spend on your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I thought that under $1,000 was GREAT!   I wanted be under under that mark, but….didn’t happen.  🙁  Instead I multiplied it by 3!  Idiot Evie!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

$120 on eBay.

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mine was $1300.  I set a budget of 1500 for my dress.  Dresses can defitently get up there though but I didn’t try on anything over my budget.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine is a morilee and is $860 before alterations. By the time I buy the veil, slip, bra and shoes I’m thinking about $1500 total

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

There really is no “average” price for dresses. It’s very common to spend anywhere from $100 to $10,000!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I bought my dress and veil from Davd’s Bridal on the same day.  I went during the $99 Sale, and although my dress wasn’t $99 it was $50 off.  Together with tax the total was just over $500 and my mom and I split the cost 50/50.  I think the dress itself was $300.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s amazing how things add up.  I am so irritated that my FI didn’t want to elope!  I would have loved to wear a cute short white dress with a great pair of heels and have a fun vegas wedding!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mine was about $750 after the $100 off coupon I had. 🙂  (Coupon/bargain queen) My veil was $150…so far that has been my big splurge.  I tried to borrow 2 different ones but neither worked with the dress. Mine is going to be chapel length…very dramatic. I want Mr. CurlyQ’s mouth to fall open when he sees me.

This week I have decided my dress is not blingy enough and started sewing beads and sequins on by hand.  sigh…creativity is a gift and a curse. 😉

The key is to LOVE the dress…you will know it when you find it.  Mine is perfect for me (or will be soon… I’m all about the bling)  Just keep trying on…even if it’s not exactly what you “think you want”.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, that is not bad at all for a wedding dress.  I could have bought a used car or really nice vacation with the money I spent on my dress!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Brides spend anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to $4-5K on their dresses so it’s hard to compare…but I would definitely say what you paid is pretty cheap!

Great job on finding a deal!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine was $1350 but alterations are included in that so that saves me a couple hundred I figure.  I’m forgoing a veil because my dress has gorgeous lace and I think a veil would be too much, so one of my MOHs is going to make a fascinator for me!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

$250 for the dress (Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides sale), $725 for alterations and a matching bolero.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

my maggie gown was $400 on ebay!

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