What's your dress budget?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

My budget was $0-$2000. It was what I could afford on my own aside from our other wedding expenses (we are paying for own wedding)

go with what your instinct tells you is ok if your looking at a 10,000 dress and the price doesn’t bother you then go with it But if your like yea I don’t want to pay than much theN dont

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just saw the range and knew that $1500 could get me a decent dress, from a good designer. My dress ended up being $1800 and $2300 after alterations. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

The dress was the main portion of our budget. Mine wound up costing 1190$ plus alterations, but I toyed with spending a lot more. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

lionessa:  My budget was whatever I wanted it to be. I stayed under 2,000 because I was paying for the gown all on my own. My hubby to be and I have paid off the whole wedding on our own. Our budget was 3,000 for that. My dress was originally over 4,000. I found someone to replicate my gown for 1,750. I was so pleased and happy. Here is the website:

http://www.weddingdressfantsay.com

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

When we first got engaged I thought the dress was one place I could save some serious money! I thought $500 was a very reasonable amount of money. Then I went dress shopping and it all went to hell! My first dress was a bit over $800. However, it was not available in my size as it was discontinued. My final dress is my dream dress, but it was way over my self imposed budget. My dress cost $1045, if you add in crinoline, bra, shoes, headpiece, veil, and earrings I’m well over $1300. This is more than I wanted to spend, but still in line with what we could afford. My dress is our second largest wedding expense, after our 4k catering and venue bill. I’m fairly practical and frugal so even if I have all the money in the world I would never spend more than 2k, but that’s just my cheap nature.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

lionessa:  my budget is 6,000 or under for everything my mom will pay for it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My grandmother offered to put $1000 toward my dress, and luckily the one I fell in love with was discounted to $999.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

My budget is 7000 everything’s paid for as well only 4weeks to goo ❤

Post # 10
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Helper bee

$300 is my goal.  I try not to spend a lot on clothing as is and a dress I will wear one day needs to not be something I could have used to buy furniture or landscape the yard or anything else.  

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My budget was $5000, spent a little over a thousand. I’m not into spending that much money on a dress you are wearing one day. 5 is just what my mom told me I could spend

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I bought my dress for $400 from Bridal Project which sells previously used wedding gowns donated to Bridal project, all money from the sales goes to cancer charity so it was a great cause and very affordable price.  With alterations the dress cost $575! and it was gorgous I got so many compliments on it.

I paid for the entire wedding myself and the whole thing including dress, venue, etc.. cost a bit under $5000

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

lionessa:  My budget was as close to free as possible lol. My goal was to try and win a dress, and somehow I did (at a bridal show) on the first try. Crazy right?! I ended up getting a dress that was significantly more expensive than I would’ve purchased on my own. Is it the most awesome dress I’ve ever seen? Nope, but I still love it and I know that I’ll feel beautiful in it. Even before I won a gown, I always knew that I would choose a cheaper gown over one that was pricier but “perfect”. 

The dress just never was a big deal to me. I know that isn’t a common mind-set! I figured that any white dress will look good with the right hair, makeup, and jewelry! I just couldn’t justify spending a huge amount on something I’ll only get to wear for a few hours of one day. I also wanted more of my budget to go towards my reception.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

My budget is $1000 or less inclusive of alterations. Since, I have never been big on wearing a designer dress, as I seriously doubt any guests are going to ask me who my dress is by, I decided not splurge on that. Also, I honestly dont want to spend alot of money on a dress I will only wear one day, I rather put that money towards something else (since SO and I will more than likely be paying for the wedding ourselves). 

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