(Closed) $7,000 dream gown: Pay up or Pass up?!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 214
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7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JacksHammerPow:  i didn’t read all of the replies but i think that if it fits your wedding budget and suits the style of your wedding then do it.  it is a lot of money but if you feel special in that dress then get it.  just don’t go in debt over it.  you do have a couple of years still so perhaps you should go and try on other dresses too.

Post # 218
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MASPA:  I guess it all depends. I bought my pronovias dress at an official store in Europe and it was much cheaper than any of the US salons I contacted.

Post # 219
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you can afford it, then do it. I personally don’t like that dress, and I feel if you look back at your wedding pictures 20 years from now. you’ll say what was I thinking? LOL

Post # 220
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dream dress was a 20 000 Oscar De la Renta. I wanted that dress more than anything thought about pushing back my wedding to save etc. I ended up with a 1200 Allure that I loved. I am so glad that I didn’t spend that much you will be amazed how fast the day goes by and it is just one day in your life. I do not regret for a second not getting my dream dress and I had thought that the dress to me was the most important item I had to decide on for the wedding. Believe me save your money.

Post # 221
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1874 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@JacksHammerPow:  I would work out the budget first and book the venue and have your vision more clear first. I made the mistake of buying the dress before I did anything else and you wouldn’t want to make a 7K mistake.

Post # 222
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1874 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@JacksHammerPow:  Sorry just now seeing your venue. I think the dress would be lovely and fitting for your theme and venue. I would wait for the sample. You do have 2 years.

Post # 223
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3329 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I really coulden’t justify spending that amount of money on a dress. If you can then go for it. I was given some really good advice on here though with 2 years to wait are you sure your tastes or theme won’t change?

Post # 224
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My thoughts are that if you have enough available money right now that you can easily afford $7000 for a dress, then it’s OK to buy it.  

However if you have to “save up” for it or if you have to go into debt for it, then it’s too expensive and could really hurt your financial future.

 

Post # 225
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1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@JacksHammerPow:  but it doesn’t have to be someone might be able to find fabric already like that. you should at least look into it.

7,000 is way to much lady.

Post # 226
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3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@JacksHammerPow:  oh i forgot to mention yesterday.  Im not sure if the salon is charging 7k even.  But I got my pronovias dress at the flagship store in NYC.  I checked on vals out of curiosity and it is priced at about 6700, I think.  If you go on the first appointment and buy you get 12% off. 

Post # 227
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1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MASPA:  yay!  That’s $5900 or $6700 and a free belt or veil (that’s how I choose to think about my trunk show discount…free veil).

I do not understand how so many PP say its too much if you have to save up for 2 years.  Isn’t it a good thing to save for your dream dress, rather than putting it on credit card and accumulating debt?  I really don’t understand that thinking.

Post # 228
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Sugar bee

@JacksHammerPow:  you could really piss people off by buying the dress, rocking the socks off of it and then doing a Trash The Dress session :p

In all seriousness, I think the venue, your vision and your FIs expectations line up, so IF you can and feel comfortable saving that much for it, I don’t see the problem. As long as you’re not asking people to bring potluck cucumber sandwiches and the dress fits the overall budget, theme and style… Go for it. 

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