Post # 1
Did you come in under budget on your dress? By how much? What did you spend the extra money on. I came in waaaay under and don’t know what to spend it on. Probably decor though, since I want a lush morroccan theme. Don’t know yet. Tell me what you did or what would you do.
Post # 3
I came in about 300 under budget. I didn’t try to spend it elsewhere though, I just looked at it as “yes! maybe I won’t go over budget now!!!”
Post # 4
I was surprised that I came under budget on my dress. I originally set a maximum price of $500., which is still low for wedding gowns. I actually ended up paying $250. I also spent an extra $50 on alterations.
The “extra” $200 just stayed in the budget for anything we went over on, or for any emergencies.
Post # 5
@Miss Smurf: I had the same budget for myself! I ended up spending $350 with alterations. 🙂
Post # 6
With my dress and veil I came in a total of $500 under budget. The “extra” will probably go towards an officiant, since we budgeted low for that.
Post # 7
Technically I did because I had a max, but with alterations and cleaning it was close to the max. I did have a “would like to level” but surpassed that since I didnt really take into account cleaning and any fixing of the dress.
I never thought to budget for cleaning… which cost a lot.
I did sell the dress which at the end of day put me below budget.
It didnt “go” towards anything. I just tried to get the best deal vs. quality for everything.
Post # 8
I set a budget of $1000.00. My dress cost $199.99 ($220.00 with tax). And I am going to estimate for the bussel and some minor adjustments maybe another $150.00. So all in all, I will be $630.00 under budget!
Post # 9
I was about $1000 but I’m not sure I see it as a way to spend more on something else. Doesn’t really change anything for me.
Post # 10
I paid $599 for a giant ballgown. My budget was $1k. Thank god the dress was a sample sale- the original gown was $450 OVER budget!
We’re going to use what’s left after alterations to have a reallly nice engagement shoot with the photographer who is doing our wedding.
Post # 11
I came in about $800 under budget. That money isn’t going towards any specifically right now.
Post # 13
My budget for my wedding dress was $2500, and I ended up paying 1000$.. It was 50% off its sale price.
Post # 14
I set a max of $1200 and my dress was just about $600.
Post # 15
My original budget was $1500 but I KNEW that I could find something fantastic for less than $1000. My dress ended up being on clearance/sample sale for $450! So exciting!
I don’t really have “extra” cash just laying around because I blew it out of the water with a venue and photog…so its not like that extra $1000 means anything…boo.
Post # 16
Budgeted $2500 bought one for $750 so I did veryyyyy well.