Post # 17
I had budgeted $1000 – 1500 for my dress, it was $1100 + tax, and I bought all the materials we needed for alterations for $40.
I still wished that my dress were closer to the $1000, and as such don’t plan on trying to “make up” the savings by spending elsewhere.
Post # 18
My dress come in under buget as well! I thought my dress at a sample sale, and it was $640, and my budget was $1200. I will need a few alterations so I imagine the rest of the budget will go there…
Post # 19
I had budgeted £1,000. And my dress was £699. I put the extra towards my accessories (underwear, veil) because the Mr had been doing the budget and thought all the bride needed was a dress!
Post # 20
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I thought I might go as high as $3,500. I wound up winning a ~$6,000 dress.
Obviously, my story is a little unusual. 🙂
Post # 21
I had a budget of 1,600 and my dress ended up costing $1000…although I won a $500.00 certificate off my dress at a bridal show and my parents ended up paying for the other half, so I didn’t end up having to pay a cent. I also won free alterations at another bridal show(it was a lucky year haha). We are putting the extra money towards decor…but we will still be saving most and just taking down the overall budget of the wedding.
Post # 22
Yes! I bdugeted $3,000 for the dress and bought it for $1400. That extra money is probably going for photography so I can up that budget and get a better package there, but I’d love to just stash it away towards my downpayment for our house!
Post # 23
@DeezWifey: I budgeted $1,000 and it came to $540 after tax! This was in the very beginning of the planning stages (my dress was the first thing I got) so I didn’t technically funnel it to another category then but it allowed us to be able to be a little more flex with other things (extra sweets from the baker for desserts, etc.)
Post # 24
I budgeted $1000, and spent $749 (including the sash I will wear).
Not really allotting it to anything, just figure it’s money I now don’t have to spend!!!
Post # 25
I budgeted $600 on my dress and came in at $98! Now… alterations ended up being about $600 with $300 of that being the bustle alone so I guess in the end I went slightly over but for that being the dress AND alterations? I’d say I did pretty darn good!
Post # 26
I budgeted $3500 with alterations and ended up spending 1100 before alterations. I do not need many alterations so I think I am going to end up at about 1300!!! So happy!!
Post # 27
I budgeted around $500, and I’m spending only $200 on my dress! I’m assuming the other $300 is going to go towards alterations and accessories though!
Post # 28
I budgeted $1000 and came in with $250 to spare so I put it towards my veil and shoes<3
Post # 29
I came in $600 under and the extra money is going towards the food. So much money for the food @[email protected]
Post # 30
my budget was around $2000, but my mom was paying so I wanted to keep it under. I ended up spending $1100 and haven’t “used up” the extra money, but some things I’m sure will go a tad over budget anyway so it willl all work out!
Post # 31
I did! I was $400 under budget 🙂 I really didnt have a “budget” per say but my goal was to get a dress was that around $500. My dress was $99…
I didnt do anytihng with the extra cash.