(Closed) Bridal boutique prices

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Most of the places I’ve gone and spoken to with off the rack dresses, will sell them within certain price ranges, but I haven’t seen any with dresses under $500.i have a $600 budget and was still able to pull 6 dresses to try on earlier. I also spoke to a bridal shop at the bridal show I attended today and they said they have plenty for $500-$1000. And the consignment salon I’ve been to a couple of times has dress for $99, but not a lot, most are in the $300-$700 range. And they are all in pristine condition. And it still felt like a bridal salon. The consultants I’ve worked with have been good at respecting the budget.

Post # 4
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1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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waltonbee23 :  it was really helpful. The one we went to was pretty small, but there were still 3 bridal shops there and they were totally willing to talk numbers, plus you could sign up to win a diaciu t off your gown. The only type of vendor I wanted to see was the one that I couldnt find, a hair/makeup vendor lol.  My sister came with and said there was one, but it was so busy, I must have missed it. Defintiely print labels with your information on it. I saw a lot if people using them and it definitely svaes time on writing out all your info.

Plus go with an empty stomach, so many catering and cake samplea. I left my mom and sister sample those since I don’t do wheat products or sugar. I did find caterers with quite a range, some as cheap as $16 a plate. I appreciated that most everyone was willing to be specific on numbers lol. I’m all about the budget and have no plan to raise it.

Post # 5
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247 posts
Helper bee

I’m sure you’ll find some great info at the bridal show! But in general, I had no problem getting a price range out of employees at boutiques near me. They even told me the exact price of a dress I was interested in when I called. I’d definitely give them a call and see what they can tell you.

Post # 6
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3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I found that when I called in and was up front about my budget, all the bridal shops I contacted were very forthcoming with their price range. So I would try the same thing! I think they will understand that you don’t want to waste your own time or their time if the entire shop is out of your price range. 

Post # 7
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1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

You can usually see what designers the shops carry on their website, and then you can check the designer’s websites to see price ranges.

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