Post # 47
@Brielle: Thanks for the tip! I checked out that site when I got home from the appt. I’m more like a size 4-6… I think the 2 would be too much added stress to lose weight and the 10 would need too many alterations. I’m keeping an eye on that website though!
Thank you! I’m a clothes horse in my everyday life too, so I should have seen this coming… If only TJ Maxx carried bridal wear!
Beautiful! There’s something about being the first one that makes it extra special!
Post # 48
@urbanriceball: Haha! I know! I’m in Europe though so if anyone comes up with the bright idea of doing a Rosa Clara for Zara (hey, they’re all Spanish, it makes perfect sense! lol) I’ll be one of the crazy people camping in front of the store! 🙂
Post # 49
Yep.. I think my initial dress budget was somewhere along the lines of 700 or 800, but it kept going up. The dress I purchased was 1900 before taxes and alterations, and when all is said and done I’ll probably end up spending 2.5k on it
Post # 50
I have a bit of a different blowing the budget situation. I originally bought a lovely sweet heart, A-Line, tafetta dress that I thought I loved. I didn’t need to do alterations and that was about $1000, I was thinking $500 as my budget.
But, a few months down the road, I decided to pull a 180 and go with lace, mermaid dress, which was about $400. The belt was about another $100
Now I have a Satin and Chiffon mermaid gown on the way for about $300.
I am way over my budget, however I’m trying to sell the other two so that I’m not going to have 3 weddings gowns sitting around for nothing.. Sigh.
Post # 51
I did the exact opposite! I got a free dress through the Brides Across America program even though my mom tried to buy me every single dress I tried on before that. 🙂
Post # 52
I didn’t! BUT, I easily could’ve if I dared try on any Reem Acra’s.
I know myself.. so I stayed away to eliminate feelings of guilt.
My dress came to just over $2000 with tax and being $1000 under the budget I set, I can spend the rest on shoes.
Post # 53
I orignally had 2,500 max for dress and alterations but my grandma surprised me with money for my dress so I am leaning toward romona keveza or ines di santo but I know they will end up 3-4 times more than intially planned.
Post # 54
A Bridal size 10 is about a street size 6-8, so it might not need many alterations.
Post # 55
@urbanriceball: I didn’t really have a budget, but I ended up with dress regret:( I lost the deposit on the first dress, rush fee and veil, so really I ended up spending over $1k more than I should have. Ughhh!
Post # 56
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Holy crap, that dress is beautiful!
I spent about 1% of my budget on my dress AND alterations. And our budget wasn’t huge (under 20k). Just got a killer deal. But I definitely drooled over Justice of the Peace and Claire Pettibone dresses….
Post # 57
@allyfally: omg where were you when i was dress shopping?!?!?
i seriously adored azalea, willow just felt like it fit my wedding/me more. but azalea is goooorge, i hope you get it so i can see a real wedding with it!
Post # 58
@Miss Leopard: Huh, I didn’t think about that. I also read somewhere that Justice of the Peace is based on UK sizing which runs 2 sizes smaller than US sizing, so it might not be as far off as I thought. Thank you!!
Post # 59
@gescot1: That’s my dress too! Totally worthy it, in my opinion. 🙂
Post # 60
@mu_t: Haha, probably right here!
Post # 61
@urbanriceball: yes i ordered a Justice of the Peace 16UK which is like a US 12. so if you’re a 6, UK10 would be good. I considered buying second hand but my dad of all people was really anti and just said to get it new. so he encouraged me and i blame him for it. ha.