(Closed) Did anyone else blow the the budget on your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

A Bridal size 10 is about a street size 6-8, so it might not need many alterations.

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@allyfally:  omg where were you when i was dress shopping?!?!?

 

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@urbanriceball:  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 # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gescot1:  That’s my dress too!  Totally worthy it, in my opinion.  🙂

Post # 60
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mu_t:  Haha, probably right here!

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@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.

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