(Closed) Did you buy a ridiculously Priced Wedding Gown?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you buy a Ridiculously Priced Dress?

    Totally Ridiculous - Over $7000

    Ridiculous - $5000 -7,000

    Not Quite Ridiculous - $3000-5000

    Average - $1000-3000

    Budgeting - $1000$ or under

  • Post # 62
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @meliss — It’s the L783.  Fancy name for a dress, right?  @hilsy — I know!  Not many Romona Keveza brides that I’ve come across on here.  I actually kind of like that though… having a dress that is not a clone to every other bride out there isn’t such a bad thing.

    Post # 63
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    1509 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @meliss – Were you happy with how she did the alterations on your Vera Wang in the end?  I’m really crossing my fingers that after paying so much the dress fits me perfectly…

    Post # 64
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @hilsy85 – Haha! No worries, I’m flattered. I posted some on my newlyweds thread but they’re from the guests’ cameras, I can’t even really see my dresses. I’m looking forward to seeing your RK as well, I’m sure it’s beautiful.

    Post # 65
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    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I am having a destination wedding in Thailand and then at a big at home reception. The dress had to travel and be outdoors and I like sheath styles so I was looking for something more simple. I tried on dresses ranging from $600(J Crew) to $4400 (Vera Wang) and many in between. I ended up with a $2100 Alix and kelly dress that I love! I don’t know how much alterations will be yet, and my shoes were a splurge at $550. I loved the higher priced Vera Wang, but it was tulle with beading and was extremely delicate. I knew I would destroy it in my travels!

    I think my dress is reasonable for my wedding. It was only 5% of my wedding budget.

    Post # 66
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i went into to dress shopping witha budget (incl alterations) to be around 5,000. i actually wound up going to the running of the brides in nyc and found a GORGEOUS dress that was significantly LESS than what i was planning for. i couldnt leave without it! i know, bc of my height being 4’11, the alterations will cost a fortune but thats ok.

    my biggest splurge will be wedding shoes. i did purchase a badgely mischka pair in purple for the reception but am planning on getting a pair of louboutins for the church πŸ™‚ im definitely a shoe girl more than anything! some would say that would be ridiculous but i do agree that “to each their own” πŸ˜‰

    Post # 67
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    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Yup definitely ridiculous… although I got it for 15% off at a trunk show… Christos Desiree.  We spent $3570 (no tax since my Dad was paying over the phone from out of state… woohoo!) down from $4200 plus tax at the bridal salon.  I looked at dresses all over the pay scale from $295-$7000 but Desiree was my one true love πŸ™‚

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    Post # 68
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    639 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i definitely spent what i consider to be a “ridiculous” amount on my dress at just under $3000, but I paid for it myself and as my mom told me when I was debating about whether to spend that much or not: I’m frugal in practically every other aspect of my life, I get to splurge a little on my wedding day, right?

    Post # 69
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My budget for my dress was $600. My dress was exactly $600. (Not including $240 in alterations)  I could not justify spending more than that for a dress I won’t ever wear again. I absolutely loved my dress. πŸ™‚

    Post # 70
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i tried on dresses and this one i fell in love with.. i didnt care about the price.. but i got lucky.. the tag said 849, but since the floor one fit me PERFECT she let me buy it for 600! and she cleaned and pressed it so it was like brand new. its a small shop so i cant imagine too many people tried it on!

    Post # 71
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Post # 72
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @zippylef– your dress is GORGEOUS!!!

    Post # 73
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My dress was $600, $800 after alterations, but I love it! πŸ™‚

    Post # 74
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I originally never thought I’d spend more than $1000, and found a dress around that price.  But of course my tastes ended up changing wildly to an Amy Michelson dress that was out of my reach for $5400.  I saw it on the boards here at some point and became obssessed with it!  I got super lucky and found a sample in perfect condition so it was a great price.  But that added with the cost of the first dress which I haven’t sold yet is ridiculous to me, although it falls into the “not quite ridiculous” category.

    Post # 75
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My dress was $999, and I had a $1,000 budget! Even that is probably too much to spend since we are on a 9,000 dollar budget for the whole wedding! This price does not incldue alterations though, and I will probably have to pay a couple hundred in alterations since I bought the sample.

    It’s so funny I ended up with this dress because I wanted something layered and tiered. I had my heart set on an Aire Barcelona dress. However, I tried on this simple number and simply fell in love. I think it’s the pockets that did it to me.

    I couldn’t imagine spending any more on my dress… especially since I am doing a trash the dress photo shoot with my photographer after the wedding. πŸ™‚

     

    Sorry about the horrible, crappy and HUGE cell phone pic, but this is a picture of it on me from the back. the train is actually WAYYYY longer than it looks on the model. πŸ™‚ So stoked.

    Wish I could go ON AND ON about how I want to do my hair, the shoes I will wear, blah blah blah…. πŸ™‚

    Post # 76
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I agree that you should say that it’s totally ridiculous to spend X amount on a dress. Each to their own..if you can afford it, then go for it…it’s a personal thing.

    I personally did spend a “ridiculous” amount on my dress (well over $10K), and I LOVE IT! Here is a picture of it. It’s an Oscar de La Renta:

     

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