Post # 32
I’ve had several dream dresses, Oscar de la Renta 12E04, ML Candy, several Lazaro gowns, BHLDN Isadora and the Olivia Wilde Reem….. I couldnt get them all but I got 2 of my dream dresses 🙂 I fell in love with Lazaro gowns, found my dream lazaro dress preloved and bought it for $1600…. Didn’t need alterations! SCORE! Almost 70% off!!!
Then I found a cute litte charity shop called Church Street Bridal, I was looking for a reception dress and lo and behold ML Candy comes in, for, wait for it, $200 AND the profits go to help battered women and children? Sold. This will beed about $100 in alterations but w/e I have about $13k worth in dresses and spent less than 2k!!!!
My lazaro, and I can’t find the pictures of myself in Candy 🙁
Post # 33
I effin love that first dress you put up.
Post # 34
At times I feel horrid that I am spending $1500 + alterations = close to $2000 on my dream dress. My older Sister/MOH was horrified that I was spending that much.
But my MOH/Sister & Hubby to Be both agree that my dress is everything I could dream of. I would almost say we had love at first sight.
Post # 35
@MichiganGirl24: Kinda. The dresses I had been looking at were around $2500 and while I loved them (and still do), I just couldn’t justify spending that much money on a dress that I’d only wear once. My parents bought my gown and even though they didn’t really set a limit on the price I would have felt weird with a gown that cost that much. When I found my dress I fell in love with it first for the way it looked (similar to what I had been lusting after) and secondly the price which was $900.
Post # 36
I wanted “Lauren” from Badgely Mishka – it was one of the first dresses I ever saw on SYTTD, and I loved it. Until I found out it was $9K. I was actually planning how I could possibly afford it when I discovered Pronovias on a google search. Thank God – that original dress is more than the cost of my entire Destination Wedding.
Post # 37
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
Yep, my dream Vera Wang was five times more expensive than the Enzoani dress I bought. It would have taken over half the wedding budget!!
Post # 38
I didn’t have a dream dress per se, but even before I was engaged there were 3 dresses that I knew I really liked just from looking at photos of them online. Coincidentally they were worn by 3 fashion bloggers whom all were married between 1-3 years ago. I had all 3 dresses saved in my picture files on both my phone and iPad. ‘The One’ ended up being one of the 3 dresses. 🙂
Post # 39
@MichiganGirl24: I bought my dream dress. 🙂 I knew I always wanted a strapless ball gown with bling and that’s exactly what I got. It cost about $1500 with alterations. My budget for the dress, shoes, veil, alterations, and jewelry was $2000 and that’s how much everything cost. I got to spend more on my dress because I got everything else so cheap.
Post # 40
i don’t have a dream dress because I fall in love with all couture gowns that are elaborately beaded and glamorous
But I did go over my budget and choose the dress that was more expensive out of my top two choices
one choice was a replica of this $10k dress
But I couldn’t stop thinking about this dress so I had to choose it
Post # 41
I bought my dream dress even though it was out of my price range ($1800 vs. $1200). Not sorry at all.
Post # 42
I went with something very cost effective. One of the biggest factors besides cost was also time.
Post # 43
I don’t believe in TRUE dream dresses until you’ve tried it on. It could be your nightmare dress once it’s off the model in the photo and on your body!
Annnnd, since I believe that, and I refused to try on dresses that weren’t budget-possible, NO! I bought the absolute best, most favorite dress that I tried on!
Post # 44
@MichiganGirl24: I don’t think I had a “dream” dress, but I went a few hundred bucks over budget and splurged on this gorgeous private label lace gown that I felt so beautiful in. There were a couple of Pronovias gowns that came in close seconds and thirds, but the dress I chose is definitely the one! Can’t wait to be reunited with the customized one in 6 months!
Post # 45
I didn’t really have a “dream dress” but there was one dress that I really liked at a local boutique. It was a private label design, but it was $1,800 ($800 over my initial budget). So, I passed it up and ended up finding my dress the next weekend at a sample sale.
I bought my Casablanca Couture for $900 (reg $1700).
Post # 46
I tried on a few dresses that are very similar to my dream dress. Same type of bodice, material, etc. They just weren’t “the one”. So, I think I would love my dream dress even if I purchased it without trying it on first.