Post # 1
i tried on dresses today and fell IN LOVE with the enzoani gali dress….i am fuller figured and never thought a mermaid style would fit me so well….it was absolutely breath taking!!! until i saw the price tag of $2300.00, plus tax and whatever alterations would cost and a extra 200.00 rushing fee…. so were looking at about 3k! My budget for a dress originally was set at 1500 including alterations…….. then i came accross the mori lee blu 4866 which is more of a ruffled ballgown, with a much better price that will be under budget! So bees, was it worth it or do you regret it? Sitting down in the first one wasnt as comfortable as the 2nd i have to admit…and it wasnt quite as easy to walk in either….Im going back on Sunday with my mom & Sis, we shall see what happens 🙂
Post # 3
Not way over, but I was over. My budget was 1500. Ended up spending 1800 – but it hasn’t been altered yet.
Post # 4
I actually had a budget of 1200 and found a dress for 600! I think if you can afford the splurge by nixing or reducing other aspects of the wedding (flowers, beer/wine, or cheaper invitations what-have-you) then sure. If you dont think you can overspend that much then I say go with a cheaper/similar dress! I’m sure you look stunning in either!
Post # 5
The Gali is GORGEOUS! You can’t even compare it to the Mori Lee dress. They are in different categories. And Enzoani quality is just superb, (I wore Enzoani).
I came in very under budget but would have splurged for the right dress. I set a budget of $3K and ended up getting my Enzoani dress for around $1500.
Post # 6
I spend double on my dress. I was shaking and in tears freaking out that I fell in love with this dress but my mom insisted.
Post # 7
The dress was important to me but not important enough to cut down on other aspects of the wedding. This is probably the most important dress you will ever buy. But, it’s also just a dress amoungst a 100 other important aspects of the wedding.
Post # 8
I had a budget of under $800 w/alterations. My grandma told me she would buy my dress so I splurged!
Post # 9
I went WAY over. I spent a little over 3k more than my budget not including alterations. Yikes written out sounds so bad!
Post # 10
Yep! Sure did! I had a budget of $500 and was going to buy a China dress. In the end I fell in love with a dress that cost $1500 incl tax, and thank god I only need to shorten the hem for alterations. So prolly no more than $1600? I only relented because I knew if I was to buy one in store, that’s how much I would have spent anyway.
Post # 11
My dress was $200 over budget so not too bad. But then I went and bought a day aftr dress for $600. woops. =P
Post # 12
My budget was $1200. My dress was $1000 and my alterations were $300…so after alterations, Yes I went over budget
Post # 13
I went to the absolute last dollar of the budget I had. I would have gone over with alterations but the salon is doing them for free because of a mix-up.
Post # 14
I didn’t try on any dresses that were $100+ over my budget… thank goodness! Because I probably would’ve fallen in love with it!
Post # 15
My budget was also 1500 and I ended up spending 2200 without alterations. My older sister said she would pay for the alterations which I am so thankful for 🙂 I say, if you LOVE the dress and can afford it, go for it!
Post # 16
I went over, but not really because my mom paid the difference for me. Originally the dress I bought was just under my budget, but that was a big fiasco and I returned it. when I found a new one it was about $500 over, but my mom knew I couldn’t really afford to pay it all, so she offered.