(Closed) Did you splurge and go WAY over budget on your wedding dress???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not way over, but I was over. My budget was 1500. Ended up spending 1800 – but it hasn’t been altered yet.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a budget of under $800 w/alterations. My grandma told me she would buy my dress so I splurged!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My budget was $1200. My dress was $1000 and my alterations were $300…so after alterations, Yes I went over budget

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

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