(Closed) Dress Budget?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What is/was your dress budget? Not including alterations.
    $0 - $500 : (33 votes)
    16 %
    $501 - $1000 : (63 votes)
    30 %
    $1001 - $2500 : (69 votes)
    33 %
    $2501 - $5000 : (25 votes)
    12 %
    $5001 - $10 000 : (14 votes)
    7 %
    $10 001 - $15 000 : (0 votes)
    $15 001 and up! : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Other... Because there has to be an other. Please Explain : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @PennyLainne:

    I chose $0-500 but $400 would be difficult for me to swallow personally.

    Post # 5
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I planned to keep costs down and spend about $600-$1000, but I ended up spending about $1600.  And my bridal salon is hemming the dress for free, no other alterations should be needed. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Mine was $2,000

    Post # 7
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I set my maximum at $1,000. I found a sample gown I was in love with and got it for a whopping $252 (normal retail price would have been $1,100).

    🙂

    Post # 8
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @PennyLainne:

     

    Thanks!  I had not heard of this one.

    Post # 9
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    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I thought $2k was like the minimum one could spend, but then I realized I’ve been brainwashed by SYTTD. So now I’m aiming for $1k-$1.5k.

    Post # 10
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    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My budget was 5k, but I found an awesome Alita Graham gown for $400 at CSB and just had to buy it. That money will come in handy for the downpayment on our house!

    Post # 11
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    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I told the saleswoman not to even show me anything over 3k (of course she did anyway, but thats beside the point, haha). My main goal was to not pay full price for whatever I ended up with.

    The dress I ended up choosing was tagged at 2300 but I got it on sale for 1900.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Budgeted $2500 but found The Dress at $549.

    Post # 13
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My budget was $1,500 and I spent $1,900 before tax. It’s a beautiful dress though and worth the extra money.

    Post # 14
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I budgeted £2500 ($4000ish) and was willing to spend up to £4000 ($6000ish) for the right dress, but found a fabulous local dressmaker who is making me my dress and quite a lot of the trimmings (petticoats, corset and hat) for £1500 ($2400).

    Post # 15
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    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    my limit for myself is under $2000 for dress and alterations… and hopefully we keep it under that with accessories too

    Post # 16
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    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I budgeted $1000 for mine.  I paid around $800.  My parents bought me a wedding dress for a wedding that never happened (broken engagement about 3 years ago)…and I wanted to get a different dress than the one “intended” for that marriage.  I couldn’t bring myself to pay more than $1000 since it was a second dress, and I couldn’t ask my parents to help since they were so nice in buying the first one.  Sometimes I wish I’d have shopped around a bit more though!

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