(Closed) Dress budget vs reality

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

My budget was 1500 euros, and I refused to try on any dress which was over that price. I was slightly under after I bought the dress and the veil. Alteration were included, which helped a lot. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My budget was $1,000 for the dress. I got my dress for around $900, but after taxes, adding extra length, and undergarments it was around $1,100.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My budget was £1,000 and my dress was £887 including alterations plus £38.70 for my veil (with a 10% discount for buying it with my dress) so I was very happy!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My budget was $200, I ended up getting my dress for just $75 though

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

My budget was £2500 (although I was willing to spend up to £4000 if necessary). My dress (including corset, underskirts, two alternate skirts and a miniature tricorne hat) was £1500.

Veil was another £550 and shoes totalled up to £600 (custom-made shoes plus crystals) so I ended up just over my dress budget for the whole outfit.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MabelleBliss:  Sweet!  I love finding cheap and gorg dresses!!

I didn’t really have a budget but I figured 1k would probably cover everything.  I found a dress for 35$.  To be fair I’m having some extra details added and will have the seamstress create a complimentary veil.  But why not, lol 35$$$$$!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I blew my budget by so much it’s ridiculous I actually don’t even want to admit it.  😛  Let’s just say, it will now be the biggest expense of our wedding.  Whoops.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Laitka:  OOH! Now I really, really wanna know!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I also blew my budget… I was budgeted $5k and ended up spending double. Let’s just say I am a sales persons dream.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My budget was $1000 for dress and alterations.  Thanks to a sample sale, I got my dress for $180.  Alterations are going to be $350.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I came in waaaay under budget, and thanks to a sample sale, I was able to get a $5k+ Kenneth Pool for much less than list price.  With alterations though, I will come close to my budget.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SpecialSundae:  I think it was more that I had unrealistic expectations!  I didn’t really have a “budget” but I ideally wanted to spend $2k on a dress.  I spent over $6k so 3 times what I intended.  Plus $350 on a veil because I fell in love with it.  Sigh.  I’m a sucker and an impulse shopper.  Our wedding budget is $20k not including rings so it’s over a quarter of our budget on a dress.

@mstellah:  haha me too.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My budget was $500 (not including alterations), but was willing to go up after months of searching. Luckily, at a last ditch effort, found my dress for $125. My Fiance was very pleased. LoL

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was overbudget. My entire dress (+ everything else with it) was 2000 euros but in the end, my dress alone was 2100 euro. Because I was already overbudget, I made sure to pick a cheaper veil/shoes/ etc. though and in the end, the whole thing was about 2800 euro:)

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