Post # 1
My overall dress budget was $2500.
Total ended up being $2800 for the dress, $300 for alterations (so far).
They chucked in a $250 veil for free. I cringed spending so much, but after trying on over 50 dresses that did nothing for me, I decided it was worth it to feel amazing.
What was your budget and did you go over or under?
Post # 3
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
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
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
My budget was $200, I ended up getting my dress for just $75 though
Post # 7
My budget was £2500 (although I was willing to spend up to £4000 if necessary). My dress (including corset, underskirts, two alternate skirts and a miniature tricorne hat) was £1500.
Veil was another £550 and shoes totalled up to £600 (custom-made shoes plus crystals) so I ended up just over my dress budget for the whole outfit.
Post # 8
@MabelleBliss: Sweet! I love finding cheap and gorg dresses!!
I didn’t really have a budget but I figured 1k would probably cover everything. I found a dress for 35$. 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
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
@Laitka: OOH! Now I really, really wanna know!
Post # 11
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
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
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
@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
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
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:)