(Closed) Dress Designers by Price Range

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

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trishthedish23 :  Have you tried out The Knot “Lookbook” app? It has pictures of dresses and gives a price estimate for them. For example, dresses with “$$” cost about $601-$1,500. That helped me get an idea. Also, when I was setting up bridal appointments, many websites gave a range of what their dresses typically cost.

Edited to add: If $2,000 is your budget for dress, accessories, and alterations, just keep that in mind when looking. It can add up 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised though that dresses were less expensive then I thought! (I’m a Say Yes To the Dress addict, and was nervous that $5,000 was really the norm.)

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Maggie Sottero, Mon Cheri and Morilee are all affordable.

When I was looking for my dress that’s what I tried on mostly and my sophia tolli was $1600 ish before alterations.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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trishthedish23 :  My budget was $1500 and I tried on Allure and Maggie Sottero

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I agree with the recommendation for looking on The Knot. I wanted the dress to cost as close to $1,000 as possible. I tried on Morilee, Allure, Essense of Australia, and Stella York. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Also if you call wedding dress shops you can just ask them directly the price range of their dresses, they will be honest with you and then you know that you won’t waste a trip. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree about asking the shops and also telling them your price range upfront. I went to 5 different stores and gave them a $1200 limit and had 4 to 6 dresses to try on at each shop from various designers. There are also trunk shows to check out if it interests you. Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful experience.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Simply Luxe in Algonquin (the best service by far!), Kathryns Bridal in McHenry (Great selection under 2k), and Demetrios in Schaumburg (just had the right dress for me!)! I ended up buying mine at Demetrios. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

The person who brought up the cost of alterations makes an good point.

If your budget is $2,000 is that for the dress alone, or for the dress + alterations, shapewear, shoes, and accessories?

FYI: even simple alterations can be costly, on my dress which is very simple, it cost $350 for my alterations, which was just to shorten the hemline by 2 inches and add buttons and loops for a bustle.  The bodice of my dress was a perfect fit, so I was surprised how expensive simple alterations cost!

If you want to stay under $2,000 for everything, just be upfront with your bridal consultant when you meet her. “My budget is X, and that includes for alterations and the other stuff.”

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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trishthedish23 :  here comes the bride in Addison!! TONS of gorgeous designer dresses in that price range. That was my price range and where I ended up getting my Martina Liana. They have Allure and many others as well!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

WTOO, Willoughby by Watters, Enzoani Blue and Rebecca Ingram, also have dresses in your range.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

In addition to those others have mentioned, Eddy K makes nice quality dresses and many fall in your price range! I tried some of his on and I know they carry a few of his designs in BHLDN. Also St. Patrick by Pronovias I believe? 

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