(Closed) Fell in love with a dress out of your budget?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, but it’s within the “reasonable” range outside of the budget ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not $7200 over.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

oh no! it happens a lot. however, at least you can feel good about purchasing a different dress since the st. pucchi is so out out of budget. don’t worry, you’ll find another that you love!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I did! I did! The first dress I tried on I saw in a magazine, and when I saw myself in it, I knew it was the dress for me. It was perfect. It was also about $3K over my budget. I seriously contemplated re-arranging the budget to accommodate this dress. My husband (FI then) even agreed to it because he said my face lit up when I talked about it. I tried on several more dresses after that appointment, and I knew the first was the one. And like, I tried on a TON of dresses.

But, I just couldn’t justify spending that much on a dress. I ended up going with a tea-length simple dress that I loved (not quite as much, but I did truly feel beautiful in it). But, I wasn’t able to purchase a gown-gown without getting the first one out of my head. Sigh.

When girls face this dilemma, I usually tell them “No matter what on your wedding day, you’ll feel beautiful.” I’m pretty sure that most girls could wear the best dress they have in their closet right now on their wedding day and still feel amazing. I completely understand brides who go for the dream dress. BUT, I also think that it’s okay to not get the dream dress and settle on something that’s a very, very good choice for the sake of saving the money. You truly do only wear the dress once, and the money you save could be put toward something else that will last forever. Like photos ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I tried on a similar St.Pucchi dress without knowing the price…Also $8K. I As soon as I heard the price took it off right away and didn’t let myself even consider it. Good thing they didnt let me take a photo, so I have no clear memories of the dress. My suggestion : Get rid of the photo. Don’t think about it. Keep telling yourself no dress is worth that much.

You’ll find another dress you’ll love. Watters has some dresses with a similar flower petal motif if you like that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I did! And I moved the wedding in order to be able to afford it. That’s an option, too.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That happened just now.  I found a store that carried the dress of dreams (I made a post about a day or two ago).  I look stunning in it and they can order it in plenty of time for my wedding.  The only problem is that it is 3 times the cost I wanted to spend on a dress.  Now I’m torn.  Because while that goes exceedingly outside my budget, it is still attainable…but it may hurt me later.  My dream dress is $900.  I was hoping to find something I liked for $350 or less.  Perhaps I was unrealistic, but I really don’t want to spend more on a dress than I did my computer!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Would you consider trying to find a sample dress so it would be cheaper?  It will have some wear and tear from brides trying it on but it should be cheaper.

Or what about seeing if a fellow bride has this dress and is welling to sell it to you.

I know, girls want the brand new dress but if you really love this dress maybe you could consider other options to make this dress the one you could afford.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes that hapened to me!!!!!  I had always told myself that I never wanted to spend over $1000 for a dress (actually first thought more like $500, but this was before I was engaged and realized how much most dresses really cost) However, after flipping thru my very first bridal magazines, I found “the one”…a beautiful Jim Hjelm lace vneck, EVERYTHING I wanted….I don’t know the exact price, but it’s at least $3500 ๐Ÿ™       I hadn’t tried it on, so I convinced myself that it might not look that good….

so I started looking at other dresses, but it seemed like no one else compared to this dress….if Fiance (or mom) had said it was okay to get the expensive dress, I prob would have…. I have found a dress very similar and 1/7 of the price!!!!!!!!! I’m going dress shopping next week, so I hope it looks as good as I imagine it to! 

but I agree with chapstick in that you’ll feel beautiful no matter what….afterall, you are marrying the man of your dreams!!

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