(Closed) Having a debate with FH how much did you spend on your dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How Much Have you spend
    Under $500 : (49 votes)
    18 %
    $501- $1000 : (98 votes)
    36 %
    $1001 and over : (129 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 32
    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    @mishelleez: Make him watch Say Yes to the Dress, then he’ll see that people other than celebs pay much much more for a dress.

    Post # 33
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My dress was about $730….with veil, shoes and other stuff it came to around $1,000


    For three dresses you spent $1,100 and you’re Fiance is upset? He’s crazy! hah

    Post # 34
    7 posts
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Multi dress bride, I spent $1900

    Post # 35
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    One dress bride for $550 from $1700.  I think it all depends on your budget.  our budget is 7500 so 550 was reasonable

    Post # 36
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Multi-dress bride here also, I spent $1000 total.  My FH was very good about the cost, he told me “I don’t care how much you spend, you will only get to wear a wedding dress once.”  He is so sweet…. and he knows me very well, he knows that I would rather have 20 pairs of shoes than spend $6000 on a dress, LOL.

    Post # 37
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I only spent $76 on my dress including shipping!

    Post # 38
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m a 2 dress bride…I got a great deal and spent 1340.00 for a Maggie & Mori Lee bridal gown….MY FI’s “budget” for me was like $500.00….but he was j/k…I think.  He was actually pretty funny about it too….b/c he would make comments when we would see the DB commercials advertising the 99 dress sale and he would say something like you could have bought 13 dresses!!!! 


    Post # 39
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    And this is why my Fiance does not know and never will know how much my dress cost! I saved for a year to buy my dress (which cost a month’s salary), and I’m incredibly proud that I did that – it’s my money, I’ll spend it how I please. My friends expect a certain level of style from me, and it was important to me that I deliver that. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t read Vogue, so I felt it was worth it to have the most beautiful dress I possible could. 

    I don’t expect a straight man to understand – he thinks that £200 is a reasonable amount to spend on a games console. I think my life is, and always has been, complete without games consoles, and that’s an obscene amount to spend on a totally frivolous device. (My Kenwood Chef, however, is a totally justified and sensible purchase ;p) 

    I really think there are some things that men should never know, and the cost of your wedding dress is one of them!

    Post # 40
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Mine was $1200…It certainly seems like you got a good deal, most guys have no clue about the cost of clothes in general!

    Post # 41
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think the perspective on this depends a LOT on what your total wedding budget is! For example, if your total wedding budget is $5000, then yeah, $1100 is going to seem like a pretty sizeable chunk to spend on a dress (or 3 dresses). But if your total wedding spending is $50,000, suddenly $1100 seems like chump change. 🙂

    Post # 42
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine was $70 at a vintage clothing store.

    Post # 43
    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I bought the sample dress at the salon and got it for $920.  If we had ordered it, it would have been $1200. 

    Post # 44
    2530 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    MY dress cost about $850 and then my alterations were almost $300 so I spent about $1150 total!

    Post # 45
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I think he’s crazy! That’s a very good price for 3 dresses, I spent more than that just on one dress!

    Post # 46
    13563 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    My dress budget was $1500 but I ended up finding my dream dress for $800!

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