(Closed) How do you feel about expensive wedding dresses? story…

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do?
    go and try on styles and find one similar for cheaper : (30 votes)
    38 %
    buy an expensive dream bridal dress : (15 votes)
    19 %
    not even go there as you may end up falling for an expensive dress : (33 votes)
    41 %
    other : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    2691 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    For that price I would rather wear a really nice white evening gown to stay in budget personally.

    You seem pretty set in price so I wouldn’t try on dresses above that, not because you won’t love them but because you seem pretty intent on keeping to a certain amount.

    Post # 17
    Member
    416 posts
    Helper bee

    There are also reputable online bridal stores like bestbridalprices.com or rkbridal.com which I totally recommend (they are authentic, not replicas) which can sell dresses closer to cost since they have less overhead. I’d only suggest doing this if you’ve actually tried on the dress you want to purchase at another store first. They often give significant credit for veils and other accessories. The dress I wanted was $1800-2000 in stores, but I was able to get the dress, a veil, headpiece and after wedding cleaning for $1400.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  viridianx.
    Post # 18
    Member
    533 posts
    Busy bee

    Check bridal consignment shops.  

    Also where ever you go, talk to your consultant, tell her (or him) your price range and other criteria. A good consultant won’t waste everyone’s time  ( including their own) with unrealistic dresses.

    Post # 19
    Member
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    CazzieCoo:  If your budget is set in stone, don’t go to the more expensive shops. Only try on dresses within your budget, and after you buy it don’t try any more on.  If it’s got a bit of wiggle room, then go for it. 

    I started looking before I got engaged and bought my dress for $99 online. When it arrived it fit and I looked good in it- so I kept it and never tried on another. And I don’t regret it a bit. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    614 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would strongly recomdend not trying on any dresses outside of your budget a lot of people fall into this trap and end up blowing their budget

    Post # 21
    Member
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Ok I recognize that I am still looking at a difference in budgets but I wanted a designer dress. I fell in love with Lazaro dresses (all priced around $6-7K and my budget was under $2K) so I tried them on in a shop and then found the one I fell in love with online for $1750! So did I waste the salespeople’s time? Yeah, sadly I did. But I got the in-store shopping experience that I wanted, found my gorgeous dress and stuck to my budget! So I say it was worth it.

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