(Closed) How much and by who? Share your dress experience with me! :)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did you pay for you dress?
    Under $500 : (23 votes)
    13 %
    $500 - $1,000 : (52 votes)
    30 %
    $1,000 - $1,500 : (43 votes)
    25 %
    $1,500 - $2,000 : (24 votes)
    14 %
    $2,000 - $2,500 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Over $2,500 : (25 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 5
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ll play 🙂 I just ordered my dress this weekend! I ordered the Enzoani Diana, and it was $2450, which included a flower sash that’s made for the dress. I went a bit over budget.  I had really wanted to stay under $2000, but as soon as I saw this dress in person I just knew it was for me.  I even slept on it for a few weeks, went to two other stores to try on other dresses and convince myself the Diana just wasn’t “my” dress.  I also tried the Diana on three different occasions, just to make SURE, lol. In the end, I knew I would regret it forever if I didn’t get it.  I just decided I would try to save money on other things (ex. flowers) because the dress is one of the most important things to me.

    As far as bargaining–I’m really not the best haggler.  But, I did call every store within driving distance that carried Diana to see what price they quoted me. If you can, I would HIGHLY suggest doing this.  I had quotes as much as $800 over what I ended up spending! It is truly insane how different the markups are at different locations.

    Post # 6
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @tati123: No problem. I was looking for something similar when I started dress shopping. All I had to go by for pricing was Say Yes to the Dress.

    I tried on 60ish dresses before finding my dress. I went back and forth between a few dresses before deciding on “the one”.


    Post # 7
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    How much did you pay? approx 1350.00….( 1500.80 with veil)

    Who/what company made your dress? Adorae – Sottero and Midgely 

    Any photos you can show me? This dress is 6 sizes to big! Haha My dress comes in in june!!!

     Advice: SHOP AROUND! I found this dress at two different stores with a $75 price difference.

    Post # 8
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I paid $1500 it’s by Mon Cheri Bridal. If you are looking for a good designer deal, try a second hand store, or an off the rack store.


    Post # 9
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    How much did you pay?

    $1,000 for the dress (I also got a lot of lace added on, and forgot how much we paid for that)

    Who/what company made your dress?

    Robin Jillian

    Sorry about the mess in the room. I was visiting my mom’s house and my suit case and stuff was on the ground.

    Post # 10
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I paid $850 + Tax…originally $1700 but got it as the floor sample that had just come in and it was last season

    Its a Mikaella

    Post # 11
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I paid $940 including the dress, veil, and earrings – dress is by Pattis.  It’s a sample sale so that definitely helped..the original price tag was $1600.00.  They had marked it down to $1300 and I kept talking them down (lol they asked me not to tell for obvious reasons).  I always go by the “if you don’t ask, you don’t get” mantra.  Good luck!  

    Post # 12
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    NotFroofy’s and my dresses were under $500 each.  We got them from a consignment store.  Mine was a David’s Bridal 5268:

    NotFroofy’s was an Emme Bridal (now Da Vinci Bridal), but we never figured out the style:

    In addition to saving money by buying from a consignment store, we got to try on the actual dresses in our sizes, and were able to take the dresses home the same day instead of waiting for months.

    Post # 13
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @pinkhorse: Mine’s Robin Jillian too! 🙂

    We paid $1,500 for it. 


    Post # 14
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    How much did you pay? 1600, but that doesn’t include any alterations, jewelry, etc, as I have not gotten the dress from the shop yet. It’ll be in sometime in June!

    Who/what company made your dress? Maggie Sottero – Ambrosia

    Any photos you can show me? Nope :/ I’m not posting any online until after the wedding so Fiance can’t find them hehe!

    Also, any advice on how to shop and get a better deal? I knew what dress I wanted over a year before we even got engaged, so I only know what I’ve heard from other brides … try on a bunch until you have that feeling, then wait a week to buy it. If the week passes and you haven’t gone crazy yet, then it’s not the dress. If you have gone crazy, order it.

    Post # 15
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I paid $1000 for my dress – pre alteration and accessories. Afterward it should be about $300 :(. Justin Alexander made my dress

    Post # 16
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011


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