Post # 17
@soinlove79: I love telling this story, because to me, it’s almost magical. I got my $2300 Enzoani gown brand new for $400. I was just browsing the internet and I found preownedweddingdresses.com and I was looking around on the site. The dress was my size, new with tags. It was being sold by a bridal shop. A bride has ordered it and than cancelled the order, and the shop just wanted to dump it. I took a gamble and it is amazing. Needed a few alterations, but after it’s all done, I got a couture dress for $600!
Post # 18
I set my budget at 1500 because that’s how much I would be willing to save for a dress. The one I love is 1200.
Post # 19
I budgeted about $1000 for dress + accessories + alterations. So far I’ve spent $650 on the dress (once wed Pronovias Petunia, yay ebay!).
Post # 20
Max 4500 but only if it were out of this world, most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m hoping 3500. I can’t imagine spending tens of thousands dollars like they do sometimes on TV… I get stressed out just watching it!
Post # 21
I can’t vote either. I paid $1000 for mine (bought the sample, original was aoubt $1200), plus tax and about $250 of alterations. So about $1400. WAY more than I wanted to spend, but I don’t think I went shopping with a realistic budget for what I wanted.
Post # 22
Hoping to pay under $2000. Will pay up to $4000 so long as I can sell it (so it would have to be a designer brand that is easily resellable)
Post # 23
I was hoping to stay around $1000, fell in love with a dress for $1100 and was willing to order it until I found out it was discontinued, so I bought the sample for $350. I think I’d have gone up to $1500 if I’d needed to, I had a hard time finding dresses I liked.
Post # 24
Oops! Sorry I left out that grouping!
Post # 25
Mine is just over $2000 before alterations, I’m ok with that.
Post # 26
I got lucky… I had saved $2000 for a dress, and was totally willing to pay up to that much, but I found my perfect dress for under $500! Boom! 🙂
Post # 27
I paid $499, but I probably would have paid up to $800.
Post # 28
I went in initially saying no more than $600. But honestly, I had a terrible experience at David’s Bridal and I didn’t like any of their dresses in that price line. So I went to the 2 other shops in town. Given they were higher end boutiques, I bumped my budget to $1000. That honestly wouldn’t have bought any dress in the store because they started at $1500. Fortunately, one of the stores was having a sample sale and I got my Casablanca Couture gown for $950 with tax (regular $1700). With alterations it came to $1,280 (the scalloped edge lace was pricey to hem).
Post # 29
My budget is $1,000… but I’m expecting/hoping to only have to pay $800. *fingers crossed* My first dress shopping trip is in 3 weeks!
Post # 30
Mine is $407 and alterations are around $65. Honestly, for my budget, it’s a bit more than I wanted to spend, but I’m super happy with my dress!
Post # 31
My daughter’s dress would fall into the missing price category, $1,000 – $1,500. It was $1,165 with taxes; no idea how much alterations will be until it comes in next month. Our budget was $1,500 with alterations and accessories, so it looks like we met that goal.