(Closed) How much are you or would you pay for your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What will you or did you pay for your wedding dress?

    Under 500

    Under 1000

    1500-2000

    2000-3000

    Under 5000

    No budget

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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
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    2113 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    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
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    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
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    727 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
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    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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 # 25
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    10450 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Mine is just over $2000 before alterations, I’m ok with that.

    Post # 26
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
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    1007 posts
    Bumble bee

    I paid $499, but I probably would have paid up to $800.

    Post # 28
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    4027 posts
    Honey bee

    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
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    1037 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
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    349 posts
    Helper bee

    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. 

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