How much did you spend on your wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I’ll be shopping this month and hopefully decide on one by the end of next month, my wedding is this October. I’m setting a conservative budget of 15K, but am open to going up a little if I find “the” dress. 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I spent $250 on Ebay for my dress, and it was still brand new with tags! Originally it’s $800 but I thought that was too much, so I scoured Ebay and found it there, brand new! I still think it looks amazing, and I saved SO much money!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

My mom wanted to purchase my dress for me…it retails at $6K and was the only thing that wasn’t paid for by us.  Were I to buy my own gown, I think I would’ve spent more.

I had three outfits…one for a Laotian ceremony, one for a tea ceremony and my white dress.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

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diamondbeez :  I’m not sure the exact price of my ring, but I know it is around 25K. I’m contemplating not letting them know my exact budget because I’m a big believer that taste reflects more than the price of the item. We will see how the shopping goes. I think the ring should be more than your dress, the dress is only for one day. 🙂 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My dress was $1800.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I saw my dress RRP at something like $2800 when I fell in love with it but I couldn’t afford it. My budget was $500…. I was going simple. But completely randomly I found -the- dress on the last minute bride and it cost $1200. Right size, right colour. Seemed like a sign so I said “well the credit card IS for emergencies :p

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

My dress cost me $500 and I still felt like it was too much….it was perfect though. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

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diamondbeez :  My bad…I should’ve included it in my post..

0606

Bustled up…

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Post # 12
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Helper bee

My dress budget was $1000, but I ended up spending around $850. It still makes me sick that I spent so much on a dress I’ll wear once, but I love the dress and know I won’t regret it on the wedding day! It’s a Rebecca Ingram dress, which is a more affordable line under the Maggie & Sottero line. I can’t get a picture to upload, but it’s the Lauren style.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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diamondbeez :  I had 2 dresses – I spent $99 on my long dress from eBay. And then I spent maybe $10 for my second dress from a thrift store. Add in $20 bucks for alterations and another $20 or so for drycleaning and I got 2 dresses for under $200. LOVED them both!!

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Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I didn’t have a budget but the dress I chose was $3000. I didn’t look at prices at all but this was the dress and I was tired of dress shopping. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

My dress was $5700 CAD on sale. It should arrive in July – I can’t wait to have it in my size!

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