Post # 1
I’ve seen a similar post about rings, but I haven’t seen one about dresses (sorry if I missed it!).
Mine cost a little over $2000, so it’s about 10% of my budget. Pretty much every part of my wedding has cost twice as much as I originally envisioned, lol.
Post # 2
Our budget isn’t final yet, but my dress was $450 after tax, so about 2% of our current estimated budget.
Post # 4
My dress was $140 so about 1% of our estimated budget.
Post # 5
My dress was $1200 plus tax + $350 in alterations. ~5% of our budget.
Post # 6
dances123: My dress is 3% of what we are spending on our wedding.
ETA: not including our rings.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
dances123: $2000 with tax and plus-size charge, so it’s coming in at about 6% of the budget. Although, my wedding dress was not part of our budget. I had a separate account I was putting money in specifically for my dress.
Post # 8
My dress was 15% of our wedding budget.
Post # 9
My dress was $1234 (yes really!) after tax and a trunk show discount. After veil and alterations, I’m estimating $1500. I’m not including shoes because I plan to pick some that I can wear whenever.
Our total estimated budget is around $6000. Our reception is a brunch reception for 30 at a nice restaurant. Our ceremony cost is $200 for a park ceremony (plus renting 20 chairs) and our reception cost is food + a $200 private room rental.
So that would put my dress at 25% of the budget! It sounds like a lot, but part of the reason why we downsized the wedding as a whole was to be able to afford our essentials – dream dress, photography, and amazing food.
Edit: $6000 does not include honeymoon, although we are not taking a real trip – just spending a week at a family-owned condo at the beach about an hour from where we’re getting married, so we’ll only need food/gas.
Post # 10
Plus alterations, I came in at exactly $800 for a sample gown. About 4% of our budget.
Post # 11
Not including alterations, my dress was under $600, and about 4% of our budget. I’m assuming 5-6% after the alterations.
Post # 12
Consigment dress is $1500 including alterations and accessories. That’s about 13 percent of our total budget.
Post # 13
My dress was around $4700 so over 5k with alterations and if I get a veil. We don’t really have a budget so I don’t know the percentage.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2015 - Winery
$800 of a 10k budget. So 8%? I’m bad at math!
Post # 15
dances123: I found a $3k dress for $900+$1000 for alterations…so $1900, which equates to about 3% of our budget. I think they are supposed to be about 3-4% of budget.