(Closed) How much did your dress cost, and what percentage of your total budget is it?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much was your dress?
    Less than $500 : (23 votes)
    15 %
    $500-$1000 : (32 votes)
    21 %
    $1001-$2000 : (56 votes)
    38 %
    $2001-$3000 : (18 votes)
    12 %
    $3001-$4000 : (7 votes)
    5 %
    $4001-$5000 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    $5001-$8000 : (7 votes)
    5 %
    $8001-$10000 : (0 votes)
    $10001+ : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Our budget isn’t final yet, but my dress was $450 after tax, so about 2% of our current estimated budget. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My dress was $140 so about 1% of our estimated budget. 

    Post # 5
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My dress was $1200 plus tax + $350 in alterations. ~5% of our budget.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    dances123:  My dress is 3% of what we are spending on our wedding.

     

    ETA: not including our rings.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • 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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My dress was 15% of our wedding budget. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    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. 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  KitSnicket.
    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Plus alterations, I came in at exactly $800 for a sample gown.  About 4% of our budget.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Backyard Forest

    Not including alterations, my dress was under $600, and about 4% of our budget. I’m assuming 5-6% after the alterations. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Consigment dress is $1500 including alterations and accessories. That’s about 13 percent of our total budget. 

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - Winery

    $800 of a 10k budget. So 8%? I’m bad at math!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    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. 

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