Post # 1
When I started dress shopping I set my budget at $800 and quickly realized there was no way with the type of dress I wanted (formal with a train) and alterations I was ever going to stay in that budget.
I tried working things around a bit with the budget to make more room, but then I couldn’t find the right dress. I ended up going with seamstress who is custom-making a dress for me with parts of three different dresses….and I’m only spending $500 on the whole thing!
Were you way over or under you dress budget? How much did you spend? (dress and alterations)
Post # 3
My dress budegt was $600 (for everything- shoes, veil, alterations, bra- EVERYTHING).
My dress was $300
veil $0 (didn’t get one)
So, I spent $545 overall 🙂
Post # 4
While my mother’s gift to me is to pay for my wedding gown, I’ve never wanted to go over $800. I could care less about the designer, just as long as it looks good on me! I spent $350 on my Prom dress and always regretted it. I don’t want the same thing to happen for my wedding gown!
Post # 5
My wedding dress being more expensive then I had planned and it was $1,300 (but I absolutely love my dress!). However, for the rest of my items I possibly using my mother’s veil so that saves money, and I already have my under garments. Alterations were included when I purchased the dress so that is also saving money too!
Post # 6
usually $700, got on sale for $625
Post # 7
Dress: $300, marked down from $4500
Cleaning & Preservation: $700
Post # 8
Goal Dress Budget: Under $1000
Actual Cost: $1015…So close! (but I got a great deal on a veil so it’s all good)
Post # 9
Mine was $300 (originally $650). It was being discontinued and was off the rack (although didn’t appear to have been tried on since there was another in the same size that was used and abused) and I had a coupon I had picked up at a bridal show.
Alterations were about $75 or $100 (can’t remember exactly)
Post # 10
My wedding budget for the dress is $1,000 and budget for alteration is $300. It ended up being about $1,100. Alteration costs about $330.
Post # 11
Oui- fell in love… with a $3,000 dress… But my mom is paying for it. She saw the other dresses that were more in my budget- but I couldn’t take my mind off of the more pricey one. So she basically said that was her gift to me.
Post # 12
I am in the middle of looking for the dress! What a good idea Latte to take the best of several different gowns and making one unique gown for a great price with a seamstress!
As far as designers go, I am going to go and hunt down a store that sells Martina Liana (or is that liana martina? lol!) and Anjolique. I think they run about 1,500 or so? My budget right now is about 1200. Little wiggle room but not much.
Post # 13
My dress and veil cost about $2,000. Since my dress is classic and plain, Mikaella 1351, I decided to jazz it up a bit and got a platinum colored sash to go around the waste. It’s totally jewled and be-dazzled and definitely quenches my thirst for something shiny on my big day! I’m a street size 2/4 and am worried about the cost of alterations, as I ordered a size 8 dress and am pretty short (5’3). I know, I know, you always have to order up sizes when getting dresses, but I’m still worried since the dress was a little pricey for my budget!
Post # 14
I got a $500 BCBG dress on eBay for $49. Seriously. I love it.
Post # 15
I bought my $650 Davids Bridal dress from Ebay for $220 including shipping 🙂
Post # 16
ali-o – so jealous.
budget was $800, spent $1000.