(Closed) How much did/will your wedding dress cost?

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 92
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Budgeted:  800 (for everything but shoes)

Dress: 299 (on sale from 500 at David’s)

Veil, Sash, Head piece:  170

Slip: 34.99 (Victoria’s Secret coupons!!) 

Alterations: Since not many dresses are made for the 5’3" bride :-/ my dress will need hemed… but it’s PERFECT otherwise!

Shoes: 89.99 (so didn’t want to spent that much but I fell in love with a pair of pink and white swirled BCBG’s!!)

Total: 593.98!!  SO UNDER BUDGET!

Post # 93
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hmm, we didn’t really have a budget and I started out by just trying dresses on to see which styles I liked. That’s when I fell in love with a $3900 Carolina Herrera. Just as I was about to splurge, Saks announced it was closing all the bridal salons, so I got the dress half off, and a veil with a blusher half off too. For both it was about $2000 and I think alterations will be in the $300 range.

Post # 94
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I bought an Ines di Santo that cost over $5000, however I asked to buy the store sample and got it for $3200. My  budget was about $3000.  I figure there will be some alterations to take the sample in (a little too big) and shorten the hem.

Post # 95
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

 My budget was originally $3000, I found a Pronovias that I LOVED for $2200 in a salon and then decided to buy it on OnceWed for $1000 even! Got to love that. And it’s in my size, although the bride I’m buying it from is a bit taller than me even in my heels so who knows how much alterations will be…

Post # 96
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

My dress, sash, veil, and shawl cost 690$ taxes included (we have 13% taxes here)
Alterations cost 125$

Luckily, my mommy bought my dress for me. A wedding gift!

Post # 97
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m really hoping to keep it all under 1K.

Can those of you who got an amazing deal on your dress share where you got it? Mostly trunk & sample sales? We’re not currently living in a big city so those are hard to come by.

Post # 98
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ouch. I guess I am on the expensive side, but the dress was the first thing I got, so it was before we had really set a budget. Mom set the budget at $3,000. Got the dress for $3,400. Haven’t done alterations, veil, sash, or undergarment yet. Fiance got jewelry for me and I got cowboy boots for shoes for $100.


Post # 99
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

After falling in love with a $3000 dress, I set a budget of $2000.

My dress will be ready in May, and it cost $1350, with alterations.  Shoes were $100.  No veil. 

If I don’t mess the dress up too much, I think I’ll try to sell it and pay off the credit card!

Post # 100
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I haven’t ordered my dress yet, but it is $900 before taxes and alterations and such.

Post # 101
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having my dress made through http://www.etsy.com for $350 including alteration!

Post # 103
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am budgeting up to $1000 for the dress, alterations, accessories, underthings, etc.  I think I can find something that I love for that amount.  I know I can find something that I love if I went another grand higher, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.  I’d rather have the extra money for something else in our budget…*sigh*

Post # 104
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

With everything, I think I spent around 2,000. I have big upper arms, so I had a casablanca jacket made for me and that costed almost as much as my dress! It’s beautiful though, adorned with swarovski crystals and beads.

Post # 105
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

i paid a little under 700 for my dress, they were having a sale 🙂 haven’t gone to do alterations yet so i’m sure that would a lot more to the overall cost.

Post # 106
37 posts

I just bought my dress this weekend and after visiting Priscilla of Boston and Vera Want, I quickly decided that paying anyting over $1000 was not for me.

 After a trunk show, I walked across the street and visited Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th, etc. looking for a very high end ivory dress.

 I came across this beautiful sleek, tiered, ivory dress at BCBG and got it for $170!!!





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