Post # 1
I was just reading something on 2000dollarwedding.com (don’t ask me why, i am supposed to writing a report for my internship) and there was discussion about cost of dress and the writer said to think about how long we are actually wearing our dress for and then how much it comes out to per hour. And of course i had to calculate mine.
i did the calculation by adding the total i spent on my dress including alterations, then divided by the number of hours i actually wore the dress. so like from the moment you put it on (for me this was 2 hours before the ceremony) until the moment you take it off.
So WITH alterations I spent about $1825 and had it on for a grand total of 8 hours. Which means my dress cost me about $228 per hour…… holy moly! maybe i will redo that calculation after i sell it and see what the difference is! (and add in the hour or two i spend wearing for pre-BBQ pics at my AHR).
So, how much is YOUR dress per hour?!
Post # 3
Um its $1000 shipped to Aus, I would say around $100 alterations, so I will be wearing it from around 1.30 to 11.30pm, so thats 10 hours so $110 an hour. Not too bad 🙂
Post # 4
I never really thought of it this way, but it makes sense. Mine ended up being about $130 per hour. The gown was $1100 on sale with $300 in alterations…totalling $1400 and I wore it for 11 hours. Not too much in the grand scheme of things, considering people pay $100+ for lessons (i.e. golf, tennis, etc.) around here!
Post # 5
If I actually made that calculation and looked that number in the face…no. No I refuse! I’m just going to think of the overall joy the dress will bring!
Post # 6
Huh…. my dress was $575 plus $75 for alterations. I wore it for about 11 hours…. so it was about $60 per hour.
Post # 7
I’m torn between 2 dresses, and I just did a ballpark figure for alterations ($350). If I wear it for 6 hours one will be $375 and another $420. ¡Ay dios mío! Let’s hope I wear one much much much longer
Post # 8
My dress was $99 on sale (Originally $649) and alterations were $50. So $149. I will wear it from 10am-4:30pm (We are having a lunch reception) So that is 6.5 hours… so 149/6.5 is roughly $23 a hour. That’s not bad at all to me!! I wish I made $23 a hour at my job lol 🙂
Post # 9
Ouch that is scary. Mine was $472.73 per hour! But I loved every minute of it 🙂
Post # 10
$222.88 and worth every penny!
Post # 11
Haha, what a fun question!
Let’s see….my dress, including alterations, was roughly $1,400.
I got dressed at about 5:00pm, and took it off at 3:00am. So, 10 hours = $140 an hour. Not bad!
….But considering my mom paid for it, it was free for me 😉
Post # 12
I never thought about it this way…
My dress was $800 after taxes but before alterations. I’m hoping my alterations aren’t crazy and I only need a hem and bustle so I’m going to ballpark a guess of $150 for those bringing the grand total to $950. I plan to get in my dress around 3 pm for pictures and our reception ends at 11 leaving me wearing it for approximately 8 hours. 950/8= $118.75 per hour. Not too bad but still more than I would have liked to pay. Oh well, can’t put a price on looking awesome (hopefully).
Post # 13
such variety! however, after seeing all the responses, i realize the author who made me think to do this does not have a valid point. let’s say i spend $5000 on a wedding dress, but have 2 reception (DW and AHR). And wear it for 10 hours each time, so that $250 per hour. Can i really say its then justifiable to buy it over someone who has one reception for 6 hours and pays $2000 – so $333 per hour!
Post # 14
@Purpleunicorn- I agree, but I do not think you can justify splurging on your dress. I did and I love it, but don’t try to get my to justify my spending I don’t think I’ll be able to.
Post # 15
mine comes out to about $312 an hour. With alterations it was 2500, and i will be wearing it for about 8 hours
Post # 16
I like this! My dress was $769 after alterations. I’ll have it on from 2pm-12am, so $76.90 per hour, AND if I add in the hours I’ll have it on for my TTD sesison the cost per hour will drop to $54.93 per hour. Quite the value if I do say so myself!