(Closed) How much was your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You should definitely try to find it cheaper — maybe try to negotiate the price with the store?  Or try to find an used one online?  Or go to David’s Bridal and see if they have a similar style that’s cheaper?

I spent $1,000 on my dress, but my whole wedding budget is way above yours.  It’s not worth cutting corners for a dress. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’ve heard rule of thumb is your entire outfit for the day should be about 10% of your budget. i spent 1730 on the dress but our budget is 30k

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found one for 100 and one for 150 (one for ceremony and one for reception).

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Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Our budget is $10k, my dress was around $675.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My parents offered me my dress and would not let me look at price tabs while shopping. I think it was around 1100 before taxes and alterations (which were only 80).

30% of your whole budget for the dress is a lot and won’t leave you much to work with for the rest of the wedding, depending on the kind of wedding you’re having… Are there any way you could have them bring down the price, or have help to pay for it (birthday and christmas gifts in advance and you end up only with the difference kinda thing?)

Or pick up extra work just to make the 1000$ to buy the dress and it doesn’t affect the rest of your budget?

Or, as other have mentioned, you try and get something similar at another store, or try to find it used…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mine was $1200 plus like $350 in alterations (killed me to pay that much when all I needed was a hem and some cups sewn in). I say go with whatever dress you find and fall in love with. Who cares what the price tag is? No one is going to ask you that at the wedding…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our budget is around $5000 & my dress was $50 on sale for $550 not including alterations. I wouldn’t have gotten this dress if my mom didn’t say she’d help pay for it though! I was originally looking for something around $300

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I paid $800 for my dress and $250 for alterations… but my wedding budget is like 10x yours!  Surprised 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s a huge chunk of your budget.  I would look into other options.  I can recommend Netbride.com…they sell authentic dresses for a lot cheaper than you find in the bridal stores.  I bought my Watters dress from them and paid hundreds less than if I bought it in the store.

Post # 12
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My dress is $300 and will need $50-100 worth of alterations. Our wedding is about $7k in budget.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would try to buy a pre-owned dress. This way you can still get an amazing gown at a discounted price.

I paid $5,000 for my dress so I’m not a good example of saving money LOl

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress was $900 and our budget is $11K.

Post # 15
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403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I paid $700 plus $30 for alterations. I had originally budgetted $500 for my dress, so my mother paid the additional $200.  My wedding budget is around $5000.  But our guest list is only about 50 and we are doing a luncheon to save money

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

mine was 250!

i highly recommend looking at the fancy ones, picking out the elements you like in them, and then shopping the cheaper stores, like david’s bridal. a lot of them are “rip offs” of the fancy ones.

take a look at this: #1 is the dress i wanted from Alfred Angelo and #2 is the dress I got at david’s bridal for a fraction of the cost.

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