(Closed) How much was your wedding dress? And was it worth it??

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did your wedding dress cost?
    less than $500 : (46 votes)
    27 %
    $500-$1000 : (57 votes)
    34 %
    $1000-$2000 : (38 votes)
    22 %
    $2000-$3000 : (13 votes)
    8 %
    $3000-$5000 : (9 votes)
    5 %
    >$5000 : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    my first gown was about 800 and it was absolutely not worth it because i didn’t get married!! lol!!! if i had to do it again i’d spend less than 500, and hope that it’s not so wedding-y that i can’t wear it again. i have no idea why this is important to me, but i want to be able to wear it more than once as well as the shoes….

    Post # 4
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    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I was very lucky… my dress retails for about $1500, but my dress shop was having a HUGE sale and I ended up spending only $400.00 on the dress Laughing  Now, I can use the money I saved towards something else that I want for my wedding Sealed  YEAH for saving money!! I think it was totally worth it, b/c I can not see why anyone would spend more than $1000.00 on a dress they are only going to wear for 8 hours.  I know that many bees are going to disagree with me… but that’s ok.

    Post # 5
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    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I can’t remember if it was 500 or 600…but alterations were only $200..not bad!  Worth it?  I dunno…Is anything worth that much when you only wear it once?

    Post # 6
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @oneflute85: i agree with you!! i think that most bees here are recessionistas and if they spend a bunch on their dress then they are going to cut back in other places like diy projects for their invites, centerpieces, programs, etc.

    Post # 7
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i haven’t bought mine yet, but it is not on my top 3……

    Post # 8
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    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    eeeeek, mine was in the 1000-2000 $ range…I feel guilt….but, i think it will be worth it on wedding day…it’s claire pettibone ‘fontaine’ and it’s soooo pretty 🙂 And I got it at a sample sale at Kleinfelds!

    Post # 9
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    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m having a seamstress make mine loosly based on a J.Crew dress.  Absolutely worth the savings!  Plus I’m changing a few things to make it my own, one-of-a-kind dress!

    Post # 10
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    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I was lucky and found the dress I wanted on oncewed.com for $450.00 and it is usually over $600 I was so happy!

    Post # 11
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My dress was about $950 with tax.  I looked at the cheaper dresses, but I didn’t like the material. 

    Post # 12
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I just got mine for $250 (not including alterations or cleaning—I got it at Filene’s Running of the Brides so it will require cleaning!).

    Post # 13
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    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    mine was $650 on sale, originally about $1100. I was hoping to only spend about $500, but I thought $650 wasn’t too bad.

    Post # 14
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    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I put $3-$5k… b/c I’m loving gowns that are between $1.5-$4k… and thats how much I’d be willing to spend… tops. I feel it is totally worth it from the better quality to having a unique gown (my friend will be the 6th person to wear a particular Alfred Angelo colored trim gown style). I’ve been completely turned off of the whole big traditional wedding… So, I’m investing in 5 expensive things and the gown is one of the 5. It’ll be in pictures we look at for the rest of our lives… I know I wouldn’t be content w/ anything ordinary or cheap. Hey, if my dream Jim Hjelm was $500, then sweet!!! 🙂

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

    I managed to get mine for a huge deal.. 50% off of 2100, so it’s just over the $1,000 mark. And it’s totally worth it!

    Post # 16
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    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    $393.93 total! I still need to have it hemmed to fit my 5’4 shortness but my seamstress is wonderful and doing the work for free as my wedding gift!

    (thought I’d include a photo of me in the dress)

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