Post # 1
I have found the dress that brought the tears! I went into Davids Bridal telling myself I would not spend over $600. That did not happen. I put on the Oleg Cassini CRL277 that had a regular price of $1,050, and was on sale for $850 and bought it! Now alterations are kicking me in the butt! Between hem and bustle and then you have to get the mermaid slip, I am at $265 in alterations and a slip!! Oh, and then the matching veil is $129.00! Too bad for the $600 budget on a dress!!!
Oh and if anyone has the matching veil, please let me know! I will so buy it!! 🙂 [attachment=379110,49129]
Post # 3
ooohh! that dress is gorgeous! You look beautiful!
All together I’m spending about $900 on my dress including accessories and alterations, but I was lucky and found my BRAND NEW Maggie dress on ebay!
Post # 4
The dress is stunning! However, you may be able to get the alterations done for less money if you go to a private seamstress. Also check etsy and put out an alchemy ad and you may be able to have the veil custom made.
Post # 5
OMG! sooooo worth spending a little extra! that dress looks wonderful on you!!!
Post # 6
I really wish I would have gone the ebay way! I was kinda scared too, but I have heard lately, after I purchased the gown, that people are finding some awesome deals! I have been using ebay a lot for favors, guestbook, flutes, etc. I have saved a lot of money that way! Maybe it will make up for spending so much on the dress!
Post # 7
The dress looks great on you! I would definitely see where else I could get my alterations done, though! And the veil – maybe put an add in the classifieds here, on craigslist, and an etsy alchemy request is never a bad idea!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
The dress looks fabulous on you – nice curves! And I know how you feel about the price issue: I was planning on spending only $1000 tops on my dress, and I ended up falling in love with one that is $1500…I sucked it up and did it anyway though!
Post # 9
the dress looks so great on you! i love it! my budget was $1000 and i ended up spending 900 with tax, but haven’t done alterations yet :-S (i’m tall so won’t be needing a hem, hopefully i can get everything done fairly cheaply…)
Post # 10
My dress budget was $500 and I only went over by $30. I might get it hemmed also but that will be done at an independent tailor so I guess we’ll see! I budgetted for accessories & veil separately, I budget $100 for veil but only spent $23. Yay! Just try to cut your budget in other areas if you can.
Post # 11
That dress is gorgeous!
My dress budget was small (500) and I spent 350 of it, but I found my dream dress.
Maybe you can find it on ebay or like the used wedding dress websites..and can you find an independent tailor?
I avoided going over my budget by looking at the price tag before I tried it on. I wasn’t going to try something on that was over my budget–even though the sales lady tired. But, I didn’t want to go over so I limited it..
Post # 13
That dress is way pretty on you!!!
Post # 14
that dress is lovely!
i was going to need to hem my dress and take the straps in but alterations were going to be insane due to the hand beading. i ended up ordering the dress in petite to avoid all that and now it fits perfect! the only thing i need is a bustle
Post # 15
That dress is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS ON YOU!!!!!!!
My Budget was that I didn’t want to spend more than $1000 – but my dress is $1250 with alterations on top of that!
Post # 16
That seems like a lot for alterations! I would go somewhere else, for sure.
With alterations, my dress cost me about $900.