Post # 17
That dress is beautiful on you! I spent about 850 so far on just the dress with no alterations. I’m a little scared to find out how much it will cost with alterations! But I agree with the other ladies–try to find a private seamstress for alterations, that’s what I’m going to try to do and also check out etsy for your veil.
Post # 18
LOVE the dress! Congrats! I’m looking to spend about $3,000 and have budgeted about $300 for alterations but hopefully I’ll come in less than that!
Post # 19
Did you buy the slip yet? You can prob get it for less second hand. And run from DB alterations. Find a good local seamstress who can probably do it for less.
Post # 20
That dress looks amazing on you! You defnitely did the right thing buying it. That being said to save some money I would definitely look at other veil options. I’m sure you can find one for much cheaper.
Post # 21
Totally cute dress on you! 🙂 And yes, you can definitely find a veil for a better price… look on etsy or classifieds here and other wedding-related websites. My dress budget was about $2000, but I ended up paying only $800 (I haven’t had it altered yet)… so I’m super happy I ended up being so under budget!
Post # 22
Wow! That is a gorgeous dress and you look beautiful!! I ended up spending waaay more than I thought was necessary, around $6K for the dress, alterations and tax. It took me so long to find somehting I liked and was dressy enough for my wedding, when i finally came across it and ‘knew’, I negotiated the heck out of the store and signed the contract a few days later. It should have been over $7K for everything, so I guess I did a good job..
Post # 23
You look amazing in your gown!!! It really gives you the perfect shape and is well worth the extra $$ because you will look and feel amazing! Your gown reminds me of the gown that Jessica Simpson wore 🙂
My budget was $1,000 and I got my gown for $765 with free alterations. I am hoping to find a beautiful, cathedral veil which I’m sure will be a little expensive. I’m just happy to be under my budget!
Post # 24
Love the dress on you!!! I budgeted $800 and got my dress at David’s Bridal as well….got it on sale, with everything,, including the slip, etc, I spent $678. I am getting the alterations done by a local seamstress, who is also making me a matching bolero for the church, all for $113, including fabric. Got really lucky and she is a family friend! I do, again, have to say, the dress looks GREAT on you, Congrats!
Post # 25
I don’t want to spend more than 500 on a dress… we’ll see how that goes. 🙂
Post # 26
you look gorgeous!!! That is the perfect dress for you – congrats!
Post # 27
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
That dress looks lovely on you!
My dress was a little over $6k. It comes in in December (!!!), fittings start in March/April, and we’ll see what those alterations costs will be.
Post # 28
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
WOW that dress looks FABULOUS on you! I tried it too, but for some reason it looked AWFUL on me. 😉 Glad to see that I’m not crazy and it is a gorgeous dress (just… on someone else)!
You know, you may have overspent, but I don’t think you’ll begrudge the money a few years down the line. It’s really, really great on you. 🙂
I? Spent $950 on mine. Plus $75 for 3″ extra length. Plus $100 to cut off 1-1/2″ extra length ;). Plus whatever the rest of the alterations cost. But it’s normally a $1,200 dress, so I guess it’s not that bad? Ha.
Post # 29
you look beautiful in your dress!
i’m planning to spend at most $1000. i tried on a dress the other week that was on sale for $1100…but i’m going to keep looking to see other options!
Post # 30
The dress is beautiful on you! You did the right thing. I am spending $750 on the dress and I think alterations will be $150 or less. I’m taking it to a private seamstress.
Post # 31
My budget was $5,000 and I was going to buy the Kenneth Pool Degas dress until I found a brand new, neverworn $8,000 Kenneth Pool on Ebay for $1200 by a girl whose wedding was cancelled. It was still in the box from the designer and had the original receipt and tags on it. YAY!!