(Closed) If you had an unlimited dress budget…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: In a fantasy world, what would be your upper limit cost-wise for a wedding dress?
    $1,000 : (8 votes)
    13 %
    $2,000 to $3,000 : (17 votes)
    27 %
    $5,000 : (11 votes)
    17 %
    The sky is the limit!! : (28 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I found my dream dress and it’s only $15,000 MORE than my budget.  If I had it to spend, I probably would…

    Post # 5
    Member
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    To be honest, I loved my dress, and it was perfect for me and didn’t need to be endless amounts of money.  I did go over my original budget of $2K but not by much and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

    Post # 6
    Member
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I definitely think I’d spend more, if I could. There are so many dresses that I LOVE that are out of my budget. But on the other hand, even if I were rich, I don’t think I’d ever be able to justify spending more that $5000 on a dress!

    Post # 7
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Let me see if the pic is too big.  both are vera wang…the one I WANTED and the one i bought…if only I was a princess or an heiress…incidentally, I found the dress on oncewed and preownedweddingdressed for about 6k, which is still more than the budget…

    The 2nd picture really doesnt do the dress justice…especially since I am shaped WAY different than the model.  With all the alterations, the bottom dress is exactly what I had hoped for…Marilyn Monroe with a dash of Jessica Rabbit…

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    Post # 9
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Theoretically, I think it would be $1,500 if money was not an issue in our everyday lives but I’m not sure if that’s even true.  My mom told me I should go up to $1,000 for my dress but I couldn’t even stomach an $800 dress so who knows.  I’d probably freak out and go buy a used dress, same as I did with the $800 one if I tried to buy one of my dream dresses.  (They all tended to be in the $5,000 range.) 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I picked $1000, but really? $500 is my firm limit — including all alterations, shipping, etc. — and that’s grudgingly. I hate spending over $50 on any item of clothing (then again, my preferred attire is T-shirts, jeans and sweatpants), but I know it’s virtually impossible to get a wedding dress for that much, so. I’m hoping to find something for around $100-$250.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    when I first started looking my mother insisted she buy my dress. She told me there was no limit (now even with saying this I knew there still was a ‘limit’ I figured I would look nowhere over $10,000)

    I ended up finding my dress for such a low price my mom was actually suprised I didn’t get anything more expensive!

    Post # 12
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I loved my dress and including custom adjustments and alterations it came in under $1. But in a fantasy world, I would have tried on dresses in  2-3K range!

    Post # 13
    Member
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I only said 2 to3  because my dress was originally that but i got it for 213.00  i am so pleased with my dress too

    YAY!!

    Post # 14
    Member
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    I don’t think the number matters, it’s the dress. I found my dream dress for 1/2 the amount I had budgeted. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If you’ve ever tried on a dress that’s SO CLEARLY out of your budget, it’s weird how it’s always perfect and beautiful.  I wonder if it was only because of the price tag?  (For me)  I don’t know, I can see myself spending $20k easily on a dress.  (In my head that’s because the vendor is giving me ANY DRESS I WANT, not because I’m actually spending the money!)  There’s a reason they cost so much, and I think it’s because they are made of magic or something.  You should go to a really upscale shop just to try them on…your jaw will drop!  LOL

    But if I was actually spending the money?  I think I’d only dish out like $12k.  If I can buy a car with that money, the dress cost too much, LOL!

    Post # 16
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted for 5K – My dress was 1650 and I love it.  If I had all the money in the world I don’t know that I could justify spending more than 5K…but then again, i don’t have al the money in the world…so who knows!

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