(Closed) Inquiry for those of you who have ordered your dress…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How far did you travel to the store you purchased your dress from?
    0 - 25 Miles : (44 votes)
    61 %
    25 - 50 Miles : (11 votes)
    15 %
    50 - 100 Miles : (9 votes)
    13 %
    More than 100 Miles, because they had the dress I wanted : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    11279 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend? Have got bracelet and earrings from a jewellery store. But will be buying veil and shoes from there. Shoes cost £70/$109

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store? I was going to but I want a Dessy chiffon dress and it’s not stocked in the shop my dress is from so will get it from a shop in my hometown (where we’re getting married) or order it on-line, which a bee recommended me a website yesterday.

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories? Dress is £1225/$1900

    The shop where my dress is from is about 5 miles away. I travelled 75 miles to my hometown to try on dresses and I was willing to travel more than 100 miles to get a lace dress (Enzoani Cambridge to be precise) before I realised lace didn’t look WOW on me.

    Post # 4
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    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?  I haven’t gotten my accessories yet, but I doubt I will get them there b/c they are ridiculously expensive 🙁

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?  Yes, because the ladies got 20% off the dress, plus 20% off mine!

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories? My dress was originally $1129 but got it for $967 total.  Not sure about accessories yet since I haven’t bought them but hopefully no more than an add’l $100-150

    Post # 5
    Bee
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    1 – No because they did not the kind of jewelry I was looking for. Otherwise I probably would have.

    2 – No we could not get the dress we wanted in the correct color so we had them custom made. The bridal store offered 10% for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and 20% for mom dress which made us really want to buy there.

    3 – $1250 for the dress and they had a deal where if I paid in full they would cover the sales tax. I drove over 100 miles to go to this shop because they had a large selection.

    Post # 6
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    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?  I don’t have them all yet but I bought my shoes online and my sara gabriel hair flower on ebay for much cheaper. I will try on veils when I go for my first fitting (or maybe sooner) and then decide what to do with that. Also haven’t decided on earrings but online seems to be a cheaper option. My bridal salon was very expensive with accessories

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?  No I got mine from JCrew for $70 each – wayyy less than the $150-200 avg at the salon

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories? My dress was $850 and that includes all alterations. My shoes I think were $100 and the hair flower was $50. EDIT: I forgot that I also bought flats for the reception for $60

    Post # 7
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?  I bought my veil at the same store but no other accessories (they were insane expensive for what they were).  I don’t remember how much my veil was but it was quite plain and simple and one of their least expensive ones (but I only wanted plain and simple so it worked for me).

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?  No – I really didn’t like the bridal party dresses there.  I actually didn’t get my bridal party dresses from any bridal store as I found that I could get the identical dresses online for WAY cheaper (even after bridal stores offered me discounts for buying all 6 at once, etc).

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories? My dress was around $700 (I think), shoes were $65 and $80 (I was a 2 shoe bride), jewelery that I didn’t already own ran me about $300 (Macy’s for all of it), hairpiece was about $20, I don’t remember what my veil cost.

    Post # 8
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    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?

    No, I bought my dress in NYC (I’m in DC) because my 2 best friends live there and my mom could get a direct flight there easily (She’s in San Fran).  I’m getting my accessories from Etsy.

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?

    No, I got custom bridesmaid dresses because I wanted a specific fabric (seersucker).

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories?

    I spent approx $1000 on the dress and will spend no more than $75 on accessories.

    Post # 9
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    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My bridal store is about 10 miles from my house. We bought my dress, 7 bridesmaid dresses, and 1 junior bridesmaid dress there. We are also renting our tuxedos from them. I really liked that the more bridesmaids you had, the cheaper the dresses were, which really helped out my girls since I have a large bridal party. 

    I ended up finding shoes I loved at DSW before I even looked at the shoes in the store. I did look several times at veils and really wanted to buy one from them, but they are ridiculously expensive in bridal salons so I will probably be purchasing one online. I plan on wearing my own jewelry. Hope this helps somewhat!

    Post # 10
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend? only my veil… it was 140 🙂 my jewelry i bought elsewhere for cheaper than the bridal store could offer it to me.

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store? nope. they didnt carry dessy… and thats what i wanted

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories? i spent 1200 total for my and accessories

    Post # 11
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?

    I bought my veil. The cost was $180 but the owner gave me a discount, so I only pay $120. I bought other accessories online like ebay and etsy, more choices (more unique design) and cheaper!!!

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?

    No because my Bridesmaid or Best Man lives far far far away. She buys the dress near where she lives.

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories?

    Dress: $1600 (not included alteration)

    Necklace: 100

    Earrings: $10

    Bracelet: $40

    Veil: $120

    Shoes: $10 (crazy blowout sale)

     

    Since you are opening a bridal store, I just want to say according to my experience, I like:

    -Stores with light and warm colour (dark really affects the mood of shopping)

    -Don’t ignore your customers and help them try the dresses on

    -provide enough space for changing rooms

    Post # 12
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    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?

    I’m thinking that I will buy my veil from the boutique where I got my dress, but I will probably go to Nordstrom to get jewelry.  Ordered shoes from Zappos–I ordered 7 pairs to try on, and there’s no tax and free shipping both ways so why not?

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?

    No, I’m getting my bridesmaids dresses from a store closer to my house.  I already knew the brand I wanted them to wear (enzoani, same as my dress) so I just found a local store that had it.  For my 2 bridesmaids who don’t live near here, I found stores near them that carried the brand and they ordered locally.

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories?

    Dress: $2500 (including alterations).  Shoes: $90.  Jewelry: hoping to spend less than $200.  Veil: No clue–the boutique said I can pick out a designer style and they’ll make it for me, but I don’t know what they charge.

    Post # 13
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    First of all all of the prices are NYC prices

     

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?

    So far no. I bought my shoes at another bridal salon however they were ~$600

    The salon had very cute accessories though so my veil and maybe some jewelry will come from there.

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?

    No, the boutique I bought my dress at did not carry bridesmaids dresses.

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories?

    Dress – $4,900

    Alterations $600 (at designer’s showroom)

    Post # 14
    Member
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend? Nope

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store? Nope

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories? $500 for the dress

    Haven’t bought my accessories yet, hoping to keep it under $150 ($40 veil, $40 shoes, $40 earrings, $30 undergarments)

    Post # 15
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    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    1 – Did you buy your accessories at the same store as your dress, if so approximately how much did you spend?

    I haven’t bought my jewelry or shoes yet.  I picked out my dress about 10 months before the wedding, and I had no clue at that time what accessories I would want.  I will probably end up borrowing some jewelry from family members. I got my veil new on Ebay.

    2 – Did you order your bridal party dresses from the same store?

    Nope-They are picking out the dresses on their own.

    3 – How much did you spend on your dress and/or accessories?

    Dress was about $740 (not including alterations). Veil was $18!

    Post # 16
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    1227 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    1. Haven’t bought the accessories yet, but I don’t plan to get them at the bridal shop. Way to expensive, and not really the ones I’m looking for.

    2. Still working out the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress selection. We are considering dresses from the shop where I got my gown, because they can get a 20% discount. I’d still prefer it if we could just find them in a department store because even with the discount, a department store would probably be less expensive. However, the color I’m looking for is difficult to find in department stores.

    3. My dress was about $2000. Way more than I had originally planned to spend, but I really loved the dress. I still sometimes wish I’d gone for a less expensive one, though.

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