(Closed) Justification for going over budget for your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
23593 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

At the end of the day, if you love it and can’t fathom wearing another dress, then the extra $500 is worth every penny! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 17
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Kacie209:   My Fiance gave me the justification.. when I found a dress that was $500 over budget, he asked if I’d sell it after the wedding for $500. I said absolutely yes. He said then I’m back on budget ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, selling it was my plan anyway, not a tight arse FH…

Post # 18
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t really go in with a budget in mind, but I was SURE I would be moderate, since I have very plain, classic taste. I assumed that the dress I fell in love with would natrually be cheaper since I didn’t want any kind of beading or fancy work.

So many lies I tell myself. I got my hands on a Ramona Keveza silk sheath and it was all over. After touching it everything else felt cheap. I just had to laugh. Nothing else would do after i put it on though.

Post # 19
1534 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Kacie209:  I’m really no help, but if you find a dress that you love, even if it is ‘over budget,’ if you can afford and it wont make you miss rent or something, it I say go for it! 

But I’m in a totally different situation than you. I can’t fathom spending hundreds (or thousands) on a dress that can only be worn one time ever. I set a budget of $200 for my dress… and ended up buying a sample gown that I love for $25, and I was so estatic ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 20
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I only went about $150 over budget on my dress. I had originally seen it at one store for $300 over budget, but couldn’t justify pulling $300 out of nowhere for it so I kept looking. I found another sample of the same dress at another store, and the lady offered to take a percentage off of it if I bought the (brand new) sample. That put it at only $150 above budget and my mom said that was okay (she paid for my dress). That was in the early stages of planning, so I was able to move some dollar signs around on my budget and the whole wedding was able to stay under budget on the whole ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
6240 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

You should sneak a picture of the 1500 dress! It’s possible that they ripped the tags out of a cheaper dress and are selling it at a greater price-it’s been done before. I’m sure the bees have a good chance of identifying it if that’s what they did.

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