Post # 182
Mine was really expensive, a little over $6K after tax and alterations. I had mixed feelings about buying such an expensive dress, but looking back I’m so glad I went for such a glamourous dress perfect for our wedding that I LOVED!
Post # 183
Mine was custom made for another bride and I bought it on the classifieds here for $320 (including shipping). My friend’s mom did my alterations (not entirely professional, so it still didn’t fit right — boo! — but it worked) so I only had to pay about $20 for supplies.
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Post # 185
Mine is priscilla of Boston Originally around $5,000 and I got it for $2,300 including tax. It was the sample. Had to lose some weight (still need to lose a little more) but it was worth it. I love my dress! First fitting is tomorrow….i’m contemplating getting rid of the bubble hem.
I never thought i would be able to get a POB dress and i am so happy with the quality!
Post # 186
Mine was Augusta Jones, Chenoa and it was $2750 including alterations. i LOVE this dress!!! She is so sweet 🙂 However part of me thinks maybe I should have looked longer since I see about a million equally gorgeous dresses in this thread that are way cheaper… dammit 🙂 FYI, the one pic where my hair is down is from the after-wedding shoot we did about a month later. we were married at the aquarium but never got any pics of us IN the aquarium itself!! totally forgot, so we went back and I decided to get the best of both worlds and do my hair down. also i wasn’t quite so boobilicious at the wedding itself as i am in that pic lol!! i may have gained a few pounds on the honeymoon….
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Post # 187
I feel like such a braggart when I say it… but my dress was $107 on eBay and I am getting the dress, crinoline, a veil, hair comb, and longline bra.
I won’t wear the veil or comb or bra (bra not my size, don’t care for veil, already have a hair comb I like better) and they are all new with tags… so I will re-sell them on ebay and most likely from what I make on those, my dress will be FREE! The veil alone routinely sells on ebay for $75-90 and the bra for $20-40! I might even make a little money!
Best of all I didn’t just find a cheap dress and settle. This is THE dress I wanted, in my size, never worn. Bride changed her mind. It is the same dress I was prepared to buy new at David’s Bridal for $600 IF I hadn’t found it pre-owned for such a deal.
Now, I will probably spend between $200 and $300 on alterations when I get it, for a bustle, changing neckline to sweeheart, and possibly some minor bust/waist alteration for better fit. It won’t need hemming though. So in the end I’m looking at probably $200-300, alterations and petticoat and dress total
Okay enough, here are pics:
Here’s how I plan to change the neckline (and I will not be wearing a sash):
Post # 188
@menobride: your dress is beautiful and the price can’t be beat.
I love this thread.
Post # 189
@BFRANK2584: Your dress is GORGEOUS!!!!! Are you doing the champagne color too?
Post # 190
Mine was $600 including alterations and veil and a few little knick knacks…
Post # 191
I paid 1698 for MS Catarina. Alterations are free and so is the bustle. I paid a 100 dollar rush fee so overall I am out 1800 and 3 trips to New Orleans. lol
Okay I guess I will have to figure out the picture posting first. Sorry.
Post # 192
Wow there are a lot of GORGEOUS gowns out there! And it looks like everyone stayed at reasonable prices… Go us! 🙂
$650, no alterations done yet… will need the torso & bust adjusted…It’s a bit high (like up to my chin!)
Post # 193
There are some beautiful dresses here! I love this thread too! Very helpful!
Post # 194
I wish I’d seen this thread before shopping!! Pic below is during alterations.
Mine is a Rosa Clara, orig. about $6000 but I bought the sample and paid $2000. Alterations, $600, hair flower $125, earrings $130… $2,855. total.
Post # 195
mine is $2400 including tax, i should just need a bustle hopefully. . .priscilla of boston (Vineyard) Lindsey. about $1200 over budget 🙂
Post # 196
I haven’t decided on which one but I am not paying more than 200 for my dress.
I’m only wearing it once, we are eloping and I honestly don’t see the point of spending so much on a dress (especially when we are the ones paying for it)
We have a house together and every time I think of spending that money on a dress I think of hardwood floors or the millions of other renovations we would like to do.
That being said… I am uber jealous of the amazing dresses posted here