(Closed) Poll: Who paid/is paying for your wedding dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Who paid/is paying for your dress?


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  • Post # 16
    267 posts
    Helper bee

    My parents have a $$ amount contribution to the whole wedding in mind, and although she offered when we went shopping for the dress, I asked them to save their contribution till closer to the wedding when the big bills would hit us all at once. SO GLAD we did.  We bought a house in October and our wedding accounts got SIGNIFIGANTLY drained by the expenses, so I was glad I asked them to hold off, otherwise immight have been more frivolous and spendt during the planning stages

    Post # 17
    4054 posts
    Honey bee

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    raspberrybidet:  I was planning on paying for my dress. I went dress shopping alone because my mom is out of state. I fell in love with it but wanted to wait until she was in town so she could see it in person before I bought it. She came with me and surprised me by telling me she would be paying for it. 

    Post # 18
    1338 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I didn’t even consider anyone but me paying.

    Post # 19
    3818 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    My mother will be paying for my dress. It’s something my grandmother did for her and she wants to do for me. No official budget but I wouldn’t go over $2k. 

    Post # 20
    321 posts
    Helper bee

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    raspberrybidet:  my Mum. I was so happy that she got to choose it with me before she passed away.

    Post # 22
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    My mom paid for my first dress (which I later returned; it was from Macy’s). I paid the difference between my first and second dress because the second one was more expensive.

    Post # 23
    14049 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I paid for my own dress.   I didn’t really set a budget for myself – I just found something I liked and bought it.

    Post # 24
    93 posts
    Worker bee

    We are in our 30s and paying for our wedding ourselves – my Mom insisted on buying my dress.

    Post # 25
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    We’re paying for everything ourselves, so I did.  Just yesterday 🙂  And even better I only ended up spending half my budget, and still got my dream dress.

    Post # 26
    1010 posts
    Bumble bee

    I plan on paying for mine myself (unless out of nowhere someone says “here! I want to buy your dress for you!”). 

    I hate this show too… the prices are outrageous (to me at least) and then they all seem to want a second one… all on someone else’s dime. 

    Then again I think most on that show are young, spoiled and used to getting what they want. And… it’s a show 😉 wonder how much they get paid to act like that? Maybe a free dress? 😆

    Post # 27
    6798 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I paid for my own and my budget is – I don’t shell out a ton of money for clothes, particularly that I’ll never wear again.  I spent less than $100.

    Post # 28
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I agree that the show is ridiculous.  I watched it quite a bit before I bought my dress because I wanted to see what styles people were choosing and how the dresses looked on them.  But it was never really helpful because everyone chooses strapless mermaids or ball gowns, and I don’t like strapless dresses, much less mermaids and ball gowns.  (When I went dress shopping, I specifically looked only at A lines with straps.)  Then the show went off the air for a while, and last Friday night was the first time in months that I’ve watched it, and I was even more repulsed by it than I had been previously.  The girls were all spoiled and bratty — even the older women (relatively speaking) were utterly ridiculous.  I continued watching it for the same reasons I used to watch the Duggars – out of sheer exsasperation.  It’s like a trainwreck I can’t take my eyes off.  I doubt I’ll ever watch it again.

    Post # 29
    2671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I chose “myself” but my fiance and I have joint finances, so really it should be both of us.

    Post # 30
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    My mom paid for my dress, but there was no budget drama or anything lol. My dress was $600 at a huge wedding gown sale. I’m 26 years old and we are financially independant, but we also have  a 2 year old son, so any help towards the wedding is being graciously accepted. 

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