Post # 76
my mom gave me an amount of money for the wedding that ended up being about 2/3 to 3/4 of the budget (I never tallied every last penny spent on wedding, so I’m not exactly sure). I considered the dress to be coming from my own pocket. I knew the money she gave me wasn’t going to cover everything, so it really felt that the dress I chose was paid for by myself, if that makes sense. I wanted to be comfortable chosing one that fit into a budget I could see myself paying for. Then of course when I fell for a gown over the price I had decided on, I had to come up with a plan. So I sold the dress after I wore it for half of what I paid.
Post # 77
DH and I paid for everything ourselves.
Post # 79
My aunt gifted me $2,000 for my wedding dress. 🙂 I had budgeted $1500 for myself so that was a great help!
Post # 80
I expected to pay for mine myself (so far I’ve put down the 50% deposit) but today some surprise $ from my parents arrived in my bank account with the description ‘wedding dress,’ so that will cover the other 50%! 🙂
Post # 81
What would you do in this situation?
Just got engaged, (my second marriage, his first). His lovely big Jewish family have offered to “pay for the wedding” and “don’t worry about budget”, which is wonderful! His Mom wants to book the Ritz-Carlton and throw a beautiful lavish extravagent party – which I’m A-OK with!
BUT, H2B and I are broke…. we are starting our own business and it’s so far not making any money.
I don’t know what to do about a dress. I can’t expect my new family to pay for it, my parents paid last time, and I have no money!
What do you think???
Post # 82
I always watch those shows thinking “I wish!”. Fiance and I are paying for it all ourselves, I’m paying for my dress. He and I are in our late 20s/mid 30s and financially completely independent from our parents, plus we’re eloping.
Post # 83
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
My mum paid for mine – she’s paying for the whole Wedding.
She asked how much I was likely to spend, I said I didn’t know because I’d never bought a Wedding Dress before! She asked if £2000 sounded reasonable to me, but that had to include the veil and headpiece too. I said that it should be fine, but I was told that if “the one” was more than that then we could discuss it.
Found my dress for £1800 and they threw in the tiara and veil for free! 😀
Post # 84
My sister is paying for my dress and honeymoon accommodation. Paying for everything else.Fiance is paying for our current lifestyle. Lol.
Post # 85
We’re paying for almost the entire wedding ourselves. My dress was my mom’s gift to me.
Fortunately the shop consultant was very respectful of my budget. I actually went dress shopping the day after Thanksgiving, and they were having a “Black Friday Sale” of samples they were discontinuing. She suggested we look through the sale selection before she pulled other dresses. My dress ended up being $200 (marked down from $1200).
As much as I love SYTTD, it seems like they invariably pull a dress out of the bride’s budget just to fabricate drama.
Post # 86
Ultimately my parents ended up paying for my dress. I was completely surprised. I set my own budget, invited my mom, sister, and mother in law, and we went dress shopping. I chose my dress, veil, and a comb. While I was changing back into my own clothes, my mother gave her card to the shop owner to pay.
Post # 87
My parents surprised me with paying for my dress, it was such a lovely gesture because I wasn’t expecting it all 🙂
Post # 88
When you say your broke do you mean you can’t even come up with $500-700 for a dress between you and FI? if you can you can buy used on craigslist or other sites or some stores have great dresses under 1000.
Edit: don’t mean for this to sound bitchy at all! sorry if it did, i just mean if you can, then you can totally buy dress, if you can’t then you may have to look into other options.. like fi asking his parents.
Post # 89
My mom offered to pay for my dress but I wanted to buy it myself so i asked her if I could use the money she would have spent on my dress to pay for hair and makeup for me and the girls who would have been my “bridal party” if I’d had one. She was fine with that.
Post # 90
I paid my dress and alterations. My parent donated about $2,000 for the wedding but the rest we covered ourselves. We are 27 & 28. I was fortunate that I found a dress I loved under budget and total with dress and alterations I paid about $1000.