Price of wedding dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I don’t think $1400 is bad. Everyone is going to prioritize different aspects of their budget. For me $500 was the max I would pay for a dress, but I’m splurging in other areas. Do not listen to other people. If you live the dress, happily ignore them and feel like a princess on your wedding day!!

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I bought a Rebecca Schoneveld (designer based out of Brooklyn, NY) for $1,100.  I paid another $400 in alterations which in hindsight seems incredibly high.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

About 3600 with taxes and alterations 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I had a very generous budget for my dress and the one I purchased ended up at around $6500. Alterations were $850 I believe. And another $3000 (approximately) for the veil and belt. Can’t wait for jewelry and shoe shopping, as it’s all I have left!!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

$7600 custom dress, veil and Crown.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Mine was a sample. Regularly $3,000 and I paid $1,200. I haven’t had the alterations done yet so I’m not sure what the total will be.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

$3600 for the dress, and $800 in alterations.  Plus about another $800 in shoes, veil, belt and earrings.  The belt I originally wanted was $400! from the bridal shop.  I ended up finding some bridal trim at a specialty fabric store, and had my seamstress sew it on my dress.  It’s beautiful and looks way better than the $400 belt, and was only $36!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

$1700 CAD not including alterations for my Wtoo by Watters dress. It will for sure need to be taken in and need a hem, so that will probably add a fair amount! 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

In dollars it was less than $500 two years ago. That includes the alterations which were as much as the dress.

It’s not anyone’s business to decide how much you spend on your wedding, provided you can afford it. For me I didn’t want to spend loads on a dress for one day so I bought a vintage one from a charitable organisation. It was important for me to have good food/drink and for us to have rings that were good quality, so we did put money there.

So long as you’re not refinancing your house or spending money on a dress rather than a starving child then you’re all good.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I want to preface this by saying that I live in Australia, so dresses do tend to be a little more expensive here (mostly because they have to be shipped from the US).

My dress was $2100 and I spent about $600 on alterations (added a bustle and had it taken in around the bust and waist). I wasn’t overly happy with how much it cost, but it was under the budget Darling Husband and I had set for my dress (in fact, my entire outfit – dress, alterations, shoes and accessories – were less than the amount we had agreed I could spend on a dress) and I really liked the dress.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

$3100 Australian dollars

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Equivalent to $1816 and then $340 on top for alterations. More than I meant to spend originally but worth it for the right dress 😍

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

$258 from Blossoms Bridal plus $140 for alterations. Was listed under prom dresses.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I lucked out with an Alfred Angelo gown in near perfect condition. Paid $575 CAD for it. Alterations wont be for 9 months or so but it’s only fitted in the bust and ribcage so I should come in under $1000 after all is said and done!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

1790€, only the dress.  The fitting was included, but If I had needed or wanted especial alterations, that would have been apart.

My top was 2000 . I was going to pay for it, but then my parents told me that they wanted to buy my wedding dress. They were ok on buying a more expensive dress but I didn’t feel confortable with then expending more money. My parents gave me the money anyway, but I’m using it to pay other aspects of the wedding.  

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