Post # 46
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
It’s been awhile but I wanna say it came up to $2100AUD. It was an Alfred Angelo Disney ballgown but I had some custom changes done to it, namely extra boning in the bodice and extending my train from chapel to semi-cathedral length. The normal RRP would’ve been around $1699 or $1799AUD. My bridal salon had alterations set to $350AUD which I believe is pretty much the avg price in Sydney. All up, everything came up to ~$2400AUD.
Post # 47
Roughly $4000 for the dress and $300 for alterations.
Post # 48
I think one was around 260 and one 400 usd. I had two bridal ao dai.
Post # 49
first dress (that i didnt end up wearing): $2125 retail, purchased for $1000
dress i actually wore: $1000 retail, purchased for $900
Post # 50
OP, if “everyone is saying you spent too much”, then it’s probably most helpful for you to evaluate your purchase in terms of % of overall wedding budget, or % of yearly disposable income (how much of your salary is leftover after you pay all your bills, taxes, savings).
All the bees on here have different incomes and different budgets, so a huge variety of dress prices is to be expected.
My wedding dress was a little on the high side (for my budget, in my opinion), at around 12% of the total wedding budget. But I was able to easily afford it out of my disposable income, so I didn’t worry about it for a moment.
Post # 51
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
$500 (it was a sample, reduced from $1400) and then $350 in alterations which was a capped price. I got lucky and it had pretty much never been tried on as it wasn’t strapless, which it seemed that most brides wanted! So it was in perfect condition.
Post # 52
Dress was $250 (BHLDN) and alterations were $60. I’m having a simple beach wedding, so it’s not a big, intricate dress.
Post # 53
With alterations and the veil it was $10,950.
ETA: I had preemptively saved money for a while because I know I’m picky as hell. Also we didn’t have to pay for our venue so that portion of our wedding budget went towards my dress (with FI’s blessing…he’s a good sport).
Post # 54
heatherallison : $500, including tax but not including alterations. I got a discontinued dress, though, when it was deeply discounted. I think originally it was $2800.
Post # 55
i spent $0, lol.
but my mom paid for my dress, $800 plus $400 in alterations, veil was included with purchase.
plus i think it was $250 to clean and box the dress afterwards.
Post # 56
$2260 CAD for the dress and $565 CAD for alterations.
Post # 57
Mine was £599 from Wed2be, not sure what the alterations will cost.
Post # 59
$1075 allure gown at a small bridal salon in Upstate NY. Not sure what alterations will cost.
Post # 60
$800 unworn sample; 6k retail