Post # 17
Um.. I just got married in January.. My best friend is getting engaged soon and I am afraid her budget is going to be well over mine. She has been planning it since high school. Castle in LI, personalized wine bottles from Europe… I am honored to be in her party but me and my husband just paid for a wedding, opened a small business and are moving. We want to save up before we have a baby. This on top of paying chid support (for a child we have from Wed to Sun!!) leaves me not a lot of excess spending money. I also have been knit picking at him for his extra spending.
My bridesmaid dresses were $150, my bachelorette party was local and I told my sister to keep my shower low key. I only had 90 guests at the wedding. I’m afraid the size and type of wedding etc. she will have will be a lot more than I am able to afford, or can spend without my husband getting mad.
I have two questions. How much are the bridemaids dresses from the same line.
And if things go overboard how do I explain with out her thinking I’m ungrateful?
Post # 18
I tried on a couple in the San Patrick line last weekend. One was $1200, the other was $1400.
Post # 19
I tried on a bunch, and all were between $1050 and $2500 (or thereabouts). I was firm about my budget and wouldn’t look at any dresses over $2500.
My dress was either $1350 or $1750 retail (I can’t remember right now, sorry), but I got it for $1050 because it was a sample, though it looks like its never been worn.
Post # 20
I was wondering how long it typically takes for their dresses to come in. I ordered mine March 20th and am hoping it comes sometime before the end of August. Do you think 5 months is enough?
Post # 21
Galante for me too! But it was about $900 from a bridal shop in LA.
@Sarah – mine just came in, and I ordered it right before Christmas–so that was like 3 months.
Post # 22
Woo hoo…thanks @moneypenny02 for the encouraging news. Anyone else have similar timelines? Please tell me yes! 😉
Post # 23
their dresses are amazing! my friend just bought one for about $2500, the mercadel. just stunning and such a statement.
Post # 24
Mine, the MEGAN was about $1750
The 2nd choice for me, GEORGIA was listed at about $930
For me, with the alterations I needed, they would have cost the same so I went with my real love, Megan.
Post # 25
@moneypenny…you scored the Galanted for $900?! i actually got 10% off the $1150 but i’m still surprised you got your’s for $900 in LA! But isn’t your sales tax like, 9%?
and YAY you got it? will you need alterations? post photos! 🙂
Post # 26
@moneypenny: which bridal shop in LA did you get the Galante? i really like the dress, however it is $800 for me to rent at a korean bridal shop in LA!! please advise!
Post # 27
Did you find out which boutique in LA the Galante was purchased from? I love it but not the cost of it in Aus.
Post # 28
I bought a Pronovias new for $1200. The other Pronovias’ that I tried on were in the same price range.
Post # 29
So sorry! Haven’t checked this thread in forever. I don’t know if its too late for you, but I purchased my dress from Karoza bridal in Glendale. They had a large selection of Pronovias dresses and I saw ones that I had tried on elsewhere and cost $1100-$1200 for around $800-$900.
Post # 30
I have a size 10 length altered only gown. It is a Spring 2010 Pronovias Melbourne is absolutely perfect condition (dry cleaned and not preserved with NO stains). See pix below. I purchased it for an amazing deal price of $1400, considering the retail on it is over $3k. That’s what you get for shopping around in the Chicago suburbs versus the boutiques downtown.
I was swarmed with compliments on the wedding day. It’s a very regal and classic dress yet has a very dramatic and modern design.
I’d love to pass on the savings to an amazing bride. Please email/message me and make an effort. It’s been hanging in my apartment for a few months and I’d like to see it worn again! Can’t wait to hear from one lucky lady.
Post # 31
Just wanted to let you know I’m selling a BRAND NEW Pronovias Daifa (size 12) with matching lace bolero. The original tags are still attached, and the dress is gorgeous! I’m asking $800 + shipping. If you’re interested, please email me at[email protected]. Thanks!