(Closed) Say Yes to the Dress

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I feel the exact same way!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree, I paid $1750 for mine which was way more than I was planning on but I fell in love. Although I have seen some beautiful dresses on the show I haven’t seen anything I would trade my dress for.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The ones that go for the $5+ dresses are never paying for it themselves. It’s mommy or daddy or grandma or aunt so-and-so.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I paid $1100 and I think it was appropriate. I had given myself a $1500 budget and I was damn happy to have come under it. If I was in a better financial situation and my budget allowed room I still don’t think I could spend over $2k on a dress I would wear once. There was a bee on here that spent like $15K on her dress, that is almost my entire wedding budget…I was like “Whaaa”

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I paid for it out of my pocket, and it felt really good to make such a large purchase. (lol because a house isn’t large enough lol)

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i agree, it’s a lot of money (or at least for me), but i kind of LOVE it when people buy the super expensive dresses–maybe because i’m living vicariously! isn’t it fun?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I started out looking between $1K-$2K but to my huge disappointment everything I liked was $5K or above. I’m not normally a brand name girl so had no idea I had “couture taste” in wedding dresses. In the end I shelled out $4K which I thought was a reasonable (if not happy) medium.

I work in finance and this was my financial justification…If I buy the dress for $4K and resell it for half that, I’m still exactly where I wanted to be. Looking at preowned sites showed me that a designer dress from a recent collection will sell easily at that price if it’s in good condition. So I just must be careful not to spill red wine on it during the reception (which would BAD anyway).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@misspug – Oh, totally! Whenever i watch SYTTD I’m always on the couch yelling “GO FOR THE PNINA!”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think its very interesting to say the least! I guess the reason we cant understand is because we dont have money like some of those people do you know? The ones that are not caring about the 15k wedding dress price are probably not to worried about money hehe

But I agree it is soooo mind boggling. i actually am more proud of myself when i find a really great deal! My dress was 349.99 dollars and its beautiful. go me! haha

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh and I’m paying for the dress and almost the entire wedding myself. Out of my hard earned savings accumulated thru the years. Paid to be frugal until now 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

It still amazes me that people spend 30k and over for a wedding!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@nicole – My fiance is an accountant as well!

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