Post # 1
I just can’t bear the thought of spending a small fortune on a dress I will wear once so have set myself a budget of £500 ($800) absolute MAXIMUM for my wedding dress.
I’d love to see what beautiful dress other Bee’s managed to get within a similar budget and where it’s from (internet, bridal shop, sample sale etc)
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 2
this was the first dress i put a deposit on: http://www.bestbridalprices.com/mori-lee-voyage-wedding-dresses-style-6726-p90360
i loved it, but i changed my mind because i wanted a tulle skirt on the dress. a lot of dresses from mori lee’s “voyage” line are very affordable.
Post # 3
SellyJo: Felt the exact same thing, I wanted a pretty dress of course, but there was just no way I could motivate a high price tag. I ended up getting this Oleg Cassini dress (this is me trying it at Davids Bridal):
It was $900 (with tax) in Canada, but only $675 (with tax) in the US. So I placed the order on the other side of the boarder and then we made a fun little road trip down to get it. It wasn’t a bargain really, but I felt happy that I didn’t have to pay the full Canadian price and it was a cost I could live with.
Post # 4
I had a budget of $1500-2500 (CND) in my head when I was dress shopping.
I went to a store that had Allure dresses and showed them what I wanted. They didn’t have the exact dress, but something similar that was discontinued so they were selling the sample for $499! If you want a designer dress, see if any bridal store are selling sample dresses that have been discontinued. It was altered for me and dry cleaned before I picked it up.
Post # 5
I got mine from wedding dress factory outlet in Bolton. The also have shops in Leicester and London.
The he highest priced dress there is £450 x
Post # 6
SellyJo: That was about my max too and I was able to get a custom gown from Dolly Couture. Not everyone’s style but it was exactly what I wanted. The dress itself was around $650, plus another $50ish for the petticoat, and a somewhere around $125-$150 for alterations.
Post # 7
BeckyS0: Love this!
Here is mine. I think it was about $700 USD. Sorry for the terrible pic. My 6 year old snapped it before I took in back to the bridal store to be steamed.
Post # 8
My dress was $500. I bought it used off preownedweddingdresses.com. Best decision!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
I’m a Mori Lee Voyage lady…6763. It’s not me in it, but here’s the stock photo.
It was $599 CAD
Post # 11
$179 USD (+ extra for the girdle. Should’ve gotten 2 girdles. LOL!)
Post # 12
That’s gorgeous on you! And it’s a cute picture haha not “terrible” at all!
Post # 13
I got mine at The Brides Project in Ann Arbor, MI (a bridal shop that has donated dresses, pre-worn or bridal shop oversock, proceeds to go cancer research), for about $375 before alterations. I’m changing the strap to purple, but I’m absolutely in love with the dress. Consider organizations like these!!
Post # 14
i paid $499 for the dress and $150 for the sash! A sash was already included in the $499 but I felt since I was already cheap enough I could spruce it up with a more blinded out belt 🙂
Post # 15
Liverpoolbride: gorgeous dress! I love the flowy skirt.
SellyJo: my Maid/Matron of Honor got the wedding dress of her dreams as a sample for £600 – full price it would be £1600. Also, monsoon and bhs have some gorgeous wedding dresses at the moment!