Post # 77
My idea was to spend around $2,000-$2,500(my mom is paying for my dress), but my Fiance said that if I found something over that that I love then he would pay the difference (God love him) so I had been to about 5 different stores and tried on what felt like a million different dresses (was honestly at least 20 something) and this was the LAST dress I tried on and I fell in love…however it was over my budget by about $1200 but I just HAD to get it! It’s Watters Ingrid and it’s perfect for me 🙂
Post # 78
Mine was definately a splurge – I started my budget at $2000, then upped it to $3900 but still hadnt found anything I loved until this Lazaro:
Dress $4900; Veil $300; Vera Sash $500 so $5700 before alterations! Aggghhh… I insisted on paying for it myself so no regrets or guilt.
Post # 79
My parents and I split the cost because I really wanted something special. Here’s mine – Vera Wang Jane – $4900
Post # 80
Well, no pix yet but I thought I would spend $3K max which I first bought one was that price however I had dress regret so I went back to shoppping and fell in love with another dress that I bought for $6,800 with no alterations and accessories yet so overall so far, I spent like $10K. Crazy I know….*sigh*
Post # 81
I had a custom gown made but purchased it (i.e. paid for it…it didn’t exist yet because we were designing it) at a trunk show. So I (my parents) got 15% off. So we actually ended up coming in slightly under on the gown itself. I then ended up also buy a short jenny yoo wedding gown for my rehearsal dinner. I think when all is said and done, including alterations, headpiece, veil, undergarments (but not shoes or jewelry), it will end up being between 8000-8500ish? My gown was really important to me – I really wanted what I wanted for this once in a lifetime event.
Edit: first fitting is next week, so no pics yet!
Post # 83
Dress was over $7000 with tax. Budget was as little as possible, but in reality I knew there was no way I wasn’t going to end up with a designer dress. 😀
Vera Wang Spring 2013
Post # 84
@CourtneyB – are you shopping in Seattle? Is that Marcella’s?
Post # 85
@CourtneyB: thats a lovely dress
Post # 86
I wanted to spend around $1500-&1800….I wound up spending about $2,300 before alterations…
Totally worth every penny. I can’t wait to wear this Pronovias Pergola in 2 weeks and 2 days!
@CourtneyB that dress fits you beautifully!
Post # 87
I didn’t go in with a specific budget but ended up spending 5K on my Lazaro
Post # 88
@CourtneyB: that dress is so beautiful, clean lines and very flattering! Lovely 🙂
Post # 89
You guys, this thread is making me feel quite a bit better about my splurge.
My original dress budget was max $2500 with alterations.
I ended up spending around $4800 (counting the $250 I lost on the first dress I put a deposit down on which, incidentally, was perfectly below budget and which I ended up hating and dreading).
But…I do love my dress like nobody’s business and I can’t wait to wear it. (I also can’t wait to see it when it actually fits me!)
Post # 90
I didn’t really have a budget when I started shopping. I ended up spending $5,300
Post # 91
@RexManningDay: Packham bride? Me too!