Post # 1
This one bride on here is getting 2 dresses, a ceremony dress and a reception dress. There are 2 things I want to address here…
1. I’m pretty sure she picked a Pnina Tornai for her reception dress. It’s super sexy, super sparkly, tight, has spots where you can see through to her skin, you name it! And it’s like $24,000! And from the sneak peak for the rest of the episode I just saw, it looks like she’s going to get ANOTHER Pnina Tornai for her ceremony dress, and I’m pretty sure her dress total is going to be around $50,000! For her dresses! So this brings me to my first question…
How much are you budgeting for your dress? And for those of you using budget calculator type things, are you sticking to the budget it assigned your dress, or are you planning on spending more or less?
2. Even with her extravagant taste, I kind of like this bride’s idea of having 2 dresses. I feel like a sexier or cocktail-type dress might be kind of fun to have and change into during your reception. Is anyone else considering this? I think I just made up my mind that I’ll get a short, white, fun reception dress to dance around in at the end of the night. Thoughts ladies?
Post # 3
1: I had a $2k budget for my dress. The dress I ended up with had everything I wanted and was $550. I did not use a calculator; my mother offered to buy my dress.
2: I don’t like the idea of a reception dress. This was the one day I was able to wear a wedding dress, and I wore that thing all. night. long. I even wore it to the bar afterward for our afterparty and danced to a live band in it. It was filthy by the end of the night and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I can wear a short, white, fun dress any other day of my life; this was my day to wear a wedding dress and I WORE it. 🙂
Post # 4
I love how he just threw that all on his credit card!!!!
I thought about having 2 seperate dresses but then I decided to find one dress that I absolutely loved enough to wear the whole day
Post # 5
oh my goodness her dresses cost 1/2 as much as our house! That (in my humble opinion) is the deffinition of frivilous spending. My dress budget set by my grandmother was 2000. I ended up finding one that I liked online for $40 and we made some alterations to it. The dress + extra fabric + bead work and sash etc. all cost about $55, so I am not the best person to ask… but I do know that dresses are crazy $$$$$
Post # 6
Chicks veil was 8000 dollars!
Post # 7
@Saria213: I budgeted $500 for my dress alone, and bought it for $200 + $185 in alterations – I got a great deal 🙂
I wanted to wear my dress to my reception, but I found it difficult to walk in when not at the beach so I switched to a white sundress that I had bought previously. I’m okay with the idea of two dresses, but I wouldn’t have been willing to spend THAT much!
Post # 8
My dress was 1200 and the wedding is 6000
Post # 9
I hate the episodes where mom is an opinionated meanie but I cry during the ones where mom is absent.
Post # 10
I am watching it too! I can’t believe her! What the heck does her fiance do?? And why is he paying for her dress???!!!
Post # 11
Did you guys see the episode of SYTTD where she was meeting her groom for the first time at the wedding???
Post # 12
OMG I could throw 5 weddings with that amount of money. I paid 1400 for my dress after tax, and I have no intention of changing, I only get to wear this beauty for one day!
Post # 13
@Saria213: i think i saw that one. it’s crazy.
i wasn’t really sure what i wanted to spend on my dress. i didn’t want to spend to much, definitely under $2000. we were only having a small wedding and i hated the dress i wore at my last weedding so my fi insisted i get what i wanted whatever the cost.
Post # 14
NCPwedding Whaaa? No way!
Post # 15
@NCPwedding: and @AJester2: So glad to see I’m not the only one watching right now!!! $8000 veil! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!
I’m honestly having trouble even deciding on a number for a budget! And I don’t want to start dress shopping and fall in love with something outrageous. How did you ladies decide on yours? Was there a cutoff point where you just couldn’t justify buying a dress for that much?
Post # 16
I have more or less stuck to the dress budget. I was originally going to get my dress made and i wanted to customise it so i could take the larger A-line skirt off and have a more slim fitting (not tight! one needs to be able to dance…) dress underneith. I liked the idea of 2 dresses but i didnt want to only spend a few hours in my wedding dress so customising it so it would look different but be the same dress worked for me.
In the end though i ended up buying a dress and glad i did. Takes the dress stress off my aunty haha