(Closed) The Most Over-Priced Wedding Item You’ve Seen

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

Dresses! I can’t believe how some designers get away charging thousands of dollars for a dress that costs them $200 to make tops!

and Flowers, I feel bad for all of those brides dealing with florists and bridal bouquets costing hundreds of dollars.

Post # 4
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

A veil. Tulle is incredibly inexpensive yet shops charge hundreds for them.

I made a cathedral length for $3.

Post # 5
Member
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@globalmargaret:  Fabric and where they’re made are huge factors in those costs. A $200 dress is probably synthetic and made in China where they don’t pay their workers fairly.

 

Post # 6
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsElopement:  Agreed. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I got 140″ of tulle with crystals sewn on along the edges and scattered throughout and I paid way too much.

I also think a cake cutting fee is ridiculous and a huge rip-off.

Post # 7
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11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@MrsElopement:  That is SO true! I fell in love with my cathedral-length, diamond-white veil with Swarovski crystals scattered along the outer portions of the veil. It was $500! I thought it HAD to be silk tulle for $500. Nope. Polyester!! The bridal shop made me feel a LITTLE better when they told me that silk tulle tears quite easily and that the polyester one would be more durable. But STILL. I sometimes am stunned that I actually paid that much for it!

Post # 8
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I feel like the $3,000 we spent on a tent rental is too much.  And that is the least expensive I could find.  I understand it is expensive to buy, and labor to put up, but $3,000?  For 1 day?  Ouch.  I agree that pretty much all bridal dresses, veils, costume jewelry, etc. seems to be marked up big time.  

Post # 9
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsElopement:  I agree with the veil.

For me, I’d have to say our vendor wanting to charge us $1,000 for tulle and light ceiling drapings. I really wanted this, but not at that price!

Post # 10
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Brielle:  Mine was $700. They charged me $200 more for those extra 20 inches because it was considered “custom.” Cry

Post # 11
Member
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Some of the card boxes and guest books, no I’m not paying $75 dollars for a book! A few viels have been alittle extreme. And candles!!! Some are crazy!

Post # 12
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee

@techie:  Some dresses have amazing fabric, I will give you that much, and a dress made in USA/ Europe is obviously going to be more expensive to pay the workers, but when I was looking at dress patterns and high end organic silk to make my own dress origionally the most expensive combo i came up with was $$180 for the materials. Paying the workers for 5 or 6 hours of labor at $25 an hour would be another 300, that means about $480 for a wedding dress (assuming it doesn’t have any intricate hand beadwork or anything) and the rest is profit? I don’t know much about the wedding industry, but some dress prices truely frighten me.

Post # 13
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@globalmargaret:  

  LOL-“but some dress prices truely frighten me.”  Yup.  Me too.

 
 

Post # 14
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2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely a veil

Post # 15
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Agreed with PP…bridal salon veils are a total rip off! Plastic comb, tulle, and maybe a bit of detail at the bottom for over $200?! No way jose, I’m making mine 🙂

Post # 16
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2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Definitely veils!

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