(Closed) What is/was your budget and how much did you pay???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My budget was 2000. I paid $1,800 for dress and will pay another $500 for alterations. $300 over but worth it

Post # 3
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Honey bee

I upped my budget based on the contigency that I sold it. And I did. Budget is a personal thing and depends on your overall budget so its tough to base it on others. If someone has a 5K budget or 20K or 50K will change what they can spend on a dress.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I budgeted around $1200 and paid $619! Havent dont alteration yet, so we’ll see! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

My “budget” was $1000. Fiance and I kinda made that up when we walked into the salon. I ended up getting a dress and a sash that cost $600 with tax.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i didnt really have a budget.. i just started trying on what bridemaids picked and the sales associate.. bout 10 dresses in and an hour later she asked me what price point i wanted to be in.. i said 2 grand max. got my dress for around 1500. not sure how much alterations will put me…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I sort of had a budget ($500) but after going into my first salon I realized that wasn’t enough for what I wanted.  So I upped my budget to $1000 and my dress was $999.  So I’ll be over with alterations but I wasn’t really counting that into my dress budget.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i didn’t have a budget actually, we are having a beach wedding and i just get mine from an online store at a bit over 300 dollars, i love it very much! The only problem is it is kind of too big for me, i am having it altered now. I have a picture here,lol 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My budget was $1500-$2000 and I spent $1200 on dress, still have alterations to do so we will see.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My budget was $1000 for the dress, we didn’t include alterations in that budget, that was separate… my dress came in at $985 after tax, haha. Closer than I would’ve liked but worth it 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I will end up going $400 over my $3,000 budget after alterations. It’s well worth it. I decided to pull the money from not doing wedding favors and make my wedding bouquet and bm’s bouquet DIY projects to compensate.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents paid for my dress, and I couldn’t get them to give me a budget no matter how hard I tried (the bridal salons were very frustrated by this… haha). I found a dress I really liked for $2300, and my mom suggested we keep looking (I could tell it was too much money). I eventually found one that we bought for $1200, and we paid $325 in alterations.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My budget was 2000 euro for everything to do with the dress but I ended up being overbudget by about 800 euro;). Don’t feeel guilty though as I’m paying for it myself.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My budget was around $1000.00. My mum ended up wanting to buy it for me as im her only daughter and it cost $1600.00.

Alterations were only $60.00 to get the dress taken up.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

My budget was initially $800. I then realised I had more expensive tastes, and so upped it to about $2400 (excl. accessories, shoes, veil etc). In the end, I spent about $1800, and there may be a little extra still to pay for alterations.

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