Post # 1
I’m looking for some input on the cost of your dress in comparison to the total cost of your wedding. You don’t need to give exact numbers if you don’t want, you can give a percentage instead.
Post # 3
I’m hoping to keep mine around 10%
Post # 4
Mine’s 5%, does not include accessories, alterations, etc.
Post # 5
5% for just the dress, I’ve heard rule of thumb is your entire bridal “look” should be 10% of the budget.
Post # 6
My dress was 10%. I spent way more on it then I really wanted to.
Post # 7
We allocated 10% but I found The Dress at a fraction of my budget, so… 2.7%.
Post # 8
Fingers crossed if all goes well with my replica dress it will be about 2.5-3% of the total budget. 🙂
Post # 10
Our budget was $5000 but I ended up getting a $2000 dress. Things have changed since then… Our budget is more like $10,000 now…
Post # 11
Mine was just over 5%. My whole bridal “look” was just over 10% as well.
Post # 12
4% not including accessories, which are another 1%.
Post # 13
I was prepared to spend almost 10%, but I found a dress I loved that came in at about 3% of our total budget. I was glad to allocate that money to other things–the dress was important to me, but I knew it wasn’t the *most* important thing to me.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
Mine was 12%…It cost as much as the venue, but isn’t really throwing anything out of whack.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The actual dress was 6%, but my total bridal look was 13% when you factor in undergarments, alterations, jewelry/accessories, shoes, veil, cover-ups, hair, and make-up for the wedding day and the day-after photo shoot.
Post # 16
My dress is 4% so far without accessories or alterations, assuming we stick to budget.