(Closed) What percentage of your budget was your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 4
    766 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My dress was 7% of the budget. It was one of my priorities, so I just tried to be a bit more economical in some other areas. 

    Post # 5
    1149 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

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    @gingerkitten:  My dress alone is roughly 10% plus a little extra for the veil etc. We’re not having the cheapest wedding but we’re also not spending what we believe to be an absolute fortune.. It might be for some but it’s what we’re happy with and its what we can afford! 🙂

    Post # 6
    8683 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My dress including the sash was a little over $2,000 not including alterations so I voted for 1-10%.

    Post # 7
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My dress was $150 and alterations were $400. I think 1-10% is too big a band to deliver interesting insights. 

    Post # 8
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had a very big budget wedding in NYC.  My attire, including alterations, veil, sash and shoes was 3% of my total budget.  I wanted to spend the extra money on a videographer instead of a more expensive dress!

    Post # 9
    2167 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @gingerkitten:  I did not really have dress budget…Fiance said to go try dresses and if I fell in love with one come home and we can talk about price. In the end it was $3,000 and the rest of the wedding will be under $10,000.

    Post # 10
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @gingerkitten:  same as you! My dress was about 3% of the budget. However, my best friend made it from scratch! I paid for the sash and the 20m of French lace the dress required.

    Post # 11
    1133 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    $500 versus our $10-12K budget.  So about 3-4%.  I could never spend 1K on a dress that I will wear for 12 hours considering both Fiance and I make minimum wage and I work 3 jobs.

    Post # 12
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Mine was around 7%, but I have to have some minor alterations done so I’m guessing it will end up around 8% by the end.

    Post # 13
    2113 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @gingerkitten:  I don’t include my dress in our budget, so I voted 0. I decided on my own separate budget for the dress with what I was willing to spend and save. My dress cost 1k, my budget for the dress was 1500. Our wedding budget is 7k. 

    Post # 15
    9124 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Less than 1% ! Lol. I spent $120 on my dress ($190 with alterations) and our total expenditures added up to $17,000.

    Post # 16
    1647 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    10%. after alterations the dress will cost about $2500. and we are planning to spend $20,000 to $25,000 for the entire wedding.

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