Post # 1
Hey Bee’s, I have yet to go and try on any wedding gowns yet, but I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about some dress places getting really rude with their customers because of budgetary restrictions. Have any of you expereienced that? And what was your budget?
Post # 3
I had a budget of around $4000 (£2500) and even then I had some snarky comments about my budget. One dressmaker said that she might just about be able to manage to make something for me, but that I’d have to compromise on fabrics. Needless to say that I didn’t book her!
Life’s too short to work with people who think they’re too good for you!
ETA: I had my dress made for £1500 (around $2400) by an amazing dressmaker who was a joy to work with.
Post # 4
@GoldenBeauty2202012: My budget was around $750.
Post # 5
I had a Dress budget of $2,500 I found my dress at 1,660 with taxes… there was no isses, and my Consultant was great when I told her my budget… she made sure all dresses I tryed on were in my budget before I tryed it on.
Post # 6
I originally set a budget of $2000. My FI didn’t believe there was any way I’d spend that little and upped the budget to $3000 “to be realistic.” I actually found a dress for $1200, and with veil, customizations, sash,and shipping to me in another state, it came to $2000.
I worked with a very nice girl who was attentive to what I wanted and gave me great service. She pulled only things within my budget, and there were plenty of options. Every bride deserves this, whether her budget is $500 or $5000! I also think looking at a quirkier little boutique helped, as opposed to looking in an upscale bridal salon, where sales people can get a little snooty.
Post # 7
My original budget was $3000 but I ended up spending $4550. That’s for a custom dress and unlimited alterations and tax included. (although it’s made for me so it shouldn’t need any)
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
i didn’t want to spend more than £1000 (1600 dollars) and found mine at £995 so did pretty well lol.
Post # 9
I wanted to stay under $1000, ideally including alterations. I ended up buying a dress for $900, and at this point it looks like I should be able to get by without paying for alterations (corset back, the length is perfect, my mom and I will put in the bustle ourselves).
My consultant was completely respectful of my budget, had a lot of great suggestions, and even offered to discount one dress so it would be inexpensive enough.
Post # 10
i was hoping for $1500 or less but was willing to go up to $2000 if i really liked something. ended up paying $2k for my dress along with veil and jeweled sash for the dress
Post # 11
My budget was 1000 but there was some wiggle room there if I absolutely fell in love with something a bit more expensive. My dress was slightly underbudget, and no one ever gave me an issue or made me feel like my budget was too low.
Post # 12
I didn’t want to go over $3000 – that’s exactly what it will be after alterations.
Post # 13
My budget was to keep it under 1500 and I was able too! I still haven’t had alterations but after taxes my dress was 1100 so it’ll be under budget!
Post # 14
My mom paid for my dress, and while I was never told what my budget was, I think it was around $3000. But, I didn’t want to even spend that much because I felt way too bad spending so much of my parent’s money on ONE dress, and bought one that was $900.
Post # 15
Mine was about $1500. I really wanted to stay in that area but my mom was willing to let me go up to about $3000. I ended up getting my dress for about $1700 with some custom alterations by the designer. I’ll still need some alterations once the dress comes in but should be able to stay under $2000 with alterations and veil.
Post # 16
Well I told my consultant 2500 but for something really special we could go to 3000 but I really wanted to stay under 2000 and I did! My dress was just under 2000 including taxes 😀