(Closed) What’s the most you would spend on a dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

3K

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine is coming in at 2k pre alterations. I would hyperventilate if I spent more.

I am paying for my dress myself, though, so that keeps it tight.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would probably spend up to $2500 for the right one…. at my current standard of living. Obviously If I was in a different income bracket, I wouldn’t bat an eye at a $6600 dress.  BUT, I do think, no matter what, $20,000 is insane 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mines going to come in at under £1K including alterations. But I have a “unwedding dress” in that it’s not a typical wedding dress from a wedding dress boutique. It’s an occasion dress.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Seattle has super high sales tax, 9.5% – I bought my dress in Portland OR since their sales tax is ZERO – My dress w/out tax and with 10% discount is $3870.  My budget was $3k – as a result of going over I’m paying the difference plus the alterations….

Advice – – DO NOT TRY ON DRESSES OVER BUDGET!!!!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I haven’t been dress shopping yet, but the max I will spend is $5K.  I refuse to try anything on that costs more than that.  At least this is what I tell myself now!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If money weren’t really an option, I could easily see spening $8,000, maybe $10,000 for my style. If I was an embroidery and crystals and huge train kind of gal, it could go to $12,000 just with cost of materials. I am getting a dress custom made, so I’ve seen the breakdown for really high quality materials and hand work. There aren’t many ways to skimp on that.

But I just can’t see myself paying a 50% + markup for a label. I could pay for the materials, the work, the design, the overhead…but not for the label. Or at least I hope that if I ever were a money no object kind of gal, I wouldn’t pay for the label. I like high end things, but in materials and construction, not in branding.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I really don’t want to spend more than $1000.  I’m VERY frugal.  But I know that if I found ‘the one’ my mom and dad would pay for it.  I’ve also said that I want a $5000 wedding and my mom just tells me not to stress about money when it comes to my wedding.  So we’ll see.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I initially set my budget at $2K…Then I bought mine for $4K because the idea occurred to me that I can sell the dress afterwards. Recently I acquired some extra money due to the generosity of my dad (before I was paying for everything on my own), so if I could do it all over again I would’ve looked at dresses upto $7K. I was a bit disappointed in not finding my dream dress, and this is partly because I didn’t allow myself to look at some designers at all. Had I been looking at higher end stuff from the beginning my search might’ve been a lot easier.

Now all of these numbers take into account that I would DEFINITELY try to sell the dress afterward, for about 40%-50% of the purchase price.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Depends on what my budget was… I’d say in a dream world, 15K, in real life, 4K. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ JennHasFeet – – YAY thats great that you and Fiance are moving here, Seattle is WONDERFUL. Yes the sales tax is annoying but truly its only annoying when purchasing big ticket items.  So in that case, the 2 hr 45 min drive to Portland is worth it, heeheehee 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

$500 tops! my dress was $99 but with alterations and accessories and veil and all that prob adds up to about $400

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