(Closed) You can't buy a wedding dress. It's too expensive.

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Holy smokes!!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@Jabberwocky:  that seems insane?  Why the high prices – can’t imagine the purchase price if that is the rental figure!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Thats crazy! Good thing for the internet and couriers! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Can you buy your dream dress and have it shipped to you?  I’m sure these rental places have seamstresses.  Thats insane though!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Whaaaaat? Holy hell. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I seriously just gasped out loud. My goodness just buy one if it is less expensive than renting one there and have it shipped to you.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

wow… uhh.. no.. o_O

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

WOWZERS! Thats crazy!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Whoa.  That is insane.

I’m not very familiar with Japanese wedding customs re: dresses, but it’s common in Taiwan to do LOTS of staged photo sessions.  I was under the impression that there were a bunch of dresses at the studio to wear for these.

I remember watching one SYTTD episode where they were trying to find a wedding dress to out-do this gal’s engagement party dress (I think she spent $3K to rent that dress).  Crazyness!

Good luck with your dress hunt!  Maybe there is someone in the States who could help you buy your dream dress and have it shipped to you?  Depending on your dress size it might be hard for you to find something suitable in Japan (I’m a “normal”/”average” size in the US, but something like XXXL in Taiwan).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jabberwocky:  I don’t know about exact pricing but I do know that here in Texas when I went to see rental dresses they were usually MORE than the sell price in bridal stores. I turned, left, and decided I would just buy the dress. I was floored that renting was more expensive than buying!! At least if you buy the dress you can resale it. Crazy.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As much as the bust on my wedding gown needed to be taken in, I can’t imagine paying $4500 to rent a dress that I (presumably) woudn’t be allowed to alter!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Jabberwocky:  Can you try on some dresses wherever you go to find your rental dresses in Japan?  I’d be really out of my element there!

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