(Closed) You spent HOW MUCH???

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

It’s tough to be a plus sized bargain shopper! I searched the used wedding dress websites high and low. Most of what I saw were basic A-Line dresses in the $200-$300 range. Factor in another couple hundred of bucks for alterations, and that’s a lot of money to spend on something you feel “meh” about. I hired one of my friends from high school (she’s a seamstress now) to make my dress. Everything, including alterations, will be $700 total.

Post # 47
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332 posts
Helper bee

I paid $550 for my dress!

Post # 48
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I love looking at the high priced gowns $1500 on up.. but I can’t see myself spending that much. Also I think it depends on where you live. When you live in Colorado (Colorado Springs).. 98% off the residents don’t know too many highend designers. Louis vuitton just caught on out here LOL 

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I paid $1100 for my dress, but Fiance and I agreed we would be ok splurging in this area.  Two of my friends both spent about $1400 on theirs.  I saw another Bee got the same dress as me, but paid $1500 for hers.  I think it depends on where you live.  I bought my dress at a small shop out in the country.

Post # 50
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1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My dress is costing me $500 completely altered 🙂

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee

My dress was $750. It would have been MUCH more had I fallen for the alterations scam. The size 8 sample dress fit me perfectly other than length, but my measurements called for a size 10 according to the shop. Umm… nope, the 8 fit just fine. Shortening the dress was about $75. Had I gotten the 10 they recommended, alterations would have been close to $500……to essentially make the dress a size 8. pfffft.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I got my dress on sale for $179 at David’s bridal and spent another $300 on alterations to change the neckline and hem it. Less than $500 all in. 

Post # 53
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I spent $1200 on my dress and feel that is reasonable. plus bonus, i live in oregon and dont pay taxes on the $1200. so that helps.

Post # 54
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407 posts
Helper bee

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mtodd0516:  You get what you pay for, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your dress, you’re certainly not obligated to. Pictures last a lifetime though, and while you may only wear your dress for a few hours, you will be looking back at your pictures for years to come.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I spent $300 AUD and will need to spend another $50 or so on alterations. However, I am very clearly On a Budget with my wedding and preferred to divert funds towards more ‘lasting’ items like my wedding ring and the accommodation (we’re eloping in Thailand). I can’t lie, if I had $2,000 to spend on a dress, I’d have dropped that cash so quickly. 

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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mtodd0516:  im always mind blown aswell… here in the UK dresses are worn for an average of 12 hours but I still wouldnt pay those prices

its just horrible finacial sense to be honest because everyone knows you can buy the same dress as a sample or 2nd hand for 1/10th the price so WHY would you spend way more? I just dont get it

and if I was spending a lot I damn sure would get something corture and unique (not just the same dress with a cap sleeve etc…) because if im spending thousands I dont want something 100 other brides have the exact same copy off

but one thing I have noticed repetatively though on UK forums and on shows is the majority of the time someone orders an expensive dress they arent actually paying themselves, its usually mummy or daddy footing the bill (and its always easy to flash the cash when its not actually your cash)

Post # 57
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m in Charlotte, NC and my dress was $2300. I did not plan on spending that much and though anything over 1500 was just rediculous. So I’m not sure what happened…other than I tried it on and fell in love, nothing else came close.

I went to a boutique…I must say I love the dress and can’t wait til my wedding night to show it off!

Post # 58
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1377 posts
Bumble bee

Mine came to $1,700 CDN with tax and I still feel guilty about it. Spend what you’re confortable spending. Lots of gowns for $300 all to way up to $12,00. Take you time, stick to your budget.

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee

So I set my budget high for my dress, which for me was $2600.  I knew that I did not want to go over that and I felt crazy allowing myself to think about spending that much.  But that was the amount that I knew they could squeeze out of me for the RIGHT dress.  Once I started looking I could tell the difference in quality from a $800 dress to a $2600 dress & knew there were some things quality wise that were unacceptable. I was also able to really see what difference some details made and decide if they really ment that much to me to pay premium prices.   I was able to try on so many dresses and found that I only needed about $1200-1500 for my perfect dress. 

Post # 60
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Half Moon Bay

I bought my dress off tradesy for 900$ It is a Sophia Tolli ballgown, and was used as a sample in a bridal shop. It is in shockingly near perfect condition and there is a local seamstress who does alterations at a crazy low rate. I was originally looking at spending over 2000.

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