Clíodhna
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Attire - Splurge or Save?

Clíodhna, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 92
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Have you dedicated a generous amount of your budget to your wedding attire? Or will you be making savings wherever you can?

Are you splurging or saving on your wedding day attire?


Attire - Splurge or Save? 1

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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber Online ·
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    Save. Kept the wedding dress budget low and the rest of the attire will be budgeted pretty well too.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Splurge. We budgeted a good amount for attire.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    My wedding dress was much more expensive than I wanted it to be. But my mom paid for my dress as a surprise

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    My dress was more expensive than expected by my parents surprised me and covered the costs. H bought his suit and got a really good deal.

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  • Erin
    Rockstar June 2021
    Erin ·
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    I was going to go with a budget friendly dress, but my mom surprised me while we were shopping by telling me they were paying for my dress. I still got a dress and tiara for under $900 though.
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    Compared to others I say saved. My dress was $499 and his suit was about the same

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2020
    Sara ·
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    Hmmm... Well my mom is purchasing my stuff (dress, shoes, veil ect.) so I'm going to say that is a save, I'm not really including it in our budget, and I am making mindful purchases.

    Fiances suit we will probably splurge on, but he will wear it again so not really a wedding splurge, but a life splurge. We plan on getting it custom made.

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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Saving. $500 for my dress $400 for FH custom suit.
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  • H
    Super September 2019
    H ·
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    Save. While I LOVE all the gorgeous extravagant, intricate dresses, I couldn't fathom spending more than 1k on a dress I'd only wear once. My budget was 2k (my mom offered to cover it) and I bought my dress for just over $300.
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    Splurge! For both of us. I did find the absolutely cheapest price for my dress on earth though and he did the same for his suit. I didn’t attempt to save on accessories other than sales.
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  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
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    Save. I kept to my $500 budget for my dress. He’ll be in khakis and a button down, so big save there too.
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  • Holly
    Dedicated March 2020
    Holly ·
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    I guess, both? The wedding dress I picked out was actually under budget by $1000. I saw my dress on a mannequin and didn't even know the price. My FH picked out the suit he wanted, and his was actually less expensive than the groomsmens.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated November 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    Save, though only by accident. I originally budgeted $1000ish, but my wedding dress ended up being $350 and my reception dress $180. His suit was $130.

    I spent too much on clothes for other events though, especially since I lost weight and couldn’t wear some of them.
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  • K
    Expert February 2020
    Kristina ·
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    Splurged on my dress. Original budget was $1000 but my folks pitched in and my dress before veil, alterations and jewelry or shoes is $2000. So definitely blew that budget. FH is getting a huge discount on a custom suit, so techinicaly, we may still be in budget because of his savings lol

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  • Jamie
    Devoted May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    I saved a ton on my dress. I budgeted $1000-$1500 on my dress. On whim, I decided to check out a "plaid friday" sale at a local shop (it's similar to black friday but for local businesses) and ended up finding my dress for just $500! We haven't bought bridesmaids dresses or tuxes yet.
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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    Splurge. My dress alone with alterations is over $3K. FH's tux is rented but it was still pricey.

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    WAAAAYYYY splurged. My budget was $1000 and that was a lot for me. Went with my mom and grandma and ended up finding the perfect dress that more than doubled my budget. but it is so worth it! A gorgeous Pronovias gown!

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  • Future Mrs. A 💍
    Devoted October 2020
    Future Mrs. A 💍 ·
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    I went a little over budget but im ok with it. I absolutely love my dress!!!!!
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I would say save ONLY because since my dress is getting custom made, the price they quoted me is pretty good!

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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·
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    I think I saved on the cost of my dress (which I love) and my FH got his suit on sale at The Men's Warehouse.

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