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.
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.
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
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.
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!