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Dresses (How much is too much to spend?)

Aliea, on September 22, 2020 at 10:38 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 44
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Latest activity by Michele, on September 30, 2020 at 12:50 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    Depends on your budget and preference ! I personally didn鈥檛 wanna go over $300
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    If I can find a dress I really want for $300 I'd be a very happy Lady lol
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah
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    This depends entirely on what you feel comfortable spending. My budget was $1000, and my dress was $800 not counting alterations. I've seen many brides on here that spend much more and others who have spent much less.
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  • Stacey
    Expert May 2021
    Stacey
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    An amount that cannot reasonably afford and/or that puts you into debt.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle Online
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    I wanted to keep it under $1000 & got my dress for $810. Still have to get alterations but it fits amazingly well so it shouldn鈥檛 be too much. I鈥檝e seen some brides spend $5000 on a dress which I think is ridiculous since you鈥檙e only wearing this dress once.
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    Yea thats definitely too much
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    Agree, I'm just finding it hard to like anything I see
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    Gotta find something I like frist
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy
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    It depends on your budget. There are some beautiful dresses for reasonable prices but you have to watch for sales.
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2022
    Chrysta Online
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    This completely depends upon your personal financial situation. Before you go shopping I would determine what you could reasonably afford and not try on dresses that are over your budget. It鈥檚 easy to get wrapped up in the shopping experience and over spend! I wanted to keep the dress under $2000, but tried on dresses above that ended up spending $2800 before alterations.
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    Thank you so much, I'm still in the beginning stages of planning but this helps
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Agree with others: depends on your budget. Bridal shops often carry dresses $1K-$10K+ but sometimes have sample sales where you can score a designer dress for 10-70% off. David鈥檚 Bridal carries some dresses for less than $1K and sometimes so does BHLDN. Does that help?
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  • M
    Dedicated May 2021
    Maybride
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    Personally I didn鈥檛 want to spend more than $1000 and managed to snag my dream dress second hand for $850 (with alterations still to come). Literally a dress I had seen on Pinterest years prior, google search and purchase- never tried it on or stepped foot in a wedding dress shop 馃槀馃檲 lucky it worked out (just a touch small which I鈥檓 working on 馃お). I guess what I鈥檓 saying is if you find something out of budget, don鈥檛 rule out second hand- most haven鈥檛 even been worn yet! You鈥檒l come to see browsing these forums that dress regret is a thing and people can end up with multiple dresses which then end up for sale.
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  • A
    Super February 2020
    Andrea
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    I didn鈥檛 want to spend more than 250-300$, and I was unsure how much alterations would be. Thankfully mom paid for my dress as a gift, but alterations ended up costing me 500$! I got my dress at DB and the alterations was a pain in my ass, they basically forced a dress that was too big on me when my gut said to order my size online.


    My sister just got married and she got her dress on sale from BHLDN for $200, and alterations was 50.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine Online
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    It definitely depends in your budget. I didn鈥檛 want to spend over $1200 for my wedding dress and thankfully I caught an amazing sale because the dress that I chose was $1400.
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    So Andrea I'm new to this wedding talk what does BHLDN mean?
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  • Aliea
    Savvy September 2021
    Aliea
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    Thanks for the information, I'll look into that
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  • T
    Devoted May 2021
    Trinity
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    I did some research on the price range and was a bridesmaid, so I had an idea how much it is for the type of dress I love. I set mine at $1200, and I bought my dress for $1198. I budget in another $500 for alterations. I am not sure how much that will be though.
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  • Madelin
    Devoted November 2020
    Madelin
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    My wedding dress cost $2100 with taxes. Our budget was to stay under $1500. When I first went to see the dress, the price was $1799, but when I was ready to buy it the price went up to $1999.
    However, I did not pay for my dress. My mom and stepdad purchased it for me.
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  • Madelin
    Devoted November 2020
    Madelin
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    At Lily's bridal they tried to do the same thing to me. I tried on a size 10 in store and it fit good, I even had some extra space. They took my measurements and wanted me to order a size 14. I ended up choosing a size 12 and it's a little tight but it zips up. I would rather have to lose the weight (like 5 pounds) than have to pay for them to bring it down a size. That is how they get you. That's why I looked up a local alterations shop and they told me they would do my bustle for $20. When businesses hear "wedding" they Jack up the price and make people believe they have to really pay 100s of dollars.
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