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How much did you spend on your dress?

Black DahliA, on October 23, 2013 at 11:39 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 62
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How much did everyone's dress cost? With all the alterations and an unexpected expense (petticoat), my dress is about $1050. I think it's a bit much. This is what I get for wanting a pink dress. If I had gone the traditional route, I could've found something much cheaper. Oh well.. At least it's pretty.

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  • Lacey
    Master May 2014
    Lacey ·
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    I bought a Maggie Sottero sample and haggled the lady down to $1,000.00 with free alterations.

    Smiley smile

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  • Thankfully Anonymous
    Super February 2014
    Thankfully Anonymous ·
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    Double postSmiley sad

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  • Thankfully Anonymous
    Super February 2014
    Thankfully Anonymous ·
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    1690 plus alterations. It was my biggest splurge.

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  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
    We'llAlwaysHaveParis ·
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    Dress

    Slip

    Bra

    Jacket

    Alterations

    Jewelry

    $700ish

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  • Abby
    VIP May 2014
    Abby ·
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    2070 plus 325 flat fee for alterations.

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  • Valerie
    VIP September 2013
    Valerie ·
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    My budget was $1000, but if i absolutely fell in love with one, that was negotiable. DH always said that he didn't care how much my dress was as long as I loved it.

    In the end my dress was $1250 with veil ($400) and jacket ($30 - made it myself). After making my jacket, i would have gladly paid the $200 they wanted for it. I realized it was cheap considering all the time I put into it, lol.

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  • Deborah
    Super August 2013
    Deborah ·
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    Dress was $400

    Alterations $180

    Bra $40

    Veil was a gift ($0)

    Shoes $70

    Jewelry was my "something old"

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  • Mrs. Shanon V
    Master May 2014
    Mrs. Shanon V ·
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    506 with the veil prior to alterations.

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  • Courtney F
    VIP April 2014
    Courtney F ·
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    My dress was $850. I haven't done alterations yet so I'm not sure how much it will be total.

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  • Ashleigh
    Master November 2013
    Ashleigh ·
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    Mine with alterations came to $1055. So, our cost was about the same. I think that cost was about average with my friends. I had not expected to pay that much, but I had a list of things I HAD to have (ex. corset) and I wanted a particular designer. But after watching SYTTD, it seems very inexpensive.

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  • Mrs Schmidt
    VIP September 2014
    Mrs Schmidt ·
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    Dress $1100

    Straps $200

    Alterations- don't know yet. The designer will get my measurements and make the dress to fit me. Most likely it'll be for the bustle and the sleeves that I get alterations done.

    Bra-dunno

    Veil-godmother making

    Shoes-mom is surprising me

    Jewelry- no clue.lol

    Hair clip - $45-50 I think.

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  • Mrs Schmidt
    VIP September 2014
    Mrs Schmidt ·
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    Dress $1100

    Straps $200

    Alterations- don't know yet. The designer will get my measurements and make the dress to fit me. Most likely it'll be for the bustle and the sleeves that I get alterations done.

    Bra-dunno

    Veil-godmother making

    Shoes-mom is surprising me

    Jewelry- no clue.lol

    Hair clip - $45-50 I think.

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  • Private User
    Super October 2013
    Private User ·
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    Dress $1350 (Which my dad paid. He felt bad not being able to pay at all for the wedding, so he said he'd at least pay for my gown. I'm so thankful for it!)

    Slip $100

    Veil $260

    Alterations $350

    Bra $60

    Shoes $30 (DSW Sale!!)

    Pearls & earrings $70

    I never wrote it all out before.. that sure is a lot of money on my person at one time!

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  • Married2013
    Master September 2013
    Married2013 ·
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    Dress and veil were purchased together and were $851 out the door taxes included from David’s bridal.

    Alterations were $170

    Total cost of dress and veil everything included = $1021

    Wow that’s the first time I’ve tallied it up together, didn’t realize I was past the 1k mark!

    Edit: I bought bra cup inserts on Ebay and had the seamstress sew them in – I think they were like $10?

    Shoes: $113 (cowgirl boots)

    Jewelry: $130

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  • sundaycupcake
    VIP October 2013
    sundaycupcake ·
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    About $400 including slip. No alterations were necessary.

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  • ArborDay
    VIP April 2014
    ArborDay ·
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    $1530 plus alterations. Splurged for beauty. Smiley smile

    I plan on Estying my headpiece for savings.

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  • Gamecock Mrs.
    Master October 2014
    Gamecock Mrs. ·
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    My dress budget was $1000. I was sooo disappointed with myself that I went over. With tax it was $1272.39 (before tax it was $1189). Still pretty good considering the dress was supposed to cost $1399 before tax. I bought the sample.

    No veil. Haven't done alterations yet. Bought a hair piece for $37 on etsy. FH insisted on buying my shoes. With the dyeing and everything I think they ended up being $141.

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  • Rach
    VIP May 2014
    Rach ·
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    My dress was $649 plus tax. Bra/Corset was $80. And I haven't had alterations done yet, but I am setting aside $200 for that. All of this is from David's Bridal.

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  • Niecy Sparkles
    VIP August 2014
    Niecy Sparkles ·
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    $1499 for the dress only. Haven't gotten fitted to see if I need alterations etc. Haven't shopped for a veil and accessories yet.

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  • MrsT
    VIP March 2014
    MrsT ·
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    Dress- 750 on sale

    veil- 189

    sparkle hair comb- 30

    bra- 60

    pettycoat- 60

    shoes- 50

    Alterations start in February. Right now it only needs a bustle, but who knows by then.

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