Brittany
Savvy June 2017

What's a average price for a wedding dress?

Brittany, on September 29, 2016 at 1:50 AM

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What's a average price for a wedding dress? I found a dress that I love and it costs 1250. Is that reasonable? Also how much are alterations usually?

What's a average price for a wedding dress? I found a dress that I love and it costs 1250. Is that reasonable? Also how much are alterations usually?

70 Comments

  • Suzie_Cue
    VIP August 2018
    Suzie_Cue ·

    Mine w out alterations but with taxes included and a $300 discount, was $1526.

  • Ashley M
    VIP August 2017
    Ashley M ·

    I paid $420 for mine and it looks like it's with 3000$. Honestly try to find something lower. I got mine half off which was still a great deal. I couldn't justify spending more than $500 on a dress I'll wear once

  • Ashley M
    VIP August 2017
    Ashley M ·

    Here is mine!


  • LuvBeingMarried2Him!
    VIP July 2016
    LuvBeingMarried2Him! ·

    My dress was almost 2,500 here in the states.. We ended up getting it from Canada for $1,700 with the conversion rate, veil $300 and alterations $633.

  • Kristi
    Super October 2016
    Kristi ·

    My dress was $900+$300 in alterations.

  • Flying
    Master May 2017
    Flying ·

    My dress was $1850 plus $150 for a custom length. It was a gift from my momma and dad though. I would have never been comfortable spending that amount. I still struggle with them paying that amount.

  • GoingBALDwin!!!!!
    Master April 2017
    GoingBALDwin!!!!! ·

    $700 for mine and $400 in alterations

    It all depends on what your budget it

  • Brittany
    Savvy June 2017
    Brittany ·

    I didn't really have a budget. But Im very practical, so when i tried this dress on and loved it, i felt bad buying it. Thank you ladies for all the advice!!!

  • FMP
    VIP October 2017
    FMP ·

    My dress is a Hayley Paige..$2,200 after tax, and $2,500 after alterations.

  • augustlawbride
    Expert August 2017
    augustlawbride ·

    Most of the shops we were going to the average was around $1500, but it depends on the stores in your area, the lines they carry, etc. I found it in the first shop and they said basically all of there dresses were under $2000. They had one rack of "designer" dresses that were over $2500, one rack that was specifically under $1000, and a sample sale rack. My budget was $1500, so we stayed away from the designer rack, but basically everything else was open to me. I found "the one" as an Allure Romance and it was under $1000. (My almosts were a $1200 Stella York and a sample of a $1800 dress marked down to $400.)

    One of bridesmaids got married in a major city and when I told her my budget she was worried because most of bridal shops there start at $2000. But another of my bridesmaids was bound and determined to stick under $1000, and she found a gown she liked (not my style but still).

    Davids has a lot of deals, but I actually found the one's I liked there felt lower quality and mass produced as opposed to the same price at the bridal shops. I also would say BHLDN was a great experience and if you're on a budget has a decent number of options under $1000.

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