Trisha
Just Said Yes June 2020

What’s your wedding dress budget?

Trisha, on January 23, 2019 at 7:34 PM

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Just started my dress search and visited a shop this past weekend where I tried on some dresses and the dresses I liked fell into the $2500-$3000 range. I don’t necessarily have a budget, but I’m kind of uneasy about purchasing a dress I will only wear once. But again, I don’t want to limit myself...
Just started my dress search and visited a shop this past weekend where I tried on some dresses and the dresses I liked fell into the $2500-$3000 range. I don’t necessarily have a budget, but I’m kind of uneasy about purchasing a dress I will only wear once. But again, I don’t want to limit myself too. But I do think I should set a budget. So I just wanted to get an idea what everyone else’s budget is and which designer did go with? The dresses I liked were either Pronovias or Sottero & Midgley.

TIA!

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  • Tina
    Super August 2019
    Tina ·
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    Go girl! That's awesome!
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  • MIWM
    VIP June 2019
    MIWM ·
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    I wanted to pay no more than $2,000 and my dress is 1,200 my alterations are free.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    My budget was $1500! My dress ended up being $1200 and another $400 on alterations.
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  • Katelyn
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Katelyn ·
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    My dress was at the very max of my budget and it was 1,200. I’m very excited to wear it this summer! Im afraid that my fiancé will see pictures if I post it.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
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    Keep in mind of alterations and accessories when deciding on a budget.
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  • Martha
    Devoted September 2019
    Martha ·
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    I told the salon that I do not want to spend over $3,000 and they were very respectful of that. I got a Pronovias dress for about $2,700. Not sure how much alterations will be, they said on average $600... so I shall find out in July.
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  • Niray
    Dedicated June 2019
    Niray ·
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    My budget was $2000. I found my dress for $1200, alterations however has now brought the price up to $1700. Not including my veiI and belt I still need to purchase. I would say keep alterations in mind when setting your budget.
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  • H
    Beginner May 2020
    Heather ·
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    My mom suprised me when she bought mine for me, but in the beginning I was having a hard time just thinking about spending $2000 or more for a dress, I was only going to wear once. We bought a sample gown, ended up spending under $850 with tax, but not sure what alterations are going to cost. I'm also not sure about the designer. I will say just remember to fun with the dress shopping though, because the first 2 places I went to I ended up so stressed out and emotional since I'm a plus size and my options were already limited because of that. I was also struggling with spending that much money.
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  • Ania
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    Mine was $3000 and the dress I fell in love with cost me 1300. It is by Maggie Sottero but I haven done alterations yet.

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  • Jessica
    Devoted November 2019
    Jessica ·
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    I had a similar experience at a bridal store, but found another store with a larger selection all under 2000 each. I found one I loved even more that the ones in the more expensive store for 1800. Try a variety of stores, low, mid and high range to be sure!
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  • Brittney
    Dedicated September 2019
    Brittney ·
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    My budget is $2000 but I’ll be aiming to stay u see that. I got this weekend for the first time and can’t wait!
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  • Megan
    Expert November 2022
    Megan ·
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    I personally don't want to spend more than 1,000 on my dress, ideally under $500 but that's hard to say when I haven't even started looking at dresses yet.
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  • Keary
    Expert May 2019
    Keary ·
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    I didn't want to spend more than $1000. Couldn't find anything that really spoke to me. I found my dress for $1900 and was trying to talk myself out of it when my mom offered to buy it for me. So I'll have to pay for alterations, but I'm glad I at least put the dress on and didn't look too much at the price tag. Find a store that carries dresses in your range and try on anything that catches your fancy.
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  • T
    Super June 2019
    Tiffany ·
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    Wow!! What a gorgeous bargain!!! Congratulations!
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  • Nora
    Expert July 2019
    Nora ·
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    My budget was $300 and found one for $650 lol My parents ended up surprising me by purchasing it and my $145 veil so that was sweet for sure! It’s a Casablanca ❤️
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  • T
    Super June 2019
    Tiffany ·
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    My budget is under $600 for my dress itself. I am gambling the DH Gate route bc I want a black gown and you just can’t find variety in stores. If it works out when it arrives it will be $230 before alterations. My accessory budget is separate for jewelry and headpiece and I’m not really limiting myself bc I find such good bargains I can buy three different accessory sets and still pay less than most necklaces or veils alone.

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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2018
    Alyssa ·
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    My budget was $700. The dress was $585 but I spent like $200 on the belt so I was a touch over. SO worth it!

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  • Officiallymrs
    Super May 2010
    Officiallymrs ·
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    My dress was Martina Liana .. my budget was 5,000$ and the dress was 3,200 before alterations
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  • Julia
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Julia ·
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    My budget was $1500. Found my dress for $1300 before alterations but my grandma has made wedding gowns so I may have her do the alterations depending on the quote they give me!
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  • Stephanie
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Stephanie ·
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    My budget was $800. I stayed under at $769!! I didn't care about the designer at all. I just knew the style and color I wanted. I didn't expect to want a train but I ended up loving it!! ❤

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