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How much was your wedding dress???

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#21 tvt

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    Posted 02 July 2007 - 05:25 PM

    Originally Posted by Tlseege
    I haven't gone dress shopping, so I can't comment on most of this, but as far as the back of the dress goes... When you walk down the aisle (both ways) that will be what everyone is looking at. All the pictures at the alter will show parts of your back. So be sure you are happy with the dress. Especially for that amount.
    I second this. Also I'm pretty particular as to what I like, but at the same time indecisive.. so i know where you're coming from.

    As for amount, I'm going to try my hardest to keep it under 1,000. I'm of the notion that it's a 2 day dress (trashing also) so I can't justify spending a bundle on it. Not even going to try on more expensive dresses.

    #22 Deighton

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      Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:13 PM

      I haven't started shopping yet, but my advice is that if it's what you've always wanted, then do it. Surely you can find a dress that is backless and affordable. No need to spend 800 just to have the back altered.

      #23 BayBug

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        Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:13 PM

        I told myself that I would spend $1k or less on my dress, but all the dresses that I kept trying on were just not doing it for me. Then I went to a Vera Wang sample sale and I found it immediately. On the rack I was not sure, but when I put it on I LOVED IT!!!!! My mom even said "This is the one!" I love my dress. That being said, I spent $3K. It was originally $10K. So in my mind I got a great deal. I still haven't posted my dress only because I don't want anyone to see it until the day of the wedding.

        #24 Jessalyn

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          Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:21 PM

          My experience was the same as Ann's. I never tried on my dress and knew it was the one. I tried it on about 5 times before I bought it and knew that I liked it a lot. With all that said, I've never been one who is big on fashion.

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          #25 -Kate-

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            Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:36 PM

            My dress cost a crapload. Let's keep it at that.

            That being said I knew I loved it when I saw it in a magazine. I knew I loved it on me the second I put it on. I wouldn't have bought any other dress no matter what the price difference was because I love my dress so much. And I loved it as is - no major alterations needed.

            #26 LCBride2007


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              Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:37 PM

              ooohh angie - you little tease! can we get a hint? lol

              #27 leigh miller

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                Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:42 PM

                i didnt buy the dress i really wanted. and i wish i had. it was about $2000. i had one made instead. it was a knock off of my second choice. i didnt have my first choice made because i thought it would be too hard to do. i do like the dress i ended up with. but wish i would have just bought the one i wanted. my dress ended up being about $500.

                #28 *JillD*

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                  Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:21 PM

                  My dress is $798, I fell in love with a dress that was $1500 and just didn't want to spend that much for something I'd wear once. So I ended up looking on the designers site and finding the $1500 dress with a slight change, making it a different dress and half the price! So I'm very happy I found it because its almost exactly the same and I love it.

                  Also, let me tell you from past experience that I got very frustrated with the whole dress thing, not wanting to spend a lot, and just wanting to buy something. So I bought a dress on ebay, a sample from a bridal salon for $225. It is an absolutely gorgeous dress, fits perfect, but it wasn't the dress from the store that I kept thinking about.

                  I don't know if I knew right away that it was the one, I knew I really liked it, but I am also so indecisive about everything. When I couldn't stop thinking about it, I knew I had to buy it.

                  So, the moral of the story is don't become a two dress bride, lol! I'm going to sell the one I bought originally to make some of my money back.

                  If you have to modify this dress that much, I would keep looking, you'll probably find something else that will be perfect.

                  #29 Amy&Andy

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                    Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:25 PM

                    Yeah Kate...thanks for sending me to Labelleelaines......thats where I found this ridiculously expensive dress! That place was so amazing though! Hellooooo....runway.....lights.......huge dressing rooms. Which dress did you buy btw...I never saw your posts with pics before I'm going to Kirkland on Friday for two more places...we'll see.

                    #30 TammyB

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                      Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:30 PM

                      My dress was $1000.00 and I paid just over $200.00 in alterations. I fell in love with a dress that cost 4k but I refused to try it on because I knew I would love it and want it. The first time I tried my dress on I was like "oh it's so pretty" and the more I thought about it the more I loved it. So I went back tried it on again and yeap it was the one... A few months later I started having second thoughts but after it came in and was altered it was exactly what I wanted.

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