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I budgeted around $2K for mine and ended up finding 'the one' for only $750!! Then my mom took the bill and paid it!! So, we're going to upgrade our menu at the reception (Actually, I'll probably just go to the spa with the extra $$!!) I love good deals!!

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My dress was originally in the $400 range, but I got it on sale for $250. Weddings not even close, but I couldn't pass up a deal like that! I think some of the posts above are right. It depends on what you're wanting. You can find something you like if you set your budget first, I wasn't going to pay over $500, so I didn't look at anything too much over that. Also, I don't need a designer dress. It's going to be on the beach, so I didn't want anything to fancy. Just simple. Good luck on your dress hunt! It can be a lot of fun!

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I budgeted around $2K for mine and ended up finding 'the one' for only $750!! Then my mom took the bill and paid it!! So, we're going to upgrade our menu at the reception (Actually, I'll probably just go to the spa with the extra $$!!) I love good deals!!
I thought you were going to say "I budget $2K, but then I just robbed the bridal store."

For those who haven't read the "banned" thread, she has been very successful in robbing points even though the rest of us have failed.

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Just realized I should add a monkey so this isn't read like something mean. We've been having lots of fun robbing lately.

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I Found A Very Nice Dress In China Town (philadelphia) I Researched The Style On Line And Found An Even More Beautiful Dress On Line For About $150.00 Including Shipping Costs. You Would Never Know The Price If I Didn't Tell You. It Just Depends On What You Want. Good Luck Ladies.

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I wasn't really sure what I wanted and I didn't set a budget for the dress. It happend that the one that I fell in love with came to 4k. I had the material changed from the original and that added to the cost. I love it so much though and I think its so worth it :)

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I can't believe so many people (based on the poll) got their dresses for such a reasonable price. I felt like everywhere I went the lowest price was around $2K, unless there were things on sale. I don't even like thinking about how much I spent on mine. After I put the deposit down I woke up feeling sick the next day. sick.gif Now I'm OK with it, I really love it so much, but wow, what was a difficult purchase.

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My dress was £139 so I suppose thats about $300 or there abouts- first shop i went into I said I like that tried it on and said fab got it lol my aunt wasn't too happy to say the least I think she thought she was up for a full day of shopping lol mind you mine isn't your "normal" wedding dress as it's mostly black so I suppose that helped!

 

I have had friends who have tried on a dress they love, get a photograph of them in it, take it to a dressmaker alter it slight and save a fortune. Bit sneaky but hey!

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I paid $1,400 for my dress. However, it would have been $1,700, but I got a discount because I bought the sample (it was brand new, I couldn't pass that up). Also, my alterations will be an additional $200. It was more than I thought I would spend, but I loved it and I couldn't imagine myself in another dress!

 

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My dress was $3,000, and I'm guessing there's going to be at least another $500 in alterations, because I'm having them change a few things for me. I had kind of told myself that if I found my dream dress and it was under $5,000, I would just get it. At least I came in under budget!

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