I know this is an old thread but just wanted to share my dress buying experience. I found my dress at the second bridal shop I went to. My budget was $1,500.00 and I was looking at Pronovias dresses and knew that the shop would only have a couple dresses in that price range. So I went with little hope I would find the one. The shop was having their 2014 trunk show so they were going to be giving 10% percent off any dress bought that weekend. After trying on about 10 dresses all in the $2,000 range nothing really did it for me and my mom. Then came the last dress one I didn't even see on the racks but the consultant said she thought would work perfect for a destiantion wedding and for what I was looking for. I tried it on and fell in love and the price was the cheapest of the 10 I tried on before it was $1,700.00 plus the 10% discount so it came out to a little over my $1,500.00 budget. Then she threw on a awesome belt that looked like seashells and starfish and it completed the look. The belt was $250.00 but I also got the 10% off that too. So my total was around $1,800.00 with shipping. Alterations are not included and that's an extra $500 flat fee which includes 3 fitting appointments and bustle. They also gave me a beautiful garter as a gift so no need to look for one of those and I get a gift when I pick up my dress. All in all my wedding dress will come out to $2,300.00 way more than I had planned on spending but so worth it. Now I need to find a veil that won't break the bank and some killer shoes. I also bought a afterparty/ttd dress for $450.00 at a sample sale so grand total of $2,750.00 for 2 dresses. Hopefully I can find a veil and shoes for under $300 bucks and keep my budget for all my wedding attire at around $3,000.00. Hope my finace doesn't kill me he can't understand why wedding dresses cost so much. lol
My dress is a 2014 Pronovias - Land.