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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Overpaying For An Ugly Dress...


Instead of doing actual work during work hours, I've been slacking off and watching a lot of Say Yes to the Dress via Netflix.

This has made me come to two realizations:
  1. I need to dig my wedding dress out of the closet so I can prance around the house in it.
  2. People spend WAY too much fucking money on these sewn together pieces of fabric.
I'm all for going all out when it comes to the one day (almost) every girl dreams about but come on now, a $10,000 dress? Fucking nuts!

That's a down payment on a house; a thousand dollars less than Rusty's Mini Cooper; and like 10 months of rent. 

My wedding dress was bought off the rack for less than $150. Budget win!  

You know who didn't win? These ladies:


Sucker #1 spent 34K and sucker #2 spent 10K on these wrecks. 

Like I said, "suckers".

So, now I'm curious, how much did you all shell out for your wedding dress or if you're not married yet, what the most you'd be willing to spend?



30 comments:

  1. My dress was about $1000, which I thought was okay, but I would never spent $10.000. How the heck did you find a $150 wedding dress? That would never happen in Denmark, not unless you rent it or buy a used dress.

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  2. Bahahahahah! Lin are you melting into my bridal/prom entries?!

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  3. I found my dress for $300 bucks on sale at David's Bridal and loved, loved, loved it at the time. When I look back I'm always like man, I should have gotten something different because it was kind of plain. But at that time in my life, it suited me perfectly.

    My SIL shelled out a grand for hers, it was gorgeous but I remember being like WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU. I think if I were able to re-do my nuptials I'd spend a little more but that's probably because I make a lot more money now. Remember when minimum wage was like $5? And now these lucky bastards want to complain about $7.25. Ungrateful kids.

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  4. My dress wasn't a wedding dress (just a really cute dress) that I can still wear on "normal" occasions and it was about $200. No one would ever dare to put me in a fabric marshmallow ;-)

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  5. My wedding dress was $9 at Ross!!! Yep, ROSS!!! I wanted a satin "pick-up" style dress that was short - and they had exactly what I wanted!! I'm going to post it on blog today - you've made me reminisce :) I'll come back and leave the link so you can check it out!

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  6. we eloped :) I had jeans and a sweater on lol bc I had just had my son....so i spent no money ...now when we actually renew our vows and have a "wedding" I hope i can find something I like thats under 400$. I just couldnt spend even that much I think on something I will only wear once

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  7. ok - here's the link to my $9 dress! http://cupcakesandbling.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-batman-wedding-and-9-wedding-dress.html

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    1. totally have to check this out..

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  8. I spent $100 and considering the outcome...I'm glad it wasn't any more than that. Btw, I hated it. My mom loved it. It was ugly!

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  9. $400 Alfred Angelo (after a $50 off sale), and I absolutely loved it, and still do. I made it my own by adding a vintage broach my aunt found at an estate sale for $20. If you want to get technical I ended up actually getting the dress for $250 - I sold it for $150 after the wedding. I kept the broach though. For me I didn't see any sense in keeping something that would stay in storage and collect dust. It wasn't hard to say goodbye (hearing Boyz II Men in my head) to the dress - like you said, it's just fabric.

    Now I want to see your wedding pictures! lol

    Those dresses are awful, what a disaster!

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  10. I spent $350 on mine. I loved it. It was very simple and my MIL altered it. I think my entire wedding maybe cost $1300. I don't get these giant blowouts and the need to spend SO much on what essentially boils down to a party.

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  11. My dress wasn't a real wedding dress but I love it and it was only 100 dollars. I would never spend thousands of dollars for a dress that I can only wear once. I rather spend it on a vacation, a car, furniture, whatever...

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  12. We're planning our wedding now and I'm hoping to spend about $200-300 with an absolute max budget of $500. I find the whole idea of shelling out so much money on one day of my life very hard to stomach but at the same time I want it to be pretty haha.

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  13. 200 bucks. Bought from a website and shipped from China

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  14. $800 I believe (I didn't pay for it.) David's Bridal.

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  15. I'm pretty sure mine was $500 plus another few hundred for alterations. That was a lot to us! We've always been frugal lol. I just had this conversation with my SIL too!

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  16. My dress was custom made for my destination wedding and was only $400. I wore it a second time for a 'trash the dress' photo shoot for my five year wedding anniversary. After taking photos in the ocean, I stripped down to my bikini and threw the dress in the garbage.

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  17. i paid 40 bucks for mine. people are insane. i know one girl who's parents spent 12,000 on her dress! makes me wanna kick her in the teeth.

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  18. I spent about $800 buckos! That includes alterations! And that darn thing has not left my mother's closet since the day i got married and changed to get on a train! Not a bargain, but i did love wearing it!

    -Simone

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  19. I paid $850 for mine at David's Bridal :)

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  20. I spent $1500. I'd hope to spend 600-800 but I totally fell in love with the one that I bought. The first time that I went dress shopping I found a very simple gown that was $200 and almost bought it. But all in all, I'm glad I got the dress I did. :)

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  21. Mine was about 30. And I spent half an hour shopping for it - zipped into the store as it was about to close, tried on as many dresses as I had time for, and that was it. Done and done. I agree - nuts.

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  22. $199! I didn't want to spend more than $200 lol I loved my dress =)

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  23. Mine was $600 which is far less than all my friends in the area spent. My Husband thought it was a lot though. It was beautiful with pink beading all down the bodice. It's hanging in my bedroom now. I can't bring myself to get rid of it, but I never paid to get it vacuum sealed or anything. Too bad we don't live close together...we could totally have a Drunken Wedding Dress Party. :)

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  24. About $700. It didn't seem like a whole lot at the time, but now I think of what else I could've bought with that. I wore it at our actual wedding, but when we actually got married (3 months prior) I wore a $50 sundress...and a Jean jacket lol.

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  25. Thanks a lot for letting me know I'm not the only person watching that show :oD
    I'm over here in Germany, and on Saturday mornings they always have a "Say yes to the dress" marathon. I know, there should be better ways to spend a Saturday ;o)

    This show is hilarious! Especially since at least 70% of the brides look really bad in the dresses they pick!! I remember this one show, when everybody, INCLUDING the stylist, broke out in tears cause "The dress looks wonderful!" and blah blah... BUT: The lady wearing it... Ummmm... Let me put it like this: It looked as if she had 2 more buttcheeks up there where the shoulder blades SHOULD be. It was bad. Really really bad...

    Oh well! I'm not married yet, but I plan on having a small beach wedding anyways and will wear my 50$ H&M Garden Collection dress :o)

    Smooches!

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  26. Sorry Lin, I've got you beat: I bought a new wedding dress that someone took to the resale shop for $35. All I had to do was alter the bust a bit (easy peasy with my sewing machine) and it was a go.

    I can't imagine spending $10,000 on a wedding total, let a long just the dress. The only way I'd spend that much on a wedding would be for a destination wedding, not to exchange vows in a church. As you say, that's nearly a year's rent!

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  27. why are they spending all that money on hideous dresses.
    I mean ya if I had 34K kicking around as pocket change I would totally dish it out.
    not for something that looks like someone threw up glitter on it and was drunk and/or blind hemming it...

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  28. Hubster and I got married at the court house so we could have an awesome honeymoon. That's where all the money went! Screw paying thousands of dollars for something you're going to wear once. I never was one for anything froo-froo.

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  29. I just went wedding dress shopping with a friend and she spent $750 at Davids Bridal and almost had a heart attack! 10k is def way to much on a dress!!!

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