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Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:09 am

I can't find anything that is quite what I'm looking for! And everything is SO expensive!
Please help!!!!!
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:18 am

Take your time, if you can and have a good look around. What kind of dress are you looking for? And what would you like to spend?
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:19 am

I got my dress from Ferrari, it's $1680 but I'm paying it off....that being said, it's one of mums contributions.
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:34 am

I got mine online from OuterInner.com and including a bolero jacket and alterations once I received it I think it came in around $400. I was pleased with the quality of the making of the dress. It just needed alterations to suit my body type which I knew would be needed when I ordered it. We did pay extra to make sure it arrived on time because I had left it a bit late and it arrived well within the given time period. Their communication was great. They have a lot of different styles to choose from too.
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:39 am

I like lace and embellishments and want something that will make me look good, not just a pretty ball gown/ princess type dress that I will be lost in, but I don't want anything too sexy either! So fitted but demure with lots of detailing... I don't want to order online but I only want to spend about $1000! So now you are starting to see my problem- I am fussy!

I also find some sales staff in bridal stores incredibly rude which really puts me off.
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:42 am

I actually created an entire topic on this some time ago - but cannot find it for the life of me... will see if I can get any results!
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:45 am

Thanks that would be so helpful!
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:11 pm

Not to be rude, but what size are you? And not to sound like a salesperson, but I have just posted a lace mermaid dress in the trading post section viewtopic.php?f=91&t=136514 , it's a bit like what you've just described, so I thought I would let you know. The pictures don't to it justice, it is quite a beautiful dress - but not what I ordered and connected to bad feelings for me, so I can't bring myself to wear it. It's worth over $1600, but I am selling for $600. It is quite small, but it is currently zip up, I'm sure a dressmaker would be able to make it lace up to make it bigger. It has beauiful lace & bead embelishments.

I purchased my other dress from bridalgown.net it's great for designer dresses much cheaper than what you would buy them for through a bridal shop.
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:49 pm

I had a dress made online but when it arrived it didnt suit me :( I am selling it on Gumtree now, You should try there and also the trading post here for cheaper options :)

I now am getting my dress from a bridal store called Nifi. I spent $2200 on it which is way more than i wanted to spend but it is beautiful and suits my figure :)
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:41 pm

Looks like the topic/poll I created some time ago has been moved with the forum reshuffle, Mods, if you are reading this can you let me know where the pollng booth topics have disappeared to? I managed to find the topic through google but it won't let me read it :)
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:53 pm

The Mods have kindly opened up that topic I created a while ago - would be very valuable if you ladies who have not yet contributed do :) As you all know wedding planning can be made easier with other people's experiences to draw upon.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=126131&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:23 pm

That's fantastic JerseyRose! Post a pic?
Will customs charge duty and GST? How much did you spend on your BM dresses? My aim is $1000 for my dress, $250 for each BM dress, $200 for my shoes and $100 for BM shoes (although they may be paying for their shoes, or half, depending on what we get).

Thanks LIW and Mods - will have a look at that topic
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:25 pm

LaceyBride wrote:
That's fantastic JerseyRose! Post a pic?
Will customs charge duty and GST? How much did you spend on your BM dresses? My aim is $1000 for my dress, $250 for each BM dress, $200 for my shoes and $100 for BM shoes (although they may be paying for their shoes, or half, depending on what we get).

Thanks LIW and Mods - will have a look at that topic


As for customs anything worth more than $1,000 AUD is subject to GST and duty.
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:52 pm

I bought mine at the Sugar & Spice Outlet Store in Brisbane for $600 - it was the last one of a discontinued line & it was my dream dress!!!! So if you take the time to shop around you can find something affordable.

I went to a few shops before than and everything I tried was over $1000 but none of them were what I wanted. My mum actually saw 'the dress' first - it was on a manequin.
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:55 am

I bought my dress from a local bridal store, it was $3000, it was above my budget but I loved it! I do regret it a little bit now but it was the first real thing we bought for the wedding so I was able to justify it to myself. My tip would be to shop around :)
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:48 pm

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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:15 pm

I purchased a sample dress (the dress that everyone tried on in store) from a family owned bridal sotre

The dress original price was $2000 i paid $600
 
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Re: Where did you get your dress from and how much did you spend

Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:25 am

My original budget was $1000 or $1500 including the bits and alterations. This did not happen but admitadly i am a big bigger girl (size 16/18 at the time of order) and the discontiued and samples etc and cheaper dresses just didnt do me any help. I (mum) spent $1500 on the dress + the veil and hoop (approx $450) + $250 in alterations (some of which was due to the store telling me to order the size up, then i had to have it taken in by 2 sizes!) I also had 2 straps added in that alteration price (no hem). So grand total of $2200. Mum paid for the dress (not that FH knows or ever will!) as their gift as i am refusing to let them pay for any part of the wedding. I paid for the alterations. Mum bought the veil & hoop without asking me as i would of bought a second hand one if i knew - which you can pick up quite often on gumtree.

I bought the BM dresses from weddingdressen.com for $99 each delivered in 6 weeks. They do need alterations but it should work out cheaper than buying at a store still and the qualitiy looks to be just as good as store bought.
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