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    • SophieF76
      CommentAuthorSophieF76
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    I've not tried any on yet because I don't know what a reasonable budget is?
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    It's not a case of what a reasonable budget it, but more what YOUR budget is. My dress was meant to be £1500 however I knew someone who worked with the store and she got me a discount so cost me £950, and was also able to pay in installments which made it easier.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    "reasonable" is based on individual financial situations ...

    i had two dresses one cost me £35 to have made fore me the other £230 ( down from £1500 with a sale then a bit of haggling)

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    It really depends on your budget. One of my favourites was £2,010! If I hadn't found a new favourite after that I would have paid it. The new, better favourite is £100! That said, it's coming from china and I may hate it when it arrives!
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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    My dress was £900.
    I didnt want to pay that much (and honestly the whole wedding dress shopping experience wasn't nice for me)
    but DH chose it in the end so who am I to argue with that :)

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    My budget (including 250 from my dad) was £600

    My dress was £435 with measured length of £40 so £475

    Their measured length runs long regular and short. I am a short and even with 3 inch heels i still need 2 inches taking off the hem lop they go to 42 shortest im 40
    (Im a dinky 5ft haha) xx
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    My budget for dress and all accessories was £1000 but got my dress for £650 from an outlet.

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    • clarebear85
      CommentAuthorclarebear85
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    My dress was £715 including the petticoat but the bridal shop have also told me to allow a max of £150 for alterations...so potentially £865 altogether. Hope this helps :) Good luck finding your dream dress xx
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    I think it depends..sometimes it doesn't matter how much your dress is if it's your dream dress.
    I was lucky I found my dream dress for £500 as a sample dress down from £1650 x

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    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M Wade
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    My dress was £350' inc veil and tiara then when I pick the dress up after alterations I've got to pay £150 for those x

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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Mine was £1300 I tried on dresses ranging from £800 to £2000, it's all about how much are you able/willing to pay for the right dress.

    If I'd have found the same dress to be more or less, I think I'd have paid whatever it was just to have this one!

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
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    It depends on what you can afford and are prepared to pay.

    My dress was supposed to be £1500 but I got it for £999 because the boutique owner let me have the sample dress (it was a small size for a sample dress) as she'd just decided to stop selling that designer.

    Set your budget and stick to it. You can pick up a dress for as little as £200 but at the top end can pay up to £25,000. Most brides I think pay anywhere from £800 to £2000.

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    Mine was £1200 done from £1800 I absolutly love my dress and yes I would have paid £1800 for it my budget was no more than £1000 but I fell in love with my dress and I would have cut back else where if needed.

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    mine is about £750 with 10% discount but with alterations ect, will prob take it to about £850/900

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    Mine was £1200 not including alterations. Shop was giving 10% off if order placed before end of August so took advantage of that :)

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    • Little Kettle
      CommentAuthorLittle Kettle
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    I got mine in a sale and paid £299 for it. My half sister did my alterations which saved me a fortune. I didn't want to pay over £500 for mine and would have been more than happy with getting a c0ast allure dress!

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    • Sprucey
      CommentAuthorSprucey
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    Mine is £1295 without alterations, I tried on all range of dresses some from sale rail I had no idea how much each one was until I had decided on my one!

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    • JEm1905
      CommentAuthorJEm1905
      Got married 26 months ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    Our dresses will cost us... £48 each! They are gorgeous, retro and us all over!

    Reasonable to me is anything your not going into debt for. If I found a 2k dress and justed needed it, dreamt about it and truly fell in love with it then I'd buy it.

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    • SophieF76
      CommentAuthorSophieF76
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 9th 2014
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    Thanks guys. I know it's all about my budget and stuff but I wanted to have a reasonable price range in mind
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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 9th 2014
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    My budget was £1000 but I found my dress for £582, then there was another 15% off so it was £495.

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 9th 2014
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    I don't want to spend over £250, and I've found a dress for about £200 :) Quite happy :D
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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 9th 2014
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    Actually I'm using this wedding planning website, and they help you to distribute your budget lol When you say how much you want to spend on the whole wedding, it tells you how much you should spend on each thing. It told me that I could spend about £480, but then I thought it was too much and found this lovely dress around £200 :D
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    I'm aiming for between £1000 and £1300 - my mum has very, very kindly said she is happy to pay for my dress, but she was actually e expecting to pay even more than that and was shocked that I wanted one less expensive..!!! x

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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    Mine was £295 and I totally love it, it was reduced though. I was expecting around £900 and my dad offered to pay. He was hugely surprised with the £295, especially since it's the one I've always wanted
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    That's an amazing bargain Sydnie, bet your dad was chuffed ha ha. Even better that it was the one you have always wanted xx

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    • clair
      CommentAuthorclair
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    Deffantly depends on your budget, mine is £500. Dresses can be really really expensive. If you don't want to spend a lot go along to bridal shop designer days (you can get a designer dress fro a discount) or when the shop has sales you can get beautiful dresses for half the price in a sale :). Xx

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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    my dress is costing £695 plus £60 to have sleeves/straps added and then alterations. what is reasonable really depends on what you can afford xx
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    • NikkiE58
      CommentAuthorNikkiE58
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    My budget is £1800 but my dream dress is £15K, so I'm hoping that I find something similar for A LOT cheaper Hahahaha! Ohhhh to be rich! X
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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    Wow Nikki. £15k! Could you show some pics to a seamstress and see what price she can give you? It could be almost identical for a tiny fraction of the price!!
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    • FionanaS
      CommentAuthorFionanaS
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    • Sammi_with_camera
      CommentAuthorSammi_with_camera
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    I got my dream dress for £625 reduced from £1300 as an ex sample in perfect condition. It will need slight alterations though. Because I saved so much I even bought a second dress for the evening which I paid £100 for reduced from £1000! Bargain, I've always wanted two dresses. My second dress is also an ex sample in perfect condition. Both are mor1 1ee :-)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    Wow, that must be some dress for £15k!! The mind boggles! x

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    Mine was £450, as it was a sample that the shop was selling. Otherwise it would have been £900. I did love one that was at least £3000, but I wanted more detail on the back than it gave me. It was stunning, and had I not found anything else I might have paid that, but I didn't want to spend that much as we wanted to keep money back to do up the house ready to sell and upsize.

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    • NikkiE58
      CommentAuthorNikkiE58
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 12th 2014
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    Check out J'@t0n C0utur3, and you'll see the type of dreamy Wedding dresses that cost between £7k and £25K! X

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    • CommentAuthorPunkpixi3
      Posted: Nov 12th 2014
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    My dream dress is £4000 there's no way I can justify that spend I am hoping there's one on Ebay that's being sold for £3000 less lol (not likely) I don't want to spend more then £700...reasonable just depends on your own budget..I want my £4k dress I have literally been saving all my pennies for it...but it won't happen so I will make do with a cheaper option! boohoo :D xxx
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 12th 2014
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    I'm awful as I never check price before trying on dresses lol However they were averaging between £950 and £1500 however the dress I have recently fallen for is £1950

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    • AmyN135
      CommentAuthorAmyN135
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 13th 2014
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    I tried on about 50 dresses and the one I mainly fell in love with was £2500, which I couldn't justify or afford to spend!
    I'm getting mine bespoke made, depending on fabric costs (I'm in the process of choosing them), my dress should cost around £1200
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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 13th 2014
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    My budget was around £1200 but the dress, veil and jewellery came to just over £1500 altogether. I'm having straps added to mine and got a small discount on the veil. I also tried on some very expensive dresses and some very cheap ones but the one I've chosen is 'middle of the road' in price and the shop have been fantastic. It pays to shop around :o)
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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 13th 2014
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    My dress is £1500 ,I didn't want it to go over that price and keep going up , so I managed to bargain with them to give me a free veil, hoop and any alterations for free and she said she would give me a £100 off aswell as she had given some vouchers recently at a wedding fair.. Def ask as all shops are happy to do something to get the deal, its the shop who decides the price not the designer :)

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    • AlisonO17
      CommentAuthorAlisonO17
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
     
    rented,so zero
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    • Nelinde
      CommentAuthorNelinde
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    Mine is costing me £1100 down from £1300 then a max of £150 for any alterations that may need doing as since picking it when it fit perfectly, I've got a now 13month old and am 32+1 with baby no4 lol! Luckily I've lost over a stone and a half so far from both pregnancies so at least it'll be taken in and not out lol!

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    My dress is going to cost £189 from she who cannot be named! It is the first and only dress I have fallen in love with! I am going to keep about £100 for alterations if any are needed but I am so happy I have found my dream dress for so cheap :) x

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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    My dress is £1485 with £150 alterations :) xxx
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    • beximo86
      CommentAuthorbeximo86
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    Mine is 1250 without alterations, but the seamstress that the shop use told me it will be no more than £50, so £1300 all in. My veil is my something borrowed, so that saved some money.
    The first dress that I thought I had fallen in love with (clearly not!) was only £625, but with all the alterations I wanted to do to make it more 'me' I was still looking to spend around £1000. I always said no more than £1000 for my dress but I utterly fell in love with my dress, it was the only one that made me cry x
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    • AmyM8
      CommentAuthorAmyM8
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 25th 2014
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    Mine cost 900 but the shop had 15% off orders placed that month so got it for less.
 
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