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WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Splurge or Save: Attire?

Lynnie, on August 21, 2017 at 07:05 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 100
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Let's talk about wedding day attire! Wedding dresses and tuxes and suits... oh my! Smiley laugh

Are you splurging or saving? And why?

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Latest activity by Kailey, on July 26, 2020 at 21:29
  • Kailey
    Frequent user July 2021 Ontario
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    I ordered a 90$ dress and had it altered came to under 500 and I was super happy with that
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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    Definitely not splurging. I’ll only wear it once, and I know that I can find lovely dresses for under $1k- so why spend the money? I’d rather go to Bora Bora. 😁
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
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    Splurge! I'm on budget for my dress, but alterations and accessories might go a touch over budget. For my fiance we're investing in a suit which might be more spurge-y than renting.
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
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    Splurge I will only wear a wedding dress once and I want it to look perfect

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  • Erin
    Super May 2022 Ontario
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    Save, I have a set budget for my dress and will not go over that. My FH will be renting his attire. For our flower girls, I will be looking at dresses in children's stores, our date will be after Easter so I will be looking at those dresses for the girls.


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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
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    Save! I got my dress at a steal of a price and my fiancée wants nothing over the top for her outfit.
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  • Jenn
    Frequent user April 2019 Saskatchewan
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    Definite save! My FMIL made my dress, the pic is the nearly complete version

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  • Terresa
    Curious October 2019 British Columbia
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    This one's hard to call. He's wearing his uniform and I got my dress at a sample sale. But my dress was still a significant percentage of our budget.

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
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    I got it new but was $300 under my budget...so minor splurging? I don't feel it was a save compared to some of the great deals previous posters got because it was $700, but that includes all fittings and customization by a professional seamstress. Not super bad either

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  • Paige
    Frequent user June 2019 Manitoba
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    Save! I just can’t jusitfy spending a lot and we have other priorities. My dress was on clearance for $99 but needs a few alterations, shoes on for $29.99. Grooms and groomsmen shoes were on sale for $19.99. Bridesmaid dresses were $30. It’s become a bit of a game to try and find the rest of the items needed for the lowest price possible. We just need men’s shorts, dress shirts and the girls shoes and we’re all done.
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  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
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    Save! Second hand dresses and ordering items of websites while on sale is the way to go!

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  • Nicole
    Beginner July 2019 New Brunswick
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    Save! There are so many bridal shows where you can get your dream dress up to 90% off as well as discounts from vendors!
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
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    I'd say compared to what we were planning on spending, it's a splurge for both of us. Granted, for my FH, his tux is getting worn 3 times in 2 weeks... haha (wedding, and both formal nights on the honeymoon cruise)... whereas my dress cost 5 times as much and gets worn once!!! Eek. lol. But I LOOOOOVE it.

    He also got $400 off because we did the groomsmen rentals at the place we purchased his tuxedo.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
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    Save but only because my mom surprised me and bought it.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    Save! We're not going cheap by any means, but we're also not spending way too much money.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
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    I saved by getting a dress from an older year from a discount store. I'm probably going to go easy for all the additions too.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    Save by renting if possible, though it some places costs the same as rentals.

    We on the other hand, splurged on suits and pocket square for him. If the attire is cheaper based on the sale, better savings.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    Save. Because I stayed on budget.

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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
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    Well I kind of saved! Got my dress on sale! Definitely sticking to a budget! And I saved on my veil! So even better I'd say!!
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  • Nicole
    Curious September 2018 Prince Edward Island
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    I thought my dress would end up being a splurge. I figured spending a bit more on a wedding gown would be okay since it's such a special thing. However, my dream dress ended up being on sale so we saved quite a bit!

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  • Mikela
    Frequent user August 2018 British Columbia
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    I would call it a splurge haha but it depends on weather you think 1000 is a splurgeSmiley tongue
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
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    Splurge within reason, it is once in a lift time.

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  • Dani
    Frequent user February 2018 British Columbia
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    Generally save but I ended up splurging on my dress. My maids can wear whatever dress they want and the men are up to my fiance.

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  • G
    Curious August 2018 Quebec
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    I'm going all out and will look my best!
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  • Hannah
    Frequent user March 2019 Nova Scotia
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    Generally - save. I don't want to have anyone in the bridal party worried about the cost of their attire. We are planning to start looking for bridesmaid dresses at Winners. I want to love my wedding dress, but I will only wear it one time. I am not prepared to drop a large amount of cash
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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
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    Splurge-ish... I want to look like a princess but I am not willing to spend more then 5000 to do it.

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  • Katherine
    Curious September 2018 Ontario
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    Save? I don't know yet. I know that there are some dresses that are not that expensive. I honestly not looking to spend over $1000.00

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  • Sabrina
    Frequent user October 2017 Quebec
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    Save there too, my mother made my dress and my fiance is not buying a designer suit to save money on both outfits.

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  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2017 Alberta
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    Splurge but within a tighter budget, look classy without putting in debt
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  • Kelsey
    Newbie June 2019 Nova Scotia
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    Splurge, but not too overboard
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  • S
    Curious September 2018 Manitoba
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    For sure splurge!!! I need to look like a princess!!

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  • J
    Curious September 2018 New Brunswick
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    Splurge,,but not over the top
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