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How Much Should I Spend on My Wedding Dress?

How Much Should You Spend on Your Wedding Dress?

Many of us dream of the perfect wedding, which often comes with the perfect dress. Whether it be a poofy princess gown, or a sleek elegant dress, budget is usually always a factor. You want to look gorgeous, but at the same time, you don't want your wedding dress to eat into your wedding budget and end up with a huge bill to pay. How much should you spend on your wedding dress?

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graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 5 years
I'd pay a max of $1k, but would probably go lower than $500 on a dress. I don't like the idea of spending so much money on something you'll use only once.
finzup finzup 5 years
there's no magic number as to what you should spend on your dress. I would say take your entire wedding budget and then maybe break it down from there. I wouldn't spend more than 10% of the entire cost on a dress.. $2k dress for a $20k budget sounds about right to me.. but again others may be willing to sacrifice on the reception or band or whatever, to get a more expensive dress.
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