I’m not talking about something cheap and standard, but a nice and pretty dress that doesn’t cost a million dollars. What is the average price of a nice wedding dress?

Depends on your definition of "nice."

Some brides are happy with gowns from Target or JC Penney. Some brides find gowns at the David’s $99 sale. Still others borrow a gown from a relative or friend.

Prices can go from zero (the borrowed gowns) on up to designer gowns costing thousands.

So it all depends on your definition of "nice."

I found this site interesting.

http://www.costofwedding.com/

Put in your zip code. It will give you the average cost of weddings in your area.

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12 Responses

  1. Ripshine

    2010 Apr 13 1

    If you catch them on sale you can generally get a pretty good deal. You are looking at somewhere between $800 – $5000 depending on what all you want.
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  2. Suz123

    2010 Apr 13 2

    Depends on your definition of "nice."

    Some brides are happy with gowns from Target or JC Penney. Some brides find gowns at the David’s $99 sale. Still others borrow a gown from a relative or friend.

    Prices can go from zero (the borrowed gowns) on up to designer gowns costing thousands.

    So it all depends on your definition of "nice."

    I found this site interesting.
    http://www.costofwedding.com/
    Put in your zip code. It will give you the average cost of weddings in your area.
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  3. wendy325

    2010 Apr 13 3

    If you are looking to have a fab dress for your day and would like to spend as little as possible. Consider going to a consignment shop that specializes in just bridal wear. Usually a wedding dress is worn once and, most consignment shop put a limit on their dresses. They can only be two years old. Look in the your yellow pages or at http://www.yellowpages.com for such a shop.
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  4. Georga F

    2010 Apr 13 4

    I found dresses UNUSED at a resale shop, because the wedding gown shop didn’t sale them. They are like 1/2 half the sale price too. And their nice. Now I don’t know if a resale shop around you does this sort of thing, but go check it out.
    I’m not wanting to spend over 600 dollars. And I know I can find a great dress at that price if I find it on sale!
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  5. <3

    2010 Apr 13 5

    The least expensive ive seen is $75.00 (on sale) to $5,000 (maggie sottero).

    good luck to you. :)
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  6. salut

    2010 Apr 13 6

    $2500 to rent, and $4000 to buy would be a safe figure. Based on my surveys.
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  7. brwneyes

    2010 Apr 13 7

    Nice differs for everyone. I bought mine at David’s and it is lovely. I have to admit I thought I was only going to find cheap things there and they have some nice dresses. I paid $485 on sale. Don’t buy veil there, though.

    If you want something designer, you will pay more…you can find dresses at outlet stores or consignment shops.

    I couldn’t justify spending that much on a wedding dress. Instead, we are having a nice sit down meal with open bar for our guests.
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  8. kijarra m

    2010 Apr 13 8

    I’d say that a nice gown would on average cost between $1200 and $2000.
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  9. Melanie

    2010 Apr 13 9

    $800-1000, at least at a local beautique, if there is not a sale, if there is a sale, then maybe $400. I got an amazing dress for $750 (Casablanca Bridal’s 2005 Cinderella Dress). I was married in 2007, so the style was older, but the dress had never been worn–I fell in love with it.
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  10. Tall Blond Chick

    2010 Apr 13 10

    Because people with lots of money and with little money all get married, there are dresses in a lot of price ranges. I have a friend who’s wife bought a dress as a resale shop for $8, and I’ve seen dresses at Barney’s in NYC for over $10,000.

    I just read somewhere that you should spend 10 times what you would on a good handbag. If you buy purses that cost $40, then $400. $200 purse = $2000. Not a bad idea.
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  11. Anna-Grace

    2010 Apr 13 11

    I model wedding gowns that usually average at about $2800 to $3500. They’re nice, beautiful, elegant gowns but you only get to wear it once.
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  12. boggin828

    2010 Apr 13 12

    I went to an expensive shop in town and tried on $5000 dresses. Then, I went to David’s and put on a $250 dress that blew away the expensive dresses. It was much more flattering and suited me better. It’s not silk with real pearls- but it’s damn gorgeous!!!
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