I just wanted to share a few helpful hints and things to remember when setting your gown budget! Let's say your budget is $2500, what does that include? There are a few things that ladies may forget when saying "yes to the dress" and that is what other cost are associated with your dress. One is the tax on a gown, which if your budget is $2000 and you pick an $1900 dress, you are going to go over your budget. Your alterations can also add several hundred dollars onto your gown cost, (mine was close to $400 and that was for a hem and a bustle) And lets not forget your shoes and accessories!! So keep these items in mind and decide before you start shopping whether your budget is set just for the dress, and have a separate budget for alterations or if your budget is for all of those extras too!!