Creating a Budget

Creating a budget is one of the most important aspects of dress shopping! Although very important, it could also be challenging time. We recommend establishing your budget before you come to Kleinfeld. an important aspect of your dress shopping experience! That being said it can also be one of the most daunting. Before your Kleinfeld appointment, it is important to come in with a budget because Kleinfeld has such a wide selection of wedding dresses. But, it’s not just the dress you’ll want to factor in. There’s more to your dress budget than just the dress itself. Below we’ve listed the breakdown.

We want you to have the best shopping experience here at Kleinfeld and it truly the most helpful when you have a budget that you’re comfortable with.

The Dress

Dresses at Kleinfeld start at $1,500, but can go up to $30,000 or more.  With more than 1,000 dress samples to try on in store, the large selection allows brides to find their dream dress in a range that works best for their budget. That being said it is so important to come in with a defined budget. It’s helpful to know the maximum amount you’d be willing to spend and remember that a 65% deposit is due at the time of purchase.

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This includes veil, jewelry, headpiece, shoes, belts…you name it! You will not regret completing your bridal look, but it’s important to factor it in when determining your budget.

For more details on finding the perfect accessories, check out our Accessories Guide.

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Any dress you purchase, no matter the price, will need alterations. If you choose to have it altered at Kleinfeld, you should factor in around $895. Alterations at Kleinfeld includes at least 3 fittings with Kleinfeld alterations staff spending up to 30 hours perfecting each dress!

For more information about our Fittings and Alterations process, check out our Alterations Guide.

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Most dresses can be customized to be uniquely yours! If you’re planning to add a personal touch, know that this can be an additional fee.

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Sales Tax

Kleinfeld charges 8.875% state sales tax. When your dress arrives at Kleinfeld, the remaining 40% balance is due. If you plan on shipping your dress out-of-state, Kleinfeld will provide you with a shipping affidavit. Once that is notarized, sales tax is replaced with a shipping fee starting at $125.

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