I don't know what it is in $ but I spent £ 5000 on a friends dress as her family haven't got the money to spend on the dress or wedding so let them have the wedding at my country estate free off charge and use my staff etc As I had not met the boy yet.
Mine is irreplaceable, it is the same one my Mom wore when she married my Dad!
I tried on like a million dresses, my Mom was loving it so much, dressing up her little blonde Barbie doll. I was just so tired of it all, I just couldn't find that perfect "Princess" dress, but I always loved my Mom's dress. I just asked her why we couldn't do that, she made a big deal of passing on her gown to me.
I'm having some minor alterations, bead work and doodads added to make it mine. Still it's ours, Mom's and mine it will be our memory to hold onto, hopefully I or my brothers will have a little "princess" to pass Grandma's wedding dress to. I think my Mom said when she got it it was $300 - $400 to me it's priceless!