Everyone expects their wedding to be a day they’ll never forget, but some brides have broken the bank to ensure that everything, including their dress, was absolutely perfect. Kleinfeld is known to accommodate all budgets, but, for some customers, price ends up as less than an afterthought.
Some brides come in with a modest budget, while others come in with none at all. So, out of all the brides that come in through the doors and try on wedding gowns, which ones are actually breaking the bank? Here are 10 of the most expensive dresses featured on the show along with what they cost.
Updated on April 7th, 2022 by Tanner Fox: With 19 seasons having debuted since the show began in 2007, Say Yes To The Dress has been an undisputed hit for TLC. Chronicling the stories of brides-to-be searching for their ideal wedding dresses, Say Yes To The Dress has launched a selection of spin-off titles and endured for well over a decade on a network known for quickly ditching underperforming shows.
While most of the dresses seen in the series range in price from several hundred to a few thousand dollars, some brides have really broken the bank to ensure that their big days are as magnificent as they could possibly be.
10 $3,100 – Megan
Megan definitely sparkled and shined in this Hayley Paige dress. This flowy yet simple and elegant gown with a touch of sparkle definitely made her wedding as gorgeous as ever. This chiffon dress was one of the most beautiful to hit the show, but it also had a pretty hefty price tag, even if it’s definitely not comparable to some on this list.
Although relatively reserved, the dress cost in excess of three grand. Though nowhere near as expensive as some of the other gowns on offer, its price may have shocked some viewers.
9 $4,500 – Jessie
This Maison Signore dress has stunning lace and floral embellishment, complete with a tulle skirt. Jessie was stunning walking down the aisle, and this appointment certainly cemented her wedding’s success.
Plus, it was the last dress Jessie ever tried on, and she clearly knew it was the one. Her wedding was definitely one for the books, and she stunned in the only dress by this designer that made this list. It’s a good example of a case in which, when a bride finds “the one,” they simply have to have it regardless of price.
8 $5,900 – Cami
This bride almost gave her mother a heart attack when she tried on black dress after black dress, but she did find one that appeased her bridal party, created by the brilliant Pnina Tornai.
Cami Li tried on this dress in both black and white, and both were totally gorgeous on this gorgeous bride. Strapless and sleek, this $5,900 dress didn’t disappoint in either color and was one of the most unique from the TLC series. Matching her alternative flair, Cami was perhaps one of the most striking brides featured on the series.
7 $12,500 – Katelynn
Pnina Tornai strikes again, matching this mermaid gown with Swarovski crystals. With a tulle skirt, glimmering bodice, and stunning corset, Katelynn definitely lit up the aisle on her wedding day.
The bride’s mother and aunt pitched in some cash so she could get her dream dress, and this sparkly gown definitely deserves a shout-out. It isn’t surprising that this designer has a bunch of gowns that are up there in price. However, this was ultimately a great show of familial unity and a great feel-good moment for the series.
6 $21,300 – Alexandra
Bride Alexandra Gerhart was searching for a reception dress and stumbled across this Pnina Tornai. With Swarovski crystals, this gown has a sheer top and is totally stunning, but it also retails for over $21,000, which, needless to say, is a pretty incredible amount of money.
The bride’s mother wasn’t exactly thrilled about the price tag or the dress. Regardless, this dress still makes the list of most expensive to appear on the show, and it showcased how expensive dresses can sometimes strain family members.
5 $24,000 – Autumn
Autumn waltzed into the store with her fiancé’s blessing and wallet. She had two dresses on her mind, one for the ceremony, and one for the reception, but this one took the cake.
Of course, her husband-to-be dropped $50,000, including an $8,000 veil! This definitely turned heads, both for the price tag and its unique look. Autumn’s was another prominent instance of a bride not settling for anything less than the very best.
4 $29,000 – Katrice
This Pnina Tornai gown was carried to the dressing room by NFL players and one-time Say Yes stars Thomas and Julius Jones and was the biggest and most expensive in the store at the time!
The brothers were sweet, but this extravagant gown wasn’t the one that stole Katrice’s heart. Still, it was one of the most expensive to ever be featured on the show and was totally hilarious and sweet. Had she gone with it at the end of the day, it would have been quite the historic Say Yes To The Dress moment.
3 $32,600 – Tracy
This Kentucky bride showed up to the store with an unlimited budget, and there was no way she was leaving without the wedding dress of her dreams. She also wasn’t looking for anything short of a royal dress for her royal day.
Of course, it was Pnina Tornai who designed this whopper, and there’s nothing else quite like it out there. This bride stunned her bridal party and was definitely looking like a bride.
2 $34,000 – Kelly
Kelly’s mom is paying for her entire wedding, which she’s been saving for her entire life! Referred to as a “modern-day Marie Antoinette,” Kelly’s wedding seemingly had an unlimited budget, and that included her $34,000 dress.
This unique gown was silver and stunning and definitely made for a show-stopping wedding, and Kelly blew away everyone in her bridal party and left with a gown unlike any other to be featured on the show.
1 $70,000 – Tabitha
Many fans of the show who later become brides definitely can’t wait to try on a gown from famed designer Pnina Tornai. In season seven, bride Tabitha stole the show—and broke the record—for the most expensive gown purchased, ringing in at $70,000!
Forget about dresses; that’s more than most weddings cost. That said, Tabitha was certainly dazzling in this gorgeous dress that she said yes to and spent a pretty penny for. She neglected to share her special day with the public, but fans can still see this dress in its original form.
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