Every little girl dreams of finding the perfect dress to wear to their quince, but with everything that goes into creating the perfect look, comes a hefty price tag.
So you’re completely aware of what you’re getting into, check out these 5 hidden costs of quinceanera dresses.
It’s extremely rare for a dress to fit perfectly on your body the first time you try it on, which is why you need to keep in mind that you may need a few alterations before your quince arrives. Generally, basic alterations run about a couple of hundred dollars or so and more complicated alterations could be even more.
You’ll also want to keep in mind that the accessories that complete the dress can be quite costly. For example, if you want to add a jeweled sash or belt to your dress, it’s important to calculate the cost of it in with your dress budget.
Many girls get excited by a ticketed price on a dress, but forget that they’ll need to pay taxes. The taxes and various fees associated with the final sale could add up to more than you ever expected.
Many quinceaneras think that they’ll be able to save a great deal of money by ordering a dress online, but most of them often forget that they’ll need to then pay shipping charges. If the gown is fairly heavy or large, you could be paying a pretty penny just to have it shipped to you.
If you don’t properly store your dress in the weeks leading up to your quince, you may need to have it steamed before you wear it. Depending on the weight and style of your dress, steaming it can get surprisingly expensive.