There is no rule stating that a bride should spend a certain amount on her wedding dress but it is certain that the wedding dress is typically one of the more expensive items of the entire wedding event. This comes as no surprise as the gown is one of the most important parts of the wedding too. Every bride wants to feel like a princess and wear a wedding gown that will leave her groom and guests breathless as she walks down the aisle.
The wedding dress is a major item to consider when preparing the wedding budget or allocating amounts from that budget. Wedding dresses don’t come cheap but while there are ways to cut the costs of an expensive dress, the amount a bride can and is willing to spend should be known before the entire budget is blown on other things.
Unless the wedding budget can easily fit a stunning Vera Wang bridal gown, there’s no need to break the bank. Some options on cutting the costs of a wedding dress include buying a second hand or even vintage bridal gown, renting a bridal dress, buying a wedding dress from the previous season as it will be cheaper or keeping up to date with sample sales.
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Credit: Re-published from Maggie Sottero's blog, 13 January 2020