Choosing a wedding dress is one of the most momentous events of a gal’s life. So many things to consider — fit and accentuating the right body parts, whether the style of the dress matches the style of the wedding, capturing the bride’s personality…basically coming as close to perfection as is humanly possible! Oh — and price — ahem, how could we forget that one?! Unfortunately the $$ tag is sometimes the breaking point, especially as intricate gowns can run upwards of $10,000 (not including alterations)!
Apparently designers are listening to their customers, and a number of retailers and brands are launching lower-priced wedding gown lines. According to The Independent:
Badgley Mischka announced a $2,000-$4,000 collection, about half the price of their usual gowns
Urban Outfitters brand is launching a bridal label next Valentine’s Day, with a website component. Gowns will range from $1,000-$5,000 and the site will include bridesmaid dresses and other accessories too.
Bridal gown extraordinaire Monique Lhuillier even launched her lower-end collection “Bliss by Monique Lhuillier” with gowns under $3,500.
Net-a-porter launched their wedding boutique the past quarter, and although they aren’t all super affordable, the offering includes labels like Lanvin, Temperley, and Stella McCartney
Brides are opting for turning special occasion dresses from department stores into wedding gowns, or shopping at stores like J.Crew or Ann Taylor, both of which have their own wedding collections
Once she’s nailed finding the man of her dreams, we here at Shop It To Me wish every woman smashing success in finding the gown of her dreams!