How much do wedding dresses cost?
What is your wedding dress budget, can you go slightly over or do you have to stick to it, do you want a gown custom made. These are things you need to decide before you go shopping. Let us begin with the different types of wedding dresses available. Also, take into account Alterations and bridal accessories.
Setting a wedding dress budget.
Golden rule of wedding dress shopping: one of the many lessons learnt from say yes to the dress is, don’t try on anything that’s way out of your budget, you are almost guaranteed to love it, the more expensive the dress the fabric is better quality, there will be more lace, and the construction will be more fitted. So be very careful.
Haute couture gowns
Haute Couture is high end dressmaking and prices will start at about $6,500 to around $30,000 depending on the label. Why so expensive I hear you ask. Well the gown is usually a one off design. Designed just for you,then made from a pattern that has been especially drafted just for your body. There will also be many fittings and complex dressmaking techniques involved. Usually crafted from fine unique fabrics as well as the best crystals and beads all hand sewn. A very time consuming process.
Couture wedding dress budget
Couture is the french word for dressmaking and is where an atelier will make a certain style to your requirements you will be able to look at the samples in the showroom, these samples are made for magazines photo shoots and runways shows, they are usually a size 6. The designer isn’t doing this to be mean it’s because each dress takes months to make and is a large financial outlay if the sample doesn’t sell. You will get a one off gown. However, you run the risk of no liking the gown when you try it on after it is made in your size.
Couture prices start at about $3,000 remember if it is cheaper and seems too good to be true this may not be a reputable dressmaker. If you are planning to have a wedding dress made ask around and make sure they have great bridal gown credentials and ask to see their work.
If you are looking for a couture gown we are more than happy to recommend places in Melbourne to go.
Off the rack wedding dresses
If you are on a budget of under $3,000 ready to wear is the way to go. The benefits of ready to wear is not just financial, you can try the gown on in your size. Very important as designers all cut their wedding dress patterns differently. You need to see where the bridal gown sits on your body and is it flattering for you. Every off the rack designer may have A-line style gowns but the patterns will all be different. Especially if you are over a size 16. Some short waist-ed some long some for bigger busted girls some for pear shape. So try them on in your size and take all the stress out of purchasing a bridal dress.
Let your bridal consultant know your budget from the start.
If you have a budget, don’t be afraid to let your consultant know from the beginning. Even tell who you are shopping with so they don’t pull out a $2,000 wedding gown when you want to spend $800. We will do our best to keep with in your budget.
Golden rule of wedding dress shopping: one of the many lessons learnt from say yes to the dress is, don’t try on any thing that’s way out of your budget, you are almost guaranteed to love it, the more expensive the dress the fabric is better quality, there will be more lace, and the construction will be more fitted. So be very careful.
Why is Plus Size Perfection Wedding dresses priced so reasonably?
At Plus Size Perfection Bridal gowns we design our wedding gowns and we manufacture them. There are no middle men just us.
This is how our prices start at $399 to $2200 we have many styles of wedding dresses to try on, you will be able to try on gowns in your size and see exactly what you are getting from the very beginning. At Plus Size Perfection Bridal you can talk to experienced dressmakers that can advise you on changes you would like to make. For example customize straps, necklines, hem length, taking the dress in or letting the dress out.