Your wedding dress is one of the biggest details of your wedding day that can come with quite the price. So, the question of “how much should I budget for my wedding dress?” is something you should answer before you start shopping in order to avoid stress and disappointment.
Wedding dress prices can vary with many factors including the designer, the style of dress, and customizations you might want. You might also be asking yourself, “I’m only going to wear this dress once, should I spend this much money on it?” So being reflective on the question and how important it is for you, is something we recommend you answer before continuing your search for the perfect dress.
We wanted to share with you some things we’d recommend for you to think about when setting your wedding dress budget.
Set and maintain your total wedding budget
Once you have set your budget (for your overall wedding and your dress!), make sure to communicate it clearly for everyone involved in the planning process. Being open and honest about how much you have to spend and how much you want to spend is important in creating less stress when making final decisions for the big day.
If your dress is the most important thing for you on your wedding day and you want to spend a little more, don’t hesitate to cut back on other areas of your wedding like the music or décor.
Do your wedding dress research
Scrolling through different social media feeds like Instagram or Pinterest is a good step towards inspiration on what styles or designers you like, but taking the initiative to research boutiques and shops is just as important for the process of finding the right dress for you.
Making sure that the boutiques you are setting appointments with have dresses within your budget is important. You don’t want to be making appointments at boutiques that are outside of your budget, because falling in love with a dress that costs too much can be a major disappointment.
Include alterations and customizations into your budget
When finalizing your wedding dress budget, don’t forget to include other costs like alterations and customizations. Whether you are getting a dress off the rack or ordering a dress straight from the designer, alterations are almost always needed to make you feel comfortable in your dress.
Don’t forget to take into consideration accessories as they also play an important part in making you feel your best on your wedding day. We suggest giving yourself a generous cushion in your budget if possible, in case of any crazy alterations or customization needs.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about our boutique or collections. And if you’re interested in booking an appointment with us at Perla Bridal check out our VIP packages. Our top priority is to always make our brides happy, and to feel and look beautiful on their wedding day!