It’s no secret that weddings are expensive and according to Bridebook, who surveyed nearly 4000 couples the average weddings adds up to an average cost of just under £27,000. When you consider all the different suppliers to weddings such as the venue provider, caterer, photographer and videographer, it’s not surprising.
One of the largest costs to any bride to be is the wedding dress, with the average cost of a wedding dress and accessories adding up to £1,329, according to Bridebook. You don’t always have to spend a fortune, however and by saving money on your wedding dress you could free up more budget for other areas such as entertainment and a photographer.
Saving money on your dress doesn’t mean having to compromise on style. Online clothing retailer ASOS has a fashionable bridal collection to suit any budget, with dresses ranging from £78 to £350. The dresses are available in a variety of different styles including maxi dresses, crop tops and lace. ASOS also have accessories covered in their collection with shoes, jewellery, clutch bags and headbands and to finish off your look.
If nothing takes your fancy on ASOS then why not try Topshop who have just launched their own bridal collection for the first time? Although a small collection, Topshop’s on trend bridal collection includes lace and a beautiful embroidered pink dress. Topshop also have accessories such as earrings and necklaces so you can complete your look.
Bridesmaid dresses are also available at Topshop in a variety of styles. You can even book a personal shopping appointment at their Oxford Circus and Knightsbridge stores for Brides and Bridesmaids to receive a personalised shopping experience and advice.
If Topshop launching their own bridal collection wasn’t exciting enough, Primark have just revealed their own wedding collection which includes a wedding robe, cushions, mugs and Mr and Mrs towels. Only an Ireland release date has been revealed so far so shoppers in the UK will have to keep an eye for the collection’s release date.
Of course, you will want everything to be perfect with your chosen dress on your wedding day, so if you need any alterations making to your dress ready for the big day then you can easily find a dressmaker in your local area who can help.
If you’ve found your perfect dress for a lower than budgeted cost then why not consider putting the extra budget towards a glamorous wedding car and turn up to your big day in style.
Chauffeur driven cars such as the Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley MK VI and the Rolls Royce Ghost are popular luxury wedding cars are bound to turn heads and impress your guests. If you’re planning on arriving in style then a local wedding car hire company can help you do this!
Wedding dresses and cars aren’t the only thing you’ll be considering for your wedding day with things such as venue organisation and catering also on the to-do list. If you have a hen party coming up, a local fancy dress supplier will be able to help with all your fancy dress requirements. As for the honeymoon, if your family cat or dog needs a place to stay whilst you’re away you can find a local cattery or kennels in your area for this!