Wedding is a very significant occasion in a woman’s
lifetime. Most women wish to have a wedding celebration
that is exquisitely unique and something that no other
bride has experienced before. Most brides can seldom
turn all their dreams to reality, primarily because
of financial constraints. However, an ideal and beautifully
designed wedding gown can make up for some of the unfulfilled
desires of a bride and make the wedding day a memorable
Wedding gowns do not necessarily have to be an expensive
affair. Though the lavish designer ones are one of a
kind, you can have yours made as per your specifications
and yet pay a reasonable amount for it. This is possible
because of the yearly sale hosted by many bridal boutiques
across town. Even if your wedding is months away, there
is no harm in availing the opportunity of a discounted
price on stunning gowns, which at regular rates would
be beyond your budget. Some wedding stores offer a provision
to the would-be brides that if they carry out bulk shopping
from their store, they would be given heavy discounts
on the gown.
Women who have the finances can very well choose from
the expensive variety offered by wedding gown stores
and designers. The designing of the gown would require
a minimum of $2500 for a regular gown, with no additional
work on it. The further price range depends up on the
way the gown is being designed. For instance, if the
bride is getting precious stones embedded on the material
then each stone’s price would be added and the
cost would rise accordingly. A work of embroidery on
the dress would also be priced according to the kind
of embroidery, hand or machine.
A smartly styled wedding gown can be a very huge factor
in making it look of the expensive range. With changing
trends, the wedding dress is also undergoing changes
from full sleeved to sleeveless and spaghetti straps.
Each design defines the bride’s figure and accentuates
her personality and hence the pattern should be appropriately
chosen. For instance, an off shoulder dress suits women
with broad shoulders and even the halter neck highlights
their shoulders. Women who are on a little heavier side
can opt for boat necks and deep backs, which will make
them look slimmer. The V-neck design with lots of frills
gives a typical feminine appearance and is ideal for
a thin frame.
The material that is used for stitching the gown is
another factor that determines the cost. Wedding gowns
are available in various materials. Some of them have
been mentioned below:
- Batiste, which is a lightweight, delicate and sheer
plain weave material, has a look similar to cotton
but is a bit thicker.
- Brocade is a heavy material endowed with a pattern.
- A lightweight, flowing chiffon fabric is woven
together and complemented with a soft drape.
- Crepe is another light material but has a wrinkled
appearance similar to crushed cotton.
- Polyester is blended with other materials, mostly
silks, to make it look like a certain type of fabric.
- Another material resembling polyester is Rayon.
The only difference is Rayon is more elastic than
- The most preferred material for wedding gowns is
satin since it is heavy and smooth, which gives the
wedding gown an elegant look.
- Another fabric popular with the brides is silk,
as it has a beautiful shiny luster.
- Taffeta is a material that has a crisp and rustling
texture that gives a well kempt look.