1. Set a Realistic Budget – and Stick to It!

September 14, 2015

Bridal gowns come in a wide variety of prices depending on several factors such as the structure of the gown, the material that goes into it, details such as lace and beading, and so on. There are beautiful gowns in every price range, but with no idea of how much she wants to spend, a bridal appointment can be very difficult for a bride. Experts suggest budgeting about 15-20% of the cost of the total wedding, but this can vary (especially if, as is often the case, a relative is planning on chipping in). Regardless of who is paying, a bride should come in to her appointment with a fairly clear idea of how much she wants to spend. Additionally, when a budget is set, the bride should stick as closely to it as she can and should eliminate potential dresses that are out of her price range. There is nothing worse for a bridal appointment than a bride trying on a dress on a whim and falling in love with it, only to find that it costs far more than she anticipated. To spare yourself that heartache, set a budget and don’t stray from it.