The average a US bride spends on a wedding gown

When most women get engaged and start thinking about their wedding day, their dress is at the top of their list. But depending on budgets and how they want to prioritize spending, the dress they dream of wearing on their walk down the aisle may not be the one they end up with.

With all the designer gowns out there, as well as discount designer dresses and custom creations, wedding dress prices are all over the place. But how much is it realistic to budget for a wedding dress? Thanks to wedding stats released in 2017 by The Knot, now we know.

It turns out the average price for a wedding dress in 2016 was $1,564, which is up from 2015 (when it was $1,469). Aside from the venue, photographer, and wedding planner, the dress was one of the biggest expenses for a wedding. And every bride deserves to feel beautiful in her wedding dress, it just might take a little budget adjusting to be able to afford the one she picks out.


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