When you’re shopping for a wedding gown in northern Utah, you may wonder how much you should pay. The amount brides pay for their wedding dress depends on a lot of factors. Pritchétt Bridal has sold hundreds of bridal gowns over the years, so we have some words of wisdom for you.
Setting a Budget for Wedding Gown
Experts recommend setting a budget for your wedding dress before you begin shopping in earnest. That’s because if you have no set number in mind, you may walk into a bridal shop, fall in love with a gown and end up paying much more than you can afford.
When you set a budget for a bridal gown, it must be done in conjunction with other wedding expenses. If you want to buy a more expensive dress, you may choose to cut back somewhere else.
Still, you want to set a realistic budget, so you may want to look at bridal gowns online to get an idea of cost. Some brides believe that since they are only wearing their wedding dress for one day, that they shouldn’t pay a lot of money. Others think that because this is the most special day in their lives that will be memorialized forever in pictures, that it’s the time to indulge in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gown.
Pritchétt Bridal Gowns
While you can find bridal gowns for a few hundred dollars, the average price in the U.S. today is $1,600, according to The Knot.
At Pritchétt Bridal, our wedding dresses start at $1,000 and go up to $5,000. We import many designer wedding gowns from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, so shipping costs can factor into some of the prices. These designer bridal gowns are often exclusive creations from some of today’s top wedding gown designers, and brides absolutely love having a unique dress.
The most elegant wedding gowns are made of many yards of luxurious fabrics such as chiffon, lace and satin. Further, many are heavily embellished with beads, rhinestones, pearls, crystals and appliques. These are hand-sewn onto the gowns, which adds to the cost.
At Pritchétt Bridal, we do carry some simple wedding dresses and we usually have a sale rack with wedding gowns that can be had for a bargain. But the average price our brides pay for their wedding gown is $2,000.
Best Utah Bridal Boutique
When you come into Pritchétt Bridal to try on wedding dresses, rest assured you get the royal treatment. We consult with you ahead of time about what type of bridal gowns you would like to see, then we pull some of our favorites for you to try on that we think you’ll love. Eighty percent of our brides find a dress on the first day they come in!