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Wedding Gowns: The Price Discrepancy Dilemma!

Updated on October 6, 2015
Why do some wedding gowns cost so much more than others?
Why do some wedding gowns cost so much more than others?

Why Do Some Wedding Gowns Cost So Much More Than Others?

If you've been shopping for a wedding gown, you know that prices vary greatly. Some cost a few hundred dollars and others cost mega-bucks. Why the difference in cost and how should you buy a wedding gown based on the price?

These questions lead to the price discrepancy dilemma!

The finest wedding gowns start with a silk-worm cocoon!
The finest wedding gowns start with a silk-worm cocoon!

Fabric and Designer Name... The Keys to the Questions!

The best quality wedding gowns are made of silk and all fabrics can be made from silk. For example, there's silk satin, silk taffeta... even tulle, the stuff they make veils from, can be made from silk and it's expensive. When buying a costly wedding gown, it should be made of silk. Be sure to ask what fabric your wedding gown is made of!

Inexpensive gowns are made from synthetic fabrics like polyester, and these synthetics are made to look like silk satin and taffeta, for example. Today, because of their quality, they look darn good! Sometimes you'd be hard-pressed to know the difference between the fake and the real thing.

And then there's the designer... You're going to pay a lot more to have a ritzy designer name attached to your wedding dress like Reem Acra or Monique Lhuillier...

Believe it or not, this gown is inexpensive!
Believe it or not, this gown is inexpensive!

How Do You Select a Wedding Gown, Based on Price...

If you can afford an expensive dress, $2000+, make sure it's made of silk. Accept nothing less.

But let me say this: I was always amazed by brides-to-be who would walk into my bridal salon and unknowingly look at inexpensive gowns on the rack (under $1000), and say, "Can I afford that one?" The look and feel of these wedding gowns was that good.

If you can afford an expensive gown, why not? But it might not be a bad idea to look at some of the less expensive "dazzlers" out there. You might be very pleasantly surprised and save money to boot!

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      7 years ago

      SO true! Women must be aware of it. Fantastic informative hub. Thanks for sharing.


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