Wedding Dress Spend Falls

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Once you have the best wedding car hire Bury has to offer, you will want to make sure everything is in order with your dress.

In between the fittings, and the accessories and the shoes your outfit can add up to a pretty penny, but just how much did you pay for your wedding dress?

Recent research has shown that women spent on £832 on average. Representing a 20 per cent drop from last year, when the average spend was £1112. That’s a whopping drop of £280 in a year. The research was carried out by online fashion marketplace Lyst and reported by Refinery29.

The drop is being blamed on the large number of alternative wedding dress stores cropping up online.

The last couple of years have seen women routinely splashing £2,000-£4,000 on Jenny Packham (as worn my Kim Murray to her wedding) or Alice Timperley (as worn by Made in Chelsea’s Millie Green) wedding dresses to keep up with the Joneses.

Now, many high street shops are offering attractive alternative wedding dresses for just a couple of hundred pounds each, often inspired by high end couture, but affordable to more people.

There are also a number of new comes to the wedding dress scene such as Needle and Thread, Self Portrait and Whistles.

TopShop unveiled its bridal range this year, with dresses starting at £350 and online market places such as Misguided and Asos have also tapped into the wedding market.

Brides are still splashing out on their shoes however, with Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos still topping the polls as the most popular wedding shoes.