6. The wedding attire
According to a recently published survey, half of all brides are uncomfortable spending more than $800 on their wedding dress. Yet, the average wedding dress costs around $1,100.
It’s easy to buy into the glamour-filled messages of the wedding industry and spend far more than you are comfortable with. But wedding attire is actually an expense you have plenty of opportunities to save some money on!
Nothing bad will happen if you buy a wedding dress off the rack or at a department store. If you love the dress, that’s all that matters! If you feel good about once-worn or vintage dresses you can ask your mom for her gown. This way you will get free attire and you honor your mom as well. Other cost-conscious variants include a rented gown or a dress bought at an online auction site.