10 Interesting Facts About Wedding Dresses We Bet You Didn’t Know!

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Still searching for the one? Not sure about how to go shopping for your wedding dresses? We hope these fun facts about wedding dresses will help inspire you!

Fact #1: Majority of the Indian brides shop for their wedding dresses at least 6 months to a year in advance.  It is also the first part of wedding planning once their date is fixed and venue is finalized.

Fact #2: Nearly 50% of modern Indian brides use Pinterest and other online wedding resources for igniting their inspiration when it comes to shopping for their wedding dresses.

Fact# 3: The trend of shopping for online wedding dresses is still new to India, yet many brides are now quite open to it. In the West, nearly 18% brides are known for shopping for their dresses and bridesmaids dresses online. A 2012 American wedding study has shown that nearly 32% brides shop at major designer outlets or national chains for the wedding dresses.

Fact# 4: In most grand Indian wedding ceremonies, 8 to 10% of the budget is allocated for the wedding dresses.

Fact#5: While red is the preferred colour of an Indian bride’s wedding attire in most cultures, many modern brides are choosing non traditional hues and shades in wedding dresses.

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Fact#6: The average cost of wedding dresses/lehengas in India ranges from 5000 INR up to 1 Lakh INR plus.  Designer wedding lehengas by top names like Sabyasachi can even run up to 8 lakhs. Duplicate or copies of designer lehengas average at 75,000 INR.

Fact# 7:  Nearly 70% of Indian brides wear 3 different wedding dresses/saris or lehengas on their D-day with another change for the reception ceremony in the evening. 50% brides buy separate dresses for the mehendi and sangeet ceremony.

Fact#8: Nearly 31% of brides splurge on shoes and wedding accessories which are major expenses following the expense of their wedding dresses. 67% are known to spend heavily on cosmetic treatments like skin lightening procedures as well as hair and makeup.

Fact#9: Nearly 67% brides in India wish to have a themed or destination wedding but are not too keen on their bridesmaids wearing matching dresses.

Fact#10: While in Indian society, most brides do not preserve their wedding dresses for their kids and grandkids, according to the American wedding survey, nearly 44% of western brides do.

Sources: Facebook poll and American wedding survey

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