10 things you didn't know about wedding gowns

 

1. THINKING AHEAD

Most brides buy their wedding dress about 11 months prior to the wedding. This allows time for alterations and to find the right shoes and accessories.

2. PIN IT!

59% of brides use Pinterest to find inspiration for their wedding dress.

3. INDEPENDENT THINKERS

57% of brides purchase their wedding dress from an independent bridal salon, whereas 32% of brides purchase at a national bridal chain.

4. MEDIAN GIRLS

The average price of a wedding dress today is £865.53.

5. ON YOUR HEAD BE IT

The average cost of headpiece or veil? £127.11.

6. LOVE TRAIN

The world’s longest wedding gown train stretched for 1.85 miles. We feel sorry for the bridesmaids!

7. WHY WHITE?

14% of brides would wear a coloured wedding dress. You rebels, you.

8. DOUBLE UP

21% of brides plan to wear a second dress in the evening.

9. BIRDS OF A FEATHER

66% of brides want their bridesmaids to wear matching dresses.

10. KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

46% of brides preserve their wedding dress for their children or grandchildren.