Weddings are expensive. Despite trying to avoid exorbitant costs, if you want to have a wedding, with guests, then it’s going to cost you. But there are ways to make your wedding that day you always dreamed of, without the out-of-this-world price tags.
With the recent news that millennial brides are shunning the traditional diamond ring for something a little more affordable, instead prioritizing buying a house and saving money over the need for a traditional ring, comes a similar move when they're shopping for their wedding dresses.
For some brides, dropping thousands (or even tens of thousands) on their dream dress is a no-brainer, for others however, the thought is simply ridiculous, or perhaps more realistically in this day and age, just not a possibility.
Enter Aussie company Fame & Partners, which allows you to customize a wedding gown – for a fraction of the cost of what you might pay for a traditional wedding gown.
“There’s a real gap in the market for affordable luxury in the bridal industry,” Founder and CEO Nyree Corby tells marie claire.
“The big thing for brides right now is that they want to bring fashion into their bridal gown. Just as we’re seeing in every day fashion, women want to express who they are individually on their special day.
“All the biggest trends in fashion right now – cut-outs, ruffles, off-the-shoulder, mix and match lace, 90s slips - are what women also want in bridal and we’ve really picked up on that in our bridal collection.”
The collection, which ranges from $394-$1964 allows you pick a style, customise it, and have it on your doorstep in 48 hours.