Once your partner has popped the question and you have said ‘Yes!’, the exciting planning process begins! One of the first steps of planning a wedding is setting a budget. Whether it will be paid for by parents, grandparents, the couple or a combination, it will set the tone for pretty much every decision that will follow.
When a bride comes to The Wedding Dress Shoppe in search of her dream gown we ask a series of questions in order to get to know her. One of those questions is budget. Our stylists use that information along with the design and style questions to know exactly what dresses to pull for her bride, and what dresses she will not. It is very important to us that we do not put our bride in a position where she is falling in love with a gown that is out of her budget. We want to make sure that as soon as she walks in to this shop she feels welcome and that she walks out feeling like the beautiful bride that she is, regardless of her budget.
The price range of our gowns starts out at $600 and goes up to $10,000. That range allows us to carry a wide selection of dresses that will fall in to three price categories. The first category we like to refer to as our ‘off the rack’ dresses. These dresses sit in the $600 to $1500 range and are perfect for brides with smaller budgets and brides who have a wedding date that is sooner than 9 months out. Within this price range dresses will have less intricate detailing but still feature beautiful laces and bead work. Next category includes our moderately priced dresses which range from $1,500 to $3,000. Dresses in this category will feature more detailing including heavier laces, more intricate beading and finer fabrics. This category features a wide selection of styles, from simple to more detailed. The third category is our designer group and goes from $3,000 and up. This category will include dresses that feature very intricate detailing and design, fine fabrics and laces sourced from France and Spain, and some will allow small custom changes for a bride is desired. This category is for the bride who is looking for a one-of-a-kind, statement making gown.
Our priority here at The Wedding Dress Shoppe is to find each bride her dream gown, the one that brings tears to her eyes, makes her smile light up, the one she can picture walking down the aisle towards the love of her life! We want every bride that walks through our door to experience that ‘yes!’ moment regardless of her budget and by offering a wide range of collections and prices we are happy to welcome many, many brides into The Wedding Dress Shoppe Family!