Ever wonder how wedding spending is broken down? As in, how that alleged average $22,000 spent? According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the breakdown looks something like this:
Consultant 15.0% (if hired)
Wedding Rings 11.5%
Bridal Gown 6.1%
Bridal attendants’ apparel 4.5%
Rehearsal dinner 4.2%
Men’s formal wear 3.2%
Attendants’ gifts 2.1%
Mother of the bride apparel 1.7%
Bride’s veil 1.6%
Clergy and ceremony fees 1.2%
Groom’s attire 0.8%
I’m a little surprised that the average veil costs more than the average tux–unless you’re renting, I suppose. But then I’m also surprised the veil isn’t higher up on the list considering the amount that many brides-to-be spend on their wedding day attire.
If you’re looking for a really beautiful veil and are willing to spend more than 1.6%, check out Crowning Glory Silk Veils by Ann Guise (as seen above). They carry a wide variety of handmade veils of all lengths and styles in environmentally sustainable and luxurious silks, as well as other delicious fabrics.
Guise may be the only veil designer out there specialising solely in bespoke silk wedding veils. Her philosophy? That veils deserve to be special in their own right–not just a hastily chosen accessory.