Why Are Boutique Wedding Dresses Too Expensive?

Why Are Boutique Wedding Dresses Too Expensive?

Now that you got engaged and have started the search for the perfect dream wedding dress, you should definitely be prepared for the big question:

Why are boutique wedding dresses this expensive?


It’s obvious that wedding dress businesses exploit the idea of getting married ( hopefully once !) to make a bride feel okay about buying a bridal gown that retails for thousands of dollars.  Brides & Tailor is the pioneer in reversing this idea since 2010. It all started when the owner realized that no…there should be a way to give those brides a big happy smile as the walk down the aisle without getting bankrupt. 


So what makes the local wedding dresses this expensive? Read all those markups that are added by local boutiques to make their businesses profitable.

     1. Designer Name

When you go shopping for your dream wedding dress at local boutiques, you will almost immediately notice that bridal gowns that are under a designer’s name are 3 or 4 times more expensive than what a usual bridal dress would look like. This is the price tag that you would definitely have to pay for a designer label. We are not saying that it’s not their right to charge an extra cost for that, we’re just trying to tell you that you can save thousands of dollars by not following this trend. 


Our team at Brides & tailor consists of a designer who can help you create your dress from scratch, a         team of professional bridal tailors who  have more than 20 years of experience in the bridal industry,        and a professional tailoring facility that makes it easy to bring your vision into life.  That’s it. Your                dream dress for less than $1000 usually! 

      2.  Brick and Mortar Model : 

When local boutiques sell their gowns, they will need to add their cost to the original cost charged by              the designer and the design facility, which in turn leads to an additional increase in prices of their                  wedding dresses. The extra cost is usually at least $2000 more than the original price of the dress,                  therefore the bride will be paying that price in 4-digit additions. 

At Brides & Tailor, we eliminate that extra cost because our team of designer+ tailors allows us to                  deliver our dresses immediately to our customers without having any intermediaries in between. The            Result?

     A wedding dress that would usually retail for $4000 at a  local boutique  can be  yours for $800! That’s 75% cheaper! 

3. Fabric / Materials


High Quality Wedding Dresses definitely require high quality fabrics and materials. This also contributes to the overall cost of the wedding  dress. 

At Brides & Tailor we deal with fabric suppliers that provide us with A-Grade High Quality Fabrics and          material that match those used by top  designers. So whether it is organza, tulle, satin, lace or                            anything else, we’ve got you covered. 

   4.  Plus Size Wedding Dresses Shortage


At many local boutiques,  there is usually a shortage of plus size wedding dresses or an added extra cost       for plus size dresses. 

At Brides & Tailor , we have made it our mission to make ALL brides feel welcome. Plus size wedding            dresses DO NOT cost more than  common wedding dress sizes. 

  5.  The Overall Bridal Experience


As a bride, you might definitely feel urged to live the experience of going from a store to another to hunt      for the perfect wedding dress. Local boutiques can definitely offer you this experience and so can we!

 At Brides & Tailor, you can book your bridal appointment on our website anytime to come and try for            yourself how our dresses would look on you.  Hadn’t found your pick? We can measure you up as you            choose the exact wedding dress that you envision! 

Our number 1 aim is to make you one happy bride. We cannot wait to be part of your big day! 


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Credits: Photography: @amiwilliamsphotography / Gowns: @bridesandtailor/ Makeup: @makeupbyrosaa / Hair: @hairbynadafh/ Florist:         @designquintessentials / Models: Teela Marie and @meagan_welsh


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