March Madness

Bridal March MadnessDid you know that June is the most popular month for a wedding?  That is followed by August, and then May.  Before you know it, we are going to be in the thick of the wedding season.  It also means that we are currently smack dab in the heat of the wedding planning season!  Can you hear the soon-to-be brides screaming in the distance?

The average American engagement is 16 months long.  But with all of that time to plan, most of the buying of wedding items and reservations for receptions, photographers and such happen within the months leading up to the big day.

The wedding gown is typically the first purchase a soon-to-be bride makes, on average 9-months before the wedding.  In comparison, tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses are not purchased until about 3-4 months before the wedding. 

The average cost of a new wedding gown is $800, and as if you already did not know, David’s Bridal is the number-one bridal gown retailer in the country.  Why am I mentioning this?  Of the $25k-$30k average cost of a wedding, the wedding gown is one of the few purchases typically made early in the planning of a wedding.  The biggest costs seem to come a lot closer to the actual event.  And as the event draws nearer, the likelihood that you will spend more than you should becomes greater.

Armed with this knowledge, it’s important that you take advantage of your wedding planning period.  Search for the items that will make your wedding a beautiful and memorable event early.  And take advantage of the many opportunities that you have to compare prices and save money in your already tight wedding budget.  With the right planning, and by taking advantage of the experiences of others within the wedding community, you can find the items you need at a low price.

That’s the goal of RecycleYourWedding.com.  Hopefully we can help you put together the wedding of your dreams and save you a few bucks in the process.

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