Is it worth splashing out on a designer name for your wedding lengha, to complete your dream wedding? How much is too much to spend on a single outfit?
This question was recently posted by a newly-engaged friend on Facebook. Having seen a Jenny Packham dress in a shop, she instantly fell in love with it but wasn’t sure how much was too much to spend.
She received a flurry of responses to her post, the large majority encouraging her to “go for it” because “you only get married once” and “you deserve it”…until one of her more budget-conscious friends replied “are you mad?!”. My response was somewhere in between the two extremes and my words of advice were “how much does the dress cost in relation to your total wedding costs? If the dress costs more than 25% of your whole wedding, then I reckon it’s too much”.
Ultimately, I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer to this question but if the prices you’re seeing are confusing and you’re struggling to decide on how much is too much for your wedding outfit, here are a few reasons why you might want to spend more…or less!
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