Most soon to be brides may agree that when envisioning and planning their wedding the following components are crucial to living happily ever after once the wedding day festivities are complete: Family, friends, the vows, the location, the food, the invitations, the photographer, and of course, their fiance. But, if they are honest, they’ll admit that first and foremost, it’s all about the dress (wink, wink).
According to The Knot’s annual survey of 20,000 brides, brides spent an average of $1,211 on their wedding dress in 2012. The survey breaks down the average of all wedding costs from the reception site to the favors and the survey found that the second highest wearable wedding expenditure was the wedding gown. (The most expensive wearable investment was the engagement ring).
Once a bride has spent months visiting boutiques and trying on multiple dresses to find the perfect wedding gown, she still needs to have it fitted, cleaned, pressed, and eventually preserved. But – who to trust with this gown in which much time and money has already been invested?
Mr. Leon Neal of Classic Cleaners – that’s who! As one of our Owners, Leon is also one of the few Certified Wedding Gown Specialists in the Country. He has over 30 years experience with wedding gowns and is on the board of directors with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. He just returned from the annual convention where along with roughly 75 attendees from all over the country, Leon received continued education and brushed up on current wedding gown trends with national industry and trend experts. Smile, Leon!
Thanks to Leon, Classic Cleaners is the only dry cleaning company in the Central Indiana area endorsed by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists We take pride in staying on top of the latest trends in wedding dress design and we ensure that our team members are trained to properly care for even the most intricately designed gowns. We’re experts in caring for your gown before the wedding with our alterations, cleaning and pressing services as well as our popular gown preservation service. And we’re experts in caring for your gown while you’re away on your honeymoon with our preservation services.
Good luck with finding the perfect dress and with all the wedding planning details! What’s your opinion of the average amount brides spent on the wedding gown according to the survey?