A wedding dress price guide is super helpful to see the breakdown in costs of various dress types. I mean, how much does a wedding dress actually cost in Ireland? Well, we can reveal the average cost of a wedding dress in Ireland is €1,796, as per our most recent survey of Irish brides. This is also an increase of €117 from last year's €1,697 average. Interesting to see brides are splurging more on the all-important gúna. Here, we go into everything from boutiques, bespoke and couture to the high street and off the rack. So, before you start dress shopping, have a browse of our wedding dress price guide.
Bridal Boutique Gowns
In these boutiques, you'll find the likes of Daughters of Simone, Truvelle, Catherine Deane, Willowby by Watters, Anna Kara, Jesus Peiro and Raimon Bundo, to name but a few. The average dress will probably cost you in and around €2,500, but it is possible to find cheaper ones too.
Price range: €1,000-€3,000
If you're considering a dress on the upper end of the price scale, couture designers such as Elie Saab, Claire Pettibone, Rime Arodaky, Rue de Seine, Jenny Packham, Daalarna and Liz Martinez will all be right up your street. A lot of Irish bridal boutiques stock the likes of these designers, so you can be sure to find your dream couture dress on our Irish shores.
Price range: €3,000-€10,000+
Can't find anything you like in the boutiques? Don't sweat it, a bespoke gown might be a better option. Chances are if you're not finding a dress that jumps out at you, it probably hasn't been made yet. Opt to have a dress tailored for you or one made from scratch, instead. For more on this idea, see our feature on Harold's Cross based company myweddingdress.ie.
Price range: €1,500+
Going for more of a vintage vibe for your wedding day? Good news is they won't set you back an absolute fortune and there are some seriously gorgeous places to shop for one in Ireland. For more info, check out our ultimate vintage wedding dress guide.
Price range: €300-€2,000
High Street Gowns
Just because you're seeing people spend thousands on their gúnas, doesn't mean you have to if your budget doesn't allow. You can get some beautiful, more budget-friendly dresses on the high street. We even rounded up some of our faves here.
Price range: €140-€500
In recent times we're seeing more and more brides opt to rent their wedding dresses. This is for the gal who has expensive taste, without the budget to match. You can rent the dress for three days - pick it up the night before and return the day after the wedding. Although most brides will want to keep their wedding dress for sentimental reasons, if the budget isn't there, it makes sense to rent.
Price range: €200-€400
Off the Rack/Discounted Gowns
How does anything from 40-70% off designer gowns sound? Pretty sweet if you ask us! There are plenty of outlet bridal boutiques offering amazing discounts on couture dresses. Go off and nab yourself a bargain!
Price range: €90-€800+