Your wedding dress is one of the most important things you will buy for your wedding and during our internet travels we come across so many different styles. We have also uncovered some interesting facts about the 'wedding dress'
1) The longest train on a wedding dress was 1.85miles
2) 21% of brides plan to wear a second dress
3) 85% wear something old, new borrowed and blue
4) 95% of brides would rather their bridesmaids didn't wear white
5) For most of history brides rarely bought a new dress for a wedding they would often wear one of their best (which would often be black as it hid the stains). the 1840 marriage of England’s Queen Victoria to her cousin Prince Albert started a trend of white wedding dresses. From then the wealthy brides would make sure they were wearing white as it was a difficult colour to find and therefore expensive.
6)The world’s most expensive wedding dress was especially created for the Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal Show held on 26 February 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton on Rodeo Drive in Marina del Rey, California, USA. A joint effort by Martin Katz Jewellers and Renee Strauss, a bridal couture designer, the $12 million wedding gown is bedecked with 150 carats’ worth of diamonds.
7) The most pearls on a wedding dress is 13,262, and was achieved by Yumi Katsura (Japan). The dress was presented to the public at the 2012 Yumi Katsura Grand Collection in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan, on 21 February 2012.
8)The longest bridal wedding veil is 3,358 metres (11,017 ft 0.5 in) long and was worn by Sandra Mechleb at her wedding to Chady Abi Younis (both Lebanon) in Arnaoon, Lebanon, on 18 October 2009.
9) The most crystals on a wedding dress is 45,024 and was achieved by Özden Gelinlik Moda Tasarim Ltd. (Turkey) and presented at the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall, in Istanbul, Turkey, on 29 January 2011.
10)The average amount spent on a wedding dress in the UK is £1340