Whether it’s twenty-something or fifty-something, brides still want to make their wedding a day to remember. But does the bridal market really catering for some older brides?
A difficult task
Hunting for a wedding dress is a difficult enough task as it is, with so many styles, shapes and shops to look in – but older brides have a lot more to consider and we’re wondering do designers consider this market?
An older bride often thinks more about the colour, length, style and whether the wedding dress they choose is age appropriate.
Some friends or family may try and discourage older brides away from a true bridal look with comments like “are you really going to wear a proper gown?” or “is white the right colour for your wedding dress?”
They should remember – it’s the brides wedding day, not theirs, they can choose to wear whatever they want.
Stray away from tradition
But it looks like older brides aren’t wanting to follow traditions for their wedding. Some brides think they’ve grown out of the idea of wearing a veil, having a bouquet, or cutting the cake.
An older bride might not want to make as much fuss as a younger bride-to-be. Many are opting for a very small ceremony with a select number of family and friends, instead of splashing out and planing a wedding with 100+ guests.
Do you think that older brides are starting to move away from traditions? Is their idea of a dream wedding more of an intimate affair?
Or is it because today’s bridal market doesn’t actually catering for their tastes?