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What Brides Are Saying These Days

 

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Here’s what brides are planning, choosing, and sharing in 2012…and some of it may surprise you.

This year’s sixth annual “What’s On Brides’ Minds” Survey from David’s Bridal reveals some interesting results:

The person most brides would trust in helping plan their wedding is their significant other (56%), followed by their mother (52%) and their best friend (50%).

43% of brides would consider planning their wedding on a special date such as 10-11-12 or 12-12-12.

47% of brides say their wedding dress is nothing like what they pictured when they were young.

56% of brides say that if their mother thought their wedding dress was inappropriate, they would stick to their guns and not choose a different style.

38% of brides have considered buying a second dress to wear for the wedding reception.

83% of engaged women plan to wear a veil at their wedding.

63% who plan to wear a veil will save the headpiece as a keepsake after the wedding.

Over half of the brides (53%) cut their budgets in 2011. But while brides continue to cut back, they are less likely to cut spending on reception essentials including venue, decor, and alcohol.

37% of brides have considered sharing resources, but only 10% have done so. Of the brides catching onto the trend of sharing, the top items they share with other brides are decorations, clothing and accessories, and coveted planning tools.

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