17 Things You Didn't Know About Your Wedding Dress

Still searching for your dream wedding dress? You'll get a kick out of these fun facts about your most important wedding-day purchase

Updated 12/07/12

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Brides decide on their wedding dresses about 11 months prior to the wedding.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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59% of brides use Pinterest to find inspiration for their wedding dress.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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18% of brides buy their dresses online.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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32% of brides purchase their wedding dress from a national bridal chain.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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1% of brides purchase their wedding dress at a sample sale.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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57% purchase at an independent bridal salon.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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The average price of a wedding dress is $1,355.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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Average cost of headpiece or veil? $199.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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1.85 miles: The length of the world's longest wedding gown train.

Source: Guinness Book of World Records

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14% of brides would wear a colored wedding dress.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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21% of brides plan to wear a second dress.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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86% wear something old, new, borrowed, and blue.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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Biggest splurges outside of the dress? 31% say shoes, 67% say hair and makeup, and 2% say they spend the most money on their wedding day clutch.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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95% of brides would rather their bridesmaids not wear white.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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66% of of brides want their bridesmaids to wear matching dresses.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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Only 14% of brides show the groom their dress before the wedding.

Source: Brides Facebook Poll

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46% of brides preserve their wedding dress for their children or grandchildren.

Source: 2012 American Wedding Study

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