There are two things that will always happen no matter what the economy is like and that is weddings and funerals. A wedding is one of the biggest events in a person’s life, and many times the wedding dress is one of the main attractions. Wedding dresses can come in all sorts of shapes, styles, and colors and they also have many different price points. Taking a look at the US, we can see that the price of a wedding dress can vary drastically. While the average in the states is around $1,500 some dresses can go for more than $10,000. Buyers can usually save with off-the-rack dresses while custom-made designer dresses will cost much more. One popular designer in the US, Vera Wang, designs beautiful and intricate dresses that can cost up to $25,000, depending on the style. Monique Lhuillier is another high end designer whose timeless designs will cost you up to $20,000. Brides who are looking for help with their dress budget can find better luck at bridal department stores like David’s Bridal. They have beautiful dresses that start at just $99 and also sell designers that can cost up to around $2,000. This map from the team at lulus.com is a great representation of dress buying in the US. We can see that the three cities that spend the most on wedding dresses are NYC, Newark NJ and Jersey City PA. These cities spend $294,863,946 on wedding dresses per year alone. If you are looking for your budget to stretch farther, or maybe you just want to spend more money on your wedding food and entertainment, you can look at the cities where dresses cost the least. That would be Clarksdale, MS, Indianola, MS and Greenwood MS. These cities all in Mississippi will guarantee you can find a beautiful dress with an average price tag just over 1,200. Of course, the hard part is finding the one, but one tip that may help is do not try on dresses outside of your budget!