Supermarket unveils budget wedding collection begining with just £7 as 'saviour for cash-strapped brides' With the average cost of a wedding hitting £25, 000, thrifty brides are always on the try to find ways to budget when it comes to planning the wedding day. And now, George at Asda is hoping to help : by launching fall 2015 bridesmaid dresses for bridesmaids and pageboys begining with just £7. Called 'the most economical range anywhere on the high street', the supermarket claim that it's half the price of challenges such as Debenhams and next and is a 'saviour for cash-strapped brides-to-be'.
The new Lace One Shoulder Knee Length A Line Bridesmaid Dress happens the spine of research by the store unveiling that the average number of bridesmaids at a UK wedding is now four, with two-thirds of brides coughing up in excess of £500 to kit out bridesmaids, flowergirls and pageboys.
Kate Moss sparked the 'more is more' trend with 14 flowergirls and two page boys at her wedding to Jamie Hince in 2011.
But Poppy Delevingne went one (or rather, three) better with an impressive 18 bridesmaids and two pageboys when she said 'I Do' in May last year. To kit out Poppy's entourage in the new collection from Asda would come in at £578.
The Duchess of Cambridge's flowergirls were kitted out in Nicki Macfarlane designs and with prices starting at the very least of £210 per frock, Asda say the noble flowergirls' dresses were 90 % more expensive than the highest priced dress at George, which might be £20.
A spokesperson for the supermarket said: 'George was the first supermarket retailer to offer wedding clothing for adults in '08 and it was a huge success.
'We want brides and grooms to have a perfect day to remember that doesn't break the bank, and now they can have as many supporting cast as they need! woul.