Tie the knot: Rising disposable income will boost wedding budgets

While the slowly declining marriage rate has limited growth, economic recovery has increased consumers' wedding budgets and boosted demand for price-premium wedding products retailed by the Bridal Stores industry. In the coming years, companies are expected to increasingly invest in labor to provide superior customer service and differentiate from online retailers, however, rising wage costs will likely limit profit. Rising disposable income will nonetheless boost wedding budgets and couples that postpone marriage typically generate stronger incomes, translating to higher wedding budgets...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • While the declining marriage rate has limited growth, economic recovery has increased consumers’ wedding budgets
  • The industry has experienced rising competitive pressure from upstream manufacturers
  • Many consumers are trying on gowns at bridal stores and then making their purchase online
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Like establishment distribution in most retail industries, the Bridal Stores industry follows population patterns. The denser the population in a given region, the more demand (and sales) is generated in the particular area. This trend is true of brick-and-mortar retail establishments generally, but as shopping moves to the internet, geographic locations will become less dependent on an area’s population and more dependent on other factors, such as the cost of real estate (for warehouse establishment) and proximity to several key markets.Some locations are known as popular destinations for purchasing a wedding dress. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bridal Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bridal Stores Industry are

  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Experienced work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Marriage rate and Number of adults aged 20 to 64 in the Bridal Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bridal Stores Industry?

    Stores in this industry primarily retail bridal wear, including wedding gowns, veils and other accessories such as shoes, gloves and jewelry. Stores also typically provide alterations, such as hemming, taking in or letting out seams, and lengthening or shortening sleeves.

    Industry Products
  • Wedding gowns
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Groom and groomsmen tuxedos and suits
  • Dress and suit accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing bridal gowns
  • Retailing bridal accessories
  • Retailing bridesmaid dresses
  • Providing alterations and other related services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Marriage rate
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
    Waiting at the altarCompetition on the rise
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Tech TrendsDealing with competition
  • Table: Bridal Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bridal Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Wedding gowns
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Groom and groomsmen tuxedos and suits
  • Dress and suit accessories
  • Chart: Bridal Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumer aged 35 to 44
  • Consumer aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers aged 18 to 24
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bridal Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bridal Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bridal Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    David's Bridal,
  • Table: David's Bridal - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bridal Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bridal Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of marriages (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Friends of the bride tasked with assisting her through the wedding ceremony. Bridesmaids occasionally wear similar dresses to distinguish their position in the wedding ceremony.
  • Favors
  • Small inexpensive gifts that may be given to guests at a wedding as a souvenir and thank you for attending.
  • Flower Girls Or Flower Children
  • Small children (usually girls) that pave the way down the aisle for the bride by scattering flower petals from a small basket.
  • Tux Or Tuxedo
  • A formal or semi-formal men's black evening jacket that may be either single-breasted (1-4 buttons) or double-breasted (2-6 buttons).
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