How to get your wedding dress for less than $40
Indonesia is the country with the highest wedding price in the world, according to luxury magazine luxury wedding magazine.
In a report published online on Monday, the magazine claimed that Indonesian wedding dress cost $39.92 in 2017 and rose by a whopping 40 percent to $57.88.
Indonesia’s low wedding prices have been a big talking point since President Joko Widodo’s government took power in 2016.
In his 2016 election campaign, Widodo promised to reduce the cost of weddings in his country by as much as 20 percent.
In 2018, Indonesia will introduce a “zero-waste” policy that aims to cut wedding costs in half in 10 years, and also introduced a tax on wedding dresses, which has led to outrage among critics.
But as the wedding industry is still reeling from the country’s economic crisis and rising unemployment, some wedding dress companies are making a comeback.
“Indonesian wedding dress industry is in a transition.
The traditional style is not as well known,” said Lina Patei, founder of wedding dress brand Dangdang, which makes wedding dresses for women, men and children.”
The industry has to reinvent itself to become more attractive to customers,” she told AFP news agency.
In addition to cheaper wedding dresses and new technology, some Indonesian wedding outfits have been created with a softer feel.
“We have been trying to do a better business with traditional dress manufacturers and now, with our new digital products, we can bring you the best products and services at affordable prices,” said Pateiei.
“There are many brands in the market but we need to do our best to get them to come back into the market,” she added.