Bridal Stores in Australia - Market Research Report

Bridal Stores industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -11.4%

The Bridal Stores industry has performed well over the past five years. Weddings are viewed as a priority expense by engaged couples and many couples will save over a long period of time for the occasion. This characteristic, combined with the rising average age of marriage and modest household disposable income growth over the past five years, has led to greater financial stability for couples tying the knot. Consequently, the average expenditure on wedding dresses has increased significantly over the period. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 5.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $441.9 million. This includes anticipated growth of 8.7% in 2018-19, as the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia boosts the number...
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Bridal Stores industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The retail environment is anticipated to improve over the next five years as economic conditions strengthen. Consumer sentiment is projected to be increasingly positive and household discretionary incomes are forecast to record robust growth, which will likely benefit operators in the Bridal Stores industry over the period. Weddings are typically events for which consumers will make significant expenditure, regardless of their financial situation. However, positive economic conditions tend to lift event expenditure, with premium products in particular tending to benefit. Discretionary income growth and positive consumer sentiment are anticipated to boost average expenditure on wedding dresses and accessories over the next five years, benefiting the i...
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Bridal Stores industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 640
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,070

Biggest companies in the Bridal Stores industry

The Bridal Stores in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Bridal Stores industry?

Industry Definition

Industry stores sell bridal wear, including wedding gowns, veils and other accessories such as shoes, gloves and jewellery. Stores typically also provide basic alteration services, such as hemming, taking in or letting out seams, and lengthening or shortening garments. Online-only retailers of bridal gowns and accessories are excluded from the industry, but sales made through online channels of physical retailers are included.

Industry Products and Services

  • Wedding gowns
  • Bridal headpieces and veils
  • Bridal shoes and other accessories
  • Bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Bridal gown retailing
  • Bridal veil retailing
  • Bridal accessories retailing
  • Bridal footwear retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry stores sell bridal wear, including wedding gowns, veils and other accessories such as shoes, gloves and jewellery. Stores typically also provide basic alteration services, such as hemming, taking in or letting out seams, and lengthening or shortening garments. Online-only retailers of bridal gowns and accessories are excluded from the industry, but sales made through online channels of physical retailers are included.

Main Activities

  • Bridal gown retailing
  • Bridal veil retailing
  • Bridal accessories retailing
  • Bridal footwear retailing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The number of marriages that occur in Australia each year is an important driver of industry demand. Growth in the number of marriages leads to more weddi...
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Number of marriages
Real household discretionary income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from online shopping

Current Performance

Substitute competition
Profit and participation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Growing competition
Profit and participation
 Table: Bridal Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Bridal Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing in Australia
Clothing Wholesaling in Australia
Manchester Retailing in Australia
Retail Property Operators in Australia



Products & Services

Operators in the Bridal Stores industry retail a variety of wedding gowns, veils, bridesmaid dresses, footwear and accessories at different pricepoints. W...
People aged 30 to 44
People aged 45 and over




Demand Determinants

Demand for bridal stores is influenced by a range of factors such as the marriage rate, discretionary income levels and reputation. There is a positive co...
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Major Markets

People aged 30 to 44
People aged 45 and over





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bridal Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Bridal Stores industry displays low market share concentration. The fragmented and diverse nature of the industry means that the industry consists of ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bridal Stores in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Bridal Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Bridal Stores in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The Bridal Stores industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs in 2018-19, industry operators will spend an estimated ...
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 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Bridal Stores in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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