Once upon a time, brides had to spend a lot of money if they wanted to achieve their dream wedding look. Bridal boutiques dominated the market with few alternatives available for women who wanted something a little different, and a little more affordable, for their wedding day.
Luckily, times have changed. Today, there’s a wealth of beautiful, eye-catching and stylish wedding dresses available on the high street, many at a fraction of the price you’ll pay in a specialist boutique. As @marieclaireuk says, “With Ted Baker, Whistles, French Connection, ASOS, and Self-Portrait now offering bridal collections, the price-conscious brides-to-be have never had it better.”
Lace Bardot-Sleeved Dress, Monsoon
Coming in at under £500, this beautiful dress from Monsoon is the perfect choice for brides on a budget. Its off-the-shoulder sleeves give the gown an effortlessly elegant look, while the lace finish adds intricacy and detail to the body and skirt. Match the dress with a feature necklace to really accentuate your neckline.
Needle & Thread, Tiered Embellished D’espirit Gown, Net-a-Porter
If you’re looking for a more traditional bridal look, this offering from Net-a-Porter could be perfect. The beautiful detail on the fitted bust helps to give the dress a defined shape while the tiered skirt will add volume and style to your wedding look. At just £650, this eye-catching design will help you make a real statement as you walk down the aisle.
Fringe Maxi Wedding Dress, Asos
If you’re planning a Boho chic wedding, or just want a dress that’s a little left-field for your wedding day, this fringed designed from Asos could be the perfect option. As well as helping you create the perfect wedding look, this affordable gown will help you make the most of your wedding budget as it comes In at under £200.
Anabel Lace One Shoulder Wedding Dress, Phase Eight
Available from John Lewis for just £450, this elegant gown will help you add a touch of glamour to your wedding celebrations. The contemporary design has a strap over one shoulder, a fitted silhouette and intricate lace detailing. Complete the simple but sophisticated look with high heels and a matching hairpiece.
Bridal Serephine Dress, Dorothy Perkins
This pretty dress from Dorothy Perkins is proof that a tight budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style for affordability. Available for just £75, this simple but beautiful dress offers a classic cut, a v-line neck and simple lace shoulder straps. Finish the look with an eye-catching necklace and a pair of your favourite shoes and you’ll be ready to make your walk to the altar.
With so many affordable options available on the high street, finding the perfect gown for your wedding should be easy. Find out more about making the most of your wedding budget, and planning an unforgettable day, by exploring our site today.