Don't have the cash for couture? We've got the best budget and cheap wedding dresses available now as Brides fashion stylist, Lucinda Turner, gives the lowdown on the sites and shops serving up seriously savvy style with affordable yet seriously stylish wedding dresses.
Where do you start looking for a wedding dress if your budget won't quite stretch to a couture creation? Well, luckily for all brides-to-be out there, the great British high street has come up trumps this season with swoon-worthy cheap wedding dresses galore - without the hefty price tags! With the likes of even Topshop launching a bridal range, everyone is after a slice of bridal action. And with dresses that give designers a run for their money (and come back with change to boot!) we can't get enough of them.
Needle and Thread
Needle and Thread are the masters of embellishment; the intricate detail on their gowns will have you seriously questioning the price tag. After creating popular pieces to wear to weddings, the British label now has it's own dedicated bridal range complete with dresses, capes and even veils.
If you're not looking to wear white, or like the idea of separates, Needle & Thread offers the perfect alterantive with romantic styles available in nude, blush, dove grey and even red, as well as tuelle net skirts and even sari-style dresses.
Lipsy London is the latest high street label to release a dedicated bridal range. Calling their first collection Good Bride 101, the range is designed to be sexy yet sophisticated, and features a diverse range of necklines from sweethearts to daring bardots. Fabrics range from lace to satin, but all encompass a figure-hugging silhoette. Perfect for the bride who wants a little sex appeal as she walks down the aisle.
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A common go-to for wedding guest dresses, Self Portrait also has some wedding dress options too for the fashion-forward bride who dreams of saying 'I do' in lace. In fact, while Self Portrait are mainly known for their lace, it's not the only fabric they use. The label's latest wedding collection also features chiffon, silk and floral appliqués.
If dreamy, lace sheath dresses are what you're after, then Phase Eight's latest bridal collection will be right up your street. Their latest collection is a modern take on vintage elements with simple silhoettes featuring embroidery, embellishments and draping.
Attention to detail and vintage-inspired designs is the order of the day with Monsoon's latest collection of wedding dresses. The Florence Embellished Bridal Maxi could easily mistaken as design, with its pretty scalloped edges and sheer top layer.
The Cynthia Bridal Maxi Dress is another piece to have caught our eye. The fitted silk gown benefits from a lace top that can be removed - taking your look from day to night.
The bridal collections at Asos just keep getting better and better. The online retailer now offers dedicated bridal and bridesmaid collections, as well as a bridal curve collection and houses exclusives from Stevie May. So no matter what style you're looking for, you'll be able to find it on Asos.
Coast might be known as the go-to for the mother of the bride and wedding guest outfits, but a quick browse through the website will offer up a plethora of bridal wonders.
As well as a stellar range of accessories, from cover-ups to sparkly headbands, Coast's actual wedding dresses are certainly worth a look.
When Topshop launched their bridal range this Spring, we fell in love. The collection that features stunning bridal gowns, plus perfect bridesmaid options too, is one of our all-time favourite high street wedding collections.
When we first saw the silky blush gown with floral adornments, we knew they'd nailed it. We also love the simplicity of the minimal white style with modern tie straps.
The latest high street store to launch bridalwear is another of our Arcadia faves - Dorothy Perkins. Offering amazingly cheap wedding dresses, for brides on a budget, you can expect lots of lace detailing, subtle embellishment and lots of lace from their dedicated wedding shop.
Always dreamed of a big name designer gown but can't afford the big name designer price tag? The Outnet's Bridal Hub could be just what you're looking for.
Browse past season dresses from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Temperley and Marchesa - all at a fraction of the cost! With new products uploaded to the site every week, it's always worth checking regularly, just in case the bridal bargain of your dreams is waiting.
Ted Baker's Tie the Knot collection is ready and waiting to kit out not just you but your groom as well. The selection of dapper, reasonably priced, three-piece suits are perfect for your other half - but enough about that: the wedding dresses are oh-so-stylish.
If you're looking for designer names at a fraction of the price then Debenhams is your go-to store. Their collaborations with designers from Matthew Williamson to Henry Holland have always been high street hits and this year they teamed up with Ben di Lisi for a dedicated bridal range.
The selection of modern, minimal grown-up gowns are perfect for a slick city do. The Serena, £250, with its chic halter neck and caped back is incredibly elegant. If you're looking for a proper princess ball gown, then the aptly named Princess, £325, won't disappoint, or break the bank.
If you're worried about looking good from every angle on your big day, then Body Frock is about to take one major stress away. Each of Body Frock's beautiful designs have a hidden secret - the delicate, sheer, lacey dresses sit over a special body sculpting slip, designed to hold to you in in all the right places.
On top of that, the designs themselves are completely dreamy! The floaty, boho Lily, £235, is crying out for a beach wedding and the prairie inspired Bluebell, £295, would fit in perfectly at a rustic country do.
Missguided has always been for the cool girl, so when they launched their own bridal range, where else would they choose to shoot the campaign but at the Little White Chapel in Vegas!
Stylish girls in sunglasses and a fake Elvis, what's not to love?! The dresses themselves are incredible value and tick all the trend boxes from the lacey, nude, figure-hugging styles seen on bridal catwalks around the world for the past few seasons. The halter neck lace maxi, £120 and the scallop lace dress with a deep V-neck, £100, are our personal faves!
Launching 1 February 2018, French Connection's bridal line for Spring 18 is packed with both traditional and more contemporary pieces, ranging from £65 to £295.
Our standouts from the inaugural collection include the short and sweet 60s-inspired Consenza dress, £250, and the beautifully boho Cari dress, £250.