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.


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. 

Dresses from £350, 

Dorothy Perkins 

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. 

Dresses from £85,

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. Since the launch of the bridal collection earlier this year, it has gone from strength to strength with waiting lists growing for their hotly anticipated second collection - launching May 2016.

As well as stunningly adorned gowns - such as the Victorian Lace, £950 - Needle and Thread also offer great bridal separates with serious wear again potential. The Victorian Lace top, £200 and Lace Tulle Maxi Skirt, £170, from the new collection are definitely worth waiting for! 

Dresses from £275,

Self Portrait

If you attended a wedding in 2017, chances are one of the guests was wearing a Self Portrait dress. The pretty lacy creations are ideal for any summer occasion; they're modern, floral and fashion forward. A year on and the brand have decided to take it one step further and launch their very own dedicated bridal range.


Waterfall hem lines, pleated skirts and quirky geometric lace make these gowns perfect for the bride looking to inject a little more style into her big day. I love the elegant high neck and tiered skirt of the Primrose gown, £750, and the chic off the shoulder Bardot design, £500, which is bang on trend for SS16.

From £300,

The Outnet

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!

The 50s style Coco from Temperley, £357, and this dreamy blush embroidered gown from Marchesa Notte, £587.50, are sure to be snapped up in seconds!  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.

From £130,

Ted Baker

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 after something blue, the pastel Madlyn dress, £349, is the absolute dream, whilst the lacey, stripy, floral, show stopping Halory, £349, is the stuff of bridal dreams!

From £229,



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!

The Selby dress, £169, is short and incredibly sweet, with short tulle layers and a high lace neck, it's perfect for showing off a fantastic pair of shoes. If you're looking for something a little simpler, the Finale dress, £189, is a minimalist's dream.

From £169,

Phase Eight

If dreamy, lace sheath dresses are what you're after, then Phase Eight's latest bridal collection will be right up your street; its offering of simple shaped dresses teamed with subtle dainty details is sure to please.

The delicate Oriana, £650, with scalloped edging and a lace train is super pretty and the Amelie, £595, combines white lace with ivory tapework, to give a vintage feel to a modern, body-skimming silhouette.

From £275,


The online giant's first dedicated bridal collection did not disappoint. They delivered a selection of fashion forward pieces to cater to every taste. Floral appliques, jumpsuits, studded gowns and slinky separates - ASOS covered the lot.

We love the 70s style sleeves on this floral number, £180, and the delicate lace and pearl embellishment on this super cute boho gown, £250, just add a floral headband and a pretty pair of sandals (also available from this one stop shop!)

From £120,


When it comes to budget wedding dresses, Monsoon really does tick all the boxes. Their wedding dress collection includes almost every imaginable shape and style for almost every imaginable wedding, adding their unique Asian inspired embroidery to each one.

From chic 60s shifts to cute 50s prom dresses to heavily embellished 20s; Monsoon have got every base (and decade) covered. Their most recent drop include the Aspen, £299, a lace topped A-line dress that would make Kate Middleton swoon and the elegant mid-length Willow, £199, ideal for a smart registry office do.

From £199,


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.

From £250,

Body Frock

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.

From £235,


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!

From £85,

French Connection

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.

From £65,