If money is an issue, frugality is essential. Because we understand the importance of a good bargain, here are Brides shopping editor Astrid Joss's recommended high-street shops for budgeted buys:

THE ITEM YOU SHOULD PICK ON A BUDGET

• Jon Richard at Debenhams (online, nationwide, 0844 800 8877)

• Ribbon & Asher at Dorothy Perkins (online, nationwide, 0844 984 0261)

• H Samuel (online, nationwide, 0845 609 2000)

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• Banana Republic (online, Bath, London and Manchester, 0800 0500 5555)

• Wright & Teague (online, London, 020 7629 2777)

• Laura Lee (online, London store and nationwide stockists, 020 7379 9050)

• Erickson Beamon (online, London store and nationwide stockists, 020 7259 0202)