• Leah Marie

Getting Your Dream Dress On A Budget

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

So you're on a budget? I hear you, so was I! And that's why I have done the hard work so you can sit back and blissfully browse through hundreds of dresses all under £500. Thank me later.

Finding your dream dress, only to realise it costs more than you're entire wedding? Yup, I've been there my friend. It's so hard not to get caught up in all the price tags attached to the word 'weddings' but don't be disappointed, there are so many great places to shop for a wedding dress within and even under budget.


Yes Asos, the site where we get our last minute out out dresses from and our amazing new shoes, who would have thought? Asos have a great selection of dresses which are super affordable and also some great options for suits and bow ties too! You can search for wedding dresses, but another great tip I found is searching by colour and material too, so try typing in 'White Dress', 'Lace Dress' or 'Embellished dress' and you might just find the one.


Another high street favourite here, not quite as big a selection as Asos, but you might find a gem! I found that H&M also have a great selection of shoes and accessories to suit a bridal theme, so be sure to check them out, especially when they go into sale you can pick up some real goodies!


This was never even on my radar but would you believe it, they have so many wedding dresses all at great prices! The best part about shopping at Tkmaxx is you might actually be able to find a dress by a designer you really love! Tkmaxx also provide a great selection of bridal accessories, whilst bagging some ultra cheap beauty bargains for the big day too. Winner!

JJ'S House

This website has hundreds of dresses to choose from. They house the more classic style that you would find in a wedding shop, all at unbelievable prices! Their size range for me is brilliant, ranging from a size 6 to a size 28 but also have a tailoring feature too.


If your budget is more towards the £400 mark then be sure to visit Monsoon. I couldn't believe the amount of detail, lace and embellishment my money could buy here. Monsoon are another great band for all the other little details and I heard through the grapevine that their sample sales in London are a treat to behold.


Phase Eight are definitely a worthy contender for budget friendly wedding dresses. Similar to Monsoon, their dresses are elegant with lots of amazing detail at such a low cost. Sometimes their wedding dresses even end up in the sale, so keep an eye out for that!


As a department store not only can you pick up your dream dress here, but your bridesmaid dresses, grooms outfit, mother of the bride, the list goes on!


Another great department store! What I loved most was going in and having one of the girls on the Charlotte Tilbury counter to doll me up then cheekily head on up to the wedding department so I could try on all the lovely dresses, at my own leisure with my shiny new made up face looking the part. Take full advantage of that.

So that's my list. I hope you enjoyed it and that I have helped with some inspiration for your next online browse or high street shop. Happy shopping!

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