Some of us love the idea of a big extravagant wedding – a castle in the countryside, a destination wedding on a tropical island or a huge soirée at home with family and friends. Yet, as we enter the *wonderful* world of adulting, these grand dreams become well, exactly that, dreams thanks to a small but powerful enemy called money.
But even if the dress is a big focus for you on your big day, it doesn't have to be one of the most expensive parts. After all, you'll probably want to save some extra cash for the honeymoon. Cue the high street.
Gone are the days when a wedding dress from the high street were met with rude sniggers, unnecessary judgement and limited options. Looking at this season’s offerings, purchasing a dress on a budget needn’t be something fearful. Instead, something incredibly exciting. As a stylish bride, trying to watch the cash, your dress is about to be the easiest (read: chicest) part of planning your big day.
Coronavirus may have thrown a massive spanner in the works for weddings but the bridal industry is adapting. Fast.
So many of the big high street brands from Whistles to H&M, ASOS and Warehouse have joined the bridal party in recent years, and their offerings just keep getting better and better. So without further ado, here are the best affordable wedding dresses the virtual high street has to offer.
SHOP HIGH STREET AFFORDABLE DRESSES:
Jude, POA, Folkster
Tulle Wedding Dress, €149, H&M
Satin Cami Dress, €108, Warehouse
Sequin Cami Wedding Dress, €248.85, ASOS
Recycled Polyester Lace Midi Dress, €90, & Other Stories
Naomi Bridal Embellished Cape Dress, €585, Monsoon
Satin panelled wedding dress with fishtail, €131.34, ASOS
Hestia Dress, €605, Reformation
Isla Tiered Wedding Dress, €845, Whistles
Leonora Crepe Lace Dress, €292, Monsoon
Chey, POA, Folkster
Lace Long Sleeve Crop Top Maxi Wedding Dress, €165.90, ASOS
Lace Wedding Dress, €159, H&M
Rose Wedding Dress, €779, Whistles
Una Bridal Dress, €350, Monsoon
Winslow Dress, €310, Reformation
Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Maxi Wedding Dress, €131.34, ASOS
Bella Sequin Dress, €1,050, Needle & Thread
Bella Donne, POA, Folkster
Vera Bridal Satin Cape Dress, €350, Monsoon
Long Lace Dress, €129, H&M
Column Dress, €100, Warehouse
Leila, €845, Needle & Thread
Wedding dress with open back and floral embroidery, €248.85, ASOS
Gatsby Dress, €525, Reformation
Kimono plunge back maxi wedding dress, €131.34, ASOS
Wedding Dress, €148.99, H&M
Theodora Wedding Dress, €779, Whistles
Cowl Back Dress, €113, Warehouse
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