I believe you have to keep an open mind when trying on wedding dresses. Try lots of styles on before you decide on the one, and if it feels right, go for it. The one for me was a handmade £4000 number which I could in no way afford…so I had to comprimise.
It’s no secret amongst my friends that I got a vintage dress from Ebay, and was a total bargain. I spent hours and hours and hours searching, watching, comparing, measuring, imagining and hoping that ‘the one’ fit! Luckily the seller put the measurements on the listing, and I knew I had to lose some weight so I embarked on my pre-wedding dress arrival weightloss scheme and waited patiently with my salad for it to arrive from a vintage dress seller in America.
Luckily a month later, it turned up, and after some huffing and puffing I got it on, and I LOVED it. I loved the style, the fit, the length, the colour … basically everything!
Before that, I tried on conventional dresses in Bridal Shops with no luck, I just didn’t feel right in them. The second place winner went to a Phase Eight dress I found in Debenhams, it fit really well and flattered my shape, but didn’t have that wow factor that I wanted.
Anyway… enough about me! For my lovely readers, I have pieced together some of the ranges from the UK high street to show you that there are some beautiful bargains out there to be had!
I understand that not everyone that will be reading this will be thinking like me (I am a bargain hunter to my core), but hopefully it will suprise you a little that you don’t have to spend much to be a princess bride!
Debenhams – lovely wedding dresses
These dresses are on sale now from just £115!
John Lewis – a great selection of wedding dresses available now
These dresses are on sale now from only £39!!!! Go get ’em!
Monsoon wedding dresses, as featured in top magazines – Brides, Marie Claire and Sunday Express!
These wedding dresses retail from just £80 and are gorgeously finished!
Gorgeous wedding dresses from BHS on your high street now!
These slightly more conventional dresses are on sale from only £84!
Good luck finding your dream wedding dress! And remember, whatever your style and whatever pricetag, you will look beautiful!