Wedding Bridal Wear
Cheap wedding dresses are often a false economy, cheap materials from China are not the look you are going for! There are some much easier ways to save money on your wedding dress.
How to get a budget wedding dress
Shopping at samples sales is the easiest way to keep the costs low. Keep an eye out for sales and trunk shows at the boutiques in your area. You can get in there quick and find your dream wedding dress for less.
Another option is to look for pre-owned dresses. Some boutiques specialise in pre-owned wedding dresses, which is a safer option than looking online. Brides will have worn these dresses for one day, or even just a few hours, so they are practically like new!
Many budget wedding dresses are simple and do not offer the glitz and glamour that comes with higher priced dresses. A great way to transform a simple look is to add accessories.
We love the idea of adding jewelled hair pieces for attaching the veil to add a little sparkle. Another option is to look for a belt that can be tied around the dress, you will be able to find these on offer at any bridal boutique. These can add sparkle whilst accentuating your waistline and be finished with a big bow at the back.
We know buying wedding shoes is a big deal, but please wait until you have your dress to buy these. If the colour is slightly off, especially with an ivory dress, it will not look great. The shoes will complement your dress, but we also love a statement show if your dress is more understated.
Choosing your wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions that you will face during wedding planning - and one of the most difficult!
Our handpicked selection of boutiques offer affordable dresses, but they are truly stunning and you do not need to scrimp on style or quality just because of your lower budget.
Occasions of West Street
Primary area : Hampshire
Occasions Bridal boutique is Fareham's wedding dress shop, serving brides in Portsmouth, Southampton, Botley, Havant and across Hampshire.Offering an exquisite range of dresses and accessories to help you prepare for your big day.
Clifford Burr Bridal
Primary area : Hertfordshire
Clifford Burr Bridal have been helping brides for the last twelve years from Ware in Hertfordshire. Since December 2017 we have been based in beautiful new premises in Bishop's Stortford. Wedding dresses from a variety of top wedding gown designers.
Bella Sposa Bridal Boutique
Primary area : Essex
Bella Sposa Bridal is a bridal boutique located in Upminster, Essex. They stock a wide range of designer wedding dresses from designers including Justin Alexander, Justin Signature, ST Patricks, White One, lo' Adoro, Mary's and Richard Designs.