Fairytale Wedding Planning in the UK: The High Street Bridal Dress!

The High Street Bridal Dress!

The average cost for a wedding dress in the UK is £1,385!.

Weddings can cost as much or as little as you want. If you have a budget, which most couples do and you need to cut costs then it can be done, I promise.

Your wedding dress is one way of doing just that. For some couple's the cost involved in a wedding can really worry them, especially if you are just starting out and have so many other commitments such as a mortgage etc. Weddings don't have to cost a fortune and if you are careful then you can do it and still have the wedding of your dreams. For some couples they put their wedding off as the thought of all the costs involved can be just too much for them.

If your struggling with your budget then I would highly recommend a wedding planner. They can deal with the financial side and make sure you are sticking to your budget and will work with your budget. They have a huge knowledge of the wedding industry and will know who and where to source your wedding suppliers that will be in your budget. They can infact save you money and time!. Please do take a look at our wedding planners located at the top right side column of this page. We have some amazing wedding suppliers who are all highly recommended.

Many brides are opting for the high street wedding dress and believe me it's getting more and more popular. We are seeing more retailers stocking wedding dresses now than we have ever seen and they look Just as good as the designer wedding dress.  Just to name a few - Ted Baker, Monsoon, John Lewis and French Connection. All of which are absolutely stunning and can easily be passed as a designer dress.

 I have picked out just some of the most beautiful, stunning, glamorous and elegant wedding dresses that are now available on the high street for under £500!.
So, If your looking for some wedding dress inspiration and you need to cut your costs take a look at these breath taking dresses, I am sure that there is one you will fall in love with.

Click on the images to be directed to the retailers websites.

Ted Baker
Ruched neck pearl maxi dress

Be pretty in pearls for your special day with Ted’s MAYYHA dress. Elegant ruching at the high neck cascades down into a plethora of pleats at the skirt, finished with exquisite pearl embellishment at the neck and waist to ensure you day ‘I do’ in style.
Available in sizes 6 - 16

French Connection 

The Cari Sparkle takes its inspiration from classic bohemian style. The floor length gown has a lofty, fluid shape with a full skirt which creates plenty of movement. The voluminous balloon sleeves further emphasise the bohemian influence. A plunging neckline is partly covered with a delicate eyelash lace insert, while a beautiful waist panel embroidered with sequin and bead work embroidery all in sparkling silver tones. The intricate thread work and draped chiffon-feel fabric work together to create the wholly romantic and ethereal feel of the gown.
Available sizes 6 - 16

John Lewis
Phase Eight Poppy Embroidered Bridal Dress, Pearl £450.00

Make a stunning impact on your special day with the Poppy Embroidered Bridal Dress from Phase Eight. Crafted from a lightweight fabric and fully lined for an elegant drape, this dress is cut to a flattering contemporary shape that cascades to floor length and boasts a delicate all-over lace design, tie waistband that cinches in the waist for a feminine silhouette, and sophisticated short sleeves. It is finished with a stunning semi-sheer back complete with covered buttons and contrast satin edging plus boning at the bust for a comfortable fit.
Available sizes 6 - 18


Simple and elegant, our beautiful Bridal Suranne Dress is perfect for your big day! Features; demure floral applique, scalloped v-neck, fitted bodice, open back, and a fitted maxi skirt with embroidered mesh trumpet hem.
Available sizes 6 - 16


Enshrouded in mesmerising hand-embellishments, our Helena maxi wedding dress brings a sense of vintage opulence to your special day. Sparkling beads and pearlescent sequins form a swirling floral pattern over this bias-cut silhouette, which features sheer fluted sleeves and a V-cut neckline to both front and back. Its small train can be hooked up thanks to internal loops and a button, perfect for a magical evening on the dance floor, and it fastens with a concealed zip.
Available sizes 6 - 22

Dorothy Perkins 
Bridal "Kathryn" Maxi Dress

If youre going for a classically elegant look on your wedding day, opt for this graceful Kathryn dress from our Showcase collection. Cut for a maxi length, the corded lace yoke and lustrous satin belt-tie of this sleeveless gown creates an ultra-flattering finish thats undoubtedly fail-safe. Pair with point-toe for a timeless feel.
Available sizes 6 - 18

Little Mistress Jenna Scallop
 Lace Wedding 

Subtly sexy and oh-so feminine, traditional fabrications and a figure-hugging silhouette form the ultimate in vintage bombshell designs, perfect for dressing your day classy! A sweetheart bodice and form-fitting body is beautifully complimented with a striking all-over lace overlay complete with eyelash trim neckline and sheer laced sleeves for the most luxurious of bridal-wear statements.
Available sizes 6 - 16

 Pleated crochet floral maxi dress

This Lace Dress is cut for a close fit until the waist, the skirt then flares into a full length pleated skirt. The dress combines Floral Lace for the bodice and sleeves with a nude bandeau lining to highlight the lace. Medium weight crepe is used for the skirt and features a thigh high split left hand side as worn. The dress fastens with a neatly inserted exposed zip fastening.
Available sizes 6 - 14

Ivory Vintage Lace Bridal Dress

This vintage-inspired bridal gown is a stunning choice for your wedding day. The floor-sweeping dress is designed in two layers, with a simple white sheath sitting underneath soft and delicate lace. We've added intricate floral detailing across the bodice to create a beautifully feminine neckline, with pretty layers at the hem for an ethereal quality. The waist seam adds gentle definition under the bust, while the skirt flows effortlessly over the hips and thighs. With full-length sleeves and a hidden zip at the back.
Available sizes 8 - 18

Ghost Bella Dress
 Ivory £245.00  

Bella, our beautiful heavy satin slip dress is fully-lined for an elegant fit, featuring a V-shaped seaming at the hem, and a V-neck at the front and back. The full circular lower skirt gives a wonderful sense of movement and adjustable straps mean you can find the most comfortable fit. Simple and stunning.
Available sizes 6 - 18


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