Affordable Wedding Dresses Hit the High Street
As seen time and time again on Don’t Tell the Bride, the one sticking point for a bride on her big day is the dress. Or the dress, as it were. As much as I’d like to think I wouldn’t succumb to a full blown melt-down on national television, being put in the position of not being comfortable on a day where all eyes would be on me, I can’t be 100% sure.
With the price tag of most wedding dresses being upwards of £1,000, finding your dream dress gets that little bit harder if you have a budget to stick to. Luckily over the past year both high-street brands and online retailers have been producing bridal lines that are not only friendly to your budget but also fit the bill when it comes to style.
When the high street is producing beautiful dresses at such affordable prices it begs the question, ‘Do I the need to take out a small mortgage on a dress that only gets an airing for less than 24 hours?’
Best High Street Wedding Dresses Under £300
We have scoured the internet, and our local high street, for the very best affordable bridal lines available. What’s more every dress you see below is under £300; so a total bargain. We want to ensure that you can still feel like a princess – even when on a budget – so take a look at our top picks below.
If something jumps out at you remember to also check out our brand pages as we might have a fantastic discount to help you make even greater savings on your dress!
Wedding Dresses at Monsoon
Jessica Bridal Dress /Coralie Bridal Dress /Catherine Bridal Dress
All of Monsoon’s wedding dresses are designed exclusively in London for the brand. We all know and love Monsoon for their bohemian, well crafted clothing but what about their bridal wear? From wonderful vintage inspired numbers to classic and simple pieces the beloved high street store has nailed it when it comes to a beautiful lace adorned wedding number.
We absolutely love the middle dress in the above trio, a retro style with a contemporary feel, it just screams Betty Draper in Mad Men.
Wedding Dresses at ASOS
Princess Lace White Dress/Delicate Lace and Pearl Maxi Dress/Chi Chi London Bridal Tulle Maxi Dress
Now I’d bet good money that the majority of you out there have gone to ASOS as your port of call for a dress when attending a wedding – but have you thought about purchasing a dress for your big day there? The ever growing online retailer has a fantastic range of brilliant bridal wear that is well worth a look at.
From cute less formal short frocks to stunning floor-length gowns there will most certainly be a dress that’s worth a try at the very least. With free delivery on certain spends and free returns on all orders what’s stopping you?
Wedding Dresses at Missguided
Halter Lace Maxi Dress/Embellished Cut Out Maxi/Bandeau Maxi Dress
An unlikely brand to bring their wedding range to the table is Missguided or, ahem, Missbrided. Their collection is undeniably affordable – there are a few that maybe wouldn’t be fitting in a church venue but the selection above are gorgeous.
Most of this collection are around the £100 mark so there really are big savings to be made – that could mean a big dent in your honeymoon costs or a pretty generous bar tab at the reception!
Wedding Dresses at La Redoute
You may not have heard of this online brand but French styling, that is top of the chic style stakes, is what La Redoute have to offer. I mean just take a look at these three beautiful dresses – from a gorgeous boho maxi to a fun and 50s style skater, just add in a tousled up do and you too can exude that effortless French chic that we all aspire to!
Wedding Dresses at The Outnet
If you are hankering after a designer label The Outnet has a stunning collection of discounted designer dresses with plenty under the £300 mark.
The sizing is limited, so you may have to keep popping back to find one that fits, but you never know – your dream designer dress could be just a few clicks away! Big name designers, such as Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Temperley London, Isabel Marant and Victoria Beckham, grace the pages of this online designer lover’s dream store. With savings of up to 70% off RRP sticking to an under £300 budget seems very realistic.
If you aren’t taken with any of the dresses the high street has to offer but are still wishing to stick to a budget it’s worth taking a look over at Preloved and eBay. It’s possible to pick up something for your big day that is near perfect without the hefty price tag of a brand new dress.
Make sure to keep an eye out on our fashion vouchers page, where you can find great codes and offers to receive further discount on the dresses above – or go direct to your favourite merchant, like digging up an ASOS discount code – saving you a few more pounds to go towards those added extras on your big day.