So, you're planning your wedding day (congratulations!) but if budget is key you may be thinking about how you are going to afford your dream dress. Most brides-to-be know what they want and also know that what they want can be crippling on their overall wedding day budget, but never fear, I have a five day blog series focused purely on purse-friendly wedding dresses that you can get on the British high-street, all for under £250!

Three years ago I was in the same position as you may be finding yourself in; Joe and I were planning our wedding and money was a big issue, but I also didn't want my dress to look cheap and cheerful, I still wanted to get something I felt comfortable in and that made me feel special on the day. When I started looking around on the high-street, and ordering dresses to try on at home, I was pleasantly surprised at the finish, detail and quality of what I saw and I ended up finding a dress that I loved so much! I got mine from Debenhams and I am still so in love with it; here is what I chose...


What I ended up with was something super floaty and girly, which was not originally what I planned to have, so trust me when I say this: order a whole range of styles as you may be surprised what ends up being your dream dress (more styles and shapes coming every day this week so stay tuned!).

Sadly my beautifully beaded high-street dress is no longer available, but if you are looking for something feminine and floaty check out my 'top picks' from the high-street!*

*All prices are as shown on day of posting this piece and everything is linked below the image to help you head right to the one you love!


Dress number one is from ASOS and is just £120. This dress is my favourite of today's selection as I think it's so pretty but also offers us girlies some of the things we may be looking for. Its pretty lace sleeve details give that little bit of coverage but look so feminine too, and the slightly more fitted lace bodice really flatters any curves, which we should all be proud to show off! I adore this dress, what do you think?

The second dress (2) is by Ben-De-Lisi, via Debenhams, and is currently priced at £209.30. I chose this for today's selection as it is a more simple dress and very classic and elegant. Head over to the website to see the front view; I wanted to showcase the back as it is very pretty!

If you are hoping for something a bit more bohemian then dress three, from French Connection at John Lewis may be right up your street! It is available on-line for £250 and has some gorgeous details and a slight 70's vibe to it. This is the sort of dress I can see having a floral crown for company!

Dress four, from Y.A.S at ASOS is only £120 and I think it is wonderfully romantic and super pretty. The drop shoulder style is perfect for a location wedding and would look gorgeous on so many brides. If you are looking for something for a summer wedding but feel a little self-conscious of your upper arms area (not that you should at all because you are gorgeous!) then this may be something to consider, as the draped shoulders lead the eyes further down the arms, towards your lovely waist and create a beautiful, feminine look.

I'm not big on sequins personally but when I saw this dress, I must admit I fell instantly in love with it! Dress five, which is from Sistaglam at Debenhams, for just £145, has a stunning sequin bodice and layered, floaty skirt which looks simply beautiful in the dusty pink shade, what do you guys think? I honestly love this dress and wish I could buy it to, you know, wear around the house!

There you have it for day one of my 'Wedding Dresses on a Budget' series. Coming tomorrow is my top picks from the high-street of sleeveless wedding dresses! I would love for you to come back tomorrow and, if you enjoyed todays post, please leave me a comment and hit the 'like' button too! I would love to hear from you!

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