Wedding planning is often a big, no-expenses-spared blowout. Many of us want the bling-studded celebrity style weddings movie stars and WAGs are notorious for, but the reality of our current accounts is often in stark contrast to our wedding fantasies. Thankfully, many of today’s leading designers understand we’re not all as swish as we’d like to be and have responded with truly stunning, affordable bridal gowns. Here are our picks of 2014’s top 5 wedding dresses under £500.
Whether you’re after a tea length, lacy gown or a figure-fitting trumpet dress, purchasing your wedding dress doesn’t have to bankrupt you. It’s possible to get a beautiful gown for less than £500 and these are our absolute favourites:
The gown above, Sherri Hill’s 21299, is available in ivory or white. The beaded, strapless bodice contrasts with a flirty and fun shimmery skirt in delicate tulle. Perfect for a classic white wedding theme, pair this dress with a slightly messy chic updo and a pair of killer stilettos. Available from our wedding dress supplier, Molly Browns, this dress retails at £434.99. Get the gown!
Another Molly Browns and Sherri Hill combo, 4302 is a stunning beaded tea-length dress perfect for a bride who wants to party! Bare your legs in this lovely number, complete with waist detailing and lace skirt overlay. We love the idea of a bride wearing this gown at an outdoor wedding and think a retro wedding theme would suit this dress best. Available from our wedding dress supplier, Molly Browns, this gown retails at £399.99. Buy it now!
If you’ve been blessed with curves, flaunt them in this truly gorgeous satin fishtail Alexia Designs gown with crystal detailing from Alexia’s Ivory range. Stocked by Rosedene Bridal, one of our Berkshire bridal boutiques, this dress is the height of wedding gown sophistication. This form-flattering dress is finished with a sweet bow in the small of the back. This gown is available in ivory or white and retails at £399; get it today!
Continuing with satin gowns, V3204 is a lovely trumpet shaped gown with a sweetheart neckline. The chapel train on this modern mermaid gown ends in a bubble hem that adds an air of elegance and grace. From wedding dress suppliers David’s Bridal, this David’s Bridal gown is available in ivory and retails at £475. Get it now!
Our fifth and final wedding dress under £500 is another David’s Bridal gown. Simple and sweet, this satin dress with beaded waist detailing is a perfect sheath shape gown for the bride who wants to be elegantly understated on her big day. Pair this lovely gown with a spangly headband and timeless pumps for a pretty, demure look. Would work well for a wanderlust themed wedding and suits any season. Available from David’s Bridal at a retail price of just £295, this gown is a steal!
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