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45 Cheap Wedding Dresses Starting From Under £45

From alternative and boho to traditional and lace, it's safe to say affordable wedding dresses have had quite the glow-up and here are just some of our favourites

bride wearing cheap wedding dress with off the shoulder neckline from jarlo against a brown background

bride wearing cheap wedding dress with off the shoulder neckline from jarlo against a brown background

Buying a wedding dress will be one of the most important purchases of your life – but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive. High street brands stock tonnes of cheap wedding dresses that are a snip of the price of a boutique bridal gown, but look just as good. 

For those planning on a budget, we've rounded up a selection of cheap wedding dresses in the UK, all of which cost less than £1,000, and start from just £41.99.

And they vary in style, too. We've got everything from cheap alternative wedding dresses and traditional lace gowns, to cheap white wedding dresses and gowns in pink and blue!

Wedding dresses, affordable prices and style are all terms which can be in the same sentence when talking about the gowns in this round up. 

Cheap and Affordable Wedding Dresses That Look Totally Expensive

To help you narrow down your search, we've split the cheap wedding dresses from the UK up by price point, so whether you've got £50, £100 or £1,000 to spend, you'll find your dreamy high street wedding dresses on our list. Happy shopping!

The Best Cheap Wedding Dresses Under £50

Pick your jaw up off the floor because we're being serious, you can buy cheap wedding dresses under £50 in the UK - and yes they still look gorgeous. Don't believe us? The proof is in the pudding so scroll down and see for yourself.

1. Plus Size Lace Midi Wedding Dress - £49, Simply Be

plus size woman wears lace illusion neck wedding dress from high street retailer simply be

As far as cheap wedding dresses in the UK go, it doesn't get much better than a lace illusion neckline and shoulder detail for less than £50, does it now?

This Simply Be gown uses two of the most classic fabrics - lace and chiffon - to create a romantic and pretty wedding dress that's cheap, but looks far from it. 

It's a brilliant choice for anyone after cheap plus size wedding dresses as the sizes range up to a UK 24. 

Delivery Time: Next day, nominated day and standard delivery available. 

Sizing: UK 10 - UK 24

Expert Take: Those looking for cheap short wedding dresses that work for winter will love this design as the long sleeves give that autumn to winter vibe. Just be careful not to catch the lace on anything. 

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2. Off the Shoulder Affordable Wedding Dress - £41.99, Ever Pretty

off the shoulder fitted wedding dress with bodice detail

This design from Ever Pretty is the perfect example of how cheap simple wedding dresses can stand out from the crowd.

The silhouette and design is mostly simple, but we love the detailing on the bodice that sets it apart from the rest.

And at just over £42, you really can't go wrong!

Delivery Time: 5-0 business days for express delivery and 2-6 weeks for air mail.

Sizing: UK 8 - UK 20

Expert Take: The sizes here are ready to ship, but the website has really detailed measurements for the bust, waist, hip and length of each size, meaning you can guarantee a really snug fit based on your actual measurements, not the number on the label. They even have a guide on how to measure so it's completely fool proof. 

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3. One Shoulder Maxi Wedding Dress - £45, Club L

cheap one shoulder wedding dress with one long sleeve and a fitted bodice

Really bringing the va-va-voom to this edit of cheap wedding dresses under £50 in the UK is this slinky Club L number

Yes, cheap simple wedding dresses can still look expensive, and this design proves it. The figure-hugging fabric is oh-so sexy and the one long sleeve gives it an asymmetrical finish that trendy nearlyweds will love.

Because of the one shoulder neckline, we reckon you only need very simple and dainty jewellery so as to not take away from the silhouette. 

Delivery Time: Standard, next working day and Saturday delivery available.

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 20

Expert Take: We'd usually recommend a strapless bra for one-shoulder dresses that require support, however because of the tight-fitting nature of this dress, we'd recommend no VPL shapewear with either a strapless or multiway strap for that seamless finish - or, if you feel confident enough to, wear nothing underneath! 

No one's going to know - except your partner...

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4. Draped, Ruched High Street Wedding Dress – £49.99, H&M

Model wearing a draped bodice strappy cream dress

Whether you're getting married in a registry office or in your back garden, sometimes a casual wedding dress is just right. This draped dress from H&M is the perfect pick for laidback nuptials and would look stunning with a simple wildflower bouquet. 

It's such a pretty boho wedding dress that's cheap but stylish at the same time. 

Delivery Time: Standard delivery available.

Sizing: XS - XXL

Expert Take: This isn't the most wedding-y of dresses, but that's kind of why we love it so much, and as this dress isn't overly bridal, you can wear it time and time again at other events, meaning you're certainly getting a lot of bang for your (very small) buck.

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5. Plunge Neckline Lace Wedding Dress – £45, Boohoo

Model wearing a lace Boohoo cheap wedding dress

Priced at a modest £45, this plunging lace dress from Boohoo is super stylish and really has a wow-factor about it, and if you didn't know where it was from, you'd never expect to see it in an edit of cheap wedding dresses.

The detailed fabric makes the boho style wedding dress feel much more expensive than it really is and you'll only need simple jewellery to complete this pretty yet super cheap wedding look.

"The layered lace on this dress is sensational," says Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. "It gives it a luxurious look and feel, plus it's a really breathable fabric that will keep you cool during your big day."

Delivery Time: £3.99 for four to five days

Sizing: S - L

Expert Take: Ensure you wear white or neutral wedding underwear so it doesn't show under any of the sheer fabric. The illusion neckline means you get to show a little more skin without feeling like you're falling out of the dress.  

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6. Pleated Cape Detail Maxi Wedding Dress - £45, Boohoo

Fluttery dress for wedding

Don't be fooled by the pink backdrop, this pleated dress is a soft ivory colour and is absolutely beautiful - it looks far more expensive than you'd expect, considering it's such a bargain cheap wedding dress.

With boho and Grecian vibes, this pleated, caped dress is perfect for those who want a cheap wedding dress but still want to make a real entrance. The cape sleeves allow you to move freely while still having shoulder coverage, and we love the movement. 

Delivery Time: £3.99 for four to five days

Sizing: UK 8 - UK 18

Expert Take: A caped wedding dress is a brilliant alternative to a wedding cover up - you won't have to worry about taking it on or off but it will still give a similar look. 

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7. Plus Occasion Embroidered Floral Wedding Dress - £50, Boohoo

Women's plus-size, lace, midi length wedding dress in cream with long sleeves and sheer chest and shoulder detailing

Perfect for those after cheap plus size wedding dresses in the UK only, there is no denying there's something stunning and classic about this midi dress with a bohemian-chic twist.

That lacy asymmetric hemline is just so dreamy and the best part about the shorter length is getting to show off a pair of eye-catching designer wedding shoes which you'll have plenty of budget left over for.

Delivery Time: £3.99 for four to five days

Sizing: UK 16 - UK 28

Expert Take: Cheap short wedding dresses will keep you cool and comfortable in warmer weather. If you prefer a more traditional look, the addition of a wedding veil will do the job.

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Our Favourite Cheap Wedding Dresses Under £100

They may not be quite as affordable as being under £50, but cheap wedding dresses in the UK under £100 are just as stunning and open you to a few, slightly pricier brands. 

Each of these wedding dresses are affordable, costing less than £100 - not that they look it. 

8. Affordable Satin Erin Wedding Dress - £99, Nobody’s Child

affordable satin wedding dress with thick waist panel and front seam buttons

Love the simple look but want to pepper in some hints of vintage? If so, the Erin dress from Nobody's Child is a real contender. This cheap wedding dress is an absolute steal at less than £100.

The fluted sleeves are romantic and we love a centre slit to add some movement as you walk down the aisle. 

The waist is panelled, giving it a really flattering silhouette and the warm ivory colour will work with all skin tones. 

Delivery Time: Free standard delivery on orders over £100

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 18

Expert Take: The model here is wearing platform heels and is 5'6, so the length of this gown will suit most heights, but we actually love the idea of taller nearlyweds rocking this as a midaxi. 

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9. Lace Bodycon Wedding Dress - £99, Coast

affordable all over lace wedding dress in fitted bodice and long sleeves

To say we're obsessed with this dress is an understatement. If you can't afford iconic designers like Grace Loves Lace, this Coast dress makes for the perfect dupe. 

A boho wedding dress cheap alternative, it exudes glamour and is so wedding-worthy. All that for less than £100 - sign us up now!

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery available. Free for Coast Unlimited customers. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: A cute bow tie is one of our favourite details, but leave it undone if you're a nearlywed who enjoys showing a bit more skin. 

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10. One Shoulder Rosie Satin Wedding Dress - £95, Pretty Lavish

one shoulder satin wedding dress from high street retailer

Simple, shiny and stunning are the first words that come to mind when we think about the Rosie dress from Pretty Lavish

Though it's made from polyester, the fabric here gives the appearance of sensational satin - a killer wedding dress fabric for a classic look.

Despite looking so high end, this wedding dress is cheap, setting you back just £95, can you believe it? 

Delivery Time: Standard, next working day and Saturday delivery available.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: Ensure you leave plenty of time for this dress to be steamed to ensure no creases are visible, and rock a statement bracelet on the exposed arm to balance out the asymmetry. 

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11. Custom Size Affordable Beaded Wedding Dress - £97.99, Ever Pretty

affordable cold shoulder wedding dress with beading and chiffon draped sleeve

Did you know you can get your hands on custom sizing and handmade gowns whilst securing a cheap wedding dress in the UK? Many think that you can't have one without the other, but the team at Ever Pretty have made it happen.

You can get this Ever Pretty gown made to custom measurements and dimensions, giving you the most perfect fit and finish. 

The beads create a beautiful floral texture and the draped chiffon sleeve gives the illusion of a cap sleeve without feeling restrictive.

Delivery Time: 9-14 days.

Sizing: Custom sizing

Expert Take: Because these custom wedding dresses are handmade, there can be human error on sizing of up to 1-2 inches, so always go slightly longer or bigger than you need as it's much easier to alter something and make it smaller, than the other way around. 

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12. Odelle Affordable Maxi Wedding Dress - £88, Pretty Lavish

Model wearing a satin halter neck wedding dress

A halter neck wedding gown is a trendy choice and this design proves you don't have to break the bank to gain style points. This Pretty Lavish creation is technically a white bridesmaid dress, but it'll work just as well (if not better!) for the main event. You won't need lots of accessories with this look, the dress does all the talking. 

As well as being a cheap white wedding dress, this design is also an amazing dupe for the gown Megan, the Duchess of Sussex, wore on her wedding day when she married Prince Harry. Nice! 

Delivery Time: £3.95 for two to five days

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: You may feel most comfortable wearing a strapless bra with this style so the shoulder straps don't show - as the back is covered you won't have to worry about trying to find wedding underwear that is both backless and strapless.. 

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13. Lace Strappy Fishtail Wedding Dress - £65, Nasty Gal

Model wearing a lace strappy fishtail dress

Yes, you can nab a wedding dress for cheap at online favourite fashion brand Nasty Gal.

This lacy number is giving us Kate Moss vibes and you know we love a celebrity wedding dress. It's ideal for a cool nearlywed and would look amazing when worn with some chic sunglasses for a summer celebration, or a leather jacket for colder nuptials. 

Delivery Time: £1.99 for four to five days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 18

Expert Take: The bodice on this affordable wedding gown has a relaxed feel to it as there is no boning, however you will want to ensure you buy true to size to avoid any gaping when you wear it.

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Gorgeous Cheap Wedding Dresses Under £300

If you're able to up the budget slightly, you'll love these affordable wedding dresses under £300. This price range will get you the more luxurious lines at some of the popular high street wedding dress retailers.

14. Satin Feathered Wrap Wedding Dress - £295, Nadine Merabi

satin wrap wedding dress with feather sleeve cuffs

We love a wedding dress-meets bridal dressing gown moment and the fact that you can buy something as luxe as this for less than £300 makes it a real steal. 

The Lilah gown from Nadine Merabi exudes glamour, but also has a number of higher-end aspects which showcase what you can get when you up your budget a little.

Inside the gown you will find internal binding and a sleek seam detail, and the slit to the front of the gown has a panel covering to ensure just the right amount of leg is on show.

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery available. Free delivery for orders over £250.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: The feather cuffs are a trendy detail which allow you to adopt the style without going for a full feathered wedding dress.

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15. Square Neck Wedding Dress - £110, Simply Be

affordable lace wedding dress with square neckline

Run don't walk to nab this lace gown from Simply Be. Firstly, because it's drop dead gorgeous, but secondly, because it was £220 and it's been discounted by half the price!

For £110, you're getting a beautiful and cheap plus size wedding dress that is giving serious Bridgerton vibes - that square neckline is everything.

Keep it long and flowy, or get this taken up to rock as a cute short gown - the choice is yours. 

Delivery Time: Next day, nominated day and standard delivery available. 

Sizing: UK 10 - UK 26

Expert Take: Though it'd be lovely for a summer wedding too, we love the idea of pairing this thick, crisp white lace with a fur wedding coat for a romantic and wintery look.

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16. Sabine Drape Maxi Wedding Dress - £115, Pretty Lavish

bride wearing a cheap wedding dress from pretty lavish and looking back over her shoulder against a white background

A gorgeous cheap wedding dress from Pretty Lavish is their Sabine maxi dress. It's an understated style but it still creates a lovely statement so you'll make an entrance on your wedding day. The adjustable shoulder straps ensure you can get the perfect fit.  

"I bought this for my official wedding ceremony - I wanted something simple yet bridal and this ticked all the boxes," says one customer.

"The quality is outstanding and it looks even better than in the picture. I had previously purchased a more expensive one from another retailer, and this is beyond compare. I'm so happy and can't wait to wear this - it's perfect."

Delivery Time: £3.95 for two to five days

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: If you thought the front was beautiful, just wait until you see the back of this dress. It has a fabulous long tie which can be adjusted to cinch in your waist. 

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17. Aurelia Bodice Cami Wedding Gown - £240, Needle & Thread

Wedding dress with embroidery on the bodice and a flowy skirt

Adorned with shimmering sequins in different iridescent tones, the bodice on this Needle and Thread dress is jaw-droppingly beautiful and gently flows down into a soft tulle full-length skirt.

Add in the satin ribbon trim at the waistline and you've got a gorgeous combination of textures that brings this gown to life and really helps you make an entrance.

With detail like that, this is one of those cheap wedding dresses online that genuinely competes with the designers. 

Delivery Time: £5.95 for two to three days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 18

Expert Take: This show-stopping bridal gown is available in a ballerina and full-length silhouette. The off-white colouring gives vintage appeal. 

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18. Cowl Neck Maxi Wedding Dress in White – £140, Chi Chi London

Cowl neck white dress with lace insert on the back for under £250

This understated dress is ideal for the modern minimalist who's after cheap simple wedding dresses.

The lace peeking up from the back gives it a classic touch and we love how the skirt gently falls to the ground. Oh, and don't get us started on the satin finish which is just so chic.

If you're concerned that satin dresses are often sheer, there's no need to worry with this style. "It is double lined so it's not see-through - a hard thing to find in a white satin dress," explains one shopper. 

Delivery Time: £3.99 for five to seven days

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: Fashion-forward nearlyweds, this one's for you - it is modern minimalism in the best possible way. Be mindful of the delicate lace fabric when adjusting the straps. 

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19. Bella Bardot Maxi Wedding Dress Dress - £130, Jarlo

woman wearing cheap wedding dress with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline from jarlo against a brown background

Jarlo is a fantastic brand for figure-hugging and affordable wedding dresses that flatter all shapes and sizes, and this curve-enhancing Bardot dress with thigh split and fishtail train is no different.

"You can choose to view their designs on different height and body type models so you can work out how it would look on you," explains Zoe.

Because of this, you get wedding dresses that are cheap, that still guarantee you a great fit.

Delivery Time: Free next day delivery available.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: If you're worried about a strapless wedding dress falling down, body tape is an essential. The thigh split allows for easy movement which is just what you'll need on the dance floor.

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20. Caterina Wrap Embroidered Wedding Dress - £295, Phase Eight 

Model wearing a lace midi wedding dress

Phase Eight's affordable wedding dress collection is sophisticated and timeless - one of our favourite designs is the Caterina which features a gently flared skirt and V-neck front and back. It is a contemporary dress but it still stays true to tradition. 

It's also a best-seller with shoppers who have left it glowing reviews like this one which reads: "Having not shopped with Phase Eight before I was slightly worried with how the dress would look. Firstly, the presentation, top notch. The dress is even more beautiful than the photos and the material is such good quality, it feels amazing."

Delivery Time: Free three to five days

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: The detachable satin tie belt is a flattering addition and allows you to have two interchangeable looks. We adore the pleated chiffon inserts - it's a romantic and unusual touch to such an elegant and cheap short wedding dress.

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21. Larisa Satin Draped Shoulder Wedding Dress - £160, ASOS

Model wearing a draped one shoulder maxi wedding dress

Looking for a contemporary classic? This satin white dress from ASOS is a great option if you want a floor-sweeping affordable wedding dress design.

The on-trend one-shoulder neckline is sure to captivate throughout your special celebration. A one-shoulder style gives a Grecian look that we love. It's not often seen on a wedding dress, so it's a design you might not come across elsewhere.

Delivery Time: Free standard delivery and free next day for ASOS Premier customers.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: Even if this gown isn't for you, we'd highly recommend browsing ASOS for other cheap wedding dresses as their offering is vast and they are always adding new styles and designs.

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22. Peplum Embroidered Bodycon Wedding Dress – £140, Chi Chi London

Short peplum bodycon gown in white with lace floral overlay details

With a sweetheart neckline, all-over embroidery and floral lace, this peplum dress is simply stunning.

We love how it combines classic and modern wedding dress elements, making it ideal for nearlyweds who aren't sure which style direction to go and want to browse cheap alternative wedding dresses that tick all the boxes. 

Delivery Time: £3.99 for five to seven days

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: This is an ideal pick if you are looking for a sexy wedding dress on a budget. The shoulder straps aren't adjustable so stay true to size for good fit. 

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23. Cecily Halter Neck Maxi Wedding Dress - £125, Jarlo

Dress with cutouts on the back

Another stand-out dress from Jarlo is the Cecily halter neck. If you're after cheap alternative wedding dresses in the UK, look no further.

Simple, elegant and chic from the front, as you turn around you'll reveal the beautiful back strap detail.

Pair this wedding dress with the right accessories and you'll be sure to make a statement. We're thinking barely-there heels and silver jewellery would work a treat.

Delivery Time: Free next day delivery available.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: If you are walking down the aisle, this sensational wedding dress will look amazing from all angles. It's a halter neck wedding dress but reimagined. 

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24. Whistles Rose Lace Wedding Dress - £299, John Lewis & Partners

Off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress with A-line silhouette

We love the fact that high street wedding dresses have had such a glow-up, and no dress demonstrates that more than this dress.

The design has a number of timeless elements, such as the lace, as well as more trendy details, like the Bardot neckline.

To shake things up though, the front-raised hem gives the gown its own unique style, while still remaining classic. We are so here for it!

Delivery Time: Free standard delivery available.

Sizing: UK 8 - UK 14

Expert Take: A shorter hem gives the opportunity to buy and show off a stunning pair of designer wedding shoes. As you've saved money on the wedding dress itself, you wouldn't have to ask us twice...

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Chic & Stylish Wedding Dresses Under £500

Upping your wedding dress budget to £500 opens doors to more high-end brands without spending too much more.

The cheap wedding dresses you can buy in the UK for £500 are beyond gorgeous, and if you don't believe us, take a look for yourselves...

25. Halterneck Beaded Wedding Dress - £459, Karen Millen

beaded halterneck affordable wedding dress with feather shaped embroidery

Obsessed is an understatement when we talk about this beaded dress from Karen Millen

There's so much to love, from the chic silhouette and thick neckline to the feather-shaped embroidery and ice-white colour. 

There is also a scarf detail around the neck which adds a real elegance to this gown - which is brilliant really, considering that it costs less than £500!

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery. Same day delivery available for London addresses only. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: Because of the scarf detail and thick neckline, there's no need for much accessorising, saving you even more money. We would recommend a cool clutch and some pretty bracelets to finish the look. 

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26. Sexy Thigh Split Wedding Dress - £395, Nadine Merabi

off the shoulder high street wedding dress with fitted silhouette and spaghetti straps

If a cheap wedding dress with a sexy element to it is what you're after, look to the Jessica dress from Nadine Merabl

This design combines classic wedding dress silhouettes and elegant details like the off the shoulder draping, with a racy thigh split and corset bodice - a combination we are here for. 

We love a thigh split as it really gives the opportunity to show off a killer pair of shoes. 

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery available. Free delivery for orders over £250.

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 18

Expert Take: If you'd prefer to day 'I do' in something a little more modest, why not have this as your evening gown to add contrast to your on-the-day looks?

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27. Boned Corset Wedding Dress - £349, House of CB

strapless corset wedding dress with boned body and fitted skirt

From one sexy wedding dress to another, let us introduce you to Ines from House of CB

We love a corset wedding dress here at Hitched, and you can get your hands on this one for less than £350. What's more, it's crafted from Duchesse satin and is fully lined, ensuring a luxe feel and finish.

Delivery Time: Standard, next day and Saturday delivery available. Free delivery on this dress. 

Sizing: XS  - L+ 

Expert Take: House of CB are known for their honesty when it comes to fit and feel of dresses, and they have given this gown a rating of 1/3 for stretchiness. This means you will be fully cinched in it, but if you are inbetween sizes, opt for the larger one and have it altered. 

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28. Beaded Fit and Flare Wedding Dress - £499, Karen Millen

fit and flare affordable wedding dress with beaded embroidery detail

This Karen Millen gown is giving us details upon details, and for a seriously affordable price, too. The beading is exquisite and it's not often you get details like this on a gown which we'd categorise as a cheap wedding dress - it looks far more expensive than it is. 

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery. Same day delivery available for London addresses only. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: As this dress has so much detail, we'd recommend pairing it with a really simple veil to let the beading do all the talking for you. 

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29. Halterneck Silk Wedding Dress - £495, Rixo

high street halterneck satin wedding dress with pleated bust and thick neckline

We couldn't write about high street wedding dresses and not include at least one Rixo gown.

Chic, minimalist nearlyweds will go wild for the Crisi gown - a silk wedding dress with a halter neck and open back. 

Rixo dresses have a flattering fit to them, but if you do need alterations, their in-house service is the perfect place to do so. 

Delivery Time: Standard and next working day delivery available, as well as in-store. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: We love an open back detail, however some nearlyweds won't want to wear a backless or no bra, which is why the tie back is so handy as it can conceal a bra strap! 

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30. Beaded Cape Wedding Dress With Tassels - £359, Karen Millen

affordable blush cape dress with beaded tassels

Can't decide between a long flowing wedding dress or a shorter style? We love that this mini dress with a cape enables you to embrace both!

This Karen Millen Dress exudes glamour. Between the beaded tassels and embellished cape, the gown has so much movement, which is impressive considering it's a short high street wedding dress.

The colour is warm and a great alternative for those who don't want to wear anything too white. 

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery. Same day delivery available for London addresses only. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: These embellished cape dresses are heavy, but they are well worth carrying the weight of such delicate embroidery. As soon as you put on a gown like this, you can feel the quality, which is wild considering how much of a cheap wedding dress it is.

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31. Mia Square Neck Wedding Dress - £499, Whistles 

bride wearing square neck affordable wedding dress from whistles against a nude background

Another high street wedding dress collection that we can't get enough of is Whistles.

The Mia dress is classic in style and has a beautiful low back surprise, complete with lace and vintage buttons. The train is subtle but undeniably wedding-ready. This wedding dress looks far from budget, making the price a seriously pleasant surprise.

"Absolutely gorgeous bridal dress! The material is amazing and it’s well made with boning down the sides," says one shopper.

Delivery Time: Free five to seven days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 20

Expert Take: Reviews state that it looks far more expensive than it is and is a dupe of much more pricey designs. Result! 

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32. Aurelia Long Sleeve Wedding Gown - £490, Needle & Thread

Long sleeve wedding dress for under £500 featuring glittery details

A dreamy Needle & Thread wedding dress for under £500? Be still our beating hearts!

We're loving the all-over glitter that is sure to dazzle as you walk down the aisle and later dance the night away. The ballerina-length on this high street wedding dress also gives you enough room to show off an equally stunning pair of shoes.

Delivery Time: £5.95 for two to three days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 20

Expert Take: The gorgeous layers of tulle and high quality level of embellishments mean this dress is well worth the price tag. Champagne is a beautiful alternative to traditional white and pairs perfectly with warm and gold accessories. 

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33. Genevieve Ruffle Wedding Dress - £480, Needle & Thread

Wedding dress with ruffles and tulle

Inspired by 1930s Hollywood glamour, this statement gown is crafted with multiple layers of ruffled, frothy tulle sculpted for dramatic effect. The super affordable wedding dress has a wonderful diamond tulle design and a delicate dotted pattern that work so well with the Champagne colour.

"Needle & Thread have been spotted on the likes of Kate Middleton so you know this wedding dress will be royally approved," says Rima. "It's also available in soft pink or blue if you are looking for something a little different." 

Delivery Time: £5.95 for two to three days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 20

Expert Take: Keep the accessories minimal with this design - you don't want anything too over the top as this affordable wedding dress really speaks for itself. 

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The Best High Street Wedding Dresses Under £1,000

Though £1,000 is still a considerable sum of money, in the world of wedding dresses, bagging a wedding dress under £1,000 is still considered a bargain - just see the average cost of a wedding! These wedding dresses are affordable and breathtakingly gorgeous at the same time. 

34. Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress With Leg Slit - £699, House of CB

off the shoulder tulle dress with cupped corset and leg split

Kicking off our top price range in this cheap wedding dresses edit is the Fairytale gown from House of CB - and we can totally see where it gets its name from.

This white tulle dress is equally as whimsical as it is elegant. The frothy fabric used for the skirt makes this gown feel so romantic, while the leg slit keeps it fun and modern. 

The sizes range from XS to L+, but you can choose from two cup sizes (A-C and E-C) to ensure a snug fit on the bust. 

Delivery Time: Standard, next day and Saturday delivery available. Free delivery on this dress. 

Sizing: XS  - L+ (and two cup size options)

Expert Take: The deep V-neckline and off the shoulder detail give this dress a sexy feel, but if you want to be a little more covered up for the ceremony, pair this gown with a heavy lace veil or cape. 

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35. Adwen Silk Wedding Dress With Open Back - £898, Reformation

silk affordable wedding dress with circular open back detail

We love when wedding dresses are affordable but look anything but, and that's certainly the case when we look at designs like Adwen from Reformation

This ivory silk dress is sheer perfection from every angle, and gives you a different look from the front to the back. Front on, this gown is a simple long sleeved silk dress with a modest high neck and A-line skirt. 

But from the back, you will see a very chic and daring open back detail - one which we are fully obsessed with. 

Delivery Time: 3-8 business days to the UK, free for orders over £100. 

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 16

Expert Take: Cheap wedding dresses with sleeves rarely look as expensive and luxe as this design does. It's ideal for nearlyweds who want to have variety in their wedding pictures - modest, quiet luxury from the front, and more daring looking-over-the-shoulder pictures from the back. 

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36. Sequin Maxi Wedding Dress With Leg Split - £975, Rixo

sequin high street wedding dress with wrap detail and let split

One Rixo wedding dress wasn't enough. We just had to show you Cairo, a sequin-embellished affordable wedding dress with plenty a detail to swoon over. 

Like the previous dress, this gown gives one look from the front, and another from the back, with both sides allowing you to show a bit of skin.

We love the combination of a deep V-neckline and a centre leg split, there's something really satisfying about the symmetry. And the back of the gown features an open back, fastened with a dainty button.

Delivery Time: Standard and next working day delivery available, as well as in-store. 

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 16

Expert Take: The beauty of a dress like this is that you can have two completely different looks depending on the size you opt for. Choosing a smaller size will give you a fitted, sexy and figure-hugging finish, whereas opting for a larger size will lean more into the chic, figure-skimming fit modelled above.

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37. Sequin Sparkly Maxi Dress - £650, Nadine Merabi

balloon sleeve sequin sparkly wedding dress on a beach

In-keeping with the sequin theme, because you can never have too many, is the Cassandra white maxi from Nadine Merabi.

Much like the Cairo dress from Rixo, we're completely blown away at the fact that sparkly cheap wedding dresses with sleeves can look this luxurious. 

The sheer sparkly gown features a mini slip dress underneath, and you can choose between two slip dress colours to match your skin tone and make it look as natural as possible. 

Delivery Time: Standard and next day delivery available. Free delivery for orders over £250.

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: With this style, you get a boho wedding dress that's cheap, and one that also really leans into the glamour of wedding dresses. If you can't decide between bohemian styles and something sparkly, here's one that does both. 

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38. Low Back Draped Wedding Dress - £649, House of CB

satin wedding dress with ultra low back draping detail

Another House of CB dress we adore is Odette, a wedding dress cheap in price but so expensive-looking.

The softly draped back is such a gorgeous detail and we love the way the small train falls - just imagine swanning down the aisle in this!

Delivery Time: Standard, next day and Saturday delivery available. Free delivery on this dress. 

Sizing: XS  - L+ 

Expert Take: This item fits true to size and the brand doesn't recommend sizing up or down when ordering. The backless detail is so pretty, but will require a backless bra if you do want some support. 

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39. Frances Lace Wedding Dress - £599, Whistles

Model wearing a lace wedding dress

We couldn't resist popping this affordable wedding dress from the Whistles wedding range in our round-up. How stunning is all-over lace design Frances?

The fabric gives it a traditional look, but the leg split, back cut-out and fluted cuffs keep it contemporary. 

Those looking for cheap alternative wedding dresses in the UK that still feel somewhat traditional should look to this design as a serious contender.

Delivery Time: Free five to seven days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 20

Expert Take: Lace is a stunning fabric and is undeniably bridal. Be mindful not to catch the delicate design on any accessories you decide to wear. 

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40. Mini Pandora Short Wedding Dress - £850, Galvan London 

Model wearing a short wedding dress

"You'll often find that if you opt for a shorter hem, you can buy a wedding dress from a luxury designer for less," says Zoe.

Take the mini Pandora dress by Galvan - it is just under £1,000 and the quality and finish is exceptional. It's the ultimate design to hit the dance floor in. 

Delivery Time: Free two to five days

Sizing: FR 34 - UK 44

Expert Take: This short wedding dress has been crafted from a natural material so it is more sustainable. Ideal if you are planning an eco-friendly wedding and need a dress to align with this. 

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41. Lunette Blossom Ankle Wedding Gown - £545, Needle & Thread

Wedding dress for under £1000

We can't believe a gown like this can be included as a cheap wedding dress - but it's true!

Inspired by traditional Wedgewood ceramics, this gown boasts a beautiful pale blue hue that sets it apart.

It has a romantic, vintage aesthetic with floral embroidery motifs, shimmering sequins and delicately gathered tulle scallop borders with contrasting ivory detail. It's a subtle and stunning blue wedding dress option. 

Delivery Time: £5.95 for two to three days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 18

Expert Take: This style will take you effortlessly from day to night, without the need to switch anything. Blue is an unusual and beautiful wedding dress colour so you'll stand out from the crowd. 

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42. Holly Embellished Cowl Neck Bridal Dress - £550, Monsoon

bride with hair up wearing cheap wedding dress from monsoon which is beaded with a square neckline

At first glance this dress from Monsoon looks simple, yet upon further inspection you'll find the fabric is embellished with delicate beading and embroidery.

Our favourite feature is the dreamy train which will float effortlessly behind you. 

It's one of those traditional wedding dresses that's affordable and beautiful in equal measures.

Delivery Time: Free two to four days

Sizing: UK 6 - UK 18

Expert Take: There's a lightweight look about this wedding dress that creates an ethereal feel. There are tiny buttons in the lining so you can lift the train up when dancing. 

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43. Norma Kamali Walter Fishtail Gown - £548, Revolve 

Model wearing a fishtail gown wedding dress

Revolve is the brand to head to for designer looks at an excellent price point.

This Norma Kamali gown is less than £600 - trust us when we say that's a steal!

The sleeves are floaty and unique, with tulle fabric that drapes effortlessly down your silhouette. 

Delivery Time: Free two to five days

Sizing: XS - XL

Expert Take: Fishtail dresses are a little trickier to move around in but this frock is made from stretchy material so you'll have no problems. 

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44. Rose Bluebell Ella Strapless Gown - £575, Needle & Thread

Model wearing a pink strapless ruffled dress with a floral print

Needle & Thread nail it when it comes to beading and sequins, and this pink tulle dress is no exception.

We love the flared skirt and the all-over ruffles and floral print that will look stunning if you're planning to feature roses at your wedding.

Delivery Time: £5.95 for two to three days

Sizing: UK 4 - UK 18

Expert Take: A pink wedding dress might not be what you initially considered but after seeing this beauty we reckon you'll have changed your mind. It's subtle and certainly wedding-appropriate. 

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45. Rosa 3D Floral Detail Wedding Dress - £899, Rowley Hesselballe

Model wearing a 3D floral wedding dress

Rowley Hesselballe is a bridal designer to have on your radar if you are sticking to a budget of below £1,000.

The Rosa dress has a gorgeous 3D floral shoulder detail which elevates the otherwise traditional and clean look. 

Delivery Time: £10 for two days 

Sizing: XS-XL

Expert Take: As this is a popular designer for couples planning a wedding on a budget, get your hands on this bargain buy before it sells out!

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How Much is a Cheap Wedding Dress?

"What is deemed cheap or affordable is always going to depend on the individual person," explains wedding expert and Editor of Hitched, Zoe Burke, "One person may think a £1,000 wedding dress is cheap while others may see it as a bargain.

"According to our National Wedding Survey, the average wedding dress spend in 2022 was £1,350, so anything below that would be seen as less than the national average."

How to Buy a Cheap Wedding Dress?

The key to getting a cheap wedding dress is to think of brands you wouldn't typically associate with having bridal collections. Many of your favourite high street stores, such as Phase Eight, ASOS and Nasty Gal offer a wonderful range of wedding-ready attire.

"This season we have captured a real broad range of styles, from full beaded and sequin styles, gorgeous delicate embroidery and on-trend frills. As well as more minimal dresses and jumpsuits for our more pared back bride," says Lauren Bloomfield, Phase Eight bridal and occasion wear buyer.

It's also a great idea to take a look at designer outlets like Matches, Net-A-Porter and Revolve for a luxury look at a lower price. Think outside the box, for example, opting for a short wedding dress or perhaps a design that isn't necessarily a wedding dress at all. 

Take your time to look and research and you might be surprised at what cheap bridal dresses you can nab! 

How to Find a Cheap Wedding Dress?

Our edit includes tons of high street brands where you can buy cheap wedding dresses from, including Pretty Lavish, Coast and Chi Chi London.

You'll also find some designers might not be as expensive as you initially thought, such as Needle & Thread and Rowley Hesselballe. If you don't find anything that is quite right in our round-up, have you considered renting your wedding dress

How to Make a Cheap Wedding Dress Look Expensive?

Making a cheap wedding dress look expensive is easy with a few handy tricks.

  • Avoid pairing your wedding dress with too many accessories as this can sometimes make it appear cheaper and tacky. That's not to say accessories are a no-go - a few well chosen pieces of jewellery, a bridal clutch bag or a bridal cape can look seriously chic.
  • Another important factor is to ensure you find the perfect size as an ill-fitting wedding dress will not look luxe. Wearing the right wedding underwear will help with this. 
  • Steaming your wedding dress is vital for that polished and expensive look.

As well as this, the team at Simply Be advise nearlyweds to, "Opt for a dress that fits and feels good and when it comes to those special details, make sure they feel true to your style. Up the ante with glowy makeup, strut-worthy shoes and jewellery for that extra finishing touch.

"An inexpensive wedding dress can look just as gorgeous as a couture gown with the right styling. Focus on choosing timeless silhouettes and materials and then accessorize with bridal-worthy jewellery and headpieces to take the look to the next level.

"The little details are everything when it comes to styling a budget-friendly wedding dress. Dramatic veils & headbands, sparkly shoes and statement earrings can all make the overall look more expensive and elegant.

"Invest in getting your dress properly tailored - it will help an inexpensive dress fit you like a dream and look perfect in photos.”

Before you go shopping, make sure you read our essential list of mistakes not to make when choosing your wedding dress, featuring advice from Love Island's Olivia Buckland and Say Yes To The Dress’ star David Emmanuel