Planning a wedding is expensive and sometimes you need to be sensible and bow down to the budget! But being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the wedding dress of your dreams – we’ve rounded up some of our favourite wedding dresses under £500.
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Next Strapless Wedding Dress – £240
As well as their incredible wedding range, Next have also recently launched a range of affordable wedding dresses under £500 – and we’re obsessed with this strapless wedding gown. At just £240, it’s way under the £500 budget and looks anything but high street! We love the straight wedding dress style and it even has a sexy zip that runs up the back of the dress for added femininity.
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Next Crochet Lace Wedding Dress – £290
If a bohemian wedding dress is what you’re after, you’ll love this ivory crochet bridal gown from Next. The v-neckline and thick crochet texture make for such a unique design and we love the way it’s been styled with a braided hairstyle and floral hair accessories.
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Next Vintage Lace Wedding Dress – £130
Brides who want a vintage wedding dress that won’t break the bank will adore Next’s vintage lace wedding dress design – and it’s only £180! The sheer sleeves and chiffon fabric give this design a romantic and whimsical feel that will make any bride feel incredible on their wedding day.
Next Satin Wedding Dress – £190
Not every bride wants a wedding dress with embellishment – simple wedding dresses can look just as beautiful and Next have proved that point with this elegant satin wedding dress with fitted waistband and long sleeves. We love the simplicity – sometimes less really is more.
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Next Embellished Wedding Dress - £395
If you’re looking for a little more detail, this lace wedding dress with sleeves from Next might be the one for you. The classic, subtle fit and flare shape is effortlessly elegant and the delicate lace fabric is beautiful. At just £395, it’s a bargain in our eyes!
ASOS Wedding Dress With Fringe Detail - £180
This sleek and stylish design from ASOS is a bridal bargain at just £180. The tassels give the gown beautiful movement and will look incredible as you shimmy along to your first dance. The halterneck spaghetti straps are super flattering too and leave just enough room for a dainty necklace. We love the modern-silhouette-meets-flapper-girl vibes, it’s so on trend.
ASOS Long Sleeved Lace Wedding Dress - £200
Brides seeking a frugal bohemian look for their special day will adore this £200 lace wedding dress from ASOS. The cute slip can just about be seen underneath the chic lace overlay and the pleated skirt gives it the perfect amount of volume, without being too showy. It’s the perfect style for fashionable brides who don’t want the princess-look – but still want something pretty special.
ASOS Hevenly Vintage Wedding Dress - £325
If you’re looking for a vintage dress with all the drama, why not take a chance with this Hevenly Vintage on ASOS. The blush colour is a little different and we’re obsessed with the high and ruffle detail – it has a Victorianesque vibe to it, made modern by the floral lace applique. Unlike the other two ASOS gowns, this one has a train so if you’re all about the wow-factor, this could be the high-street wedding dress for you.
French Connection - Short Wedding Dress £TBC
This shorter length wedding dress from French Connection will be hitting stores ready for SS18 and we have it on good authority that all of the French Connection wedding dresses will be priced at £300 or less - amazing!
French Connection V-Neck Wedding Dress £TBC
We can’t quite believe that this gorgeous traditional style wedding dress is going to be priced at under £300. The v-neckline is super flattering and the empire waist makes this a perfect style for boho brides.
French Connection Long Sleeve Wedding Dress £TBC
We're in awe at this beautifully ethereal wedding dress from French Connection. The draped detail and flowing long sleeves are simply stunning and the whole look is pulled together with a glittering waist belt.
Monsoon - Isabella £499
The Isabella dress by Monsoon will be right at the top of your £500 wedding dress budget but we think it’s more than worth it! This gorgeous floor-length wedding gown features hand-sewn pearl and crystal embellishment that is just stunning. In fact we're in shock that this heavily detailed dress costs less than £500!
Monsoon - Alexandra £499
The beautiful Alexandra dress from Monsoon is filled with gorgeous detail - we love the pretty intricate lace and the off-the-shoulder sleeves are so flattering. The lace sleeves are in fact part of a detachable jacket meaning you can turn this cap sleeve wedding dress into a seriously slinky style for the evening. Two dress styles for under £500? We can’t quite believe it!
Monsoon - Klara £349
The Klara dress from Monsoon is so pretty and feminine, it’s a perfect gown for brides wanting to channel some fairytale wedding style with a chic twist. The beautiful voluminous skirt has a duchess satin lining and three layers of pretty tulle. The gown is then beautifully completed with glittering crystals that add just the right amount of sparkle.
Monsoon - Veronika £249
If you’re looking for a sleek and sophisticated wedding gown then the Veronika dress from Monsoon could be the stylish dress you've been searching for. The wrap design is super flattering and will stay in place all day long as the gown actually features a concealed zip. If you look closely you'll also see a dainty beaded belt that beatifully cinches in the waist.
ASOS - Trumpet Hem Maxi Dress £200
This trumpet hem maxi dress from ASOS is perfect for stylish brides looking for a modern wedding gown. The smooth woven fabric gives a clean and contemporary feel to the dress and the fitted bandeau style leads through to a spectacular trumpet skirt that features an extended train.
ASOS Curve - Bridal Drape Front Maxi Dress £95
We adore this drape front dress from the ASOS Curve collection, the fully lined gown is an absolute bargain at just £95. The dress features a deep-v neckline with drape detail and is a flattering slim fit. We think this simple wedding gown would look spectacular with some standout shoes and glittering bridal jewellery.
Phase Eight - Cathlyn £495
The Cathlyn wedding dress from Phase Eight oozes 1920’s style. If you love the idea of a vintage wedding dress with lots of detail then you need to take a closer look at this gorgeous gown. The design features sequin and beaded detail and has cowl draping at the back of the dress which then leads to a subtle train. With so much embellishment and style, we can’t believe this comes to under £500!
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Phase Eight - Alicia £395
Tiered wedding dresses are set to be a huge trend in 2018 so get ahead of the game and choose this ultra-flattering tiered wedding dress from Phase Eight. The Alicia gown is a fitted style that features tiers throughout the whole length of the dress and a lightly boned bodice means you'll be left with the most stunning silhouette. If you’re looking for a luxe style for less then this £395 wedding dress is the perfect choice.
Phase Eight - Clarabella £325
The whimsical and romantic Clarabella dress from Phase Eight is perfect for brides looking to embrace some girlie style. The illusion neckline features pretty floral embroidery and a sweetheart style that is so flattering. The waist is then cinched in with simple ribbon and leads to a flowing skirt. The back of the gown has pretty covered buttons and a small sweeping train - we're in love!
Dorothy Perkins - Meredith £150
The chic and stylish Meredith dress from Dorothy Perkins is the perfect winter wedding dress. The sheer illusion neckline and sleeves are a sophisticated touch and the sweetheart neckline is so flattering. Team this dress with simple jewellery and let the detail of the gown be the focus.
Dorothy Perkins - Tabitha £150
The Tabitha gown from Dorothy Perkins is perfect for brides looking for a stylish knee length wedding dress. This romantic design features off the shoulder detail and a fitted waist so you can really embrace the fabulous fifties style. We think this gown would look amazing teamed with some brightly coloured wedding shoes!
Dorothy Perkins - Valentina £185
If you love the 1950’s style of the Tabitha dress but you know you want a full length wedding gown then the Valentina dress is the perfect style for you. The pretty off the shoulder neckline leads to a fitted bodice and waist-enhancing belt which then kicks out into a full length pleated skirt that is so stylish and beautifully flattering.
Missguided - Cape Sleeve Maxi Dress £90
This Missguided cape sleeve wedding dress is just perfect for the fashion-forward bride. The oversized sleeves are what really makes this gown stand out and we love that the rest of the design has been kept elegant and simple so your sleeves can really make a statement. Oh and did we mention it’s just £90? If this is just a little too daring for your wedding day then we think it makes a great engagement party dress.
Ted Baker - Halory £499
This Ted Baker lace wedding dress is perfect for a spring or summer wedding day. The sheer lace panels feature intricate detailing and a pretty cutout style that shows just a hint of leg. We think this dress would look great with a simple veil so the detail on the gown can really stand out.
Ted Baker - Hoshi £249
If you’re looking for a shorter wedding dress then the Hoshi gown from Ted Baker is a refreshing change from a traditional wedding gown. This chic and sophisticated style is perfect if you’re looking for some low-key wedding style.
Little Mistress - Scallop Lace Wedding Dress £250
If you're searching for a traditional lace wedding gown but you just don’t have the budget to go designer then this scallop lace wedding dress from Little Mistress has a traditional look and a beautiful sheer train that really makes a statement.
Little Mistress - Pearl Chiffon Wedding Dress £150
We adore wedding dresses with sleeves and this pretty chiffon design from Little Mistress is no exception. This princess-style wedding gown has a romantic sweetheart neckline with pretty pearl and diamante detail that will really complete your look.
Little Mistress - Cami Lace Wedding Dress £200
For a wedding dress that's classic and timeless, this lace cami dress from Little Mistress is perfect. This elegant and sophisticated gown has lace detailing throughout and leads to a long statement train - we think this gown would look stunning teamed with a cathedral length veil to really add to the drama.
If you’re now looking for the perfect shoes to team with your wedding dress then don’t miss our edit of the most beautiful high-street wedding shoes.