I'm forever telling friends etc that the first thing I would dramatically cut the budget on if I was to get married and didn't have a lot of money to spend would be 'The Dress' ... cue gasps of Shock & Horror! 'Surely this is the most important part of your day!' .... and I guess for most Brides it possibly is ... for those that have spent their lives dreaming about the perfect wedding dress.
I do personally think though that you can do Bridal style 'on the cheap' as long as you strategically pick good accessories and think about the styling.
So here goes ... Budget Bridal Looks for under £500 ...
BUDGET BRIDE 1 - RELAXED COUNTRY WEDDING
TOTAL SPEND FOR WHOLE OUTFIT -£479
The Wedding Dress is vintage at £275 and from www.lovemissdaisy.com who have a selection of vintage dresses at really reasonable prices on offer. The gorgeous lace shawl is from www.bhldn.com and comes in at £75 with the current exchange rate. The gorgeous hair clip is from www.roseandaster.com at £60 and the shoes are £69 from www.johnlewis.com .
Of course you could easily substitute the shawl for a pretty cardigan or nothing at all and reduce the cost even further!
Check back tomorrow for my Budget Bridal Look 2 - this time with a chic Fifties feel!