Cheap Wedding Dresses 2019 | The Sun UK

Cheap Wedding Dresses 2019 | The Sun UK

WE KNOW the struggle of budgeting a wedding.

With the average wedding now costing £27,161 according to a survey by Hitched, it will likely leave brides desperately trying to find ways of cutting costs and in need of some cheap wedding dress suggestions.

If you've never worn a designer dress, perhaps there's no need to start now, especially when the high street is full of off-the-peg dresses that are a fraction of the cost.

With everyone from Dorothy Perkins to Monsoon getting in on bridal wear, there are plenty of less eye-wateringly expensive wedding dresses to pick from, priced under £1000.

If you're on the hunt for your dream dress on a more limited budget, take a browse through the bridal offerings we've found below.

Saving money by purchasing one of the cheapest wedding dresses, you'll have plenty left over for the shoes and veil too.

How do I get an inexpensive wedding dress?

It pays off to shop around before buying your perfect wedding dress.

Always keep an eye on biggest high street retailers that offer wedding collections such as Chi Chi, French Connection and Dorothy Perkins.

Check out spring sales for other brands too, as more and more retailers release their own style wedding dresses.

When shopping online, have in mind ball gowns, as you might find some wedding dresses there too.

Best 3 under £100

For a bride that wants to save her pennies to spend on the bubbly and keep her style minimalist, this dress will answer.

We never thought we'd see the day a wedding dress would cost less than £100, but the Chi Chi bridal collection has arrived to make it affordable.

There's little not to like about this maxi option, with a nipped in waist and subtle A-line skirt to flatter all figures.

The top has been finished with a chic square neckline and detailed with a pretty floral crocheted panel that makes it look much more expensive – it's all in the details ladies.

  • Bridal Ariana Dress, £70 at Chi Chi London – buy here
This lacy tea Flora Dress with an underskirt has a vintage feel to itCredit: CHI CHI LONDON

This tea length dress with its A-line skirt will bring both glamour and a vintage feel to your big day.

Because the dress doesn't touch the floor, you've got the opportunity to show off a fabulous pair of shoes that would usually be hidden beneath longer gowns.

You'll love its baroque details and sheer sleeves that bring a sultry finish to this dress, while its mesh underskirt brings volume.

At £80, just think of all the extra canapés and bottles of bubbly you can buy instead.

  • Flora Dress, £85 at Chi Chi London – buy here 
Chi Chi Curve Hera Dress is a bargain buy for curvaceous bridesCredit: Chi Chi

For a bride with curves, it can be a daunting prospect looking for your wedding gown, with many bridal boutiques still ridiculously not stocking a wide array of sizes.

It makes turning to the high street an easier option, as you can try on your size there and then.

This dress from Chi Chi not only goes up to a size 26, it's a total bargain buy.

You'll love the delicate bodice with embroidered overlay and midi skirt.

£75 is a small price to pay for a wedding dress, especially with many boutique dresses costing in excess of £2000.

  • Curve Hera Dress, £75 from Chi Chi – buy here

3 under £200

For the bride-to-be that wants a relaxed dress, choosing one that isn't full length is a great option.

Ankle or mid-length picks exude a more laid-back feel, so you won't need to worry about how you're going to dance, you can just get on with having the best day of your life.

This dress' sequin embellishment and tulle skirt are playfully pretty, while the off-shoulder cut will elegantly frame your decolletage.

  • Showcase White Embroidered Bardot Midi Dress, £110 at Dorothy Perkins – buy here
This floor length Manzoni 3D Floral Lace Maxi Dress exudes a relaxed boho feelCredit: French Connection

Perfect for beachy or boho wedding, this floaty georgette maxi is appliqued with a 3D floral lace overlay.

Sweep your wedding hair to one side or put it in a chic chignon so you can show off the deep V at the back.

French Connection is the upper end of the high street, so £195 for one of its bridal gowns seems like a steal.

  • Manzoni 3D Floral Lace Maxi Dress, £195 at French Connection – buy here
The Chi Chi Bridal Hannah Dress is a form-fitting number that will show off your figureCredit: Chi Chi London

This halterneck dress is understated in its beauty, wowing with its impeccable silhouette and keeping sparkle to a minimum for a tasteful finish.

Made from white chiffon, it's cut into a flattering hourglass silhouette and finished with a hi-low fishtail hem.

  • Chi Chi Bridal Hannah Dress, £140 at Chi Chi London – buy here 

Under £300

This is a wedding dress you'll never look back on in photos and regret thanks to its understated aesthetic.

Made from fluid chiffon and panelled with lace, it has delicate cap sleeves and turns to reveal a deep V back detail.

Although almost £300, this dress is still a bargain compared to shopping from bridal boutiques. Monsoon also offers free delivery.

  • Monsoon Catherine Lace Maxi Wedding Dress, £299 at Monsoon – buy here 
The French Connection Cari Maxi Bridal dress has beautiful beaded embroidery at the waistCredit:

If you're a bride who wants a bohemian-chic feel to her big day, this is the dress for you with its floaty skirt and voluminous balloon sleeves.

You'll love the dainty details in the dress too, from the delicate eyelash lace at the neckline, to the beautiful beaded embroidery at the waist.

If you're hoping for a real bridal bargain, John Lewis always matches its competitors, so when costs elsewhere drop such as on Black Friday, the store will also drop its prices.

  • French Connection Cari Maxi Bridal Dress, £250 at John Lewis – buy here 

Best 'till last – the investment

Whistles is a mid-point high street brand loved by many, from royalty such as the Duchess of Cambridge, to on-trend celebrities from Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung.

It might be a little pricey for many when it comes to day-to-day wear but the label's wedding dress offerings, which first hit the market in 2017, are much more affordable in relation to boutique bridal wear.

This dress combines a vintage-feel high neckline with contemporary lace, sleek skirt and cut-out back.

The gentle A-line will flatter most figures and its modest train makes it suitable for all scales of wedding.

  • Scarlett Wedding Dress, £649 at Whistles  – buy here 

How do I choose a wedding dress?

We know how stressful weddings can be and when it comes to choosing a wedding dress, you want to look your absolute best on the big day.

So no matter whether you've chosen vintage inspired, appliqued lace or a line wedding dress, it's important that you get something that would compliment your body shape.

We suggest shopping around before making your purchase and trying out a few different shops to get the one for you.

Pay attention to your body type: if you have a pear or an apple shaped body, look for an A-line fit, but if you have a lean body, look out for more flared dresses.

Check out our guide above for some inspiration.

Discover Sun Selects to get some shopping inspiration.

Here's Sun Selects' dedicated fashion section if you are planning a shopping spree.

If you're looking for lingerie on this special day, here's the best bridal lingerie. 

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