Four Alternative Wedding Dresses from the High Street

Katie Heath wearing a Jacques Vert Wedding Dress in Richmond Park Meadow


Your wedding dress is potentially the most important dress of your life, so you really don’t want to get it wrong, but on the other hand, you don’t want it to cost you the earth. I budgeted myself £5000 for my wedding dress (although I ended up spending a fraction of the budget at £1500) but a dress needn’t cost you that much. 

I’ve chosen four of my favourite high street wedding dresses that are as easy to order as your weekly shopping, but will leave you feeling like a princess on the day, in the hopes that if you’re looking for a stunning dress but don’t have a huge budget, you’ll be inspired to find something perfect for less!

First up is Missguided; they’ve only recently launched their bridal collection with a fun campaign shot in Las Vegas and a collection focused around simplistic shapes, dotted with lace and sequins. The most you can expect to pay with the brand is £150, but this particular dress costs just £120. 

Choosing the location for this dress was easy, it had to be a beach scene and I am so pleased that the weather and sunlight co-operated to create the stunning warm light. The fabric is lighter than most wedding dresses and the halter neck design shapes the dress around your back, before skimming over the lower part of your body. For a beach wedding, no shoes are necessary and this dress requires not one accessory, but perhaps a pair of earrings. 

Katie Heath wearing Missguided Wedding Dress on the beach in Kefalonia, Greece

Katie Heath wearing Missguided Wedding Dress on the beach in Kefalonia, Greece

Katie Heath wearing Missguided Wedding Dress on the beach in Kefalonia, Greece

Katie Heath wearing Missguided Wedding Dress on the beach in Kefalonia, Greece

Katie Heath wearing Missguided Wedding Dress on the beach in Kefalonia, Greece

Dress – Missguided

The next dress deserved nothing but a woodland fairy tale setting on account of the beautiful teardrop pearl and crystal tiara that accompanied it. A masterpiece by ASOS, this dress has been hand embroidered with beautiful daisies (my favourite flowers) and finished with a neon yellow, jewelled centre. 

A dress like this must be finished top to toe with opulence. These pink satin bejewelled heels finish the look perfectly and keep in theme with the femininity of the outfit. This dress really does make you feel like a princess, how could you not with those beautiful flowing sleeves!

Katie Heath wearing Tiara and ASOS Wedding Dress in Richmond Park, London

Katie Heath wearing Tiara and ASOS Wedding Dress in Richmond Park, London

Katie Heath wearing ASOS Wedding Dress and satin pink bejewelled heels in Richmond Park, London

Katie Heath wearing Tiara and ASOS Wedding Dress in Richmond Park, London

Katie Heath wearing Tiara and ASOS Wedding Dress in Richmond Park, London

Tiara – ASOS (similar) | Dress – ASOS | Satin Heels – ASOS

A collection of wedding dresses would not be complete without a glamorous number fit for a wedding in the city. All that’s required is a pair of killer heels, in this case the ones that I actually wore on my big day, and a slick of red lipstick.

This dress isn’t actually even classified as a wedding dress, but when something’s as pretty and as well made as this, it’s definitely special enough for the most important day. Ted Baker never fail to impress with their stunning creations and this beauty is no different with its elegant crochet lace skirt and beautifully crafted overlay top. 

Katie Heath wearing white Janelle Ted Baker Wedding Dress and Kurt Geiger Gold Heels in Hampstead Pergola, London

Katie Heath wearing white Janelle Ted Baker Wedding Dress and Kurt Geiger Gold Heels in Hampstead Pergola, London

Katie Heath wearing white Janelle Ted Baker Wedding Dress and Kurt Geiger Gold Heels in Hampstead Pergola, London

Katie Heath wearing white Janelle Ted Baker Wedding Dress and Kurt Geiger Gold Heels in Hampstead Pergola, London

Katie Heath wearing white Janelle Ted Baker Wedding Dress and Kurt Geiger Gold Heels in Hampstead Pergola, London

Dress – Ted Baker | Heels – Kurt Geiger (similar)

Finally, a classic style from Jacques Vert which is probably the biggest bargain of the lot, as it’s been reduced from £500 to just £69. Imagine how much you could spend on the rest of the wedding if the dress only cost that much. A stunning style that skims over all your curves to reveal a gorgeous silhouette.

Tiny pearls and beads have been stitched into the lace which gleam in the sunlight. A dress like this needs to be adored in natural light, so it was only fitting to shoot it in the meadows of Richmond Park. Matched with a pair of Missguided lasered heels and a simple bouquet made from wild grasses, this dress really need nothing else to finish it.

Katie Heath wearing a Jacques Vert Wedding Dress in Richmond Park Meadow

Katie Heath wearing a Jacques Vert Wedding Dress in Richmond Park Meadow

Katie Heath wearing a Jacques Vert Wedding Dress in Richmond Park Meadow

Katie Heath wearing a Jacques Vert Wedding Dress and Missguided Laser cut heels in Richmond Park Meadow

Katie Heath wearing a Jacques Vert Wedding Dress in Richmond Park Meadow

Dress – Jacques Vert | Heels – Missguided

Do you have a favourite dress of the four? Would you ever consider a high street wedding dress?

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