High street bridal stores are often overlooked in the search for wedding wear, despite their beautiful recent designs being low budget, high quality and perfect style. The high street are, now more than ever, giving dedicated bridal boutiques and established designers some competition and giving brides a more affordable special day.
You can find a summary of my Top 8 High Street Brands Making Beautiful Wedding Wear here –
Other High Street Bridal Store alternatives are the dedicated Oxfam and Red Cross Charity Bridal Shops. Their wedding wear is all donated from either designers or the public so offers far more variety and vintage designs that you know are fairly unique. Whilst their dresses are far less expensive than their original RRP you are also making a substantial donation to a fantastic charity as well as finding your perfect match. Remember they will happily accept donations from you post-wedding too!
High Street Bridal Stores offering a more bridal boutique feel are Coast, Monsoon, Ghost and Phase Eight. Other large high street department stores that stock a great range of wedding wear include BHS, Debenhams, House of Fraser and John Lewis.
Whilst Chi Chi London has no dedicated stores they have a great range of high street priced wedding wear (they are where I purchased my bridesmaids dresses, read about them here) and can also be found on ASOS. Their designs are beautiful and high quality with low prices. Best of all they do a curve range for plus sized brides or so that if you have a range of differently sized bridesmaids like I did they can still all match.
Lastly don’t rule out your regular haunts, Topshop, Warehouse, M&S, New Look, Dorothy Perkins and TKMaxx often have beautiful garment you can use as wedding wear whether its for the dress, accessories, shoes, flower girls, bridesmaids or lingerie.