9 of the best budget-friendly bridal collections

From ASOS to Needle and Thread to John Lewis, we’ve rounded up the best bridal collections that the high street (and internet) have to offer.


ASOS dominates the online shopping realm as a site that has something for everyone, and its bridal collection is no exception. The collection has considered everything from body shapes and fashion styles to types of weddings and budget.

The look we love: High neck
The high neck and fluted sleeves of this particular dress give it a subtle vintage feel. Use ASOS’ size suggestion feature to eliminate the stress of shopping online.

ASOS EDITION Wedding Maxi Dress, £95


Answering the prayers of women everywhere, Bodyfrock’s genius concept of including specially contoured sculpting slips with each dress also applies to their bridal collection.


The look we love: Sheer

The Bluebell dress is perfect for weddings abroad. The sheer fabric will keep you cool in hotter climates whilst the pleats and full length keeps it looking modest and expensive.

The Bluebell dress, £295

& Other Stories

Inspired by casual Californian style, & Other Stories’ collection has a dress for every summer occasion. With a vibrant colour palette and wearable silhouettes, these pieces deserve more than one outing.

The look we love: Jumpsuit
This lace culotte jumpsuit is the perfect big-day alternative. The low cut back and lace detailing keeps it formal while the simplicity allows you to play around with accessories.

Lace culotte jumpsuit, £125


Vintage inspired, Ghost’s collection is understated and elegant, featuring all full length styles with a variety of necklines and a rich colour palette.

The look that we love: Draped
A traditional satin cowl neck wedding dress for under £300? No we’re not joking.

Sylvia wedding dress, £225


Named after romantic heroines, Whistles’ wedding collection is fresh and contemporary. Featuring subtle detailing such as scalloped edges, detachable trains, modern ruffles and cut away backs, it’s a collection that caters to any ceremony, anywhere.

The look that we love: One-shoulder
The asymmetric one shoulder silhouette of the Juliet teamed with the train adds just the right amount of drama, ensuring you make a showstopping entrance.

Juliet wedding dress, £699

French Connection

French Connection’s collection is perfect for anyone who loves a classic. All full length, each dress features a modern twist, while the bridesmaid options sport a summery sorbet colour palette with delicate embroidery.

French Connection

The look that we love: Bohemian
This Cari Sparkle Maxi Wedding Dress is a boho bride’s dream. The voluminous sleeves and embellished waist line are effortlessly romantic whilst the plunge neckline leaves room for some investment jewellery.

Cari Sparkle maxi wedding dress, £250

Needle & Thread

Transform into a real life princess with one of Needle & Thread’s pieces. Specialising in embellishment and embroidery, they are the go-to brand for a statement dress.

The look that we love: Embroidered
Pink ombre, tulle, and floral embroidery… this dress has it all.

Trailing tiered gown, £750 


Already a wedding guest favourite, Self-Portrait have expanded their collection to include brides and bridesmaids. Featuring their iconic lace and laser cut textures and asymmetric shapes, this collection is perfect for the alternative bride.

The look that we love: Bardot
If you’re of the less is more mentality, this dress is for you. The lace detail is beautifully intricate, whilst the off shoulder neckline makes for a modern silhouette.

Lace detail off shoulder wedding dress, £500

John Lewis

With a strong selection of brands to choose from, John Lewis is the place to go if you’re a little bit unsure of what you want, giving you the opportunity to browse multiple collections at once.

John Lewis

The look that we love: Long sleeve
Opt for an artistic touch with this Phase Eight number. The intricate hand-crafted tapework offers something unique, whilst the gently fitted cut flatters the figure.

Bridal Aubrina Tapework wedding dress, £595

Feature by Stephanie Sofokleous