Where to shop cheap wedding dresses for less than £650

No need for your wedding gown to break the bank.

cheap wedding dresses

by Caitlin Casey |
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Here's a secret: there are tonnes of cheap wedding dresses that you can order right now. When it comes to wedding dress shopping, it can be one of the more stressful investments out of the whole ceremony, but the truth is, you can find something that doesn't cost the earth, fits right AND looks good.

That's right - if you haven't already noticed, major fashion brands like Monsoon and Self-Portrait have bridal dresses that actually look gorgeous and are only a few hundred pounds - sometimes even less. Even ASOS wedding dresses are out and about (plus, they're pretty cute too).

Whether you're looking for a classic lace dress, a simple wedding dress, a unique short choice or even a power suit for a winter wedding, we've got you covered with the best cheap wedding dresses for every option. You'll be the best-dressed bride they've ever seen.

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Closer's best cheap wedding dresses at a glance:

Editor's choice: House Of CB Aurelie Cowl-Neck Satin-Texture Bridal Gown, £549 on Selfridges

Best budget cheap wedding dress: Vila Bridal Halterneck Tulle Midi Dress With Tiered Skirt, £48 on ASOS

Best cheap wedding dress alternative: Tie Back Bridal Jumpsuit, £399 on Whistles

With choices as low as £48, cute cheap wedding dresses are easy to find in today's high street wedding dresses - but you don't have to go digging too far because we've rounded up some favourites right here. Shop the best cheap wedding dresses below.

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Editor's choice

House Of CB Aurelie Cowl-Neck Satin-Texture Bridal GownHouse Of CB

We love this minimal yet elegant gown from House Of CB. A popular style at the moment, the Aurelie dress features a cowl neckline and a plunging cowl back for plenty of glamour. It has a fishtail silhouette with a short train, ideal for any modern bride wanting to make an impact.

Best budget cheap wedding dress

Vila Bridal Halterneck Tulle Midi Dress with Tiered Skirt in Whiteasos
Price: £48 (was £80)


Tulle tiers and a halterneck style make for an ultra-feminine dress, that will make you feel like a princess. Currently on offer at ASOS, the Villa Bridal Halterneck Tulle Midi Dress is the cheapest option on the list, at just £48.

Best cheap wedding dress alternative


Something you'll be able to wear time and time again, why not opt for a wedding pantsuit as an alternative? The classic wide-leg cut on this Ivory Tie-Back Bridal Jumpsuit from Whistles is seriously flattering, too.

Best cape wedding dress

Club L London Rafaela White Bodycon Midi Dress With Cape SleevesClub L London

Coming in at an affordable £65, Club L London's Rafaela Midi Dress combines the minimal with the drama to create a super chic look. Perfect for the understated bride, we can see this styled with a slick back bun for a low-key ceremony.

Best bardot cheap wedding dress

Whistles Esther Bardot Ivory Wedding Dresswhistles
Price: £249 (was £499)


A bardot neckline could potentially be the most flattering out there if you want to look add a totally timeless look. The Esther Bardot Dress is for those brides who want to look pretty without doing too much, with floaty bardot shoulder ruffles and thin, delicate straps.

Best classic cheap wedding dress

ASOS Vila Bridal Lace Open Back Maxi DressASOS

If you want to go for a classic look, you won't miss with this Vila Bridal Lace Open Back Maxi Dress. It's almost reminiscent of vintage designs, with it's long blouson sleeves, tea dress style and lace detailed trim. Except, it's open back design brings it into the modern day.

Best tulle cheap wedding dress

Monsoon Gabriella Tulle Maxi Bridal Dress Ivorymonsoon
Price: £245 (was £350)


This new Gabriella Tulle dress is as sophisticated as it is stunning. The bodice is built with a plunging bust and sheer lining for extra coverage before fitting defined at the waist and falling into a voluminous, maxi skirt.

Best blazer cheap wedding dress

Self-Portrait Bouclé Minidressmytheresa

You can be smart and sophisticated on your wedding day, and a tux-style mini makes the ultimate cool-girl alternative to a wedding gown. This Bouclé Minidress from Self-Portrait is so stylish, and one that you can easily wear for events again.

Best square neck cheap wedding dress

Whistles Mia Square Neck Wedding Dresswhistles

Square necklines are currently one of the most sought-after details on wedding dresses. Complete with button details down the back and subtle mesh detail. Looking for something that's going to stand the test of time? The Whistles Mia gown has nailed it.

Best mini cheap wedding dress

RIXO Feather Trim Mini Dressrixo

Short wedding dresses have become more and more of a trend in recent years - and feathers and a bardot neckline on this dress from Rixo make for a unique dress that they'll never forget. Step it up a notch with this trending style that you'll love to look back on in your wedding album.

Best draped cheap wedding dress

ASOS Bridal Satin One Shoulder Draped Wedding DressASOS

Look like a goddess in this Satin One Shoulder dress from ASOS. It features draped detail throughout and one-shoulder fit with a column silhouette. Classy and elegant, this gown has a structural shape with flowy feminine details that'll have you saying 'I do' in the dress of dreams.

Best lace cheap wedding dress

Phase Eight Elyse Lace Tiered Wedding Dressphase eight
Price: £239.20 (was £299)


Cut to a shorter length, this Elyse lace dress from Phase Eight features a tiered skirt with feminine border trims. This is a perfectly pretty choice for the low-key bride or just someone who wants to look lovely on the big day.

Best simple cheap wedding dress

Rixo Silk Shift Dress With Feathersrixo

Straight off of Rixo, this shift dress style would be perfect for a low-key wedding or someone who wants to keep things modest. It comes complete with a feather trim and shorter hemline for a little bit of drama, despite being a simple wedding dress.

Where can I shop cheap wedding dresses?

Truth is, it can be an overwhelming feat when you're thinking about very many moving parts and exactly how much that big beautiful wedding dress is going to cost. Luckily, there are lots of choices out there on the high street for you to get inspiration and purchase from. Plus, it will feel a little better knowing you're going to wear it once if it costs less. Here's where to shop...

ASOS wedding dresses

Coast wedding dresses

Monsoon wedding dresses

John Lewis wedding dresses

Karen Millen wedding dresses

Reformation wedding dresses

eBay wedding dresses

How to find cheap wedding dresses?

No matter what your budget is, it's not easy to find your perfect wedding dress. Often brides will go searching through shops and shops and end up with something they'd never expect. So, when you're against a budget, sometimes it can be even harder.

Thankfully, it doesn't have to be so hard with so many online shops and high-street wedding dress options out there. Even pregnant brides can have their pick of the patch, with maternity wedding dresses becoming more and more available.

Make sure to search around high and low and set yourself a realistic budget. It's good to know what your limit is, so you'll need to set a ceiling of what you absolutely cannot go over, and then you'll be able to filter out all the dresses you don't want to even look at. This will make cutting down and finding the one for you easier.

Caitlin Casey was a Senior Beauty & Fashion Products Writer for heat, Closer, and Grazia. She covers shopping, women’s lifestyle, popular culture as well as all things trending.

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