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I am pleased to share with all my BSB readers, that the Budget Savvy Bride is featured in this months Perfect Wedding magazine. I was asked to fight in the corner of high street bridesmaid dresses in their monthly debate on designer versus high street bridesmaids and I was only to happy to oblige.
The BSB Opinion:
The high street is now a viable alternative to brides looking for affordable alternatives to custom made designer bridesmaid dresses. High street stores are now aligned to this thinking and have many stunning dresses that come straight off the peg – reducing the costs not only from a price tag point of view but its more than likely going to result in removing the need for costly alterations and those lengthy lead times. I am all for cutting costs not corners on your wedding a I firmly believe that high street bridesmaid dresses are one fabulous way of keeping that wedding budget down without having to sacrifice what you want from your wedding.
Check out the debate and see which side you are on!
Coral makes for a beautiful summer wedding theme colour and the high street is awash with coral dresses and accessories this season. Create a stunning coral and gold bridesmaid outfit with the amazing 100% silk coral dress from Matalan – an absolute bargain at only £30. Co-ordinate with golds and bronze accessories including these beautiful soft gold sandals currently reduced to £27 online at Faith. Add a feminine touch with a statement coral flower corsage and complete the look with a soft gold back and gold and amber jewellery accessories from Marks & Spencer. A gorgeous coral and gold bridesmaid outfit for the bargaintastic price of £96!!
WHERE TO SHOP THE ITEMS
Jewellery: Marks & Spencer
Hair Corsage: GlitzForGirlz
Calling all brides on a seriously tight budget! Asda has announced that they will be launching their fantastic budget bridal collection in May 2010. Pouncing on the bridal collection trend that now dominates the rails of high street fashion retailers and department stores, Asda’s George bridal collection will include beautiful dresses for both brides and bridesmaids as well as budget suit options for the groom. With bridal dresses with a price tag of only £60 and bridesmaid and flower girl dresses coming in a £28 and £14 – this is a seriously budget savvy bridal collection to hit the high street. Grooms suits priced at only £40 means that brides on a budget could realistically purchase their entire wedding party out for under £160!
The bride will have two wedding dress styles to choose from focusing on the traditional and modern. Lace and satin to crystal beading – brides who have to watch the purse strings won’t be disappointed.
For more information check out this video at Asda and have sneak peak at the video showing a real life wedding with the bridal party wearing the amazing Asda wedding attire collection. Asda promises a high quality bridal collection and assures brides that low prices don’t mean low quality. Sign up to the Budget Savvy Bride newsletter to make sure you hear the news of the Asda bridal collection first!
Yellow bridesmaid dresses are perfect for summer weddings. Yellow exudes warm tones and teamed with silver strappy sandals, this outfit is an elegant take on a yellow bridesmaids outfit for brides creating a vibrant wedding theme to reflect the summer season. Whether opting for a destination wedding or at home, yellow and lemons are a fabulous wedding colour for weddings that take place in a warmer climate and this outfit is a budget savvy option for brides on a tight budget.
The bridesmaid dress is an absolute bargain at only £39 from Teatro occasion wear at Very. Compliment the outfit with these beautiful silver strappy sandals currently reduced to £17 in the Debenhams sale. Add a touch of femininity with an over-sized yellow flower hair corsage – £6! The stunning pendant necklace comes from the Vicenza jewellery collection at Debenhams. A little more expensive making this a fabulous bridesmaid gift idea. Coming in at just shy of £100 – a yummy yellow bridesmaids outfit that won’t break the bank.
WHERE TO SHOP THE ITEMS
Dress: £39, Very
Shoes: £17 (pre-sale £23), Debenhams
Bag: £15 (pre-sale £35), Faith
Hair Corsage: £6, Glitz4Girlz
Necklace: £24, Debenhams