Planning your big day? Thought about your dress yet? If a huge meringue wedding dress just isn’t your thing, then take your pick from our alternative wedding dresses and outfits. From slinky silver wedding dresses and midi dresses to bridal suits, these beautiful high street wedding outfits are non-traditional but super stylish. And the best bit? They’re all under £115.
Boutique bridal on a budget? We do! Plus, you can pick them up at Union Square now.
TEA LENGTH WEDDING DRESSES
Midi length dresses have taken over our everyday wardrobe, and now they’re taking over the bridal closet too! Whether it falls just below the knee or hits the calf, this length wedding dress is a refreshing departure from floor-sweeping gowns. It’s a great choice if you’re opting for a more low-key wedding.
What’s wrong with a blushing bride wearing blush pink instead of white? Absolutely nothing, that’s what. Apart from loving the ridiculously reasonable price tag, this Zara pleated dress has got our hearts racing for other reasons too. There’s the fine pleat skirt that’s made for first-dance twirling, the sheer lace fabric top and the flattering three-quarter length sleeves. Swoon.
We’d recommend styling this dress with strappy white heels or courts and gold statement earrings. They’ll both add a lovely contrast to the beige-pink hue of the dress.
Our pick: Contrast pleated dress, £39.99, Zara
SEQUIN WEDDING DRESS
We’ve seen many classic wedding dresses using sequins as a form of delicate embellishment, but why not take it to the next level? Heavily sequinned dresses in shimmering shades will add extra sparkle and glamour to your big day. Plus, you won’t look out of place beneath the disco ball later either!
We noticed two things about this gorgeous Zara long-sleeved sequin dress. First up, how it twinkles and catches the light (great for those wedding photos). And, second, the price! If you’re on a strict budget, don’t think you can’t still wow your guests. It’s deep V neck and elegant side splits make it an incredibly flattering silhouette, too.
Instead of classic satin courts, pair this dress with strappy metallic sandals. After all, a sparkling frock deserves ballroom-worthy heels!
Our pick: Sequinned dress, £39.99, Zara
WEDDING SUITS FOR WOMEN
If dresses aren’t your thing, and you want a wedding outfit that you’ll actually wear again, then enter the achingly chic wedding suit. If Bianca Jagger can don a tux, so can you. Choose light hues such as white, ivory or champagne.
Part of the Emma Willis collection, this Next ecru single-breasted tux jacket and matching wide-leg trousers make the perfect wedding suit investment. We adore its modern 70s feel. Make sure you check the jacket’s fit is perfect: you want it snug enough so all you’ll need underneath is a silky camisole and delicate necklace.
A traditional veil may be out of the question, but how about adding a Bianca-inspired veiled wide-brimmed hat instead? Platform sandals or high pointed courts work well with this trouser style.
Our pick: Ecru Emma Willis tux jacket, £68, Next; Emma Willis tux wide leg trousers, £45, Next – order online and try in store
BUBBLY BRUNCH AT LAS IGUANAS
So you’ve grabbed the girls, you’ve found your dream dress (or wedding suit). What now? Time for some refreshments! Head to Las Iguanas in Union Square and enjoy their Bottomless Brunch package. Enjoy a starter and main from their tempting Mexican-inspired menu along with unlimited Prosecco or draught beer. The perfect way to carry on your wedding planning in style.
To book, call 01224 594088 or visit the website