Sod the detractors that say it's a lot to spend on a dress you're only going to wear once – we're talking quality over quantity here, people.
Be that as it may, you don't have to go too crazy when it comes to your outfit for the big day. And these suggestions might just help you to that end...
This modern confection has a definite bang of Kim K’s custom-made Givenchy number off of it. A great choice for a daring bride who wants to put two fingers up to convention.
Tip: sit any guests with pacemakers way down the back.
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Oh God the glamour! Channel old 1930s Hollywood in this ridiculously gorgeous slinky oyster-coloured gown.
Pop a vintage hairpiece into some freshly coiffed pin curls and slick on some red lippy and heyho, you’re New Year’s Eve wedding ready.
How fun is this sparkly, swishy tulle number? Super flattering and with a flirty '50s vibe, if you’re after a dress to dance the night away in, this is your woman.
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Like all Coast’s gowns, this stunning number feels luxe and expensive – so at €319 it’s a total steal. Classic yet modern, the hi-lo hem keeps it from being too safe.
We suggest pairing it with a shoulder-length puffy veil and some kick-ass shoes.
Ugh, we can see this now for a woodland wedding with a wildflower floral crown on boho curls and a simple bouquet of ferns.
This one is definitely for low-key, earthy brides!
Simple yet dramatic, this full-skirted ball gown screams glossy and expensive Park Avenue Princess – think Charlotte from SATC. Perfect for a traditional white wedding.
It’s no wonder the world and it’s mother has gone mad for Self Portrait. They’re directional, heavy and beautifully cut – yet SO much cheaper than other high-end designers of similar quality.
This column midi is perfect for a modern, minimalist bride – think a Brooklyn warehouse wedding with exposed brick and industrial-chic décor. Ah sure look, we can dream right?
Because who says you have to wear white? Imagine this for a winter wedding, with a (fake!) fur stole, a bouquet of rich berry colours and dark, dense greenery and a pair of sparkly silver Jimmy Choos.
Okay, we're breaking the budget here – but what's €7 between friends?
It doesn’t get more ethereal than this wispy ivory gown from Ghost. We’re thinking an ornate gold Chupi headpiece and a velvet cape.
A jumpsuit instead of a traditional wedding dress might seem a bit mad, but hey if it’s good enough for Solange right?
This frothy, floaty one would suit a brave, fashion forward bride down to the ground – or if you love the idea of a jumpsuit but are a wee bit hesitant, why not change into it before you hit the dancefloor?
And the bride wore… Topshop.
This beautiful concoction from Toppers would be a dreamy choice for a registry office wedding or an intimate civil ceremony. And how deadly would it look finished off with a little pillbox hat and a birdcage veil? Mmf.
This brocade strapless prom dress has a serious whack of Vivienne Westwood off it.
And at this price surely you could stretch for a pair of gold satin Manolos (à la Olivia Palermo) to finish the look off. Be a bit rude not to like.
The floaty skirt! The detailed embellishment! The long sleeves! Ugh, this gown of dreams is almost too pretty.
A long-time purveyor of fab bridesmaid dresses, Chi Chi has recently dipped its toes into bridal. And if this classic, princess-y offering is anything to go by they’re doing a pretty impressive job. 103 yo-yos?
This minimalist, sexy dress just screams 90s supermodel. The clean lines, simple straps and flattering ruched waist will look amazing with a big Cindy Crawford blowdry and a simple posy of wildflowers.