Five Pairs of Wedding Shoes under £50/in Budget Beautiful Wedding Suppliers, Wedding Style /by laura
Last week, I found five beautiful wedding dresses under £500 for you… This week I’ve got you the wedding shoes under £50 to go with the dress! When you’re on a wedding budget, finds like these wedding shoes under £50 can really help you feel great about achieving your dreams on a shoe string… It can be done 🙂
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Wedding Shoes under £50
♥ ASOS Signed For Pointed Heels: £32
These lovely heels feature a sharp pointed toe, strap detailing to the ankle and a pin buckle. Not too high to be unwearable, but not too low to cramp your wedding style 🙂
♥ BHS Ivory Daniella Jewel Court Shoes: £39
These jeweled peep toe T-Bars are lush! The diamante adds glamour and the satin finish is super feminine. With a wide fit and memory foam sole, you know that your feet are going to feel pampered on your wedding day!
♥ BHS Ivory Wedding Collection Satin Peep Toe Court Shoes: £30
I love these classic peep toe court shoes. For wedding shoes under £50, these are as classy as they come! A timeless look made all the better with a memory foam padded insole.
♥ River Island White Platform Barely There Heeled Sandals - £50
Feeling brave? These skyscraper heels are lush with a tapered heel and elegant front strap, they are a great option for giving you a little more height on your wedding day. At £50, they aren't really wedding shoes under £50, but for the sake of a penny, I thought you might humour me adding them in here!
♥ BHS Ivory Mayflower Ankle Strap Court Sandals: £39
I love these pretty court shoes with 3D flower detailing on the front. A great option with a shorter dress – get some beautiful varnish on your toes and flash those feet!
I hope you like this selection of wedding shoes under £50 – which pair are your favourite?
Five Beautiful Wedding Dresses under £500/in Budget Beautiful Wedding Suppliers, Budget Wedding Dress Ideas, Wedding Style /by laura
As a bride on a budget, no doubt you will have already thought about what you want in a wedding dress and wondered about whether you will be able to achieve the look you are after with the money you have available. The brilliant news is, that there are tonnes of options available for you. Today I have done the hard work for you and found you five beautiful wedding dresses under £500.
I've gone for floaty, classic full length femine wedding dresses under £500 today just because I’m feeling romantic! But the stores that I have chosen from also have some beautiful knee length flirty numbers to check out too.
Ivory Lace Bella Wedding Dress from BHS: £150
This dress features all over lace and a beautiful v shaped neckline.
Ivory Abigail Wedding Dress from BHS: £200
My favourite feature on this dress is the satin sweetheart neckline. There is also a tulle underskirt for added volume.
Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Mermaid Gown from John Lewis: £330
Would you dare to wear gold for your wedding day? I think this is stunning.
Ghost Grace Wedding Dress from John Lewis: £225
I think this cowl neck dress is drop dead glamour. It can also be dyed to order so you can get an exact match on your colour theme.
Josefina Wedding Dress from Phase Eight: £495
I love how this dress hugs your silhouette and the embroidered and beaded lace detail is so pretty.
I hope you like this selection of gorgeous wedding dresses under £500 – proof you can have glamour on a budget!
Vashi Dominguez’s tips on how to choose bridal Jewellery/in Budget Beautiful Wedding Suppliers, Supplier Spotlight, Wedding Style /by laura
How exciting! You have already found your wedding dress AND your hair-style. The fun isn’t over, because now is the time to choose your wedding look and bridal jewellery.
The golden rule is: don’t over-do it! However, there are other tips that you should bear in mind in order to find affordable luxury jewellery that’ll perfectly complement what will be perhaps the most important outfit you’ll ever wear.
Vashi Dominguez is a diamond expert and the jewellery consultant to the stars, as well as being the founder and CEO of www.Vashi.com. We had the chance to ask him what tips he’d share with brides to be.
“The key is to find jewellery that’ll match the style of the dress you’ve chosen”. It is vital that you not only buy the wedding dress before buying the jewellery, you also need to have decided what hair accessories you’ll wear to avoid any clashes or breaking the golden rule.
Vashi also provided us with other tips and recommendations on bridal jewellery.
Find the jewellery to match the dress’ neckline: Strapless, sweetheart, halter, v-neckline, low cut scoop and square necklines and off the shoulder dresses
If your décolletage is going to be one of the focal points of your wedding dress, the classic jewellery pieces to enhance it are pendants and necklaces. Vashi recommends delicate pearl or diamond pendants. They’re one of the first choices for brides and there’s two good reasons for it. They accentuate the neckline without overpowering it, adding a touch of delicacy and archetypal style. If you prefer to add a touch of colour, Vashi recommends using a pendant with a gemstone that matches the colour theme.
There is another reason to choose pendants, Vashi says; “They aren’t necessarily as expensive as a necklace covered in pearls or precious stones, so they bring the cost of your bridal jewellery set down without compromising on style”.
Diamond Pendant comes with White Gold chain. £899, Diamond and Freshwater Pearl Pendant in Platinum £699, Diamond solitaire Pendant in White Gold £1,233, Seven Drop Diamond Pendant in White Gold
Bateau, one shoulder, high neck and sheer necklines
Necklaces aren’t recommended for these types of necklines; Vashi suggests wearing statement earrings, perhaps chandelier earrings or diamond drop earrings. Pearl earrings are a fantastic accessory for lace, they are one of the old-time vintage style combinations.
0.33 Carat Diamond Drop Earrings in 9k White Gold £499, 0.50 Carat Diamond Drop Earrings in 18k White Gold £899
Diamond and Freshwater Pearl Earrings in White Gold £899, Diamond and Tahitian Pearl Earrings in 18k White Gold £699
Choose the metal wisely...
Wedding dresses come in a myriad of shades of white, it is important that your chosen gown doesn’t clash with the jewellery you wear.
Use yellow gold with…
Candlelight, champagne and cream coloured dresses. These fabrics’ yellow undertones will be enhanced by the yellow gold.
Use white gold, silver and platinum with…
Bright white and dresses with blue undertones, other metals will likely clash.
And some final tips...
♥ Classic jewellery will always be in style: You might regret your chosen jewellery if it’s following the latest trend. Your wedding photos will last a lifetime, when you look at them in 3, 5 or 25 years’ time, you could quickly realise how outdated your style for the day looks if you follow trends when purchasing the jewellery set.
♥ Your wedding jewellery isn’t like the dress, you’ll be able to wear it again and again. Pick pieces you’ll be able to use after the special day.
We recommend that you browse Vashi Dominguez’s diamond jewellery; Vashi.com has fantastic hand-picked collections of diamond wedding rings, as well as an amazing selection of bridal jewellery.
Gorgeous Budget Wedding Accessories under £50/in Budget Bride Boutique, Wedding Style /by laura
Budget Wedding Accessories can really make your wedding day look. Aside from obviously getting the perfect wedding dress, accessories are what will make your look as individual and as special as you are.
For me, I cannot express enough just how much I love having lots of bright colours as part of what I wear, and I know that on my wedding day it will be the same. Having a bright pop of colour either on my shoes or in my hair will definitely be on the agenda.
Here are some beautiful Budget Wedding Accessories under £50 to get you started with planning your wedding day look!
♥ Bird Cage Veils give such a glamorous look. This one has added crystals and is £34.48
♥ This Garter is so pretty – I love the miniature flower and vintage style lace. A perfect accessory at £19.99
♥ Pearls are a classic choice for bridal jewellery – pretty and feminine, this bracelet comes with the option to personalise the pendant: £24.98
♥ I love these beautiful peep toe heels – the look is pretty and understated and leaves you with the option to paint your toes in a bight colour pop or a sophisticated French manicure! They even come with a memory foam insole for extra comfort – £24.50
♥ Faux flowers can be a great inexpensive option for your wedding. This bunch of pink and cream roses is vintage inspired and only £9.99 for the bunch!
How are you going to be accessorising your wedding day look? Are you going for any statement pieces such as a unique brooch bouquet or brightly coloured pair of heels? Or will you keep things simple and traditional? Let us know on the Facebook page or tweet us @budgetbrideco!
Dressing your Groomsmen on a Budget/in Budget Bride Boutique, Wedding Style /by laura
Dressing your Groomsmen on a budget and in a way that fits with your colour palette and wedding style is a key point to consider whilst planning your wedding. Are you looking for more of a classic look with morning suits and cravats? Or something more laid back with tweed jackets and maybe some braces? There are lots of fun ways to style your Groomsmen, here is a selection of some lovely bits from the Boutique, which should help you to keep your budget on track!
♥ I love the colour of these braces – totally a Mumford and Sons look and priced at £12 – bargain!
♥ This cream tie is classic and classy… And only £8
♥ This white, regular fit wedding shirt will go with any colour palette, and at £18, you can dress all of the boys in your wedding party well!
♥ I love the cute sentiment with these novelty cuff links – they would make a sweet pre-wedding present to your Fiancé to wear on the wedding day! And a steal at £12.99.
♥ This waistcoat is super smart – I love the deep navy colour and great value at £25.
♥ If you want to go the whole hog and splash out on a suit that can be used again and again after the wedding, this Daniel Hechter suit in Charcoal has a lovely smart cut and will look gorgeous on the wedding day.
So how are you going to be dressing your Groomsmen on a budget? Are you going traditional, modern or laid back? I remember when my Dad got remarried, he opted for a ‘Blue Jeans’ dress code – which I thought was a great idea! Whatever you choose, I hope the Boys in your life look gorgeous. Send us a picture of the outfits on Twitter - @budgetbrideco!
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Five beautiful wedding dresses under £750/in Budget Bride Boutique, Budget Wedding Dress Ideas, Wedding Style /by laura
So, you’ve sorted your wedding venue and confirmed your date – the next thing on your list will probably be looking for wedding dresses, right?! This part of your wedding prep is so much fun, because as soon as you have the perfect wedding dress, you can start to visualise your day! I always find that I look forward to any event or party so much more, when I know that my outfit is sorted, and your wedding day is probably the best example of this that I can think of!
So, to help you start your perfect wedding dress search, I have found you five of my favourites from the Budget Bride Boutique. These are all dreamy, and all wedding dresses under £750!
Elodie Wedding Dress, Phase 8: £750
What they say: “A gorgeous satin wedding dress with a luxurious beaded lace overlay and hand beaded motifs at the bust. With a dramatic fishtail silhouette and a long train that can be looped up this romantic wedding dress is styled with sheer tulle straps and a separate inner boned corset which is attached to the neckline to keep the dress tight to the body. Finished beautifully with a pretty lace scalloped hem this wedding dress closes with a concealed zip at the back."
Sofia Bridal Dress, BHS: £150
What they say: £Our stunning Sofia bridal dress features beautiful scalloped lace that falls into a flattering V neckline and an elegant full skirt that gives you a feminine silhouette. With a satin champagne lining and grosgrain belt, this standout dress is both elegant and timeless."
Esme Wedding Dress, Phase 8: £350
What they say: “A fairy-tale wedding dress with a striking fishtail silhouette featuring a fitted crossover sweetheart neckline and a luxurious floor-length lace skirt. A full tulle skirt overlay adds gorgeous volume for an enchanting ethereal accent. This romantic strapless wedding dress features a corset constructed inner bodice to cinch in the waist. Clear tape around the neckline edge ensures the bodice stays in place. This wedding dress comes with detachable straps and closes with a concealed zip at the side. Train loops up for the evening."
Ella Wedding Dress, BHS: £110
What they say: "Elegant and timeless our Ella bridal dress features a demure sweetheart neckline and stunning diamante trim. With a pleated waistband that is tailored to accentuate your waistline whilst skimming over the hips to give a silhouette that fits and flatters the body whilst adding grace. The full skirt sits beautifully on the body and adds graceful movement whilst you walk down the aisle."
Isadora Wedding Dress, Phase Eight at John Lewis: £350
What they say: “The epitome of romance, this short floral embroidered organza wedding dress has a flattering sweetheart neckline and a pretty scalloped hem. A tulle underlay creates a full skirt, while a detachable organza waist tie with a pretty oversized back bow cinches in the waist to create a feminine fifties inspired fit and flare silhouette."
I hope these have got your imagination going and will help you with your search for your perfect wedding dress! Which one is your favourite? Let us know over on the Facebook page 🙂
Love and tulle,
Coast Autumn Winter Collection Press Day/in Budget Wedding Dress Ideas, Budget Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Style /by laura
You can imagine my excitement when I was invited to view the new Coast Autumn Winter Collection down in London. I jumped on the train and made the journey down to Kings Cross in time for a leisurely walk down to the venue for the press day.
Coast wanted to show off their beautiful new Autumn Winter designs and I was delighted to see the new wedding dresses and occasional wear outfits for wedding guests.
The press day was themed to show the different times of day that you can wear Coast designs and I think that they put this across perfectly with a walking the dog scene, a flower stall at a market scene and then a room purely showing off evening wear.
The feel to the day was fun and lighthearted and I loved how the Coast Autumn Winter Collection was show off in such an accessible light.
As you are aware, I’m a big fan of the Coast Wedding Dress range, as the materials are pretty and flattering and the prices are very reasonable. As always, there are a good range of bridesmaid dresses in this collection, with a sophisticated look and a good variety of colours.
Here’s the official line from Coast on their A/W Collection…
“This season, Coast is the first choice for clothes to dress up. Autumn/Winter 14 is about being modern and confident with a focus on colour, print and detail. With Limited Edition pieces and red-carpet worthy occasionwear this season is all about all-out glamour. Winter florals, eyelash lace, graphic monochrome, ombre sequins and feather trims all highlight the luxe feel of the collection which is always beautiful, desirable and contemporary.”
Make sure you head to your nearest Coast to check out the new collection, or shop online to check out their lovely wedding dress range and occasional wear designs.
The Autumn Beauty Edit from John Lewis/in Health and Beauty, Wedding Style /by laura
Autumn is a fabulous time of year to get married – I love the idea of cosy wedding venues, golden autumn leaves strewn in the backdrop of your photographs and lovely rich touches to your decorations and wedding party outfits.
A new season calls for a new make-up look and John Lewis have a wonderful Autumn Beauty Edit in which will be a great option for Brides, Bridesmaids and Wedding Guests.
John Lewis say that the AW14 palette is a modern refresh of classic shades, including dusty blue eye shadow, muted red lips, ballerina nails and gleaming skin – sounds gorgeous to me!
Have a look at these favourites from the John Lewis Autumn Winter Fashion Magazine…
♥ This NARS Duo Eyeshadow in South Pacific is £25.00
♥ Estee Lauder Youth Infusing Make-up is a must for dewy looking skin at £37.00
♥ This Clarins Cream Blush in Rosewood is £18.00 and will add a barely there flush to your cheeks.
♥ Spoil yourself with this sumptuous red lipstick from Guerlain – Rouge Kiss is £26.00
♥ Sheer pink varnish is going to be everywhere this Autumn - this John Lewis nail polish in British Summer Time is £7.50
What are your favourites from the new Autumn Beauty Edit? Join the conversation over on Facebook!
Gorgeous Budget Wedding at Twycross Zoo – Vanessa and Luke/in Budget Wedding Inspiration, Real Life Budget Wedding, Wedding Style, Wedding Venues /by laura
I’m so pleased to share this lovely budget wedding at Twycross Zoo with you today! Vanessa and Luke were married at Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire on the 17th May. Pictures kindly shared courtesy of Lacie Cox Photography.
I love the dramatic backdrop for the pictures – what a great location to celebrate your wedding day!
Vanessa shared some of her tips with us for having a beautiful wedding on a budget…
The Dress: I bought my dress at The National Wedding Show at the NEC, so was ableto secure a 25% discount off the shop price.
The Flowers: All of the flowers were arranged by a family friend, so we only had to pay £60 for the flowers themselves including my bouquet and the bridesmaid’s flowers and centrepieces.
The Table Centrepieces: We bought all of the teapots, cups and saucers from car boot sales and charity shops in the run up to the wedding, so we only spent about £30 in total!
The Bridesmaids: We were able to get 30% off the bridesmaid dresses at BHS as we found money off vouchers online.
The Favours: My sister works in a boutique chocolate shop and so we were able to get a great discount on handmade chocolates. We then bought boxes and ribbons from EBay for less than £20 to present them in for our guests.