One of the questions I get asked a lot by readers is where to find alternative and/ or affordable wedding dresses. While I’m always thrilled to recommend my favourite independent designers, I’m also aware than splashing upwards of £1000 on a gown is out of the questions for many of you.
So I hit the interwebs in search of some of the most beautiful and affordable wedding appropriate gowns, all of which I’m thrilled to report come in at under £500 a pop! Anyone that says the Great British high street isn’t the best in the world is grossly misinformed.
Cherish feather dress, Coast, £250
Gemolyn maxi dress, Coast, £495
Lori Lee lace maxi, Coast, £175
Darling dress, Coast, £195
Iris dress, Monsoon, £299
Not every bride wants to wear white on her wedding day. If you’re one of them, then get rid of any distractions because I’ve got a BUMPER inspiration post for you today. Seriously, you’re going to love this!
Click the links below each image to view the full wedding and all it’s glorious details.
Source: Eccentric garden party
Source: Bright red wedding in Chicago
Source: Epic vow renewal in Thailand
Source: Purple and green wedding
Source: Their punk rock wedding
Source: Sustainable eco wedding
It happens to the best of us. You see your dream purchase, something you’ve been searching out for ages… and then you see the price – YOWZER, that’s nearly a mortgage payment right there! Ugh, why do bad things happen to such good people?!
I had the idea for this post when I fell in love with these babies. So pretty but soooo expensive! Someone on Facebook said I easily do a DIY version (genius!) but first I needed to find a similar base shoe.
I pulled together this post but then I started thinking… maybe I could help you out in the same way? If you’ve seen something you love on your wedding planning travels, but it’s way out of your budget, shoot me an email and I’ll see if I can find you some more affordable options.
Let’s kick this baby off with a few more silver shoe (my current obsession) alternatives.
Jimmy Choo Trey wedges vs ASOS Polished pointed wedges
Kate Spade Andrea Sandals vs Boohoo Becca snake thong
Attention all magpies! Stop what you are doing! This is not a drill! I’ve scoured the interwebs and the archives of Rock n Roll Bride in search of the sparkliest and most obnoxiously glittery wedding related items. If bedazzling everything you own in thousands of sequins and crystals is your idea of a heaven then you’re going to LOVE THIS POST.
I’ll take one of each please.
1. Balloon garlands
Source: Glitter and Junk Wedding
2. A to die for all over sequin dress
Source: Gibson Bespoke
I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed a frightening lack of wedding inspiration for grooms on wedding blogs. It’s all dresses, cakes and flowers – not very manly! It can be really difficult to find groom styling inspiration when planning your wedding so today, let’s try and do something about it. It’s time to ditch the ill-fitting rental suits and celebrate some individuality.
Let’s hear it for the boys!
Pink hair, don’t care
Source: Rock n Roll LA Wedding
Old skool British punk
Source: Old Skool Punk Rock Wedding
Source: Cemetery Wedding with the Bride Arriving in a Coffin
Source: Nineties Grunge Elopement
Mohawks for days
Source: Punk Rock Wedding
Whether you think they’re super tacky or amazingly fun, there’s no denying that geeky and themed wedding cakes are getting more popular than ever. I mean, why would you go for a boring, three-tiered, white wedding cake when you can have one of these instead?!
Back to the Future cake
Source: Eclectic wedding extravaganza
Lego and unicorn cake
Source: Tipi wedding
Harajuku, Totoros and rainbow cake
Source: Unicorns and rainbows
Angry Birds cake pops
Source: Angry Birds styled shoot