Paying thousands upon thousands of dollars for a hand-beaded, $200-per-yard silk, Disney princess-
worthy wedding dress is basically like buying a really expensive closet decoration. The bigger, pouffier and more decadent the gown, the slimmer the chances are that there's any real use for it past the big day; so yeah...that fancy style with the ten foot long train you might downgrade your venue for? It's destined to collect dust in a garment bag while taking away valuable space from your regular, non-tulle lined clothes.
Really, the wiser move is to get one of the just as pretty, much more affordable under $150 options below and put all the cash you save toward a killer honeymoon/extra cake/kickass bridal accessories you'll actually use throughout your married life. I've included everything from romantic styles with floor-sweeping skirts, to flowy bohemian slips that can be worn again after the big day, to vintage-y fit-and-flares worthy of City Hall vows -- so whatever look you're going for, there's no excuse not to save money on it.
Of course Avril Lavigne wore a black Monique Lhuillier wedding dress and carried a bouquet of black roses at her South of France wedding to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. The Canadian power couple (LOL) cheesed for the cover of Hello Canada. (Aside: He definitely got his eyebrows waxed, right?)
90210's's Shenae Grimes wore black Vera Wang to her recent wedding. Evidently passing on virginal white is... the new black?
Pretty much the only thing I love more than a wedding dress is an on-sale wedding dress, and these seven stunners from BHLDN are on SUPER-sale right now, along with a bunch of other stuff, including cocktail dresses, shoes, accessories, and decor items. But clearly I'm mostly excited about the wedding dresses uk.