So, I've stopped on the countdown of decades for affordable wedding dresses as this week would have been the eighties and, frankly, I'm not sure that's an era of wedding dresses that needs visiting. Instead I've got some amazing Edwardian style wedding dresses that are affordable and elegant.
Edwardian wedding dresses can sometimes border on the too frilly, but if you get the right look they can be very stylish, like the fashions Helena Bonham-Carter wore in A Room With A View.
The Edwardian wedding look is fairly versatile, you can make it chic and stylish or bohemian, depending on how you style the dress and the rest of the wedding.
Gibson Girl Style Wedding Dress - Vintage Vixen
ecru wedding dress is actually from the 1970s but it has an Edwardian feel. It's a beautiful off-white colour with delicate lace appliqué detail. The dress is all net and has long sleeves and a high neck.
Antique Edwardian Wedding Dress -Etsy
This is a real Edwardian dress from Etsy seller RococoVintage. It's incredibly light and floaty, ideal for a garden wedding, but you'd definitely need to wear something underneath it.
It's made from very light eyelet gauze and has a slightly ethereal feel.
Nanette - Ruche
This pretty wedding dress from Ruche has an Edwardian look but is still quite modern too. There isn't an abundance of flounces; instead there's a light layered style with an empire waist finish.
I love the details, such as the gauze sleeves, waist tie and the two tiered skirt.
Vintage Wedding Dress Elegant Edwardian Titanic Era - Etsy
If you want to go the whole hog and have a proper Edwardian-themed wedding then you need a real Edwardian wedding dress; this one is perfect. It is immediately recognisable as Edwardian and looks very A Room With A View.
It has the light lace look and feminine but subtle flounces that Edwardian style is famous for. This is a real find.
Alice Wedding Dress - June's Uniquely Yours
Last but not least is this lovely long-sleeved Edwardian-style wedding dress. It's got a wide scoop neckline, empire waist and floaty A-line skirt, all of which are very flattering. Finished with dancing daisy lace on the bottom it's a little unusual, making it a perfect unique wedding dress.
That's all for this week. Check back next Monday for more affordable wedding dresses.