See what wedding dress bargains are available for brides-to-be...

Finding the perfect wedding dress for your big day counts as one of the many challenges a woman faces in her life. Not only are there hundreds of choices and endless designs of wedding dresses, but – worst of all – hefty costs.

All brides-to-be can agree there’s nothing worse than unearthing your dream wedding dress and discovering an unaffordable price tag.

If you’ve searched every single boutique shop, rummaged through every department store and still can’t find the perfect gown for your special day with the right price on it, we’ve rounded up the best high street wedding dresses for under £250. And you won’t believe the gorgeous frocks we’ve found.

Goodbye Vera Wang and hello BHS!

From John Lewis and Tesco to Coast, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge and ASOS, there are beautiful high street wedding dresses to make your big day extra special. Swathe yourself in white lace and cream beads in a vintage-inspired romantic design – or go for a simple and elegant floor-sweeper.

If your style choice is something short and contemporary, then head on over to Topshop and Marks & Spencer because there’s plenty of high street inspiration for wedding dresses there. Go for a flirty mini or maybe a long-sleeved number with a peplum hem.

Once you’ve bagged your ideal wedding dress – which will undoubtedly be a bargain if you go by our guide – don’t forget to accessorise.

Treat yourself to a pair of fabulous satin stilettos, a cute silver necklace and a pretty embellished veil – you’ll leave the groom gasping for air at the altar!