This post was written in partnership with Vestiaire Collective.
We all want to look and feel like a million dollars on our wedding day, but for most of us, our bridal accessories budget falls a tad (more like a lot) short.
But just because you don’t have a designer budget to blow on your look, doesn’t mean you can’t still walk down the aisle in your very own Jimmy Choo shoes, Chanel bag and Tiffany earrings, on your big day.
Because we’ve discovered our new favourite place on the internet to bag a bargain, Vestiaire Collective.
(And it was too good a find to keep to ourselves!)
Vestiaire Collective is an online boutique where stylish shoppers can buy or sell luxury pre-owned fashion from some of the most coveted collections in the world.
And from the perfect Yves Saint Laurent dress for your engagement party, to smoking hot Louboutin heels for your rehearsal dinner, it’s the perfect place to score some statement pieces for all your wedding events.
Just look at some of the gorgeous wedding-worthy finds we’ve spotted on the site so far…
Now you can see why this site is our new morning coffee break go-to, right!
All the big name designers are on there, with rare pieces from the likes of Chanel, Dior, Celine, Givenchy, Oscar De La Renta, Michael Kors, Van Cleef & Arpels, Valentino, and Isabel Marant (you name it), along with a host of fabulous buys from under-the-radar brands too.
Lots of brides (and grooms, Vestiaire Collective has men’s attire too) feel the pressure to look great, not just on their wedding day, but for their bachelorette party, bridal shower, and on their honeymoon too.
And while most of us don’t have the means to splurge on a whole new high-end wardrobe for each occasion, this is such a great place to find a few key items that will really make a stylish statement.
We know what you’re thinking though… it all sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, what we love most about Vestiaire Collective, is that the items sold are authenticated and quality-checked by a team of in-house experts.
They are dedicated to the fight against counterfeits, which means you never have to worry whether or not your new Louis Vuitton clutch is the real thing.
Once they receive an item, it’s inspected to ensure the brand, colour, size and condition match the description given by the seller.
Luxe for Less
As with all great designer bargains, some of the best items do get snapped up fast, but checking out the gorgeous edits on Vestiaire Collective’s blog, Le Journal or curated Pinterest page, is the best way to spot something pretty, before anyone else.
New products are added to the collection daily, so there’s always something pretty to pick up.
Vestiaire Collective allows buyers to negotiate a price with the seller, and with items selling for up to 70% less than their original price, if you’re a fan of luxury fashion, it’s kind of a no-brainer!
You can shop the world’s most exclusive wardrobes for a fraction of the price.
Just to make sure you never miss a pair of peep-toes or the perfect bridal hair accessory, Vestiaire Collective have their own app. You can also create personalised alerts for your wanted items, and be notified in real-time when it becomes available on the site.
And for the most dedicated followers of fashion, Premium Membership allows customers to view new items before they go on sale, reserve favourite pieces and enjoy free shipping on 12 orders a year.
So whether you’ve your heart set on some pretty pearl earrings, sexy stilettos or a cool cropped jacket, we reckon you’ll find something gorgeous to polish off your wedding day look.
And with party dresses, holiday attire, chic accessories and stylish shoes across the site, you can feel just as special before and after your big day as you do on it (without dipping into the honeymoon fund!)
We’d love to hear your thoughts on your favourite pieces, and be sure to share any of your luxe bridal buys in the comments below!
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