PARTNERED POST | A Guide to the Best Wedding Dupes


Wedding retailers are often asked to recreate celebrity wedding dresses and accessories. Unfortunately, not everyone has the celebrity budget to make their dreams a reality! Luckily, retailers have been inundated with requests for wedding dupes in recent years, meaning that many have been spending time recreating some of the most popular wedding dupes at a fraction of the original price. Let’s take a look at some of the best examples: 

Chandelier upside-down cake: Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
Kayley Cuoco’s wedding cake was one of the most unique creations we’ve ever seen. The tiers were assembled upside down, finished with an extravagant chandelier suspended on top. While most bakers might not want to brave such a daring design, The Butter End Cakery took Kayley’s cake dreams and made them into a reality. Want to give your own wedding cake an a-list makeover? Ask your baker to let their creativity run wild with suspended tiers which can wrap around your wedding cake, adding a unique touch.

Luxury platinum ring: Beyonce Knowles and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)
Not every man would feel comfortable heading into the jewellers and finding the perfect engagement ring for their partner, but Jay-Z picked a stunning Lorraine Schwartz 18 carat platinum ring with a price tag of $5 million. If you’re looking to convey the same luxury look for a split shank band, and in terms of style emerald cut, or marquise diamond rings are the best bet.

Diamond earrings: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Many of us are fascinated by royal weddings, from the glamourous gowns to the star-studded guest lists. When the royal couple tied the knot back in 2018, The Duchess of Sussex wore the stunning yet simplistic Cartier 18 karat white gold and diamond galanterie stud earrings, and they complemented the timeless elegance of her fitted gown. The earrings were a perfect statement in line with her overall wedding day look, understated and simply ethereal. If you’re still in awe of these beauties, then head to the online retailer Etsy where you’ll find an extraordinarily similar pair for around £17 — a notable saving when compared to the Cartier price tag of $16,500 (£13,500).

Evening dress: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Although Meghan’s original wedding dress was a classically beautiful design, it was her second dress that really stole the show. Meghan changed in to an uber chic halter neck dress designed by Stella McCartney, a fitted floor length piece fit for the radiant princess. Shortly afterwards, the ecommerce fashion retailer ASOS unveiled a dress which captures the same understated elegance, with a more payday friendly price tag of £120. Surprisingly, the actual dress is available to buy online, a rarity when it comes to garments designed for an event with the gravity of a royal wedding; but if the £3,500 checkout total is over budget, then rest assured that you’ll find some dupes which are outstandingly close to the real deal.

Flower wall: Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West

Looking for the most Instagram-worthy wedding décor? A statement backdrop could be the way to go, taking some inspiration from the music mogul Kanye West and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West. The couple marked their first moments of married life by posing in front of a decadent wall of flowers, and the delicate toned blooms added to the ethereal ambience of their special day. While not all of us can stretch our budgets enough to accommodate such aggrandized features, there’s a few alternative ways to recreate this, and it will look just as gorgeous in your pictures. Consider adding some flower lined arches, or look at lining the walls of your venue with some paper flower creations, for a quirkier, less pricy option. Many wedding venues in Cumbria and the Lake District come with a spectacular natural back-drop already, so you could consider holding your wedding in an area of natural beauty to produce similar effects.

If you’ve been looking for wedding inspiration in bridal magazines or on your favourite celebrities social media pages, it’s worth having a shop around because chances are you’ll be able to find the perfect dupe at an affordable price!

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