Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Affordable Options for a Beautiful Bride; Everyone Will Be Wondering What Dress Kate Middleton Will Be Wearing When She Walks Down the Aisle on Friday, but You Don't Need the Royal Millions to Look Fabulous on Your Big Day, as LIZ LAMB Discovers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Affordable Options for a Beautiful Bride; Everyone Will Be Wondering What Dress Kate Middleton Will Be Wearing When She Walks Down the Aisle on Friday, but You Don't Need the Royal Millions to Look Fabulous on Your Big Day, as LIZ LAMB Discovers

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Byline: LIZ LAMB

KATE Middleton has the choice of big name fashion designers for her big day.

County Durham couturier Bruce Oldfield, one of Princess Diana's favourite designers, and Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton have both been rumoured to be designing her bridal gown, but it is ex-Northumbria University student Sophie Cranston who is hotly-tipped to be the Royal wedding dress favourite.

When Kate marries Prince William on Friday all eyes will be on her bridal gown and Royal aides will finally reveal who her designer is as she steps from the car into Westminster Abbey.

Whether the dress will be simple and elegant or elaborate and unique remains under question, but it is estimated that within three hours of the first glimpse of the gown, replicas will be available to buy on the internet.

For those brides who can't afford the luxury of a famous fashion name to create a bespoke gown there are still plenty of options available for a totally unique look on your wedding day, and it won't break the bank.

Donna Redfearn of North East Wedding Planners launched her Recessionista Wedding service last year to help couples save money on their wedding budget in the challenging financial climate.

She brought together a talented team of North East designers, photographers, models and make-up artists to create alternative bridal looks that were affordable.

Donna says: "The idea came when I could not find anything a little different apart from the classic English rose or vintage-inspired dress to feature on my blog to run prior to a BBC film I am involved with regarding the Royal Wedding, the title being "What will Kate wear?" "We have kept everything based and sourced in the North East. The aim of the project was to develop an alternative look for "Kate". I am not sure we will see Kate Middleton wearing or looking anything like the images, but within three hours the design for her actual dress will be on sale and an influence to any bride marrying for years to come. …

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