Anti-Bride Friendly Looks | Under 5k

If you have a little bit of room to move with your outfit budget, yet are finding everything to be much the same, we have rounded up some of our favourite looks. For just under 5k your focus should be on good quality fabric and craftsmanship - think luxurious, heavy silks and where possible handmade pieces.


Dan Jones, Cleveland

This two piece 100% silk satin dress is an absolute favourite and handmade in Sydney.


Bride wears silk sating two piece set 'Cleveland' by designer Dan Jones.


Prea James, Mira

Made from a heavy weight 100% silk faille with a 100% silk satin lining, this beautiful dress is a great anti-bride friendly option. It's modern, elegant and has a high side split and handmade in Wollongong.


Bride wears white Mira wedding gown by Prea James with square, cowl neckline and thigh side split in heavy silk fabric.


Paris Georgia, Phoebe Slip

Made in New Zealand, each piece is designed with special attention to fabric and quality. This simply yet stunning slip is perfect for the minimalist Anti-Bride.

Bride wears pure silk satin wedding slip dress with spaghetti straps by designer Paris Georgia.

Lein, Dotted Flared Pant and Oversized Blazer

Lein’s philosophy is that the life cycle of every exceptional outfit, even a wedding dress, should be more than one day. Handmade in NY, Lein also offer a bespoke service.

Bride wears white, silk bridal blazer from New York designer Lein.


Karen Walker Bridal , True Love Gown

Each Atelier piece is made bespoke for the client and the price includes full service fittings for those brides who reside in NZ. With available fabric variations each gown can be made to suit the individual bride.

Bride wears white, silk wedding gown with bow at back and a tulle veil by New Zealand designer Karen Walker.


Kamperett, Leonora Silk Organza Dress

With a hand-painted Abstract painting inspired by the designer’s grandmother's garden, you can be sure that each dress is unique. 100% Silk, hand painted and made to order in California.