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These celebrity brides walked down the aisle in wallet-friendly wedding dresses—from P300 to P5,000!

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Sep 01, 2021 10:21 pm

Celebrity weddings are almost always expected to be lavish and grand—from the venue and high-profile guests to the bride’s dress.

Many celebrity brides have opted for bespoke designer gowns for their special day. While others chose to keep it simple, fuss-free, and practical.

On her wedding day, the bride has an unmistakable glow that radiates love and happiness no matter what she is wearing, just like these celebrities who did not look any less beautiful and radiant in their wedding dresses that did not break the bank.

Dionne Monsanto

Pinoy Big Brother alum Dionne Monsanto married businessman Ryan Stalder in Bern, Switzerland in March, one month after she announced her retirement from showbiz.

In the wedding photos Dionne shared of her big day, she was wearing a white number with off-shoulder fitted bodice and high/low mermaid skirt.

The actress revealed on Instagram that she only spent P300 on her wedding dress.

The bottom part of her dress was a gift from her sister, while the corset top was from an online shop she bought for P300.

“As I’ve gotten older, I realize more and more that things are just things. That I don’t need a lot to be happy. That love and respect from people I love are more important than any material possession,” she wrote in her post.

Dionne and her husband are now based in Switzerland.

Kitchie Nadal

Kitchie Nadal and husband Carlos Lopez. Photos by Mango Red @mangored_studios

Singer Kitchie Nadal looked effortlessly beautiful in her white, sweetheart neckline wedding dress when she and her husband, Spanish journalist Carlos Lopez, said their “I do’s” in 2015.

Kitchie’s flawless, tanned skin stood out with her gown, which she bought off-the-rack from a boutique in a mall in Makati for only P799! It was reportedly the first gown she fit and it was perfect. (Kitchie also wore the same dress for their wedding party in Cebu.)

She styled her look with a flower crown, reminiscent of those from music festivals, and a vibrant bouquet, arranged by florist Teddy Manuel.

According to a Facebook post by Kitchie’s wedding planner Chinkee Uy, the singer was the epitome of “chill” on her special day—she arrived at the venue a few hours before the wedding, wore her dress and got married. Uy also revealed that Kitchie did her own makeup before arriving at the venue.

Close friends and family, all 11 of them, witnessed the intimate ceremony held in Tagaytay.

Kitchie and Carlos, with their son Keon, are now based in Madrid, Spain.

Megan Young

Miss World 2013 Megan Young and husband, actor and podcast co-host Mikael Daez, got married in January 2020 and they had two wedding ceremonies.

For the first ceremony, held at Caleruega’s Transfiguracion Chapel in Batangas and attended by 10 of their closest family and friends, Megan wore a little white short dress by local brand Zoo Label, and paired it with simple pointed-toe white pumps.

The silk dress features an asymmetric puffed sleeve, a wrap-around tulip skirt and tie front detail. Upon checking Zoo’s website, the dress costs P3,590.

The couple, who hosts their Behind Relationship Goals podcast, went on to have a grand wedding in Subic, 15 days after the private ceremony.

Rich Asuncion

Former Kapuso actress and beauty queen Rich Asuncion wed Fil-Aussie rugby player Benjamin Mudie in a civil ceremony in Hong Kong in 2018.

For their wedding, Rich wore a white off-shoulder dress, which she bought from RTW boutique Sheike in Australia while she was on vacation, according to a report by Pep.ph. At the time, the dress reportedly retails for AUD129 (P4,700). As of this writing Sheike’s online store no longer carries the item.

Rich opted for a neat boho ponytail and a simple veil. She also wore minimalist jewelry for the ceremony.

The couple are currently living in Australia with their daughter, Bela.

Juliana Palermo

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On Aug. 26, former sexy actress Juliana Palermo tied the knot with American Joel Crabtree in an intimate ceremony at a resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Juliana walked down the aisle wearing a white mermaid-style lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, which fit her perfectly, as seen in photos she shared on Instagram.

In her Instagram Stories, Juliana posted that her wedding gown costs $100 (P5,000), which she bought online from Amazon.

In an interview with Pep.ph, she revealed that she ordered several gowns online that ranged between P50,000 and P75,000 but she eventually chose the P5,000-gown that she felt perfect for her wedding day.

Juliana also shared on Instagram that her whole bridal look costs just around P12,000. These include her veil, $20 (P1,000), shoes, $80 (P4,000), and accessories, $40 (P2,000). She did her own hair and makeup, and her bouquet was free.

Their intimate wedding had 20 guests, and both Juliana and Joel’s family weren’t able to join the ceremony as they only had a few weeks to prepare. 

Juliana and her husband has a son, Jack. She also has a 10-year-old son, Ace, from a previous relationship.

Banner and thumbnail photos from @dionne, @meganbata and @richasuncionmudie on Instagram