They’re luscious (Image: British Heart Foundation / Depop)

Are you looking for a wedding dress that is completely unique, environmentally friendly and does not cost a bomb?

The British Heart Foundation could be just the thing for you as they can now purchase thirteen vintage wedding dresses from their Depop shop thanks to a donation from a vintage pop-up in Manchester.

The charity encourages brides to consider buying beloved wedding dresses now that weddings are back on the table.

Not only is this more sustainable and budget friendly, but buying from a charity like the British Heart Foundation (BHF) means your money will go to a good cause.

The collection includes a mix of handmade and vintage styles from the 1920s, 50s, 60s and 70s, ranging from vintage and glam to boho and indie.

Prizes range from £ 45 to £ 145, with all proceeds going to help fund BHF’s life-saving research.

The dresses are super pretty and unique so you would walk down the aisle like no other.


This tip number is perfect for summer (Image: British Heart Foundation / Depop)

a pink vintage wedding dress with a peplum waist
Blush for the blushing bride? (Image: British Heart Foundation / Depop)

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at BHF, said: “We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation of vintage wedding dresses. We hope these stunning dresses get a second chance to make someone’s day special.

“Showing your love by purchasing Pre-Loved is a great option for the eco-conscious brides or those looking to spend less.

“Why not come full circle and give someone else the chance to enjoy your dress as much as you do by returning it to BHF afterwards?

“Our high street stores, eBay and Depop stores are packed with tons of unique items waiting to be discovered, and every pound we collect helps us the 7.6 million people living with heart disease across the UK to support.”

a long-sleeved vintage wedding dress
Feel the fantasy of the 70s (Image: British Heart Foundation / Depop)

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Last year, the BHF saved 71,000 tons of items from waste, including 180,000 sofas and 14,000 tons of beloved clothes, which helped prevent 135,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

In addition to wedding dresses, the BHF encourages buyers to buy used items from one of its stores or from eBay and Depop stores.

Of course, there are other ways your wedding can be designed well for your budget and environment – so don’t panic if you are missing any of these styles.

You could do like Carrie Symonds and rent a dress, ask your relatives if they have an old dress that you don’t mind reworking, or ask a buddy if they can get you their old dress for a buddy price to sell. Easy.

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