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Royal wedding gowns for any budget

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Princess bride style: Past Royal weddings

Just because Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress is the biggest secret in the world, doesn't mean you can't find inspiration for your wedding style from past Royal weddings. Check out the wedding gowns of royalty.

Wedding gowns fit for a queen

Millions are waiting with bated breath over what Kate Middleton will be will be wearing come the April royal wedding. Will she stick to tradition or add a little flair to personalize her gown? She knows that world will be watching, just like so many in her fairy tale shoes before her. Perhaps Middleton is taking cues from princesses past. Now you can find your princess bride style from past Royal weddings, too.

Bridal expert and owner of Your Dream Dress, Kimberly Hoffman, took gorgeous gowns from past royal weddings and found comparable, modern-day wedding gowns for all brides-to-be on any budget.

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Princess Grace of Monaco's Wedding Dress

Grace of Monaco's royal wedding gown

Princess Grace, the American actress turned princess wore a floor-length gown designed by a wardrobe designer from MGM, made with antique Valenciennes rose point lace.

Your version of this wedding dress:

Love it? Try A the modern day version: a Justina McCaffrey Gown with a bolero, which keeps the intricate lace in the design.

Grace of Monaco's royal wedding dress

Princess Diana of Wales's Wedding Gown

Princess Diana's royal wedding dress

Diana wowed the world as she walked down the aisle in an Elizabeth and David Emanuel design. Her puffy-sleeved gown was made of silk taffeta and decorated with intricate lace, hand-stitched embroidery, sequins, and thousands of pearls. And who can forget the 25-foot long train.

Your version of this royal gown:

If you have the lower back support to cart a train that long, try the Reem Acra Darling couture bridal gown.

Princess Diana's royal wedding gown

Gone are the poufy sleeves and bows, but the royal elegance stays with silver backed crystals, intricate embroidery and pearls on the bodice and at the dropped waistline. And the embroidered and beaded cathedral veil, while not 25 feet long, befittingly makes an entrance.

Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Wedding Gown

Queen Elizabeth II's royal wedding dress

This oldie but goodie was designed by Norman Hartnell, using only the finest material.. and a lot of pearls.

Your version of this wedding dress:

This Badgley Mischka Sydney couture bridal gown still rocks the Queen's rich look, but this more modern gown gives a more flattering silhouette.

Queen Elizabeth II's royal wedding gown

Princess Marie of Denmark's Wedding Dress

Princess Marie's royal wedding dress

The most recent royal wedding of note was Princess Marie of Denmark, who married Prince Joachim in May 2008. Already super modern, Maria's wedding gown was designed by Spanish-Italian fashion house Arasa Morelli.

Your version of this royal wedding dress:

Get the look with this Renella De Fina "Annalise" couture bridal gown -- it's almost a mirror image (but way cheaper!).

Princess Marie's royal wedding dress

There you have it. A modern day take to help give you a fairytale look without spending a king's ransom.

Now, if Kate Middleton would just show the world her dress so we can add it to this list!!

More Kate Middleton style

Kate Middleton's feathered headpiece
Kate and William's Royal Wedding invitation

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