Pretty party dresses will definitely come in handy in the months leading up to your wedding, so after nailing down the dress you might want to start thinking about adding some other fabulous frocks to your wardrobe. Before your wedding there will be a plethora of parties that require you to be the centre of attention—your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner to name a few, and you’ll want to look your best! The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to acquire the perfect party dresses. Fast fashion shops like H&M, Zara and The Gap are rife with fashionable, budget-friendly options. If you’re looking to splurge a bit, think of it as an investment in your married wardrobe! Pick a versatile and flattering dress that will see you through to your honeymoon and beyond. Luxurious jewel tone shades of ruby red, sapphire blue, emerald green and amethyst purple are wonderful options for fall and winter events, so consider incorporating these sultry shades into your repertoire. Some other trends to look for in party dresses for your pre-wedding events: built-in collars, peplum details, unique silhouettes and flirty fabrics. Don’t know where to start? We’ve scoured the shops for show-stopping party dresses. Here are eight fabulous options to peruse.