Looking for a budget-friendly wedding dress? As our roundup of the best gowns for less than $1,000 proves, true style knows no number. Even ready-to-wear designers like Carmen Marc Valvo, Rachel Zoe, and Kay Unger offer looks at affordable prices, ranging from sleek crepe columns to dramatic ruffle sleeves to metallic lace sheaths. We love Badgley Mischka's strapless jacquard gown (above), which sweeps around the body in a flurry of delicate ruffles—a stunning, modern option that retails for just $895.
Browse all of our picks for the most affordable wedding dresses in the slideshow.
—Phillip B. Crook