40 Wedding Dresses We Love Under $1,000

Get some bang for your buck with these beauties

Updated 03/02/17
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With average wedding costs reaching well over $30,000, we don't blame you for wanting to keep your wedding-dress budget minimal. It's hard to convince yourself to drop major dough on something you'll wear only once. Budget-conscious brides, you're in luck! We've rounded up some of our favorite wedding dresses under $1,000. Yes, you heard us correctly: We're talking three-figure wedding dresses. It can be hard to believe they exist, but we promise you, they do.

And there's no shortage of variety either. Whether you prefer a fairy-tale ball gown, the Hollywood glamour of an A-line, sexy formfitted lace, or breezy chiffon, you'll find something right up your alley if you look hard enough. The best part? They look more expensive than they actually are, so you won't be sacrificing quality or beauty.

When it comes to finding a dress in this price range, you just have to be a little savvier when shopping. Opt for something simple, or consider a more lightweight fabric or a dress with less fabric. These are easier to find in bridesmaids' and reception-dress collections; just look for those that are white or a neutral shade. Similarly, look at online retailers such as Revolve or Net-A-Porter for white or beige dresses. They usually even have a bridal section that begins at affordable prices. Several designers also have mainstream ready-to-wear collections, such as Wtoo by Watters, or guest collections for other brands, such as Vera Wang for David's Bridal, that are much more inexpensive.

But wherever you choose to shop, make sure you don't buy from an unauthorized retailer. We've heard one too many horror stories about knockoff wedding dresses looking completely different than their online images. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Just research, research, research. Luckily enough, we've gotten a head start for you: These budget-friendly wedding dresses will sweep you off your feet.

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Reformation

"Eliana" wedding dress, $598, Reformation

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Theia

Blake Wedding Dress by Theia

Courtesy of BHLDN

"Blake" gown, $900, Theia; available at BHLDN

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Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet Tiered Chiffon Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Tiered chiffon A-line Style MS251178 wedding dress, $758, Melissa Sweet; available at David's Bridal

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Lace & Liberty

Lace and Liberty

Laura Gordon

"Glamour" wedding dress with high neckline and sheath skirt silhouette, $860, Lace & Liberty

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Alfred Angelo

Style 2586 Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress

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Venise lace and tulle Style 2586 wedding dress, $995, Alfred Angelo

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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"Marisol" wedding dress, $849, Blu Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka Draped Jersey Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

Draped jersey gown, Badgley Mischka Collection; available at Shopbop

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Simply Val Stefani

Simply Val Stefani Style S2012 Wedding Dress

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Alençon-lace Style S2012 bridal crop top, $399, and tulle Style S2022 bridal skirt, $315, Simply Val Stefani

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White by Vera Wang

White by Vera Wang Textured Organza Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Textured-organza wedding dress, $898, White by Vera Wang; available at David's Bridal

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Willowby

Willowby by Watters

Courtesy of BHLDN

"Reagan" gown, $975, Willowby by Watters; available at BHLDN

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Jenny Yoo

Stella by Jenny Yoo Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Luxe-chiffon "Stella" wedding dress, $600, Jenny Yoo

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Dreamers & Lovers

Dreamers & Lovers Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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Lace "Holly" dress, $925, Dreamers & Lovers

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Lillian West

Lillian West Lace and Chiffon Wedding Dress

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Lace and chiffon A-line Style 6467 wedding dress, $899, Lillian West

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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"Maybelle" wedding dress, $698, Voyage Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Moonlight Bridal

Style T768 Moonlight Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Moonlight Bridal

Tulle drop-waisted mermaid Style T768 wedding dress, Moonlight Tango

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David's Bridal

Lace Sweetheart Ball Gown by David's Bridal

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Lace sweetheart Style WG3829 wedding ball gown, $549, David's Bridal

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Sincerity Bridal

Sincerity Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress

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Style 3983, off-the-shoulder lace gown, $999, Sincerity Bridal

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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"Melody" wedding dress, $698, Voyage Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Jay Godfrey

Jay Godfrey

Courtesy of Revolve

"Clarke" gown, $540, Jay Godfrey; available at Revolve

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Mignon

Courtesy of BHLDN

"Naomi" gown, $800, Mignon; available at BHLDN

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Lace & Liberty

Laura Gordon

Chiffon "Athena" wedding dress with beaded and sequined sleeves, $950, Lace & Liberty

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Lillian West

Style 6446 Lillian West Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Lillian West

Chiffon Style 6446 gown, $949, Lillian West

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Jenny Yoo

Chiffon

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Luxe-chiffon "Vivienne" wedding dress, $600, Jenny Yoo

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Galina

Style WG3817 Galina Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Style WG3817 wedding dress with lace sleeves, Galina; available at David's Bridal

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Simply Val Stefani

Simply Val Stefani Style S2011 Wedding Dress

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Sleeveless re-embroidered net and lace Style S2011 halter bridal top, $315, and crepe-satin Style 2012 trumpet bridal skirt, $440, Simply Val Stefani

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Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo Style 2208 Wedding Dress

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Draped lace Style 2208 wedding dress, $750, Alfred Angelo

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The Stone Cold Fox

Moss Gown by the Stone Cold Fox

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"Moss" gown, $410, the Stone Cold Fox

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Tadashi Soji

Courtesy of BHLDN

Lace "Marivana" gown, $650, Tadashi Soji; available at BHLDN

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Sincerity Bridal

Style 3945 Sincerity Bridal Wedding Dress

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Soft tulle and lace A-line Style 3945 wedding dress, Sincerity Bridal

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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"Marine" wedding dress, $949, Blu Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Galina Signature

Style SWG761 Galina Signature Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Limited-edition crepe Style SWG761 wedding dress with plunge bodice, Galina Signature; available at David's Bridal

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Moonlight Bridal

Style T763 Moonlight Bridal Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Moonlight Bridal

Mikado Style T763 ball gown with pleats and side pockets, $630, Moonlight Bridal

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Badgley Mischka

Courtesy of BHLDN

"Heather" gown, $850, Badgley Mischka; available at BHLDN

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Needle & Thread

Embellished Tulle Needle & Thread Gown

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Embellished satin-crepe and tulle Style 670477 gown, $700, Needle & Thread; available at Net-A-Porter

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Adrianna Papell

Lace Adrianna Papell Wedding Dress with Mermaid Skirt

Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

Lace dress with mermaid skirt, $220, Adrianna Papell

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Katie May

Noel and Jean by Katie May Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

Ivory "Collette" dress, $895, Noel and Jean by Katie May; available at Shopbop

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Monsoon

Courtesy of Monsoon

"Isabella" bridal dress, $875, Monsoon

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Phase Eight

Courtesy of Phase Eight

"Cathlyn" wedding dress, $890, Phase Eight

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Reformation

"Poppy" wedding dress, $388, Reformation

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ASOS

Lace-appliqué mesh midi dress, $226, ASOS

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