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Let's be honest, discussing budget is probably your least favorite part of wedding planning, and we don't blame you! While there are many areas you can save (think DIY invitations and guest list), the last thing you want to do is sacrifice style and quality when it comes to your wedding dress, and the good news is: you don't have to!
With a stunning assortment of affordable wedding dresses flooding the market, many coming in under $1,000, you'll be sure to find a dress that fits your style and venue. Hoping for intricate beading? No problem. Aiming for a delicate lace overlay? Yes, it’s possible. Prefer a pared-back slip dress? Gorgeous options abound. See what we’re getting at? Affordable bridal gowns do exist, and they’re just as stunning as costlier designer versions.
Here, we’ve curated an edit of the best wedding dresses under $1,000 that we’re certain will suit every price-conscious bride-to-be.
Watters Plunging Back Dress
Looking for a modern take on a traditional dress? This instant classic is for you! A high neck provides chic coverage while side mesh panels and an open back add some sultriness to your wedding day look.
Misha Collection Halter Neck Dress
At once laidback and elegant, this effortless halter neck dress would be right at home at an impossibly chic city hall wedding. Wear yours with a casual pair of block heels or embroidered mules to kick it up a notch.
Show Me Your Mumu Empire Waist Twist Dress
An empire waist dress is typically one of the most flattering silhouettes out there. At once laidback and glamorous this silky style features a twist at the bodice and flutter sleeves. We're picturing this relaxed maxi dress at a backyard or garden wedding.
Les Rêveries One-Shoulder Ruched Silk-Jacquard Dress
We love a good one shoulder moment and this Les Rêveries number is no exception. Ruching at the shoulder creates a strong and statuesque silhouette, while subtle floral embroidery woven throughout the silk jacquard adds elements of softness and whimsy.
Jenny by Jenny Yoo V-Back Taffeta Dress
This dress is made for the classic bride who is looking for some daring touches like illusion panels and a plunging deep-V back. We love this dress for making an unforgettable entrance at a black-tie wedding.
Amsale Little White Dress Bow Back Dress
We love when a bride goes for a short wedding dress. It's fun, it's flattering (especially for petite types!), and it gives you the chance to show off your legs and a new pair of wedding shoes!
Off-The-Shoulder Buttoned Back Dress
Still can't get over Meghan Markle's iconic wedding dress? Neither can we and luckily this David's Bridal dress is here to make all of your royal wedding dreams a reality.
LoveShackFancy Ryan Gown
When it comes to feminine and playful wedding gowns, LoveShackFancy can truly do no wrong. Pair this puff sleeves gown with a tired fingertip veil for a vintage-inspired look.