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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.
Ivory Slip Dress
You can never go wrong with a stunning slip dress. It's chic, it's classic and can definitely be worn again long after the wedding. Stay monochromatic with your accessories for a minimalist look or experiment with color to make a bold statement.
If you're a minimalist bride, check out our roundup of the best slip wedding dresses.
Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown
A classic ballgown like this one will never go out of style and most importantly, it will remain timeless in wedding photos. Try pairing this gown with a cathedral length veil for even more added drama.
Check out these stunning veils from Etsy!
Cape dresses are trending all over the bridal fashion week runway and for a good reason! This plus size style is sleek, dramatic, and perfect for a city wedding.
Floral Lace Dress
The floral details on this dress are totally unique, while the stretchy lace ensures a body-skimming fit. We love this style for a beach or garden wedding.
Check out some of our favorite beach wedding dresses.
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 a black-tie wedding.
Having a formal wedding? Check out some of our favorite black-tie dresses.
Strapless with Bow Back Dress
We love when a bride goes for a short wedding dress. It's fun, it's flattering, and it gives you the chance to show off your legs and a new pair of wedding shoes!
If you're looking to go short, check out some of our favorite short wedding dresses.