No matter how you slice it, weddings are expensive. But we’re here to assure you, you can find a dream gown well within your budget. Mermaid, ball gown, lace, satin—they’re all covered. Here are a few of our favorite retailers and shopping tips, so you can look like a million bucks on your big day for way (way, way) less.
This retailer isn’t typically known for budget fashion, but if you check back regularly to do a little digging through the sale section, you’ll run into some gorgeous finds like this one, for an insane price.
Marbella Gown, Current Sale Price $239.99
Now, this one comes with a disclaimer. Nordstrom’s “Wedding Suite” isn’t the friendliest place for a bride on a budget. However, with a little creativity, you can find a gorgeous gown within your price range. Try searching for a white prom dress instead! We love this show-stopping gown that rings in under $350.
Dress the Population Michelle Sequin Gown, Current Price $318
America’s largest bridal chain is a great place to turn for a gown that works with your budget. David’s Bridal offers over 1000 gowns ranging in price. Here are a few of our picks:
Tulle Wedding Dress with Sweetheart Neckline, Current Sale Price $399
Lace and Tulle Dress with Beaded Straps, Current Sale Price $449-499
High-Neck Crepe Dress with Ruffled Back, Current Sale Price $349
Soft Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back, Current Sale Price $449
Satin Sweetheart Ball Gown with Button Back, Current Sale Price $449-499
Allover Lace V-Neck Plus Sized Sheath Dress, Current Sale Price $179.95
If you don’t mind passing on a “dress fitting” appointment, ASOS is for you! This UK-based online retailer offers tons of affordable dress options. Free shipping and free returns make finding the perfect dress a breeze. ASOS sells over 850 brands, including their very own bridal label.
ASOS CURVE BRIDAL Princess Dress, Current Sale Price $150
ASOS BRIDAL Extreme Sateen Maxi Dress, Current Price $271
Jill Jill Stuart
Jill Jill Stuart is an extension of the Jill Stuart brand. We’re big fans of this elegant, simple gown from the Holiday 2016 collection.
Francesca Simple Long Gown, Current Sale Price $232
Lulus.com is the perfect spot for brides on a budget. Lulus offers plenty of white dresses, many for under $100.
Zenith Cream Lace Dress, Current Price $88
Magic in the Air Ivory Lace Maxi Dress, Current Sale Price $53
Bariano Ocean of Elegance Ivory Maxi Dress, Current Price $179