Wedding Dresses That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

Look Your Best on a Budget



Floral Waist Detail Designer Wedding Gown

Photo by Alfred Angelo Bridal

Weddings are expensive events that bring a lifetime of memories. However, sometimes the sky isn’t the limit, and you have to stay within your budget. Aside from marrying the love of your life, the most exciting part of getting ready for your wedding is picking out the dress. Luckily, finding the dress you’ll walk down the aisle in doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many options for dresses that will not only save your sanity but your bank account too. Keep in mind, though, the more detail and fabric a dress has, the more expensive it will be. Finding a dress on a budget is all about simplicity. 

Under $1,000

Alfred Angelo Bridal has been in the wedding game for over 80 years. Their stores offer five different Bridal collections, but unfortunately some aren’t so penny-pinching. If you look hard enough, you could find the occasional dress under a grand!

Their Floral Waist Detail Designer Wedding Gown, starting at $749, is a full-length gown in their Alfred Angelo Collection. The gown, that has crystal beading detail, is a simple and classic gown to walk down the aisle in. Plus, that cinched waist is incredibly flattering, and gives the dress that extra umph you’re looking for.  

Alfred Angelo Bridal

From the same collection is the Affordable Bridal Gown with an Asymmetric Draped Skirt, starting at $549. The full-length gown comes with a customizable waist trim, available in 62 colors, so you can match your wedding colors! Both gowns are strapless with sweetheart necklines, come in sizes 0-26W, and are available in white or ivory.

Under $500

J. Crew is not just for shopping for your everyday wardrobe, they also offer wedding dresses and anything else for your bridal needs! Their selection of dresses are out of the norm, yet fashionable. It’s the perfect way to incorporate everyday fashion into your wedding. Even if you decide to get a gown from elsewhere, you can always choose one of these to slip into for the reception. In short, if you want to ditch the traditional garb, try out J. Crew.

Ivory Clara Dress in Silk Chiffon

Their Ivory Clara Dress in Silk Chiffon is only $295, and what sets it apart from other wedding dresses is its length and illusion neckline. Knee-length wedding dresses are becoming more popular on the wedding scene. They are great for your wallet (less fabric, less money!), and makes moving around a lot easier. The sizes of this dress range from 00-20. 

Crepe de Chine Bridal Jumpsuit

It’s okay to not want to wear a dress on your big day! In 2016, fashionable brides have been seen wearing outfits other than dresses, like jumpsuits, rompers, or two-piece dresses. J. Crew has a Crepe de Chine Bridal Jumpsuit for $495, which can be a fun and casual twist for your big day, especially if it’s an outdoor summer wedding. This jumpsuit is available in sizes 0-16.

Under $100

David’s Bridal is pretty much known for their budget-friendly dresses and great deals. The bridal company is so popular that it's usually the first stop every bride-to-be makes on their wedding dress journey. They offer a huge range of wedding dresses, with a special selection that is just under $100! Not only do they offer great quality, inexpensive dresses, they are constantly offering deals so you can have the most budget-friendly wedding in town. This is not only helpful to you, but to your bridesmaids (especially if you’re paying for their dresses). The company also offers a Wedding Gown Preservation Kit to keep your wedding dreams alive and well throughout the years.