Bridal Market was *such* a whirlwind of tulle, satin and lace. It’s TOUGH out there for a small budget bride- your options when it comes to dresses can definitely be limited, so I made sure to seek out the most amazing gowns at equally amazing prices. I took special care to consider the results from our Wedding Dress Survey which told us that a whopping 83% of our readers were planning to spend $1500 or less on their wedding dress!
So, with that in mind, I gathered some of my favorite wedding dresses featuring key trends of the season, all below $1500! Check out our picks below!
Ann Taylor – Petite Isabella Lace Wedding Dress $950
I absolutely love the peek at the shoulders in the back- the lace is lovely and I love that it doesn’t have a long train. Perfect for a bride who has classic style without a lot of frills.
Ann Taylor – Mya Cowl Neck Wedding Dress $795
This modern and sleek silhouette gives off a feeling of casual glamour. Love the glittery belt around the waist!
Alfred Angelo – Ariel – $1399
Alfred Angelo – Paulina – $1199
The full A-line skirt, the rouching at the bust, the sweetheart neckline, the glittery belt that cinches the waist? Totally classic.
Alfred Angelo – Silvia – $1149
The illusion neckline on this is so beautiful and classic- the jeweled adornments on the neckline totally solve the ‘what necklace do I wear?’ problem!
Anna Campbell – Isobelle – $1199 (without the train)
David’s Bridal - Style WG3633 – $699
(available November 2013)
This dress seemed lightweight and lovely in person. I love the feminine details of the lace appliqué on the corset bodice and the sweetheart neckline. A very pretty gown for a great price!
David’s Bridal - Style WG3586 – $449!
(available November 2013)
This strapless gown features a subtle sweetheart neckline and has a tulle A-line skirt with a sweep train. It’s lovely and light, with some light beading along the bodice. So lovely– and the price? Insane! This was my fave (and most budget savvy) pick!
Watters – D.I.D. – Nora – $900
Love this boho feeling gown- perfect for a backyard or even a beach wedding.
Watters – D.I.D. – Fergie – $800
Watters – D.I.D. – Janis – $900
Watters – Wtoo – Cecilia – $1300
The Cotton Bride – Arianna – $1475
The Cotton Bride – Brooklyn – $1325
Our Budget Savvy Wedding Dress MVP:
nabi by Jenny Yoo – Monarch - $850
This multi-way dress is made of luxurious chiffon and can be worn infinite ways. I LOVE this dress so much- the fabric is so lovely and feminine, and beyond your big day you could consider dying the gown to a darker color to enjoy for years to come. Multi-purposing and re-using wedding items is one of they keys to being budget savvy- so we are head over heels in LOVE with this Jenny Yoo design, especially at a price tag under $1k. Bravo!