5 Places to Shop Wedding Dresses for Under $1,000

July 2, 2015

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Looking for a wedding dress on a budget can be a stress. Luckily, the internet has now made it easier than ever to find affordable bridal looks for less while still looking like a million dollars. From traditional looks to more contemporary styles, discover five places where you can shop affordable wedding dresses online below.

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J. Crew

J. Crew Aline Wedding Dress available for $650.00
J. Crew Aline Wedding Dress available for $650.00

The American retailer is well-known for its preppy basics like sweaters and polos, but did you know that J. Crew also carries bridal looks as well? With dresses available for $300 to $3,000, this makes J. Crew a great place for a bride on a budget. The looks are appropriate for the more traditional bride interested in timeless styles. You can also shop for bridesmaids dresses, veils and bridal accessories at J. Crew.

REVOLVE Clothing

Needle & Thread Crystal Petal Maxi Dress available for $352.00 at REVOLVE Clothing
Needle & Thread Crystal Petal Maxi Dress available for $352.00 at REVOLVE Clothing

REVOLVE Clothing is an online based retailer which spotlights many cool and on the rise designers. Founded in 2003, the website recently launched a wedding selection including dresses from brands like For Love & Lemons, Alice + Olivia and Needle and Thread. REVOLVE’s bridal dresses cater to more contemporary styles with a bohemian spirit, perfect for the bride who wants to stand out on her wedding day. Bridesmaid dresses as well as accessories are also part of their selection.

BHLDN

BHLDN Gwyneth Gown available for $800.00
BHLDN Gwyneth Gown available for $800.00

Created in 2011, BHLDN is a go to place for wedding dresses, bridesmaid looks and other bridal apparel. The retailer’s dresses lean towards the more traditional side with vintage inspired looks that will always be timeless. From floral embroideries to romantic ruffles, BHLDN’s dresses are a bride’s dream. Wedding dresses can range from $300 to $2,600 in price.

Free People

Spell & the Gypsy Collective 'Canyon' Mesh Gown available at Free People for $775.00
Spell & the Gypsy Collective ‘Canyon’ Mesh Gown available at Free People for $775.00

Launched in 1970s, Free People is now known for carrying bohemian inspired apparel. In 2015, the brand released a line of wedding dresses called FP Ever After. The bridal looks currently range between $500 and go up to $4,000 for more high-end styles. From short to two-piece to floor-length styles, Free People is a perfect fit for a bride that wants to look ethereal on her wedding day but not too traditional. These looks work well for an on location wedding such as beach or woodsy area.

David’s Bridal

White by Vera Wang Organza Gown with Draped Bodice and Tulle Skirt available at David's Bridal for $928.00
White by Vera Wang Organza Gown with Draped Bodice and Tulle Skirt available at David’s Bridal for $928.00

Currently the largest bridal retailer in the US, David’s Bridal is undoubtedly the most well-known wedding dress chain. Prices for the company’s bridal looks can range from as low as $100 and high as $2,000. If you are looking for a designer name for less, than David’s Bridal is a good fit. White by Vera Wang, Truly Zac Posen and Melissa Sweet are all names that the David’s carries.

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