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50 Beautiful Wedding Dresses to Fit Every Budget

Whether you can afford to spend $500 or $5,000 on a wedding gown, every bride deserves to look and feel like a million bucks on her big day. We narrowed down drop-dead gorgeous picks in every price range — the hardest part will be choosing just one!

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Get maximum bang for your buck with a curve-hugging fit-and-flare gown (Style GA2255 by Ella Rosa Gallery). With its graceful tulle skirt and pretty lace appliqués, we could envision this versatile style in almost any type of wedding setting.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Rustic brides, you'll fall head over cowboy boots for Style WG3817 by Galina, exclusively at David's Bridal. Three-quarter-length sleeves and a fluid A-line silhouette are feminine without being frou-frou.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    A champagne/ivory bodice and skirt in contrasting fabrics creates a luxe-for-less look. Style F7048 from Informals by DaVinci also features an elegant bateau neckline and detachable bow belt.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    With its gorgeous sheen and impeccable fit, you'd swear that Style WG3805 by David’s Bridal costs triple its actual price tag. Look closely and you'll spot a subtle gathering at the hip, making it a figure-flattering choice as well.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Bring on the romance in Style BE295 by Ella Rosa! We're swooning over its dainty straps and semi-cathedral train with lace appliqués.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Spun from diaphanous lace, Style Noelle (available on BHLDN) is an oh-so-pretty option for a relaxed summer soirée. Plus, it can be worn in over 15 different ways, making it maternity-friendly.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Getting married in a tropical destination wedding? A flowy chiffon gown fits the barefoot-on-the-beach vibe — we're partial to Style 2622 by Mary's Bridal Informals.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Modcloth's Gilded Grace Dress in Blush is a fun and flirty option for a City Hall elopement or an intimate reception. And at just $175, it's an incredible steal.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    This delicate lace and pearl maxi dress by ASOS is perfect for the offbeat bride who wants a unique look for their big day. Bonus: The fishtail skirt with scallop hem detail is removable, creating two looks for the price of one dress.

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  • $500 and Under

    $500 and Under

    Take the plunge in a backless gown! Style Monaco by Lurelly (available at Revolve) proves that you don't need to spend a fortune to look like a style star on your big day.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Belle of the ball! Live out your princess bride fantasy in Style 2961 by Allure Romance, featuring ruching along the bodice, and vine-like lace appliqués.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Designers sent out long-sleeved gowns of every iteration this season, and one of our favorites is the Cherish Style from Beloved by Casablanca. Strategically-placed lace appliqués feel fresh and modern, and the open neckline balances it out. A velvet sash at the natural waist offers a lovely finishing touch.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Turn heads wearing Style 527 by Bonny Bridal. A keyhole back and cathedral-length train add sultry appeal to an otherwise traditional satin ball gown.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Style 50371 by DaVinci Bridal is a refined take on the plunging neckline trend that's taking over the bridal world. In addition to the breathtaking illusion bodice, it also has a sheer lace back accented with buttons.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Style 18021 by Ellis Bridals screams drama, from its embroidered corset bodice to the multi-tier skirt. All of those pleats and ruffles will look beautiful in action on the dance floor.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Style F1607 by Franssical boasts fashion-forward metallic floral appliqués. Detachable cap sleeves and a chapel-length train complete this chic ensemble.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Imagine floating down the aisle in Style MJ261 by Madison James. Amazing, right? Crafted from chiffon, lace, and tulle, it showcases an ultra-pretty embroidered bodice and back detailing.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Jenny Packham is heralded for her vintage-glam designs. Now, thanks to her affordable offshoot brand, Wonder by Jenny Packham, you can nab this UK designer's signature style for significantly less. Style 57318 rings in at under a grand, and the embellished bodice makes it a standout.

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  • $501 to $1,000

    $501 to $1,000

    Can't envision yourself tying the knot in a poufy gown or traditional French lace? Sometimes simple really is best. Style 57318 by Willowby reminds us of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's iconic minimalist wedding-day look.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    It doesn't get more glamorous than Style 9364 from Allure Bridals. Step into the spotlight with a uniquely distinctive skirt and beaded embroidery.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    Inspired by the "Isle of Beauty" in the Mediterranean Sea, Eddy K's "Corsica" style rings true to its heavenly French namesake. It combines cap sleeves, an illusion back, lace, and tulle, resulting in a one-of-a-kind design.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    If you gravitate toward classic lace gowns, then you've met your match with Style 17110 by Wtoo. Check out that sophisticated off-the-shoulder neckline and body-skimming sheath silhouette.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    A classic ball gown — Style CWG729 by Oleg Cassini, exclusively at David's Bridal — gets the royal treatment with mother-of-pearl beading and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Plus, a pink underlay infuses the subtlest hint of color.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    Looks can be deceiving — you don't need a super-sized budget to afford this drop-waist beauty from Moonlight Bridal. Style J6434 features cross-pleated layers of organza, ideal for flaunting an hourglass shape.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    Pretty in pink — the softest infusion of color gives this Madison James ball gown, MJ250, a rosy glow. It's also on our wish list because of its V-neckline and layered tulle skirt.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    You'll feel like a goddess in this boho-beautiful gown. Crafted from lace and Santorini chiffon, Style Deidre from Maggie Sottero showcases long sleeves, a bateau neckline with illusion detailing.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    Nude underlays are everywhere this season; in particular, Style Water Lily from Casablanca Bridal stole our hearts. This fit-and-flare dress also features a sweetheart neckline and a delicate train.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    Evoke the decadence of the Roaring Twenties in Style 6410 by Lillian West. This vintage-inspired dress is made of metallic lace and chiffon, with dazzling beadwork on the V-neckline and back.

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  • $1,001 to $1,500

    $1,001 to $1,500

    Stunning in its simplicity, Style 1646 by Kenneth Winston is an organza fit-and-flare dress with a semi-cathedral train. It also comes with a detachable crystal beaded sash.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    When else can you rock a fancy ball gown than on your wedding day? Sophia Tolli's Novella Style is spellbinding, with its hand-beaded embroidered bodice, sparkling gathered full skirt, and chapel-length train. Matching illusion cap sleeves or three-quarter-length sleeves are also available and sold separately.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    An ode to springtime, Style Ofelia from Pronovias enchants with floral motifs and details in thread embroidery and gemstones. It's crafted from tulle, combined with Chantilly and guipure lace.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    Style Tamirys from Sottero and Midgley isn't your run-of-the-mill ball gown! A plunging V-neckline, lattice patterns of Swarovski crystals and pearls, and hidden pockets add major "wow" factor.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    Tiers of joy — Aire Barcelona's Medit Style was made for the girly-girl bride. A strapless neckline and beaded bodice balance out the look-at-me skirt.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    X marks the spot! Embrace the athleisure trend in Alma Novia's Foral Style, a Duchesse satin ball gown with a bateau neckline and criss-cross back.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    Style 610 from Ultra Sophisticates by Demetrios is a striking fit-and-flare gown. We love the double lace straps as an alternative to a traditional short sleeve.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    Style D8115 from Val Stefani is the hippie-chic wedding dress of your dreams. We can't get enough of those bell sleeves and draped pearl back.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    Shine bright on your wedding day in Maggie Sottero's stunning Andraea Style, adorned with Swarovski crystals and glimmering beaded embellishments on soft tulle. Godet panels add soft volume and ethereal elegance to the skirt.

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  • $1,501 to $3,000

    $1,501 to $3,000

    Strut your stuff in a high-low dress that shows off your shoes! Style 9818 from Justin Alexander Signature also features eye-catching corded embroidered lace, an illusion neckline, and a soft handkerchief underlay.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    For a classic look with a twist, look no further than Carolina Herrera's Arielle Style. This strapless A-line gown is clean-cut in the front, with a fun oversized bow in the back.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Pnina Tornai is best known for her sultry wedding gowns featuring sheer corsets, extraordinary lace work, high-end fabrications, and crystal embellishments. Her new LOVE by Pnina Tornai capsule collection, while still a splurge, features couture dream dresses at a much more accessible price point (ranging from $2,500 to $3,500). Style 14487 is one of our favorites: we love the V-neckline and spaghetti straps on this crepe back satin dress.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Style RK7404 from the Romona Keveza Collection takes the "illusion" concept to a whole new level. This pearl silk crepe and Reticella lace trumpet gown showcases breathtaking cap sleeves and a transparent tulle overskirt.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Giving the cold shoulder never looked so good! The beadwork detailing on this crepe sheath (Style Saboya by Rosa Clará) blew us away.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    An allover lace gown in a grand silhouette (Style Leonora by Reem Acra) is perfect for a black-tie bash. We love that it includes a subtle sheer corset.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Mermaid magic! This look from Marchesa's collection mixes engineered laces with a tulle skirt.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    No shrinking violets here. A small pop of color goes a long way on Monique Lhuillier's "Blossom" ball gown. 

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Toeing the line between romantic and sexy, Galia Lahav's "Arabella" style is entirely embellished with three-dimensional silk flowers, crystals, beads, and scattered silk petals that adorn the neckline. We think it would be especially dreamy for a garden or vineyard wedding.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Delicate yet striking, Oscar de la Renta's Grace Style stands out from the pack with layered floral embroidery. For extra oomph, pair it with a coordinating cathedral-length veil, as shown here.

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  • $3,001 and Up

    $3,001 and Up

    Tying the knot in the winter? Amsale's Myra style is befitting of this magical season, with a Chantilly lace bodice, long sleeves, and a full tulle skirt.

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50 Beautiful Wedding Dresses to Fit Every Budget

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