A gorgeous wedding gown doesn’t have to cost a mint. Let’s face it: most brides-to-be don’t have the funds to splash out on a custom-designed dress, which can put a serious dent in the wedding budget. But whether your style is vintage, modern or classic traditional, you can still capture your vision of ethereal beauty for less than a grand. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these stunning gowns — some by top designers and found on Pinterest — that ring in under $1,000.
Leyna gown from BHLDN
Want an understated classic look? Consider this Grecian-inspired work of art from Tadashi Shoji. Paired with an elegant up-do and simple pendant earrings, this gown is a dream for just $600. Take a closer look at the detailed bodice that is shimmering with crystals. The subtle drape of the material ensures a figure-flattering form! The Leyna gown tends to run a tad large, so order down a size for the best fit.
Strapless ruffled gown by Badgley Mischka
Badgley Mischka is known for their timeless designs and glamorous wedding attire, and this strapless gown is no exception. With a modest sweetheart neckline and delicate metallic accents, this jacquard dress is both sophisticated and whimsical. It features a boned bodice and concealed back zip, and at just under $900, this lovely creation won’t break the bank.
Vera Wang flared Mikado fit gown
Bring drama to your ceremony with Vera Wang’s fit and flared gown, featuring a tulle skirt. Part of her acclaimed WHITE by Vera Wang Fall 2013 collection, the dress has just the right amount of dazzle with a small collection of jewels around the waistline. Fully lined, the gown has a 60 inch train that sweeps down from the natural waist. Revel in the perfect blend of ivory satin and slightly flared tulle! This gown sells for as little as $878.
Willow by Grace Loves Lace
Renowned for their wedding dresses for bohemians at heart, the designers at Grace Loves Lace offer this stunning ivory silk satin gown, which has a bias cut to show off your fabulous curves. The dress features French lace cups and a key-hole back with pearl button opening. This floor-length gown is ideal for a more casual ceremony – perhaps a beach wedding on the shores of Manuel Antonio? Retails for $790.
Avila Bay gown by Dolly Couture
Embrace your love of retro in this sublime little piece, sold in white or ivory lace with organza waist detail. Short and sassy, the Avila Bay has a princess neckline with scalloped trim and chiffon ruching at the waist. And a special feature of all Dolly Couture creations, this dress can be customized with a colored petticoat of your choosing. Most gowns ship out in 8 to 12 weeks, with a price tag of $795.