32 Wedding Dresses Under $1000

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Planning a wedding can be stressful, although take it from me, it’s supposed to be a happy time! That said, with a million and one things on your wedding checklist, finding the perfect dress might just be at the top. Good news here, ladies: Your dress doesn’t have to be the budget breaker. I’ve rounded up 32 of the most stunningly beautiful dresses all for under a $1000.

Get ready to be obsessed!

For the Romantic Bride

1. White by Vera Wang Textured Organza Dress, $998 (Plus Size Available)

simple A-line dress gets a gorgeous upgrade with a dramatic bottom, cinched waist, and floral details. Bonus: It comes in a gorgeous sterling color for non-traditional brides.

2. Wtoo Rose Gold Catherine Dress, $750

Not into all white? This blush hue is certainly a gorgeous alternative for our non-traditional brides.

3. Stella York Sweatheart Dress, $500 (Plus Size Available)

A beaded waistline brings just the right amount of sparkle to this gorgeous dress.

4. Adrianna Papell Embellished Petal Chiffon Ball Gown, $280

Ellegant and ethereal. This doe colored masterpiece is perfect for the romantic bride. We still can’t believe it’s less than $300.

5. Theia Sleeveless Petal Gown, $995

Gorgeous chiffon petals add texture to an otherwise simple silhouette—it adds just the right amount of drama for your walk down the aisle.

6. Sincerity Mermaid Bridal Gown, $750+

We love how dramatic this dress is with a row of buttons headed down your back.

7. Enzaoni Sweetheart Button Ivory Gown, $850

Floating flowers layered overtop delicate mesh create the most beauitful illusion on this pretty dress.

8. Julietta by Madeline Gardner, $899 (Plus Size)

A dramatic bottom and gorgeous shirring makes this dress nothing short of a statement-maker.

9. Cherish Beloved Dress By Casablanca, $750+

Floating flowers add an ethereal feel to this gorgeous gown and the sheer neckline adds just the right amount of coverage for a blushing bride.

10. Adrianna Papell Scoop Back Sequin Gown, $280+ (Plus Size Available)

A jaw-dropping gown covered in glittering sequins, making this a blush colored show stopper.

For the Understated Bride

11. La Femme Strapless Sweetheart Lace Column Gown, $398.00

A column dress to elongate your frame and a subtle shimmer underlay makes for a gorgeous bride.

12. Donna Morgan Harper Gown, $240

An a-line silhouette that nips in at your natural waist creating a gorgeous shape in a non-white, platinum hue.

13. Teri Jon Neoprene & Lace Dress, $450

The perfect dress for a classy yet modest bride who needs a dress for the changing seasons.

14. Joanna August Dorian Ruffle Sleeve Wrap Dress, $285

A beautiful wrap skirt shows a peek of leg through a graceful side slit, while chiffon sash, elegant crossover V neckline and ruffled cap sleeves offer just the right amount of coverage on top.

15. Chiffon Sheath Halter Wedding Dress, $179.95 (Plus Size)

simple shape that hugs all the right places, this tailored halter dress is stunning! Pair it with an extra long veil for added drama.

16. BHLDN Amora Set, $770

skirt made of tulle paired with a silky, top is classic, elegant and comfortable for your big day.

17. Twobirds Lace Ballgown, $440

The versatility of this dress is incredible! With extra long straps it can be worn up to 15 different ways making it a great alternative for the bride who wants mix up her looks on the big day.

18. J.Crew Eyelash Lace Gown, $995

A classic column shape covered in delicate lace is sophisticated and simple all at the same time.

19. Donna Morgan Quinn Dress, $198

Downtown City Hall wedding? Throw on a pair of brightly hued or silver metallic pumps to finish this chic wedding look.

20. Joanna August Newbury Cap Sleeve Dress, $285

A striking wrap gown of flowing chiffon makes a glamorous impression.

21. Adrianna Papell Cap Sleeve Lace Dress, $125.98 (Plus Size)

The detail in this chic lace dress makes it a classic with just a hint of whimsy.

For the Sophisticated Bride 

22. Jarlo Wedding Dress with Bow, $169.84

The prettiest bow we ever did see…

23. Rachel Zoe Ruched Long-Sleeve Column Gown, $525

One of the most sophisticated wedding dresses we’ve ever seen. A cutout back, perfect drape and forgiving shirring – matte jersey never looked so good!

24. Jovani One-Shoulder Ruffle-Trim Mermaid Gown, $595

A mermaid shape with just the right amount of detail, this one-shoulder frock seems like the perfect dress for an extra fancy affair.

25. White by Vera Wang High Neck Halter Wedding Dress, $898 (Plus Size Available)

Incredibly polished, tailored, and fitted, this dress would be a stunning complement to a wedding at a swanky venue (like a museum or trendy, upscale hotel).

26. Carmen Marc Valvo Crisscross-Halter Colorblock Gown, $453

The perfect mix of non-traditional and classic in one stunning dress option.

27. Sachin & Babi Noir Off-The-Shoulder High-Low Gown, $850

Ready to seriously buck tradition? All black wedding dresses are trending! Do you dare?

For the Boho Bride

28. Stone Cold Fox Bianca Gown, $650

Calling all boho brides, a simple flower crown makes this dress perfect for an outdoor ceremony.

29. Zimmermann Zephyr Broderie Dress, $530

Short and sweet with a plunging v-neck and eyelet lace for the cool and casual bride. Add some stacked wedges and you’re ready to wed!

30. Rachel Zoe Estelle Cutout Maxi Dress, $495

A cutout back and sheer yoke makes a bold statement in this stunning dress.

31. BHLDN Riane Gown, $700

I keep picturing myself getting married in this incredibly intricate dress in some gorgeous European setting. The column silhouette, heart-shaped embroidery, and peekaboo lace make this dress an absolute show stopper.

32. ASOS Midi Floral Dip Back Dress, $292

For easy, breezy brides with a California cool vibe, this dress is for you. It’s a no-fuss way to look absolutely stunning on your big day.

Tell us, which dress is your favorite?

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