Who said you had to spend a fortune on a wedding dress?
I for one don’t believe it. Granted, I may be a little biased, as I took the risk of ordering my ultra affordable wedding gown on eBay. Affordable doesn’t mean cheap or tacky. It means you get a quality bridal gown at a price point that fits your budget.
If the gowns on our list of wedding dresses under $1000 haven’t quite matched up to your dream dress, don’t worry. There are many top online shops that offer amazing wedding gowns for different budgets.
Note: Prices and policies listed below are an indication only. While we try to keep this article updated, always check with the online shop to confirm the latest information.
Best Online Wedding Dress Shops
Let’s take a look at our guide to the best places to buy a wedding dress, starting with…
One of our all time favorite and trusted online wedding dress sites!
If Etsy has been your go-to for your other wedding decor inspiration, why not search for the right wedding gown as well?
There are so many talented designers who offer bespoke dresses made to your exact specification.
Two etsy shops in particular that get raving reviews and have beautiful designs are:
If you just can’t find what you are dreaming of online or in person, look to Etsy to get it handmade.
2) David’s Bridal
David’s Bridal is a one-stop destination for everything you could possibly need for your big day – your dress or even your mom’s dress!
They currently offer over 375 wedding dresses under $1000, including designers like White by Vera Wang, Wonder by Jenny Packham, and Nicole Miller just to name a few.
Lots of selection and styles that you could possibly wish for — petite, plus size, and tall ranges for those of you who struggle finding the perfect lengths and fits!
3) BHLDN Wedding Gowns
BHLDN is one of the hottest destinations for bridal gowns and guest outfits. Prices start at around the $300 and go up to $3000, but you have plenty to choose from in the under $1000 range.
They actually have a designated category for designer wedding dresses under $1000. Currently, 77 gowns can be found in this catagory, with labels like Tadashi Shoji, Watters, and Badgley Mischka.
BHLDN truly offers brides the ability to find a beautiful dress without going over budget.
With a focus on weddings, they search the world for emerging designers and exclusive styles with superior craftsmanship.
The aesthetic of BHLDN is dreamy and feminine, with hints of ivory and light rose colored gowns, with intricate lace detailing for the majority of them.
Floravere is all about eliminating appointments and salespeople, giving you the ability to try your dress on in the comfort of your home. Heck, throw a party if you want to!
We absolutely love this model. Simply try on a dress at home using their bride box — free with any purchase, or $25 per gown.
Molly Kang created Floravere to give brides the experience she never had: order a luxury gown that is also customizable (think color changes, additional sleeve or bows).
They source the finest fabrics and materials, and each gown is designed by top artisans. After customizing your own gown through their website, it is made-to-order in 10-15 weeks.
5) TJ MAXX
When I got married in a summertime outdoor wedding, I knew that I wanted a second dress. One that was lighter and more airy than my first gown, which was a ball gown.
I ended up finding my second last minute at a store in Washington called Ross Dress for Less. It was the only one and was in my size. Talk about meant to be.
TJ Maxx is very similar to Ross Dress for Less, and have a wedding section online too. Not a huge selection, but enough that someone looking for a gem dress find might just get lucky.
Designers like Badgley Michska, Adrianna Papell, Donna Morgan, Jenny Yoo make an appearance on this site with prices range from $29.99-599.
Champagne taste on a beer budget? Tradsey may be just the online bridal gown shop for you.
It’s a site for brides to sell anything from their existing closet. You can find all sorts of goodies that are in good condition, from brands like Zara to Louis Vuitton. Best of all, Tradsey have an entire wedding section. Items like sample wedding dresses, accessories, bridal jewelry, shoes, groomwear and miscellaneous wedding items.
See a designer dress in the store that fits like a glove, but isn’t sensible for your budget? Search on Tradsey and you just might find your dream dress.
7) Coco Melody
Founded in 1999, CocoMelody is a unique online concept where brides can easily find both ready-to-wear and haute couture options.
The online bridal store employs over 100 experienced seamstresses and sample makers, as well as professional in house fashion designers who can help you with you custom options.
Prices range from $99-2250 and they have many dress shapes and fabric. If you are looking for accessories, bridal party, or cocktail party dresses, they have those as well.
Ever dreamt of having your own high quality bridal gown made to order?
Try a company called Azazie. Each of their gowns are cut and sewn to order just for you the minute you place your order, no matter if it is a standard size or custom-sized gown.
They offer many different styled dresses and have many different color options. If you are unsure about colors, fabric or fit, they also offer swatch samples and sample try-ons.
They also offer bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride dresses.
9) Needle & Thread
Needle & Thread are actually stocked at BHLDN, but you can find plenty more wedding dresses on their e-shop.
The British brand are renowned for gorgeous embellishments like lace and sequins and voluminous tulle skirts.
Their gowns are a very distinct style and are certainly for the bride looking to achieve a contemporary look.
10) Rent the Runway
The rental model is our consumer based economy is alive and well. And, thanks to a pair of enterprising young woman, you can rent wedding gowns as well!
The idea for Rent the Runway came to the two founders (Jenny & Jenny) in 2009 when they thought, “wouldn’t it be so much smarter if we could rent designer items rather than purchase them?”
Yes, it certainly would.
Now you have the opportunity to save a bit of cash and still wear a designer gown on your big day, just like this white sequin gown from Bagdley Mischka.
Getting a dress is easy for one-time rentals. Simply pick your look and size, schedule a delivery date to receive the dress, and then send it back when your rental period is up.
Although there are not a huge amount of wedding gowns to choose from (at last updat), you may just see “the one” and snag a real bargain.
Net A Porter is one of our favorite sites for luxury purchases, but did you know they also sell bridal?
Despite being a luxury destination, and having dresses that obviously exceed the $1000 mark, there are also dresses that fall under that price point.
For example, this gorgeous tiered embellished tulle and point d’esprit gown from Needle & Thread.
There isn’t a ton of options under the $1000 mark. If you are looking for something a little different that could pass as bridal, they do carry beautiful maxi skirts, chiffon tops, cropped jackets, embellished capes, and classy cropped wide legged pants.
Asos have started selling bridal wear and we can’t be any more excited! They have a perfect price range for a bride on a budget, and their dresses are quality made (especially when you look at the prices — all of their dresses are way under $1000).
Everything from mermaid to boho dresses, and styles for petite or curvy brides. No matter what your personal tastes, you are bound to find a favorite on Asos.
6pm have dresses priced from $15 to $2000! They have a beautiful selection for the bride-to-be, with deliciously soft, silky fabrics and elegant movement.
6pm have favorite bridal shades too – from ivory to light rose pink.
Brands like Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka, Adrianna Papell, Calvin Klein, Donna Morgan means you are bound to find the dress for your special day!
Zappos offers a smaller collection of dresses with designers like Nicole Miller, Adrianna Papell and Unique Vintage.
Zappos have all sorts of styles available, but they do seem to have a larger selection of knee length dresses. So, if you are a bride looking for a shorter vintage style dress, you may find a keeper over on Zappos.
15) Shop Bop
Shop Bop doesn’t have a designated section for under $1000 gowns, but it looks like you could scoop a real bargain if you go shopping online at the right time.
Featured designers (e.g., Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Theia and Zac Posen) offer all different styled gowns such as a-line, ball gown, sheath, short, trumpet / mermaid.
A good assortment of styles!
We know Nordstrom for stylish, luxurious pieces, but did you know they also do bridal?
Nordstrom now offers in-store Wedding Suites where you can make an appointment with one of their wedding stylists who will help you find your perfect gown.
Of course, if you can’t drop by for an in person visit, you can always order from their online wedding collection.
Their wedding dress price ranges vary. They currently have 38 gorgeous wedding dresses in A-line, ballgown, fit & flare, mermaid and sheath by designers like PRONOVIAS, Topshop, After Six and Tadashi Shoji all under $1000.
Macys is proof that you don’t have to compromise quality when buying an affordable wedding dress. They provide for all bridal styles – shorter dresses for a bride looking for something a little more unusual, as well as more traditional styles like mermaid and halterneck gowns.
Currently, it seems that they are only stocking Adrianna Papell gowns. Fine by us because her designs are exquisite!
Take this Adrianna Papell soutache tiered tulle gown (pictured), we sure get a Jenny Peckham vibe for a fraction of the price.
18) Saks Fifth Avenue
More and more brides are opting for designer gowns for their big day — gowns that are fresh, modern and perfect for the forever stylish bride.
Saks Fifth have big name bridal labels such as Self-Portrait – renowned for their guipure lace dresses – along with a more vintage vibe from designer Alice + Olivia.
Either way, the fashionista bride can find her favorite amongst the selection at Saks Fifth Avenue.
19) House of Brides
You may or may not have heard of House of Brides, but they are definitely worth taking a look at. They are mainly an online store, with 5 brick and mortar locations in Illinois. They’ve been in business for 88 years, which is pretty amazing.
Carrying gowns at many price points, they currently have over 1445 dresses that are under $1000. With over 140 designer labels being offered, you are bound to find something special.
A business model that has no sales staff and alterations department means they are able to pass on 80% savings off retail prices. The only downside is that all sales are final and cannot be cancelled once they have been purchased.
House of Brides have the dreamiest wedding dress details – ruffles, lace, embroidery, embellishments – you name it they have it!
Whistles is a contemporary fashion brand, based in London UK. Wearable yet distinct apparel with a small wedding collection.
Beautiful wedding gown designs for a bohemian or vintage bride at heart. And, with prices ranging between $999-$1399, you can find an elegant gown that doesn’t break the bank.
21) Moda Operandi
Are you a bride looking for a gown from next-season’s looks straight from the runway?
Moda Operandi is an online retailer who invites clients to pre order runway worthy gowns. For those who can’t wait, they offer an expertly curated in-season boutique.
I know it will take you a bit of time to search for that ‘one dress’ that makes it into your online shopping cart! Hopefully we’ve made the task a little bit easier with this roundup of trusted wedding dress stores to choose from. All the best on your dress hunt and your big day!