24 Best Online Shops To Buy Show-Stopping Affordable Wedding Dress [Updated 2023]
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 in 2023, starting with…
BHLDN Wedding Gowns
Rent the Runway
Fame and Partners
BM Bridal Co
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.
Three 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.
BHLDN is one of the hottest destinations for bridal gowns and guest outfits. Prices start at around $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 category, 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.
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 your custom options.
Prices range from $99-2250 and they have many dress shapes and fabrics. If you are looking for accessories, bridal parties, or cocktail party dresses, they have those as well.
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!
Ever dreamt of having your own high-quality bridal gown made to order?
Try a company called Azazie. Each of their gowns is 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.
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.
The rental model in 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 update), 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.
This online shop is perfect for the young and trendy bride who wants to look chic and fashionable on her big day! Operating from their ‘invite only HQ in Los Angeles’, Revolve is a fashion forward brand that offers surprisingly affordable prices, making these wedding dresses the best of both worlds.
All of these wedding gowns look fit for a runway, with slim fits, light fabrics, and a daring amount of skin. Unfortunately, their sizing is fit for the runaway as well, with most of their dressed only going up to a large.
All brides, however, can find the perfect wedding accessory as Revolve's collection ranges from headbands, earrings, and even bridal masks, adding the perfect bit of flair to any wedding gown.
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.
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.
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.
Reformation is a boutique clothing shop with a commitment to sustainability and celebrating the feminine figure. While their selection of bridal gowns is limited, I love their dedication to ensuring the perfect fit and the array of fresh designs they offer.
With dresses ranging from $125 to +$350, Reformation is a great option for the eco-friendly and stylish bride on a budget.
If you’re looking for a wedding dress that is gorgeous, affordable, AND made with plus size brides in mind, check out Kiyonna.
With over twenty years of experience serving plus-sized women from its online storefront, this pioneering shop knows what its customers want.
A selection of full-length, midi, and knee-length dresses, and a selection of fabrics and styles to choose means there’s a good chance you’ll find a gown to suit your personal style.
If you’re searching for a casual-yet-stylin’ white wedding dress, you’ll want to check out Lulu’s online bridal shop.
Showcasing over 70 different styles in a range of sizes from XS to 3X (though XL styles are limited), you’ll find everything from romantic dresses to retro glam, beach, boho, modern and more.
I love that Lulu’s owns the fact that their line of bridal dresses is on the casual side, but as they note: “Casual” is a relative term. They also provide some tips on shopping for a casual wedding dress and how to accessorize for maximum effect.
Get a customized wedding dress at an extremely affordable price, while supporting a near zero-waste manufacturing method. That’s the inspiration behind Fame & Partners’ online wedding shop, where every dress is made to order and over-production is a thing of the past.
While their baseline of wedding dress styles is somewhat limited, the number of customizable options for each is mighty impressive. For example, not only can you choose from an array of colors (and sometimes fabrics), you can also customize the width of the straps, the length of the skirt, and more.
My favorite customization is definitely the option for side pockets — perfect for storing your wedding day vows and breath mints!
Declaring themselves ‘the modern luxury shopping destination for the confident global fashion customer’ the Bridal section of MATCHESFASHION drips with opulence while offering deceivingly reasonable prices.
This shop truly has options for everyone, with their collection ranging from the conservative and traditionally feminine numbers fit for a princess to crisp trousers and form fitting blazers perfect for the brides who are looking for something that bends the rules.
The best feature of this site is the My Stylist tool, which pairs you with your very own shopping concierge; available 24/7 at no extra charge!
It is also worth noting that MATCHESFASHION delivers to 176 countries, meaning they are there to serve, no matter where you are!
FARFETCH is a luxury, online marketplace that connects online shoppers with items from over 50 countries and approximately 1,300 brands, boutiques, and department stores. This vast sourcing has resulted in a wide variety of bridal gowns, from a bright red feathered gown fit for the ballroom to a double-breasted blazer dress, reminiscent of the war effort brides of the 1940s.
Their plus size range is not very substantial, however, there are a few options that go up to XXXL which are definitely worth checking out.
One feature of this shop that we absolutely love is the ability to filter for sustainable, eco-conscious items made to be loved forever and that could be passed down to the next generation.
We adore these ethereal, boho inspired gowns being offered by LoveShackFancy. Their collection is no way vast but the dresses available are absolutely stunning. This site offers a ton of loose fitting, lace filled, and fuss free dresses, perfect for the bride getting married barefoot in the garden or for the destination wedding, where traveling with a large, flamboyant dress just isn’t an option.
Dress sizes only run to a size 10 but with so many inconsistencies in sizing we definitely suggest checking out their sizing guide to make sure you get a fit that works for you! They also have a very forgiving returns policy, so if you’re unsure order a couple of options and return the excess for a full refund.
Bloomingdales offers exceptional service and selection with everything they sell, so it shouldn't be a surprise that their wedding dress shop has ended up on the list. While they don't have a designated wedding dress section, the bride-to-be options are full of designs perfect for a variety of wedding days. / Bloomingdales carries many different styles, from traditional gowns to mini dresses to jumpsuits (like the one I'm eyeing as I write this). With so many gorgeous styles, I almost want to get married again just for the dress. / Because Bloomingdales is dedicated to customer service, their return policy is top-notch. Just return within 90 days and you're good to go. No receipt? No problem. They'll issue a store credit. Now that's what I call taking care of the bride.
If you're looking for a site to get a glamorous dress on a budget, this is it. With prices starting at $99 and capping out at $500, there are lots of dresses for every budget. Simple Dress has an extensive selection of dresses to choose from as well as lots of filters to help you narrow down the search. They also have accessories to help you create a complete look. / The site offers additional customizations to the dresses from a wide range of sizes — 2 to 26 — to various color choices depending on the style. In fact, many of the dresses are Made-to-Measure, meaning they are made with your measurements in mind when you order. Keep in mind that this does mean the dresses need a little time to arrive once ordered.
AW Bridal was launched with the vision of becoming a place where a bride can find her dress without leaving her home. Not only have they done just that, they've perfected it. / AW Bridal has an extensive stock of wedding dresses along with bridesmaid dresses, dressing robes, and accessories. AW Bridal offers a full range of sizes — from 0 to 30 — and each dress is made to order. / The best part about this store, in my humble opinion, is that they offer free customization on all dresses. So not only can you find the dress of your dreams, they'll help you get it fitting like a glove, too. / When you find the dress of your dreams, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the price tag. Dresses range from $99 to $700, but they have been known to markdown items on sale. Plus, they offer student and military discounts.
With over ten years of experience in the wedding design industry, BM Bridal Co brings design direct to the bride. There's no middle man, so prices are more affordable than a brick-and-mortar store, with dresses starting at $179 and capping out at $999. / I don't know about you, but my least favorite part of online shopping is scrolling through page after page of items without being able to trim down the results. The website has a ton of options to choose from, but there are lots of filter options to help you narrow down the search. So, if you're looking for a low-back, mermaid dress, just filter, and your options will pop right up! / BM Bridal Co carries a wide range of sizes from 2 to 26, so you're sure to find just the right fit. Just try it on as soon as you get it, since their window to initiate returns is small.
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!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!