30 Affordable Wedding Dresses That Reasonably Fit Your Budget

Spoiler alert: You don't have to break the bank to get the bridal look of your dreams.
Three wedding dresses under $2000
Photos, left to right: Azazie, Olivia Bottega, Anthropologie
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Apr 17, 2024
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Planning a wedding can be expensive. Finding the perfect wedding dress on the other hand, doesn't have to be. It might seem daunting, but once you know the right places to look, you'll find that there are actually countless affordable wedding dresses on the market. According to The Knot Real Wedding Study, the average cost of a wedding dress is at the $2,000 mark. This means the majority of brides are shopping wedding dresses on a budget, contrary to what growing up watching shows like Say Yes to the Dress might have led you to believe.

Opting for a more reasonable wedding dress can be a great way to free up room in your wedding budget to use on other areas of the event (did somebody say longer honeymoon?). Plus, because there are options available for every bride's style, you won't have to sacrifice having your dream look for the big day. But you may be asking yourself, "Where can I find an inexpensive wedding dress?" You're in luck. To help narrow your search, we've rounded up 30 of the best low-price wedding dresses under $2,000, as well as the best places to find inexpensive wedding dresses online. Keep reading to discover our shoppable looks that both you and your wallet will love.

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    Where to Buy Affordable Wedding Dresses

    There are plenty of places to shop for affordable wedding dresses online, however we recommend beginning your search at your local bridal salon. An in-person shopping experience includes plenty of extras you don't get from shopping online, like one-on-one help from a professional bridal consultant, the ability to try on dresses and determine your preferred silhouette, and having your loved ones there to help support your decision-making process. Plus, bridal salons typically carry a wide selection of wedding gowns at affordable prices.

    For brides who are short on time, or like the ease of being able to browse looks from the comfort of their home, online wedding dress shopping is always an option. Pro tip: When going this route, take advantage of any offerings that can help personalize your experience, such as working with a virtual stylist or opting for custom sizing. With seemingly endless options online, it can be tough to know where to begin your search, and that's why we're here to help. These are our go-to affordable bridal shops for brides on a budget:


    Not only is Anthropologie a beloved destination for everyday wear, but it's also a one-stop shop for affordable bridal dresses, bridesmaid gowns, accessories, shoes and more. Perfect for bohemian and romantic brides, Anthropologie's repertoire of affordable wedding dress designers includes names like Watters, Jenny Yoo and BHLDN, among others. Whether you're looking for a lacy, '70s-inspired wedding dress or a chic midi for City Hall, you'll find it at Anthropologie.


    For reasonably priced wedding dresses (think under $500), there's no better place to begin your search than Lulus. Not only are their options on-trend and ultra-affordable, but ordering from Lulus is also super convenient. Because you can purchase their inexpensive wedding gowns online with fast shipping, they're especially great for brides who are short on time. Plus, on their website you'll find plenty of reviews and photos from real customers to help give you confidence in your decision.

    Olivia Bottega

    When it comes to options, Olivia Bottega is unmatched. From sexy slips to grand ball gowns and everything in between, you're bound to find a few affordable bridal gowns you love amidst their vibrant assortment of styles. Not to mention, the majority of the dresses on their site are less than $2,000, making them a great option for any bride on a budget. We love that their looks are offered in a wide range of sizes, with the option to have your gown custom-made to your specific measurements.

    Nearly Newlywed

    Did you know that you can shop used wedding dresses? Nearly Newlywed serves as a marketplace for brides looking to sell their gown or purchase a pre-worn wedding dress. Not only is this a great option for those on the hunt for budget wedding gowns, it's also a good resource for those who don't want to keep their gown after the big day. Nearly Newlywed verifies all dresses for condition and authenticity, so you can trust that you'll be purchasing a high-quality design. They also have a return policy that allows you to easily give back your dress in case it's not what you wanted. Browse designer wedding dresses at a fraction of the cost—and consider re-selling your dress to earn some of the money back after your wedding.

    Wedding Dresses Under $500

    Calling all brides on a budget! These 10 wedding dresses under $500 prove you don't need to break the bank to achieve your dream look.

    Lulus Love Galore White Mermaid Maxi Dress

    Affordable mermaid-style wedding dress by Lulus.
    Photo: Lulus

    A bridal look that's guaranteed to stand the test of time? Now that's something you can't put a price on. One of the lowest-priced bridal gowns on the list, this classic mermaid style with a plunging neckline checks all our boxes when it comes to budget wedding dresses.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    Azazie James Gown

    Lace wedding gown with v-neckline and slit
    Photo: Azazie

    Think minimum price can't get you maximum glam? This gorgeous A-line gown proves otherwise. Its figure-flattering bodice is met with a lace skirt and train that's sure to look stunning as it trails behind you down the aisle.

    Size Range: 0 - 30

    ELLIATT Protea Gown

    Strapless A-line bridal gown with slit
    Photo: REVOLVE

    Classic with a twist—what's not to love about this strapless A-line gown? Featuring cascading layers that lead to a subtle slit and satin fabric with a gorgeous sheen finish, it offers a timeless yet unique bridal look you're sure to love.

    Size Range: XXS - XXL

    Mac Duggal Long Sleeve Drop Shoulder Evening Gown

    Long sleeve drop shoulder wedding gown with slit
    Photo: Mac Duggal

    The wedding aisle will feel like your own personal runway when you step down it in this fashion-forward pick. With an asymmetrical neckline and one long sleeve, this low-cost wedding dress offers a look that's anything but ordinary.

    Size Range: 0 - 16

    Reformation Jeany Silk Dress

    Silk halter-neck white gown
    Photo: Reformation

    Reformation has a range of simple, affordable wedding dresses to offer, and this pick is no exception. As a unique take on a classic silk slip, the Jeany dress features a halter neckline, dainty adjustable straps and a dramatic open back.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    Lulus Feeling of Forever White Long Sleeve Mermaid Maxi Dress

    Minimal long sleeve v-neck wedding gown
    Photo: Lulus

    Though gorgeous enough to be worn on its own, this streamlined silhouette offers the perfect blank canvas to accessorize with. A pearl veil, for instance, would add just the right touch of bridal glam to this versatile look.

    Size Range: XXS - 3X

    Azazie Vivienne Dress

    Short sleeve floral bridal gown with slit
    Photo: Azazie

    Looking to channel major garden-chic vibes on your big day? This look is for you. Its hand-sewn floral lace and puff sleeves provide a whimsical feel, while a sultry slit and sweep-length train add just the right amount of drama. Bonus: The sleeves are designed to be worn on or off the shoulders for a two-in-one look.

    Size Range: 0 - 30

    Bridal by ELOQUII Draped Sequin Gown

    Draped sequin plus-size wedding gown
    Photo: ELOQUII

    A draped back, flowing train and all-over sequins make this plus-size pick ready for a party. If your wedding vibe is all-out glam, this dazzling draped gown is a fitting choice for your upcoming nuptials.

    Size Range: 14 - 28

    Lulus Vow to Wow White 3D Floral Appliqué Sequin Maxi Dress

    V-neck floral sequin wedding gown
    Photo: Lulus

    Taylor Swift fans, rejoice: You won't miss sparkling anymore once you step into this glistening gown. Featuring a sheer mesh overlay adorned in three-dimensional floral appliqués, intricate floral embroidery and shiny sequin and beaded details, this budget-friendly wedding dress is sure to make a statement.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    Azazie Laylah Gown

    Off-the-shoulder plus-size wedding gown with sweetheart neckline
    Photo: Azazie

    Here's a dress you'll want to add to your packing list for a tropical destination wedding. With a mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline and draped off-the-shoulder sleeves, it's practically begging to be worn alongside a stunning beach sunset.

    Size Range: 0 - 30

    Wedding Dresses Under $1,000

    With options that look this good, it's easy to keep your wedding dress budget in the triple digits. Here are 10 affordable wedding gowns under $1,000.

    BHLDN Nassau Long-Sleeve Deep-V Embroidered Side-Slit Wedding Gown

    long sleeve v-neck wedding gown with embroidered details
    Photo: Anthropologie

    When it comes to finding the best affordable wedding dress designers in one place, Anthropologie is a go-to. Perfect for the bohème with a bit of an edge, this long-sleeved pick is sure to make a statement. Its A-line silhouette is scattered with floral appliqués and features a plunging neckline and sexy side slit.

    Size Range: 0 - 18

    Azazie Aurorie Dress

    Strapless A-line bridal gown with lace and sequins
    Photo: Azazie

    For the bride who can't say no to a bit of detail, there's no look quite like the Aurorie dress. Available in three shades of white, the tulle gown features a sweetheart neckline, chapel train and stunning sequinned lace.

    Size Range: 0 - 30

    Reformation Ronda Silk Dress

    Simple silk wedding gown with asymmetric neckline
    Photo: Reformation

    At the intersection of simple and sultry, you'll find the Ronda gown. Made from 100% silk, its relaxed silhouette can easily be dressed up or down—and we're willing to bet you'll be reaching for it long after the wedding.

    Size Range: 0 - 12

    Bridal by ELOQUII Strapless Princess Gown with Full Pleated Skirt

    Strapless A-line bridal gown with sweetheart neckline and ruffle details
    Photo: ELOQUII

    Looking for a strapless gown that pulls out all the stops? We love this gorgeous plus-size option. With its layered bodice and dramatic pleated skirt, it was designed to turn heads. One word: Swoon.

    Size Range: 14 - 32

    Katie May X Noel And Jean Muse Gown

    Sleeveless cowl-neck wedding gown
    Photo: REVOLVE

    With its cowl neckline, sleeveless silhouette and low back, this simple gown offers an elegantly understated look that's perfect for any modern bride. Of course, you could always add dimension to your ensemble by pairing it with a statement veil.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    AW Bridal Parsley Wedding Dress

    Romantic affordable wedding dress by AW Bridal.
    Photo: AW Bridal

    There's certainly no shortage of charm here. With floral appliqués across its form-fitting bodice, this mermaid gown is a trendy option for brides. We love that it's available in a wide range of sizes with the option to customize to your dimensions.

    Size Range: 0 - 30

    Reformation Adwen Swilk Dress

    Minimal silk long sleeve backless bridal gown
    Photo: Reformation

    Ideal for the minimalist bride, here's a wedding gown that's simple yet far from boring. Made from 100% silk, the streamlined number features an eye-catching open back that leads to an A-line skirt with a flowing train.

    Size Range: 0 - 12

    Olivia Bottega Crepe Wedding Dress Nancy with Detachable Huge Bow

    Sleeveless square-neck wedding gown with removable oversized bow
    Photo: Olivia Bottega

    Not only is this dress affordable, but the wow-factor it offers is simply priceless. A square neckline and waist-accentuating silhouette are met with a gorgeous (and removable!) oversized bow. Talk about a showstopper.

    Size Range: 0 - 20

    For Love & Lemons Willow Bridal Gown

    Bridal gown with square neckline and long sheer sleeves
    Photo: For Love & Lemons

    From the delicately draped cowl neck to the romantic high-low sleeves, this vintage-inspired wedding gown is certain to stand out. Complete with a thigh-high slit, draped sash and a long, dreamy train, you'll be ready to make your grand entrance.

    Size Range: XXS - XL

    Katie May X Noel And Jean Divinity Gown

    White strapless wedding gown with a high-slit
    Photo: REVOLVE

    You can't go wrong with the classics, and the Divinity gown certainly proves that. Its strapless design, modern silhouette and simple ruched accents make the perfect base for accessories like evening gloves or an embroidered veil.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    Wedding Dresses Under $2,000

    Have a little extra wiggle room in the budget? Check out these 10 wedding gowns under $2,000.

    Willowby by Watters Hearst A-Line Tulle Wedding Gown

    Sleeveless v-neck tulle wedding gown with lace
    Photo: Anthropologie

    Where sweet meets sexy, you'll find the Hearst gown. Its plunging neckline and open back are met with a full tulle skirt covered in oversized floral motifs.

    Size Range: 00 - 26W

    Cult Gaia Crissy Gown

    Sleeveless silk bridal gown with bias seam
    Photo: Cult Gaia

    Laidback brides: Why not *slip* into something a little more comfortable? As a modern take on a classic slip dress, the Chrissy gown features delicate straps and a flattering bias-seam detail that adds gorgeous movement.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    Watters Millie Off-The-Shoulder Removable Puff-Sleeve A-Line Wedding Gown

    Strapless A-line bridal gown with removable puff sleeves
    Photo: Anthropologie

    One way to save money on your wedding wardrobe is to opt for a two-in-one look. This satin gown is the perfect example, as it features detachable puff sleeves that can be removed for the reception, freeing up your arms to dance. Also, who can resist a wedding gown with pockets?

    Size Range: 0 - 26W

    Sachin & Babi Anouk Gown

    One-shoulder blue floral bridal gown with oversized bow
    Photo: Sachin & Babi

    This botanical gown is a sure way to capture an ethereal vibe on your wedding day. A subtle floral print, one-shoulder silhouette and dramatic bow make it a standout pick. Plus, it'll serve as your "something blue."

    Size Range: 0 - 14

    Olivia Bottega Plus Size Lace Wedding Dress Enn

    Plus-size V-neck wedding gown with floral lace
    Photo: Olivia Bottega

    Between its ultra-flattering A-line silhouette, intricate floral lace and glittery tulle, no detail went unnoticed when creating this gown. Complete with beaded cap sleeves that sparkle in the light, you're guaranteed to earn compliments in this one.

    Size Range: 0 - 30

    Needle & Thread Confetti Gloss Off-Shoulder Gown

    Off-the-shoulder sequin long-sleeve bridal gown
    Photo: Needle & Thread

    Scattered with sequin embellishments and soft flower motifs, this long-sleeve off-the-shoulder wedding gown makes a stunning statement. It's designed with layers of tulle at the sleeves and hemline for a soft yet structured look, plus an internal corset for a super flattering effect.

    Size Range: 2 - 14

    Bronx and Banco Tiara Gown

    Strapless champagne high-low wedding gown
    Photo: REVOLVE

    There are plenty of reasons why this stunning organza gown is one of our top budget-friendly picks—including its flattering A-line silhouette and high-fashion feel. With its chic champagne shade, high-low hem and unique texture, it has cool girl written all over it.

    Size Range: XS - XL

    Watters Hyde Bateau-Neck Low-Back Trumpet Wedding Gown

    Bateau-neck low-back trumpet wedding gown
    Photo: Anthropologie

    The Hyde gown is a minimalist bride's dream. Between its bateau neckline, simple silhouette and side cutouts, it's an option a classic style icon would highly approve of.

    Size Range: 0 - 18W

    Reev Bridal Greta Gown

    Long-sleeve off-the-shoulder A-line bridal gown
    Photo: Etsy

    Being a bride on a budget doesn't mean you can't still have a grand ball gown. This understated yet wow-worthy option features romantic elongated sleeves, cowl drapery at the bodice and a long, flowing train—talk about major bang for your buck.

    Size Range: Custom

    Jenny by Jenny Yoo Willow Strapless Floral-Detail Convertible Sheath Wedding Gown

    Plus-size wedding gown with floral bodice and sleeves
    Photo: Anthropologie

    This enchanting option looks like something straight out of a fairytale, making it perfect for your happily ever after. With 3-D floral detailing at the bust and sleeves, this silhouette is sure to look dreamy as you walk down the aisle. Bonus: You can remove the sleeves post-ceremony for a strapless reception look.

    Size Range: 00 - 26W

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