40 wedding dresses we love under $1,000

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With average wedding costs reaching well over $30,000, we don't blame you for wanting to keep your wedding dress budget minimal. It's hard to convince yourself to drop major dough on something you'll only wear once. Budget conscious brides, you're in luck! We've rounded up some of our favorite wedding dresses under $1,000. Yes, you heard us correctly: we're talking three-figure wedding dresses. It can be hard to believe they exist, but we promise you, they do.

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And there's no shortage of variety, either. Whether you prefer a fairy-tale ball gown, Hollywood glamor A-line, sexy form-fitted lace, or breezy chiffon, you'll find something right up your alley if you look hard enough. The best part? They look more expensive than they actually are, so you won't be sacrificing quality and beauty.

When it comes to finding a dress in this price range, you just have to be a little savvier when shopping. Opt for something simple or consider a more lightweight fabric or dresses with less fabric. These are easier to find in bridesmaid and reception dress collections — just look for those that are white or a neutral shade. Similarly, look at online retailers such as Revolve or Net-A-Porter for white or beige dresses; they usually even have a bridal section that begins at affordable prices. Several designers also have mainstream ready-to-wear collections, such as Wtoo by Watters, or guest collections for other brands, such as Vera Wang for David's Bridal, that are much more inexpensive.

But wherever you choose to buy from, make sure you don't buy from an unauthorized retailer. We've heard one too many horror stories about knockoff wedding dresses looking completely different than their online image. If it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Just research, research, research. Luckily enough, we've gotten a head start for you — these budget-friendly wedding dresses will sweep you off your feet.

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Reformation

"Eliana" wedding dress, $598, Reformation

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Theia

"Blake" gown, $900, Theia available at BHLDN

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Melissa Sweet

Style MS251178, tiered chiffon a-line wedding dress, $758, Melissa Sweet available at David's Bridal

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Lace & Liberty

"Glamour" wedding dress with high neckline and sheath skirt silhouette, $860, Lace & Liberty

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Alfred Angelo

Style 2586, Venise lace and tulle wedding dress with tip-of-the-shoulder straps, $995, Alfred Angelo

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

"Marisol" wedding dress, $849, Blu Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Badgley Mischka

Draped jersey gown, Badgley Mischka Collection available at Shopbop

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Simply Val Stefani

Style S2012, short sleeve Alençon lace bridal crop top, $399; Style S2022, tulle bridal skirt, $315, Simply Val Stefani

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White by Vera Wang

Textured organza wedding dress, $898, White by Vera Wang available at David's Bridal

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Willowby

"Reagan" gown, $975, Willowby by Watters available at BHLDN

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Jenny Yoo

"Stella" luxe chiffon wedding dress, $600, Jenny Yoo

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Dreamers & Lovers

"Holly" lace off-the-shoulder dress, $925, Dreamers & Lovers

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Lillian West

Style 6467, lace and chiffon a-line wedding dress, $899, Lillian West

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

"Maybelle" wedding dress, $698, Voyage Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Moonlight Bridal

Style T768, tulle drop-waist mermaid wedding dress, Moonlight Tango

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David's Bridal

Style WG3829, Lace sweetheart wedding ball gown, $549, David's Bridal

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Sincerity Bridal

Style 3983, off-the-shoulder lace gown, $999, Sincerity Bridal

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

"Melody" wedding dress, $698, Voyage Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Jay Godfrey

"Clarke" gown, $540, Jay Godfrey available at Revolve

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Mignon

"Naomi" gown, $800, Mignon available at BHLDN

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Lace & Liberty

"Athena" chiffon wedding dress with beaded and sequined sleeves, $950, Lace & Liberty

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Lillian West

Style 6446, chiffon gown with keyhole neck and open long sleeves, $949, Lillian West

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Jenny Yoo

"Vivienne" luxe chiffon wedding dress, $600, Jenny Yoo

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Galina

Style WG3817, wedding dress with lace sleeves, Galina available at David's Bridal

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Simply Val Stefani

Style S2011, sleeveless net re-embroidered lace halter bridal top, $315; Style 2012, crepe satin trumpet bridal skirt, $440, Simply Val Stefani

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Alfred Angelo

Style 2208, draped all-over lace wedding dress, $750, Alfred Angelo

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The Stone Cold Fox

"Moss" sleeveless gown with spaghetti straps, $410, The Stone Cold Fox

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Tadashi Soji

"Marivana" lace gown, $650, Tadashi Soji available at BHLDN

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Sincerity Bridal

Style 3945, soft tulle and lace a-line wedding dress, Sincerity Bridal

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner

"Marine" wedding dress, $949, Blu Collection from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Galina Signature

Style SWG761, limited-edition cap sleeve crepe wedding dress with plunge bodice, Galina Signature available at David's Bridal

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Moonlight Bridal

Style T763, Mikado sleeveless ball gown with pleats and side pockets, $630, Moonlight Bridal

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Badgley Mischka

"Heather" gown, $850, Badgley Mischka available at BHLDN

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Needle & Thread

Style 670477, embellished satin-crepe and tulle gown, $700, Needle & Thread available at Net-A-Porter

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Adrianna Papell

V-neck sleeveless lace dress with mermaid skirt, $220, Adrianna Papell

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Katie May

"Collette" ivory dress, $895, Noel and Jean by Katie May available at Shopbop

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Monsoon

"Isabella" bridal dress, $875, Monsoon

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Phase Eight

"Cathlyn" wedding dress, $890, Phase Eight

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Reformation

"Poppy" wedding dress, $388, Reformation

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ASOS

Lace Applique Mesh Midi Dress, $226, ASOS

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